The point, therefore, of these arts is the doing of them rather than the accomplishments. But, more than this, the real joy of them lies in what turns up unintentionally in the course of practice, just as the joy of travel is not nearly so much in getting where one wants to go as in the unsought surprises which occur on the journey.
Alan Watts’s The Way of Zen
Open Air classes
adhering to social distancing guidelines
Tuesday Tavistock Park
Thursday Tamar Trails
Mixed level 6pm
Friday Tavistock Park
These classes have a maximum of 5 students and fill up quickly, more classes will be available in the near future.
On line classes
These classes were made for students to use during the 'Lockdown' and are intended to support class practice. They are not available independent of actual lessons but as a suppliment to study.
£5.00 minimum contribution per class
Or you can sign up for all 8 classes (£40)
Tai chi in a time of trouble
There is little doubt that stress and fear impact heavily on the body's immune system, so now, more than ever, Tai Chi has a significant role to play in maintaining our well being and keeping us calm, centred and energised.
Whenever you can use your Tai Chi to connect you to nature - open, connect and flow so that your energy circulates and your immune system feels supported.
The first part of the form to Single Whip with commentary, and a collection of updated details and notes.
Form up to White Crane
Focus on Brush Knee and correct knee alignment
From Sink Down to Single Whip on the diagonal
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From Single Whip (SE) to Diagonal Flying
From Step Up Circle Hands to Turn and Chop with Fist
From Turn and Chop with Fist to Cloud Hands
From Snake Creeps Down to End of Form
with Dr Jay Dunbar
and Kathleen Cusick
Sadly we have had to cancel this workshop. We will do what we can to find a new date in 2021.
The Master Key to Taijiquan: Eight Energies
The Master Key to Taijiquan: Five Elements
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Tai Chi promotes well-being and stability through gentle, flowing, yet powerful movement and the gradual development of an inner sense of strength and tranquility . In the class there is an emphasis on breath and postural alignment. Classes include solo practice and partner exercises only when working with people from the same household. Adam is a senior instructor with Tai Chi Union of Great Britain. He teaches with humour and attention to individual needs, his classes are open to everyone regardless of age or experience.
Tutor: Adam has practiced Tai Chi for over 30 years, he teaches a short form based on the Beijing, style of the late Rose Shao-Chiang Li but incorporating elements and influences from a variety of styles and teachers.
First session £5.00, £8.00 per class thereafter or 6 sessions for £45.00
INDIVIDUAL & SMALL GROUP SESSIONS
These sessions can be set up to suit and can be
outdoors or anywhere suitable indoors
One on one session: £15 for 20 mins
£25 for 40 mins
£35 for 60 mins
Two students £20 for 30mins
£40 for 60mins
Three students: £45 for 60mins
Alan Watts’s The Way of Zen
A world which increasingly consists of destinations without journeys between them, a world which values only “getting somewhere” as fast as possible, becomes a world without substance. One can get anywhere and everywhere, and yet the more this is possible, the less is anywhere and everywhere worth getting to. For points of arrival are too abstract, too Euclidean to be enjoyed, and it is all very much like eating the precise ends of a banana without getting what lies in between. The point, therefore, of these arts is the doing of them rather than the accomplishments. But, more than this, the real joy of them lies in what turns up unintentionally in the course of practice, just as the joy of travel is not nearly so much in getting where one wants to go as in the unsought surprises which occur on the journey.