Penkhull Village Tai Chi for Beginners Health and Wellbeing

Ref: C3125834

This health and well being course will provide learners with knowledge about how Tai Chi can help your general health, body strength, flexibility and stress levels. In a regular week we will do about 30 minutes of looking into health and well being topics related to Tai Chi and exercise. Then we will do 50 minutes of Tai Chi including; Tai Chi warm up moves, learning a new move from the 'Tai chi for Beginners' set, practising moves we have previously learnt and cool downs. We will finish each week with 5-10 minutes of Qigong relaxation exercises. I will tailor the course to suit the needs of the group as much as possible.

Course aim

To provide a weekly Tai Chi health and well being course that looks into how Tai Chi can help improve your muscle strength, flexibility, balance and mental health. We will also be learning part 1 of Tai Chi for beginners.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • List ways Tai Chi can help improve health and well being.
  • Demonstrate 3 Qigong relaxation exercises and explain how they can be beneficial to us.
  • Demonstrate 3 Tai Chi warm up moves.
  • Demonstrate 2 moves from 'Tai Chi for Beginners'.
  • Demonstrate Part 1 of the 'Tai Chi for Beginners' set.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Please wear comfortable clothing that is suitable to do exercises in.

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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Penkhull Village Tai Chi for Beginners Health and Wellbeing Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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