Beginners

 


Beginners Classes – January 2022

Suitable for anyone completely new to Tai Chi & Qigong and those with some prior experience. Beginners classes introduce and explore fundamental Tai Chi & Qigong principles and related exercises –  and also introduce some Tai Chi and Qigong sequences.


Weekly In-Person Beginners Classes


Next block starts Wednesday 5th January 2022 – 11:30am to 1:00pm

Partickhill Bowling & Community Club
46 Partickhill Rd, Glasgow G11 5BY  

Suitable for complete beginners and returning students. 

£50 (£40 low income)


4-Week Complete Beginners Course (Online)


Next block starts Wednesday 5th January 2022 – 7pm to 8:30pm

and / or   Saturday 8th January 2022 – 11:30am to 1pm

A 4-week introductory online course (on Zoom) suitable for complete beginners. This course is the first of a four-part complete beginner series, which will run from January to April 2022.

Students can attend 1 or 2 weekly classes and can access class recordings via Dropbox.
 
January Course Dates:
 
Wednesdays – 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
 
Saturdays – 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
 
£50 (£40 low income)
 

        All weekly students can attend both in-person and online (live + recorded) classes at no extra cost – all inclusive in the £50/£40 monthly payment.          


Monthly In-Person ‘Complete Beginners’ Class


 
A monthly (Sunday lunchtime) in-person class aimed at complete beginners – this is an opportunity for in-person learning, individual feedback and group practice – complete beginners and ongoing beginners are welcome to attend.
 
Sunday 23rd January 2022 – 12noon to 1:30pm
 
Arlington Baths Club, 61 Arlington Street, Glasgow, G3 6DT
 
Drop-In – £15 (£10 low Income / ongoing students)
 
Provisional dates for 2022:      27th Feb    20th March    17th Apr    15th May    19th June     + more
 
 

Booking and Payment Info

For all booking enquiries, contact alan.skirving@gmail.com.

Standard / Low Income Rateyou can decide for yourself which rate is applicable for your circumstances. If experiening financial difficulties and are keen to attend, I can accomodate a small number of ‘pay-what-you-can’ places – contact me via email to discuss.

Taster Class Option if you feel you would like to try a class before committing to a block, you can pay the drop in class rate (first class of block only) – you can then pay the remaining balance of the block if wishing to continue.

Online Payment Links 

Beginners Course – £50 / £40

Drop In Class – £15 / £10

Please select paypal option – you can still pay via debit/credit card via paypal.

Payment via BACS: contact me for bank details

Contact – alan.skirving@gmail.com


About Tai Chi & Qigong


Tai Chi (Taijiquan) is a mind-body practice originating from Chinese ‘internal’ martial arts, which is widely practised for health and well-being. 

Qigong (Chi Kung) refers to a wider range of practices – which includes Tai Chi exercises, standing postures, movement & breathing exercises and meditation – with the aim of cultivating health and vitality.

Benefits – Regular practice of Tai Chi & Qigong promotes general wellbeing through relaxation, body awareness, balance, posture, mobility, co-ordination, strength and stamina. As a mind-body practice, Tai Chi & Qigong can be approached as a mindful movement or moving meditation practice. These practices are increasingly recommended by health professionals and supported by research indicating numerous health benefits. At a deeper level, these are fascinating and absorbing artforms, that can be explored and developed over a lifetime of practice.


“Be still as a mountain, move like a great river.” Wu Yu-hsiang