About Tai Chi & Qigong


Tai Chi originates from Chinese martial arts and is widely practised for health and wellbeing. It is also known as  Tàijí, T’ai chi ch’uan or Tàijíquán. Tai Chi refers to the concept of Yin and Yang, while ch’uan or quan refers to the martial art. Tai Chi  can be practised, developed and enjoyed over a lifetime.

As a mind and body practice, Tai Chi promotes relaxation and awareness, and improves mobility, balance, co-ordination, strength and stamina. Research suggests Tai Chi may help with a variety of health conditions. There are a number of Tai Chi styles, such as Yang, Chen and Wu, which are named after the families from which they originated – this syllabus originates from Yang style Tai Chi.

Qigong (or Chi Kung) refers to a broad spectrum of practices, which includes Tai Chi, and involves postures, movements, breathing exercises, meditative and imaginative practices used to cultivate and balance life energy, especially for health and wellbeing.


Introduction to Tai Chi & Qigong

A taster class for complete beginners, which offers an introduction and overview of Tai Chi and Qigong.

Sunday 6th January 2019 – 10:30am to 12:30pm  

Arlington Baths, Reading Room, 61 Arlington Street, Glasgow, G3 6DT

£20 (£15 low income)


6 Week Beginners Courses – January 2019

An introductory course for complete beginners. This course provides a foundation in Tai Chi and Qigong practice, from which students can progress and develop their practice. Students can later attend intermediate classes which expand on this foundation course.

Students can attend classes on different days if unable to make the same class each week:

Wednesdays from 9th January 2019 – 7pm to 8pm 

Arlington Baths, Reading Room, 61 Arlington Street, Glasgow, G3 6DT

Thursdays from 10th January 2019 – 10:30am to 11:45am 

Arlington Baths, Reading Room, 61 Arlington Street, Glasgow, G3 6DT

Thursdays from 10th January 2019 – 6pm to 7pm  

In The Moment Centre, 72 Berkeley Street, Glasgow G3 7DS (2nd Floor Studio)

Saturdays from 12th January 2019 – 10:30am to 11:30am 

Arlington Baths, Reading Room, 61 Arlington Street, Glasgow, G3 6DT*

*Saturday classes on 12th & 26th January will be held at In The Moment Centre.

£60(£50 low income)


Bookings and Payment:

For booking and payment information, contact Alan via e-mail –  alan.skirving@gmail.com

Advanced booking is preferred, as spaces are limited