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Alan Skirving is a Body Mind & Movement practitioner based in Glasgow, Scotland. He has trained for over 25 years in Tai Chi & Internal Martial Arts, Qigong, Yoga, Meditation, Psychology & complementary practices. He teaches classes, courses, workshops and 121 sessions in Central Scotland and online. His syllabus includes traditional forms and exercises, while exploring & developing underlying qualities and deeper principles – it is an evolving expression of his understanding from over two decades of practice and draws on an eclectic & holistic range of sources. 

“Alan’s classes and workshops are very relaxing, energising and fun! I like the dynamics between physical practices and theory, explaining body postures and movements. I’ve been to classes before where it was only about imitating teacher’s movements. I feel like theoretical aspect of is really important to understand what you’re doing so you can get the maximum benefit of it. Mindful, knowledgeable and patient, Alan is a great teacher.”

— S.S.

Tai Chi & Qigong Foundation Course

12-Week Course – Next Course Starts January 2024

Partickhill, Glasgow West End & Online – 12 Week Course From January to April 2023

An in-depth 12-week Tai Chi & Qigong beginners course, which includes:

– Foundation Concepts & Exercises

– Qigong Practices & Sequences

– Tai Chi 37 Form – Simplified Yang Style Tai Chi

– Tai Chi Partner Practice

– Additional Workshops – Bagua Basics, Yoga & Meditation

The course is suitable for complete beginners or those with some experience looking for more depth and detail in their practice. It is taught at in an accessible, structured & progressive manner.

The course includes weekly in-person classes, recorded online classes, themed weekend workshops and detailed supplementary notes. Students will also have the option of a 121 session for individual feedback at the end of the course.

Free Taster Session – Saturday 6th January 2024 – 11:30am to 1pm

Course Start Date – Wednesday 10th January 2024 – 6pm to 7:30pm

Weekly Drop-In Classes

Langside, Glasgow Southside

Tai Chi & Qigong for Beginners

Thursdays, 2pm-3pm – Finn’s Place, Langside Church, 167 Ledard Road, Glasgow, G42 9QU. 

£7 / £5  Drop-In

Scaravelli-Inspired Yoga & Meditation

Thursdays, 12:30pm to 1:30pm – Finn’s Place, Langside Church, 167 Ledard Road, Glasgow, G42 9QU. 

£7 / £5  Drop-In (STARTS THURSDAY 11TH JANUARY 2024)

Weekend Workshops

Partickhill, Glasgow West End

Weekend workshops are an opportunity to go deeper into different elements of practice – the workshop programme cycles through various themes, allowing dedicated time to explore and develop each aspect – beginners and experienced students welcome.

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

One-to-One & Small Group Sessions

Central Scotland & Online

121 sessions and small group sessions are tailored to the client’s interests & goals – these may involve a one-off session, a block of sessions, or a more in-depth, long term learning process – students can work at their own pace, with much more personal guidance than in group classes. Sessions may also explore therapeutic solutions for specific health or body-mind issues.

Online Course – 12 Week Foundation Course

Pre-Recorded Online Course

An 12-week pre-recorded introductory course for complete beginners or experienced students looking for more depth to their practice. The course consists of in-depth video lessons and detailed study notes.

“I’ve been to quite a few of Alan’s courses – he’s a great teacher. He’s easy going and informative. The classes are relaxing. He focuses a lot on the underlying principles which are, to my mind, the essence of the practice. I’ve been dipping into Tai Chi on and off for nearly 30 years and feel very happy to have found Alan’s classes so close to me. I highly recommend giving them a try if you’re looking for an instructor.”

— K.F.