Tai Chi for balance, wellbeing and fitness

When and Where

Dates
24 Apr 2020 - 17 Jul 2020 (16.5 hours, 11 weeks)
Days and times
Friday 10:30 - 12:00
Location
Morley College London Waterloo Centre

Cost

Full fee
£145
Concession fee
£115
Senior fee
£130

Quick Facts

Availability
Yes
Tutor
Paul Underwood
Course code
HFI076C

What you will learn

This gentle form of exercise can prevent or ease many ills of aging and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. Follow instructor led movements and then practice them on your own and with other students with instructor feedback so you will be able to run-through them independently out of class.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Move and position body following the Tai Chi principles of movement
  • Locate, move and turn from the centre (dantien) of the body
  • Recognise correct posture and how to improve one's own
  • Improve balance and flexibility
  • Improve gait, motor skills and hand-eye coordination

Class format and activities

Follow instructor led movements and then practice them on your own and with other students with instructor feedback so you will be able to run-through them independently out of class.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

An ability to stand and walk unaided (for at least a short while) and a commitment to practice for 5-10 minutes each day during your own time away from class are the only requirements.

What you need to know before you enrol

Tai Chi strengthens leg muscles and improves balance whilst performing the movements and due to the slow movements a minimum level of fitness and stamina is perfectly adequate.

For further information please email healthandsocialcare.enquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk

What you will need for your class

Loose clothing suitable for free and unrestricted movements of arms and legs. Flat shoes e.g. plimsoles or slippers, non-slip socks are suitable however, bare feet are fine in the studio.

What you can do next

The course will progress and continue through the year.