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Studio: T'ai Chi/Qi Gong

What is T’ai Chi/Qi Gong?

These are closely related forms of gentle exercise, which are performed in a series of slow graceful meditative movements.Thist helps to strengthen the body whilst relaxing and focussing the mind. An ancient Chinese martial art, it is widely reputed to provide numerous benefits. These include development of good posture, balance and co-ordination; increased stamina, flexibility and strength; combating stress and encouraging techniques to deal with stressful situations; improved breathing and clarity of mind; instils relaxation, improved sleep patterns and promotes a general sense of wellbeing. It also helps older people to build and maintain strength and minimises trips and falls.

Who can practice T’ai Chi/Qi Gong?

These classes can be practised by young and old alike. Students are always encouraged to work within their own limitations.

Who is my instructor?

Our teacher is highly experienced and as a busy working mum of three, knows very well what it means to have a busy pressured life at times. She is keen to share T’ai Chi/Qi Gong’s relaxing benefits with those in need of some quiet time and relaxation and is careful to create a warm, relaxed, friendly and inviting atmosphere in her classes. She is taking a break at from classes at present.