This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 40 25* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running
This course will be delivered online via Zoom.
Tai Chi is a combination of relaxation and toning exercises, promoting harmony and health, balancing the mind, body and spirit. The movements are slow and deliberate and together can help to improve mental and physical well-being. At the end of the course students will be familiar with a least part of the Tai Chi Hand Form and have practiced movements to help improve their balance, strength, mobility and co-ordination. Your tutor will explain the benefits of Tai Chi and how you can apply them to your daily life. You will be recommended to practice the techniques regularly at home.
The following learning objectives are what students should achieve during the course:
Explain the philosophy, history and terminology of Tai Chi
Demonstrate the form using correct alignment
Identify the benefits of regular Tai Chi practice
Demonstrate and explain Tai Chi relaxation methods.
It is worth noting that Tai Chi forms may vary as well of styles of teaching.
How will I be taught?
Teaching methods will include demonstration, explanation, discussion and times for question and answer sessions. Your tutor will demonstrate exercises and routines and will talk you through all movements. Activities will be adapted to suit individual needs and capabilities. You will be carefully observed to ensure that you are working safely and be encouraged to monitor and record your progression on the course. You will be asked to complete a health questionnaire before the start of the course which must be given to your tutor at your first session. Your tutor will be happy to discuss any concerns before or after each session. All our classes are monitored for quality purposes and occasionally a visitor may attend your class to observe the teaching and learning taking place.
To assist us in providing a safe and healthy environment for you to exercise you will be asked to complete a Confidential Health Questionnaire. Your progress will be monitored through a Learning record and your own personal learning diary or fitness log.
What do I need to bring with me?
Loose clothing and a bottle of water.
What can I do next?
Specialist advice is available from your tutor to help identify the next suitable course for you.
What do I need to join the course
Prior knowlege and experience is required, ideally students will have completed the Improvers class.
This Advanced Tai Chi course is designed for people who have an interest in Tai Chi or Martial Art forms and who want to deepen their understanding of this form of exercise comprised of slow gentle movements in a standing position. Students need to have completed the Improvers class before enrolling on this course.
Please take a moment to consider the list below. If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed, 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 this 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?
- Do you have a bone or joint problem, such as Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Back or knee
If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. We will discuss options with you and do our best to provide the support you would like.
Joining your course
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Instructions will be sent to you by your tutor
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code BRO/95408/H/LC.