Introduction to Tai Chi and Health Qigong Level 1

Ref: C2340734

Following on from last term giving encouragement to gain experience in Yang style Tai Chi and Health Qigong, to aid co-ordination, balance and flexibility. We will also be learning a little of Chinese medicine, also introducing the names of the movements and how this can be beneficial in practice.

Course aim

To follow on teaching Tai Chi and Health Qigong to help co-ordination balance and flexibility.

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:

  • Feel confident working in your own capacity, to follow the routines taught.
  • Retain a little knowledge of Chinese medicine.
  • Know various postures and their names
  • Learn how to move the body comfortably.
  • learn how to relax.

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 practice at home.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Loose clothing and soft shoes

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • you will be given web sites to look at if you wish to do self practice.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course information sheet

Introduction to Tai Chi and Health Qigong Level 1

Enrolment Conditions

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

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