Tai Chi for All

Ref: C3671482

Soft and gentle movements combined with a set breathing pattern that helps you to experience a feeling of relaxation and inner peace. It is good for balance, co-ordination, flexibility, for relieving stress and it is fun!

Course aim

To further progress student in the practice of Tai Chi, in a supportive and nurturing manner in order to encourage and stimulate stamina, control of body, generate calmness, focus and to help manage stress in a natural and non-intrusive way.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Run through warm-up exercises and breathing techniques.
  • Execute a variety of Tai Chi forms and patterns demonstrating the mastery of correct position and movement, arms and hand techniques, stances and footwork.
  • Create a relaxed body and a calm mind by cultivating the mind in stillness and the body in motion using Tai Chi and Relaxation.
  • Follow the safety guidelines as laid down by tutor.

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • Feedback will be continuous throughout sessions, both at a group and individual basis and assessment will be visual, verbal and on successfully completing the execution of forms and patterns I will record assessment progress sheet for each student.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • Wear loose comfortable clothing and soft pump-like shoes.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Just bring an open mind and a smile.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • 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

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Tai Chi for All


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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