Tai Chi is recognised as a wonderful soft exercise and calming meditative movement – in the delightful and classical tree populated environment of the Shuttleworth Swiss Garden these exercises connect with traditional Chinese ideas about the natural development of Chi, leading to a quietly energised state of relaxation.
It is excellent for people of all ages promoting as it does good posture, good balance and good health for all, while providing a pathway to more dynamic exercise if that is your interest.
Tai Chi history
Tai Chi originated in the early 1600s – synthesised by the Chen family from ages old precursors of health and wellbeing combined with exercises from martial arts.
Tai Chi lessons
Ian is a 21st generation teacher of the Chen style Tai Chi lineage, who has studied in the UK and China – his classes at the Swiss Garden are suited to beginners with no experience at all and to those who may wish to return to their study of Tai Chi – or simply to experience a different approach.
Suitable for ages 16+.
Please wear comfortable loose clothing and bring drinking water with you if possible.
This activity may take place outdoors, weather permitting.