Tai Chi and Health Qigong for Health and Relaxation Level 2

Ref: C2339802

This beneficial way to exercise combines body movement and mental stimulation. It also helps posture and co-ordination. The gentle and slow movements energise the body without putting undue strain on joints and muscles. Practised regularly will help to relieve stress and tension and increase a sense of wellbeing.

Course aim

To maintain fitness, aid relaxation and improve techniques and performance in Tai Chi and Health Qigong forms. Through regular practice progress towards achieving better health.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for anyone who has recent 12+months experience of 24 yang style Tai Chi.

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

  • safe warm up and cool down
  • Tai chi principles
  • all sections of Tai Chi Yang style 24
  • Different sets of Health Qigong will be explored including the benefits of Chinese medicine.
  • Relaxation techniques

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 will be encouraged to follow the tutor, and work within the group.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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
  • occasional handouts will be offered.

What else do I need to know?

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing. Flat comfortable shoes, preferably not just socks. You may wish to bring a drink.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • The Tutor will guide the student on reading material or video observation if required.

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
  • Continued practice helps maintain levels of fitness, balance and co-ordination, to improve health.

Download full course information sheet

Tai Chi and Health Qigong for Health and Relaxation Level 2


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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