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.

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. As an internal martial art, Tai Chi  can be developed and enjoyed over a lifetime. 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.

Saturday 29th September 2018 – 1pm to 3pm  

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

£20 (£15 low income)


6 Week Beginners Course – October to November 2018

An introductory course for complete beginners. This course provides a thorough 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.

Wednesdays from 3rd October 2018 – 7pm to 8pm

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

Thursdays from 4th October 2018 – 10:30am to 11:30am (New Class)

Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8AP (Small Hall, 1st Floor)

Thursdays from 4th October 2018 – 6pm to 7pm 

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

Saturdays from 27th October 2018 – 10:30am to 11:30am

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

£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