Tai Chi & Qigong Foundation Course

12-Week Course – Starts 10th January 2024

About The Course

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

– Foundation Concepts, Explorations & Exercises

– Qigong Principles & Forms

– Tai Chi 37 Form

– Tai Chi & Qigong Partner Practice

– Additional Workshops – Bagua Basics, Yoga & Meditation

Suitable for complete beginners, continuing students and those with some experience looking for more depth and detail in their Tai Chi & Qigong practice. The course is taught at an accessible level, in a structured & progressive manner.

Course Dates & Times:

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

Weekly In-Person Classes – Wednesdays 6pm to 7:30pm (from 10th January 2024)

Weekend In-Person Workshops – Saturdays 11:30am to 1pm

Plus additional in-depth video lessons and detailed notes provided each week.

Course Venue:

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

Cost & Booking:

£200 – 12-Week Course Full Payment

£70 – All Inclusive Monthly Payment

£150 – Online Course Option – Course Videos and Written Notes Only

£35 – Discounted 45 minute 121 Session For Course Participants

More About The Course

A 12-week beginner to intermediate course covering a unique blend of complementary approaches. During our 12 weeks together, we will explore body mind & movement practices – including Tai Chi & Internal Martial Arts, Qigong, Bagua Basics, Scaravelli-Inspired Yoga & Meditation – giving you a foundation from which to further explore & develop – the principles covered could be applied to any body mind & movement practice – and more importantly to how we move, breathe and feel throughout our daily lives.

Course Contents


Qi & Qigong – The Mind (Yi) Leads The Qi

Includes: Experiencing Qi in Qigong Practice, Cultivating Relaxation, Somatic & Sensory Engagement, Whole Body Breathing,, Connecting Inner & Outer Environment, Using Body-Mind Imagery.


Relaxation & Mobility, Harmony in Structure & Movement, Internal Strength

Includes: Developing Body Awareness, Articulation & Mobilising, Opening & Releasing,  Developing Internal & External Structure, Fundamentals of Tai Chi & Qigong Movement, Foundation Concepts In Tai Chi, Qigong & Internal Martial Arts.


Sequences, Flow & Application

Includes: An introduction to – Cheng Man-ch’ing 37 Form (Yang Style Tai Chi Short Form), Shibashi Tai Chi Qigong, Huang Sheng Shyan’s 5 Loosening Exercises, Liu Xiheng’s Tai Chi Exercises, Baguazhang Basics.


Refinement & Cultivation Through Interaction & Feedback,

Includes: Foundation (Qigong) Partnerwork, Tai Chi Partnerwork (Tui Shou – ‘Pushing Hands’)


Going Deeper in Mind & Body 

Includes: Scaravelli-Inspired Yoga principles, accessible, congruent and harmonious asana & pranayama practice, sitting meditation.

practice, sitting meditation.

Southside Course – Starts Thursday 11th January 2024

12-Week Tai Chi & Qigong Foundation Course

Thursdays, 2pm-3:30pm

This course will cover the syllabus content above (without the weekend workshops, videos / course notes).

This provides a more affordable option for those on a low income.

Finn’s Place, Langside Church, 167 Ledard Road, Glasgow, G42 9QU. 

£100 / £80 – 12-Week Course

£9 / £7 – Drop-In Class

Student feedback from 12 Week Foundation Course 

As a complete beginner, it’s very easy to get lost in the many concepts and styles of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Alan manages to keep things as straightforward as possible, with patience and good humour, and the 12 weeks have flown by. It’s entirely to his credit that I think I know now what I’m trying to do!  I would definitely recommend his foundation course to any beginner.” (F.M.)

“It was a truly enjoyable journey – fantastic and friendly atmosphere. Great learning experience! I particularly enjoyed the way of teaching and the video sessions – accessible whenever needed.” (K.P.)

“Alan’s 12 week course is very well thought out and structured. It’s suitable for total beginners but also has lots of scope for developing the practice over time. The online option and videos shared weekly are extremely helpful for keeping up with learning the form. It’s great value with weekend workshops included which cover additional aspects of the practice. Alan is a very knowledgeable teacher with a gentle presence and a good sense of humour. I can’t recommend his classes highly enough.” (E.F,)

“Amazing 12 week course, can’t recommend enough!” (A.L.)