Tai Chi - Beginners

Our new group begins in October.

 There are currently 3 Tai Chi Groups running at Kinver U3A. The Intermediate and Advanced Groups are both full to capacity and the Tai Chi and Balance Exercise Group is almost at that point. So, we are planning to start a Tai Chi for Beginners Group in October as there seems to be some interest from other U3A members. 

I should start by saying that none of us is a qualified Tai Chi teacher- we learn from videos and more experienced members of the group. We do love our Tai Chi, however, so we’re happy to share our enthusiasm with you if you want to give it a try. 

Initially, we plan to run the group every other Wednesday between October and December ( see exact dates below). We will learn the Tai Chi 8 Form, some basic postures and movements and practise some Qi Gong. In the final 2 sessions we will introduce the 24 Form and, if enough people are interested, we will carry on after Christmas and begin to learn that. 

But first things first…. Key Information: Dates: October 2nd, 16th, 30th ( 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays) November 6th, 20th (1st and 3rd Wednesdays) December 4th, 18th (1st and 3rd Wednesdays) 7 sessions in all.

Times: 11.15am-12.15pm Venue: Kinver Community Fire Station Places: Limited to 10 on a first come first served basis 

What to wear: some sort of comfortable loose or stretchy trousers or leggings and top. Plimsolls or bare feet ( you need to be able to move easily on carpet). 

What to expect in terms of physical activity: an hour of sustained, relatively gentle stretching, balance and movement from a standing position with a short break. It may stretch you more than you think! 

Unfortunately, the beginners group is full but if you’d like your name to be added to a waiting list, please contact Kate. Enquiries about places: to Kate Parsons , preferably by email at ** kateparsons275@icloud.com