Tai chi: beginners

Course Dates: 19/04/21 - 19/07/21
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Online
Tutors: 
Benefit from practising the gentle, graceful movements of this ancient oriental art.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £88.00

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Course Code: FJK19

Started Mon, day, 19 Apr - 19 Jul '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 14 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Any questions? health@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2622

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

Benefit from practising the gentle, graceful movements of this ancient oriental art. You will begin to learn the first
movements of the short form of Yang Style T'ai Chi. T'ai Chi and Qi Gong are great for health and developing
calmness and balance in body and mind.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart
phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Integral to the course are Qi Gong energy exercises. T'ai Chi and Qi Gong are disciplines which can be worked
on and developed over a lifetime. Sometimes individual progression may be slow but you will always find it rewarding.

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

- Perform at least part of the T'ai Chi Yang Style Short Form
• Continue to practice some of the sequence of the form for yourself
• Perform many of the Qi Gong exercises
• Achieve some calmness and balance in the body and mind.

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

Please make sure that you have a stable broadband connection and a few square metres of space without
impediments to practice in. There are no entry requirements other than the basic ability to be able to walk
reasonably well and climb a few stairs. You should wait a while before starting if you've had very recent surgery
or an injury. The class is suitable for any age group. You're encouraged to learn at your own pace and energy level.

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

- Demonstrations
- Verbal instruction
- Correction
- Practice
- Q&As.

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

No. Wear loose, comfortable clothes.

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

T'ai Chi mexed level or any other movemnt course from our Health and Wellbeing programme: https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/health-wellbeing.

Kamal Thapen Tutor Website

Kamal has been teaching the Alexander Technique for nearly 20 years. He used to suffer from persistent low back pain for many years and found the Alexander Technique the only way to obtain long-term relief. The personal benefit and growing interest in the Technique led him to train to teach it. He is a partner and teacher at the City Alexander Technique teacher training school in Old Street. He also runs a private teaching practice and has experience working with groups at the City Lit and South Thames College. He has been a Council member and Chair of STAT (Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique) and served on several STAT committees. He is presently a trustee of two charities connected to the Alexander Technique, The FM Alexander Trust and Friends of the Alexander Technique. Kamal comes from a background in engineering and business is a director of HITE Limited, which runs courses on the Alexander Technqiue. HITE has published 8 books on the Technique. Kamal is also a qualified Yang Style Tai Chi teacher and is featured in a Tai Chi DVD published by HITE.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.