Tai Chi for All

Ref: C3671483

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!

Additional information about this course

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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 smooth and fluidity of movements
  • Continue to develop abdominal breathing to use throughout Tai Chi practice
  • Create a sense of calmness and peace through relaxation and your Tai Chi
  • Follow the safety guidelines as laid down by the 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
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Tai Chi for All Course Outline

Is this course right for me? Request more information

You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

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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