Tai Chi

Ref: C2419783

Students will promote flexibility, balance and coordination by practising a series of slow, gentle exercises from the Chinese art of Tai Chi and the related art of Qi Gong. The course is aimed at retired students and for the first half exercises will be seated.

Course aim

The course will introduce retired students to gentle, slow exercises from the Chinese art of Tai Chi. Such exercises can improve suppleness and concentration.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Know warm up exercises
  • Understand more complicated Tai Chi/Qi Gong exercises
  • Know some exercises well enough to practice on their own to maintain health benefits

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes such as plimsoles

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Tai Chi

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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