Beginners Tai Chi

Ref: C3125986

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 50 minutes of Tai Chi, including; Tai Chi warm up moves, learning a new move from the Tai Chi for Arthritis set, practising what we have previous learnt and we will finishing with a cool down. We will then do about 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 health and well-being course that looks into how Tai Chi can help improve your physical and mental health. We will be learning the Tai Chi for Arthritics set.

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:

  • List ways Tai Chi can help improve health and well-being.
  • Explain how performing Tai Chi consistently can help with Arthritis.
  • Demonstrate 3 Tai Chi warm up moves.
  • Demonstrate all of the core moves from Tai Chi for Arthritis.
  • Demonstrate some of the advanced moves from Tai Chi for Arthritis.

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 trainers and comfortable clothes that are suitable to exercise 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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Beginners Tai Chi


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  • 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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