T'ai Chi: intermediate

Benefit from practising the gentle, graceful movements of this ancient oriental art at a deeper level. Designed for students with some previous experience of T'ai Chi.

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15/01/15 - 02/04/15

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12 weeks

16:45 - 17:45

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Full fee: £100
Senior fee: £52
Concession: £52

KS - Keeley Street

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Course outline

What is the course about?

You will learn a sequence of movements from a Tai Chi short form and Chi Kung - exercises that will empower you to calm your emotions, relax your body and create a more peaceful state of mind. Please note that Paul Fielding teaches Cheng Man-Ching short form.

What topics will we cover?

The course will cover movements of the T'ai Chi short form. Additional warm ups and Chi Kung exercises will be introduced.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

- Perform with improved ability the T'ai Chi Yang short form
- Demonstrate improved co-ordination and balance
- Perform loosening-up, stretching and some Chi Kung movements
- Experience a more relaxed state of mind and body.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Intermediate level. For those with some experience.

You will need to be able to read and write short sentences, follow verbal instructions, observe and copy physical movements and use spatial awareness within a group.


To assist us in providing a safe and healthy environment for you to exercise in please take a moment to consider the list below. If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed, please check with a medical practitioner whether it is suitable for you to undertake an exercise programme and bring a referral letter from your doctor to your tutor. If you have not checked, or if it is not suitable, please do not participate in an exercise or movement class.

- Do you ever have pains in your chest?
- Have you had any operations or injuries in the last year?
- Do you often feel faint or have spells of dizziness?
- Are you receiving medication for any condition?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Is there anything else we should know about your health?
- Do you have a bone or joint problem, such as Arthritis, Osteoporosis, back or knee problems?

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught through demonstration of the specific movements and active participation within a class setting. The course tutor will give instruction during the class to enhance and develop your practice. Handouts will also be provided in some of the classes.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You should wear loose comfortable clothing. Certain books and video/DVD will be recommended.

Do I need to have an interview before I can enrol?


What feedback will I get?

You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. At the end of the course you and your tutor are asked to assess the progress you have made. Through observation, feedback and discussion, either individually or within the group. Rate of achievement is largely dependent on personal daily practice.

How will I be able to give my views on the course?

Please complete the evaluation form at the end of your course. These are monitored and help us to continually improve our courses.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

You may be interested in: education and careers advice; financial and childcare support; disability support; support for Deaf and hearing-impaired students; dyslexia support; English and maths support; counselling, and library services (supported learning centre). To find out what may be available to you, and how to apply, see page 340 of the 14/15 course guide, or visit www.citylit.ac.uk/students

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Continue next term and/or Chi Kung and relaxation.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Information and Advice Shop, open Monday to Friday 12:00 – 19:00 during term time, and Monday to Friday 12:00 – 17:00 out of term time. See the course guide for term dates and further details.

Who can I contact for further information?

Tel: 020 7492 2622


Advice times:

During term-time Tuesday 17.30 - 18.30 Thursday 12.30 - 13.30 Room 101A

Non term-time Tuesday 17.30 - 18.30 Wednesday 12.30 - 13.30 Room 101A

To enrol on a course, call 020 7831 7831

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Dates Day(s) Time Duration Location Fees Snr Conc Code Availability
18/09/14 to
Thu 16:30 - 17:30 14 weeks KS - Keeley Street £116 £60 £60 FFC30 Full » Select
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Thu 16:45 - 17:45 12 weeks KS - Keeley Street £100 £52 £52 FFC16 Available » Select
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Advice times:

During term-time Tuesday 17.30 - 18.30 Thursday 12.30 - 13.30 Room 101A

Non term-time Tuesday 17.30 - 18.30 Wednesday 12.30 - 13.30 Room 101A

To enrol on a course, call 020 7831 7831

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