Tamar     

   Valley

 Classes recommence first week of September. Times have changed and classes are moving indoors gradually so please double check email updates.   Calstock classes will continue at Tamar Trails opposite the café until Sept 16th.  
One to one, outdoor classes are available at a reduced price of £20 for 45mins

 

Monday The Printworks, Tavistock, Devon

 

New Beginners                    10.30 - 11.30  FULL

 

 

Tuesday Sensory Garden or Printworks Tavistock, Devon 

No longer Beginners             10.30 - 11.30

Thursday Tamar Trails > Calstock Village Hall 

Beginners                            4.30pm

Mixed level                           5.30pm

Friday Sensory Garden or Printworks Tavistock, Devon

Intermediate                       10 - 11am             

Advanced                             11.30 - 12.30am 

           

          We are still trying to ensure social distancing and refraining from most of the partner                  work tai chi practices

          

For more info click here

                          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. 

Just a reminder (I’m sure you are already fully aware) but:

If you have coronavirus symptoms:

    • a high temperature
    • a new, continuous cough
    • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Get a test and stay at home. If you are experiencing normal cough and cold / flu symptoms please don't come to class either, but stay home look after yourself and return once you feel better. We all need to look after ourselves and each other.

 

 

 

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Hand Hygiene

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 - once you have the password you can access class as often as you like

Or you can sign up for all 8 classes (£40)

Wooden Window

Suggestions - Vitamin D and C and zinc are all recommended, as are fresh lemon & ginger juice, chilli, & black cumin oil!

 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

Summer Workshops

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.

Ducks Over the Lake

The Master Key to Taijiquan: Eight Energies

June 12-14

The Master Key to Taijiquan: Five Elements

June 19-21

Click on image for more information

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.