About Tai Chi & Qigong


An embodied & principle based approach to Tai Chi & Qigong – exploring mind, body, breath, movement & senses.


Weekly Outdoor Classes

4-Week Introductory Beginners Course
Starting Wednesday 5th May – 11:30am to 12:45pm
Partickhill Bowling & Community Club
46 Partickhill Rd, Glasgow G11 5BY  

Starting with an accessible introductory 4 week course suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience. Regular students may  attend these classes to revise the foundations of the practice.

After the 4 weeks, this will run as a weekly beginners & regulars outdoor class over the spring, summer and autumn, as the weather allows (any classes that get ‘rained off’, I will run online on Zoom).

Current guidance limits outdoor class sizes to 15 maximum – I’ll be offering spaces initially to PB&CC members, current regulars & recent beginners in the first instance. Guidance may change by the start of this course – I may have to initially start a ‘waiting list’ so anyone interested can join in later as things open up. 

4-Week Course / Monthly Prices:
£40 – standard rate
£30 – club members / low income rate
£20 / £15 – discounted rates for current online students

Advance booking required – via email to alan.skirving@gmail.com


Online Beginners Course – Starts Thursday 6th May 2021 – 6:30pm to 7:45pm

An accessible introductory 4 week online course suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience.

Regular students may also attend these classes to revise the foundations of the practice.

Students will have access to recordings of each class for 1 week to watch again or download.

Thursday 6th May 2021- 6:30pm to 7:45pm*

£40 / £30 low income

Course Dates – May 2021 – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 

*If unable to attend live classes, there is the option to access the zoom recordings only (£35 / £25).



Weekly Online Classes: Beginners & Regulars

These classes offer an experiential approach to Tai Chi & Qigong & explore a varied syllabus that has been evolving over the past few years.

Classes run on a monthly block basis –  students can attend any class over the block including beginners classes.

Students have access to recordings of each class for 1 week to watch / download.

Thursdays – 10:30am to 12noon

Thursdays – 6:30pm to 8pm (replaced by Beginners Block in May for 1 month)

Saturdays – 10:00am to 11:30am

£50 / £40 low income


About Tai Chi & Qigong

Tai Chi (Taijiquan) is a mind-body practice originating from Chinese 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, and also standing postures, movement & breathing exercises and meditation – with the goal of cultivating and balancing life energy (Qi). 

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 research suggests Tai Chi & Qigong provide numerous health benefits and can improve a variety of conditions.


General Enquiries and Bookings:

For bookings and further information contact Alan –  alan.skirving@gmail.com


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