T'ai Chi Chuan: intermediate

Course Dates: 20/04/23 - 06/07/23
Time: 11:15 - 12:15
Location: Keeley Street
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Continue to refine and develop the gentle, graceful movements of T'ai Chi in classes designed to help you develop clear, powerful and effective practice. Build on your experience with more advanced sequences.
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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £104.00

Course Code: FTC57

Thu, day, 20 Apr - 06 Jul '23

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Any questions? health@citylit.ac.uk

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What is the course about?

Learn sequences of movement based on the Yang-style T'ai Chi form and Chi Kung; exercises that will improve balance, breathing, movement and body use. It will also help to both focus and calm the mind.

This course is for those with some experience of Tai Chi form; for students who wish to deepen their study and practice of Tai Chi.

What will we cover?

Warm-up exercises, Tai Chi movement and practical use, Tai Chi walking exercises and some Chi Kung.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Clearly perform movement sequences from T'ai Chi Yang-style including Tai Chi walking exercises.
- Demonstrate improved co-ordination and balance
- Perform warm-up exercises with clarity and understanding
- 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?

This is an intermadiate class, and requires previous experience of Tai Chi. You will have ideally completed a number of classes with Carla, and should speak to her about your level before enrolling on this class. If you have not previously taken any Tai Chi classes with Carla, please email Health@citylit.ac.uk and we can advise you.

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

PLEASE SEE THE PRE-EXERCISE CHECK LIST BELOW:

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 below, 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
given out 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 videos will be recommended.

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

Continue to study Tai Chi, explore Chi Kung, or any other course from our Health and Movement programme.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.