Tai Chi

Ref: C3127564

This health and well-being course will provide learners with knowledge about how Tai Chi can help your general health, body strength, flexibility, mobility and stress levels. In a regular week we will have an introduction, then we'll do warm ups, Qigong exercises, then we will practice what we have previously learnt, plus learn a new move to add to the set, then we will do cool downs and conclude the session. I will cover a lot of the course information about Tai Chi and Qigong as we are active. I will tailor the course to suit the needs of the group as much as possible.

Course aim

To provide a weekly health and well-being course that will teach the advanced moves from the Tai Chi for Arthritis set. We will also look briefly at the benefits of Tai Chi and how to get the most out of the practice.

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:

  • Explain further what Tai Chi is and list its benefits.
  • List two principles of Tai Chi and use them in your practice.
  • Perform four warm up exercises.
  • Demonstrate three new Tai Chi moves.
  • Demonstrate the advanced moves from the Tai Chi for Arthritis set.

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?

  • 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
  • I will give verbal feedback throughout the course, which will include praise and parts to work on, as we learn our Tai Chi set.

What else do I need to know?

  • Please wear comfortable clothes you are happy to exercise in and trainers.

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • 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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