Classes and Courses

Tai Chi and Qi Gong Courses and Classes

Tai Chi & Qi Gong at the Community Hall, Broomhall Green.

Our starter sessions mean you can try Tai Chi & Qi Gong to see if they are for you. We hope they will give you a good feel for the practice and whether you are ready to join the programme for regular sessions.


Tai Chi & Qi Gong for Wellbeing

Tai Chi is often described as meditation in motion. This is because it promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. The movements are accompanied by deep, slow breathing. Each posture flows into the next and the body is constantly moving. The slow, flowing movement and body awareness brings focus. It also helps to combat tension.

Qi Gong is an internal practice which underlies the execution of Tai Chi, that is to say the mind leads the body. It is slow, soft, steady, stable, and silent, which has a calming effect on tension and anxiety.

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Slow Down with Tai Chi & Qi Gong

Tai Chi is often described as meditation in motion. This is because it promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. The movements are accompanied by deep, slow breathing. Each posture flows into the next and the body is constantly moving. The slow, flowing movement and body awareness brings focus. It also helps to combat tension.

Qi Gong is an internal practice which underlies the execution of Tai Chi, that is to say the mind leads the body. It is slow, soft, steady, stable, and silent, which has a calming effect on tension and anxiety.

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Sun Style Tai Chi

Sun Style Tai Chi is characterized by agile footwork and is sometimes known as ‘lively stepping’ Tai Chi. Emphasis on the circulation of qi and health benefits make it a very popular style . The unique footwork promotes agility, strength and balance. Sun Style is gentle, smooth, and soft, movements are fluid. It focuses on using mind (yi) to lead the qi (energy) and use qi to move the body. Movements are led by intent rather than physical force.

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Yang Style Tai Chi

Yang Style has become the most popular of the tai chi styles practiced today. The appeal of the form is the large sweeping, graceful and slow movements. Yang style allows people of all ages and fitness levels to start easily and continue to practice it safely to improve their health.

The Yang short forms can be easy to memorize, but it can always be refined and practiced with a deeper feeling. Over time, the practitioner is encouraged to focus more intensely on the internal aspects of tai chi.

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Tai Chi and Qi Gong Taster Sessions

Free Taster Sessions

These are virtual sessions which have been pre-recorded The video will become available at the start time of the session. It will not remain available after the end time of the session.

Choose your session, add it to your basket and continue to the checkout.

You can view the video from your booking confirmation email, or the reminder email, by clicking on ‘View Event’


This is a Movement Psychotherapy group using a mind/body intervention for adults who experiencing depressive symptoms and/or anxiety.

The session will be guided, using somatic and movement therapy combined with simple Tai Chi and Qi Gong movements which are chosen for their therapeutic affect. This is not a class, we will use the movements for their therapeutic benefit but not focus on form or technique.

Research suggests that Tai Chi and Qi Gong may help improve your mood if you are depressed or anxious. It’s also believed that the slow, mindful breaths and movements have a positive effect on the nervous system and mood-regulating hormones.

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This is a Dance Movement Psychotherapy group for adults wishing to explore thoughts and feelings in psychotherapy. Creative and mindful movement is a way of processing emotions and unsticking patterns held in the mind and body.

The session is guided, but the movement will come from the participants. Sometimes we’ll use music and at others we may not. Discussion and sharing may happen, but only by choice. Participation is always by invitation rather than expectation.

While many welcome the opportunity to engage in movement and creativity, the prospect can also create apprehension. In this group all felt experiences are welcome and useful. Participants are supported to explore their inner world with curiosity and compassion.

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