I am excited to offer Qigong and Tai Chi classes in South London.
If you would like to hear more about my training and experience with these arts,
please head to the ‘About Me‘ section of this website.
Address: 299 London Road, Croydon, CR0 3PA
Times: 10:30 – 11:30
Price: low cost
Booking: Please reach out to ASKI
Socco Cheta Community Hub – South Norwood, London
Address: 44 Portland Rd, London SE25 4UN
Times: Friday 9:30 – 10:45
Price: Pay what you can – Recommended £12/class. No one is turned away.
Booking: Just turn up 🙂
Training Points, Crystal Palace, London
Time: Sundays – TBC
Price: £18 for the first 2 sessions. Buying passes through Training Points will cost about £10/£12 per class thereafter.
Booking: Sign Up Now!
Nuffield Health, Croydon Central, London
Times: Fridays – 6 pm to 7 pm
Price: Gym membership required
Booking: Via the gym website.
White Horse Meadow, South Norwood, London
February 2023 – Onwards
Times: On Hold for the moment.
Price: Donations based Community Classes – Recommended £12/class
Booking: Please get in touch to join our local Whatsapp group.
If you would like to join the Community classes, please get in touch so I may add you to our Whatsapp groups to keep you informed of times and changes.
Please come back later for new dates and times.
Qigong and Tai Chi class Syllabus:
- Ba Duan Jin – 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong
- Wudang Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) 28 steps
- Zhang Zhuan – Standing meditation
- Zuo Wang – Sitting meditation
- Self massage – Based on Tui Na Medical Massage
- Postural alignment – Based on Tai Chi principles
- Lifestyle advice (Yang Sheng) – Based on Chinese Medicine Principles
- Nervous system balancing exercises – Based on the works of Stanley Rosenberg
What to expect
During these Qigong and Tai Chi classes we always start with gentle warm ups based on Daoist movements. Moving and mobilizing all parts of the body head to toe. We may do some self-massage to release the fascia and muscles of our bodies. Which is followed by a few simple Qigong (Dao Yin) exercises to get ready for deeper work.
Depending on the skills and abilities of the participant we may do some light strengthening exercises followed by either sitting or standing meditation. So we may start the real work with a loose body and clear mind.
I may ask the group if they would like to focus on any specific subject or areas of their body.
We may take it gently with practicing Qigong exercises and postural alignment or do some more dynamic Tai Chi Chuan step work and forms.
We finish every class with gratitude to our teachers, masters and our bodies to provide us with health and the ability and possibility to practice these ancient arts.