Tai Chi

Ref: C2342803

Tai Chi is particularly beneficial to everyone because it is a low impact exercise. Tai Chi can be practiced even if you are confined to a wheelchair, as it is combined with chair based movements if required. Tai Chi provides many physical and psychological benefits therefore improving your overall health and wellbeing. A few examples of how Tai Chi can help are to preserve range of motion in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, pain management, lung and cardiovascular function, balance and coordination, stress and anxiety and general immune function

Course aim

The Tai Chi course can be viewed as a medicinal practice which combines breath work, relaxation and movement all in one. Participants will achieve many physical and psychological benefits which will help to improve a healthier lifestyle.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • The course is for everyone

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

  • Manage a routine which will help with my fitness at a level that is comfortable.
  • Help towards improving my balance.
  • Help towards improving strength.
  • Help towards assisting in reduced arthritic symptoms like pain and stiffness
  • Help towards boosting my immune system.

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.
  • 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
  • Lots of support will be given in a format that is comfortable with each student.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It will be useful to wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Tai Chi

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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