Beginners

 


Beginners Classes – October 2021

Suitable for anyone completely new to Tai Chi & Qigong and those with some prior experience.


Weekly Outdoor Class


Starts Wednesday 6th October 2021 – 11:30am to 1:00pm
Partickhill Bowling & Community Club
46 Partickhill Rd, Glasgow G11 5BY  

Suitable for complete beginners and returning students. The October block will focus on learning and revising fundamental posture, breathing and movement exercises – and the first 8 movements of the 37 Tai Chi Form sequence, demonstrated here.

Outdoor classes will continue over the autumn, as far as the weather allows!

£45 (£35 low income)


4-Week Complete Beginners Course (Online)


Wednesdays from 6th October 2021 – 7pm to 8:30pm

Saturdays from 9th October 2021 – 11:30am to 1:00pm

A 4-week introductory course suitable for complete beginners.

The course will cover fundamental posture, breathing and movement exercises.
 
Students may attend one or both classes per week (same content), and will have access to recordings via Dropbox.
 
This course is the first of a 3-part beginners-follow-on series, which runs from September to December 2021.
 
October Course Dates:
Wednesdays – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Saturdays – 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
 
£45 (£35 low income)
 

        Students wishing to attend both the outdoor and online beginners courses can do so for £55 / £45 all inclusive.          


Monthly Outdoor Workshop


A monthly outdoor class for beginners and regular students.

New beginners are welcome to join to try out this approach to Tai Chi & Qigong – this class is intended as a ‘practice’ class for ongoing students, being less of a structured led class and more of an opportunity for in-person interaction, individual feedback and group practice.
 
Next Workshop – Sunday 17th October 2021 – 10:30am to 12noon
 
Partickhill Bowling & Community Club
46 Partickhill Rd, Glasgow G11 5BY
 
Drop-In – £15 / £10
 Monthly Students – £10 / £8
 

Qigong Class (Online)


A new monthly online class, which will explore a variety of qigong and neigong sets, and a wider range of complementary mind, body and breath practises, beyond the core Tai Chi & Qigong syllabus. Suitable for complete beginners and experienced students.
 
Next Class – Friday 15th October 2021 – 7pm to 8.30pm
 
Drop-In – £15 / £10
 
 Monthly students – inclusive in monthly payment
 

Booking and Payment

To confirm your booking and receive weekly Zoom links via email – contact alan.skirving@gmail.com

Online Payment Links (via Paypal, Debit or Credit Card):

Beginners Course – £45 / £35

Drop In Class – £15 / £10

Payment via BACS:

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.


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