What is the course about?
Learn a sequence of movements from the Yang family T'ai Chi Chuan long form and Chi Kung, exercises that will empower you to calm your emotions, relax your body and create a more peaceful state of mind. Refine and develop prior T'ai Chi Chuan practice.
What will we cover?
T'ai Chi Chuan, Chi Kung, stretching, warming up exercises, therapeutic and martial application, meditation and philosophy.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Perform movements of the T'ai Chi Yang-style long form
- Demonstrate improved co-ordination and balance
- Perform warm-up exercises and some Chi Kung movements
- Experience a more relaxed state of mind and body
- Apply T'ai chi principles and practice to daily life.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable 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.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support in your English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Demonstrations, verbal direction and explanation, physical correction, group and individual practice.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You should wear loose comfortable clothing. Certain books and videos will be recommended.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
T'ai Chi, Chi Kung or choose from a wide range of other movement courses from our programme.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details