Tai Chi and Health Qigong for Health and Relaxation Level 2

Ref: C2342634

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

Course aim

To maintain fitness, aid relaxation and improve techniques and performance in Tai Chi and the 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 Yang style Tai Chi preferably the 24 set.

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

  • Participate in and demonstrate a safe warm up and cool down.
  • Briefly explain Tai Chi principles.
  • Explore all sections of Tai Chi Yang style 24 set and introduction of different sets.
  • Explore different sets of Health Qigong and state at least 3 benefits of the Chinese medical ways of treating the body.
  • Demonstrate at least 2 relaxation techniques.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • Handouts will be offered.

What else do I need to know?

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing, flat comfortable shoes, preferably not just socks or bare feet. 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 advise on reading material or video observation, if required. Also suggest web sites to visit to help improvement.

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.

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Tai Chi and Health Qigong for Health and Relaxation Level 2

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 2019
  • 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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