Tai Chi for Beginners

Ref: C2523316

This course supports learners to develop their use of Tai Chi Qigong. The theory is applied that correlates the emotional and mental well-being with the physical movements. Learner with improve their breathing and visualation techniques.

Additional information about this course

Women Only and members of WHIST. Please contact Susan Heptinstall on 07899065285 or sheptinstall@wea.org.uk for more information.

Course aim

To provide learners with the opportunity to experience Tai Chi Qigong in an environment conducive to their relaxation. Learners will be given instructions on posture, movement, breathing and visualizations.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre

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

  • Demonstrate three Tai Chi Qi Gong movements
  • Stand in the basic posture
  • Explain the meaning of Dantien
  • Know which direction to move with the inhale

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • The tutor will observe your practice and offer suggestions to the whole group as to how to progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • Loose comfortable clothing Flat shoes, trainers or 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
  • You will have sufficient instruction to be able to practice at home.

Download full course outline

Tai Chi for Beginners Course Outline

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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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