Beginner Tai Chi classes

We pride ourselves in providing a high quality learning experience for all of our students. Our attention to detail and precise step-by-step instructions are easily understood and followed by our beginner-level students.

The school runs in 4 terms a year

  • January - March
  • April - June
  • July - September
  • October - December

Payment should be made at the beginning of each term.

All of our classes run right through the year, except Christmas and Bank Holidays.

Instead of charging students for the whole term, participants are welcome to try out 4 taster lessons prior to full term commitment. The cost for the 4 consecutive week taster lessons is typically charged at around £20-£32 (at £5-£8 per hourly session). There is no obligation to continue/pay for the rest of the term if you think Tai Chi is not suitable for you after the initial taster sessions.

So, after your initial 4 consecutive week taster session, the remainder of the current term becomes due as a single payment. There will usually be 8 or 9 weeks left of the current term.

Friendly advice: As we do not offer pay-as-you-go or drop-in sessions, please do not just turn up to any of our classes in person unannounced and expect to join right away!

Annual membership fee: £16 (includes insurance) and is payable after the initial 4 taster sessions

Please note only cash and cheque payments are accepted. We do not accept credit/debit card payments.

What do you learn in class?

  • Warm-up and stretching
  • Chi Kung (Qi Gong) exercise
  • The Tai Chi Hand Form (Chen-style or Yang-style)

The main element in Tai Chi is called the Hand Form (a series of movements linked together in sequence). This is by far the most challenging part of training, because we need to gradually develop good co-ordination of the hands and feet to complete sections of the Form. If you are new to this type of exercise, you may find it takes quite some time to learn the moves, but after many repetitions, it will come naturally.

Advice - Don't expect too much too soon!

Enrolment

We are now accepting new intake of students for the classes commencing January 2022. Booking is required!

Here are the dates and costs for the next intake of beginners class. We recommend you enquire as early as possible as places fill up very quickly. To register for the 4 taster sessions, please contact us here.

Day / Date

Time

Venue

Cost

Every Tuesday

6pm - 7pm

£28

Every Wednesday

1pm - 2pm

£28

 

 

 

 

Thursday 6th January

5.45pm - 6.45pm

£28

Thursday 6th January

7.30pm - 8.30pm

£28

 

 

 

 

Monday 10th January

10.15am - 11.45am

£30

Thursday 13th January

2.30pm - 3.30pm

£28

 

 

 

 

Monday 17th January

6pm - 7pm

£24

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 1st February

2.15pm - 3.15pm

£28

Wedn'day 2nd February

4pm - 5pm

£28

Wedn'day 2nd February

5.45pm - 6.45pm

£28

Thursday 3rd February

10.30am - 11.30am

£28

Monday 7th February

1pm - 2pm

£28

Monday 7th February

8pm - 9pm

£28

 

 

 

 

Monday 28th March

8pm - 9pm

£24

Tuesday 29th March

1pm - 2pm

£24

Tuesday 29th March

11am - 12pm

£24

Thursday 31st March

11am - 12pm

£24

To register for the 4 taster sessions, please contact us here.

Advice - If you have any health issues, please consult your GP before joining our classes

Terms & conditions

  • All courses run in consecutive weeks (except Bank Holidays).
  • Course and membership fees are non-refundable.
  • If we have to cancel a lesson(s), then the fee for that particular lesson(s) will be carried forward to the next term.
  • Course tutors may be substituted due to holidays, illness and other commitments.