Tai Chi for All

Ref: C3676267

Soft and gentle movements combined with a set breathing pattern that helps you experience a feeling of relaxation and inner peace. It is good for balance, co-ordination, flexibility, for relieving stress and it is fun!!

Course aim

To further progress learners in Tai Chi in a supportive and nurturing manner in order to encourage and stimulate stamina, improve flexibility, breathing, to manage stress in a natural and non-intrusive way.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • For anyone wanting to improve focus, balance, flexibility and mobility. Good for relieving and managing stress and anxiety together a general feeling of well being

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

  • Run through warm-up exercises including opening/closing dantien, various stances/footwork and breathing techniques
  • Execute previous learnt Tai Chi patterns including Taiji Zhin Qi, 5 Petal Blossoms, Ba Duan Yin, Yang 8 with better fluidity and improved posture.
  • Continue and complete Yang 24 Step and introduce Wu Xin Zi or 38 Sun step as time allows
  • Create a relaxed body and a calm, focused mind by cultivating the mind in stillness and the body in motion using Tai Chi principles and relaxation
  • Follow the safety guidelines as laid down by the tutor

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 may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be encouraged to practise what you have learnt in class

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing and pump-like shoes and bring an open mind

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Handouts will be provided by tutor as 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

Download full course information sheet

Tai Chi for All


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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