Beginners' Tai Chi

Ref: C3125906

Tai Chi is an excellent way to exercise gently, reduce your stress levels, improve your physical and mental health and keep your brain active. It is suitable for people of all ages and can be adapted to accommodate most health conditions. It can also help with balance and mobility. This is a friendly class where you will start to learn the basics of Tai Chi

Course aim

To promote body awareness, body alignment and improved balance. To enhance confidence and give an understanding of some effects and control measures relating to stress.

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:

  • G1 form up to Single Whip, G2 form up to Cross Hands
  • Demonstrate postures Peng, Lu, Ji and An
  • Follow basic Qigong

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. You don't need to wear sports clothing unless you wish to

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
  • This course is progressive in nature, and the level you achieve will continue to develop on a follow on course.

Download full course outline

Beginners' Tai Chi 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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