T'ai Chi Chuan: mixed levels

Course Dates: 12/01/23 - 30/03/23
Time: 12:30 - 13:30
Location: Keeley Street
Discover the gentle, graceful movements of Yang-style T'ai Chi in classes. Learn and develop clear, powerful and effective practice designed to give you a good grounding in T'ai Chi and an insight into its wonderful possibilities. Please note that this course is not suitable for complete beginners in T'ai Chi.
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Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £97.00

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Course Code: FTC56

Started Thu, day, 12 Jan - 30 Mar '23

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Any questions? health@citylit.ac.uk

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What is the course about?

This course will study the 1st section of the Yang style Tai Chi form, the flowing sequence of movement derived from martial arts but more commonly practiced for health and well-being. Learn the sequence of movements from Yang-style T'ai Chi that can improve movement and body use.
Walking exercises from Tai Chi for breathing and balance which can also help to both focus and calm the mind.
Chi kung exercises for breathing and coordination.

What will we cover?

Warm-up exercises which will deepen understanding of the way your body works.
The 1st section of the Yang style Tai Chi form for health, exercise and practical use.
Tai Chi walking exercises which allow a very full development of flowing and balanced movement with coordinated breathing
Chi Kung exercises.

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?

Please note that theis course is not suitable for complete beginners in T'ai Chi.
You will need to be able to 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 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 and soft shoes. Certain books and videos will be recommended.

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

Continue to explore and study the art with Tai Chi,Chi Kung or one of the many Health and Movement courses available at City Lit.

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.