Tai Chi Chuan: Advanced

Course Dates: 19/09/24 - 21/11/24
Time: 11:15 - 12:15
Location: Keeley Street
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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Tai Chi Chuan: Advanced
  • Course Code: FTC71
  • Dates: 19/09/24 - 21/11/24
  • Time: 11:15 - 12:15
  • Taught: Thu, Daytime
  • Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Carla Drayton

Course Code: FTC71

Thu, day, 19 Sep - 21 Nov '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Any questions? health@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 8142 4577

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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 intermediate class, and requires previous experience of Tai Chi. You will have ideally have 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 contact your GP for advice if you have any health conditions which may impact on your participation in the course. In addition, please ensure that you tell the tutor about any conditions or concerns at the start of the course.

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.