Preston & District

Tai Chi

Group Leader Maureen Robinson
Instructor Julie Swift

Ashton Methodist Church, Wellington Rd, Ashton PR2 1BU
Car park and on street parking available

Classes will be held on
4th Thursday of the month 11-12 noon (Group 1)
2nd Thursday of the month 11-12 noon (group 2)

Group 1 sessions - There will be sessions on January 23rd, February 27th, March 26th, April 23rd, May 28th, June 25th, July 23rd, August 27th, September 24th, October 22nd, November 26th - No session on December 24th

Group 2 sessions - There will be sessions on January 9th, February 13th, March 12th. No session on April 9th
There will be sessions on May 14,June 11, July 9th, August 13th. No session on September 10th.
There will be sessions on October 8th, November 12th and December 10th

Charge - £3.50 per session to cover the cost of accommodation and tuition

At the momenr both groups are full. Any member interested in joining either or both groups should contact the group leader and you will be put on the waiting list.

Members should let the group leader know if they no longer wish to attend

Information about Tai chi classes

Moving into The Light
What is Tai Chi?
The definition of Tai chi is a walking meditation. The style of Tai Chi I teach is ‘Yin’ Style, a gentler form of tai chi practice to help with body balancing and healing. The class will teach you how to harness and work with chi energy.

The class is usually split into 3 parts:
• Warm-up exercises
• Chi kung exercises
• Tai Chi Form
Note – sometimes we may perform guided visualisation relaxation exercises,

What should you wear
I recommend loose fitting clothing, as for footwear, I suggest, depending on the floor covering, perform the moves in either:
• Bare feet,
• Socks (if with grips even better)
• Soft flat shoes

Any other advice for consideration?
• Avoid eating at least 1 hour before class
• Part of our key philosophy is – less is more….it is important tai chi students exercise within their limits
• Bring a drinking bottle with some fluid (e.g. water), if required
• I encourage students to rest and sit-out as and when they require

To ensure effective communication please make sure you keep your contact details up to date. You can update your details through the members area on the u3a web site

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