Fitness: Tai Chi and Health Qigong

Ref: C3530940

Tai Chi and Qigong are practiced mainly for health benefits and overall wellbeing. Learning the routines combines low impact physical movement, relaxation, meditation and breathing which improves fitness, flexibility, posture and coordination.

Course aim

To improve fitness and wellbeing through practicing Tai Chi and Qigong.

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:

  • Beginners Tai Chi - demonstrate coordination of arms and legs when performing routines. Improvers Tai Chi - demonstrate smooth transitions when performing routines.
  • Beginners Tai Chi - correctly identify and demonstrate 3 Tai Chi stances - Bow stance, T Step and Empty stances. Improvers Tai Chi - demonstrate weight transfer correctly when performing routines.
  • Beginners Qigong - perform Qigong routines using correct posture. Improvers Qigong - perform Qigong routines using correct technique.

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 have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • Tutor observation and feedback. Practise in small groups.

What else do I need to know?

  • Loose comfortable clothing is recommended to enable ease of movement. Flat comfortable shoes. You may wish to bring a drink with you.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Instructional DVDs are available to purchase to support learning outside of class. A selection of books is available to purchase on Amazon. (These are optional and not required).

What can I do next?

  • Continue to develop practice.

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Fitness: Tai Chi and Health Qigong

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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