A new Tai Chi club for St Ives

Rachel is opening a new Tai Chi class in St Ives at

St John’s in the fields church, Parc an Stamps, Halestown, Saint Ives TR26 2FB

On Wednesday evenings at 7-8:30pm in the church starting from 27th October 2021

The class is £10 per week, discounts are available if you book 4 or 8 weeks.

Book now…

St John’s in the fields church, St Ives

New Falmouth Tai Chi Club

A new club is opening in Falmouth offering Tai Chi and Qigong evening classes at Falmouth Marine School in Killigrew street starting on Tuesday 26th October 2021 7-8:30pm.

The Autumn term will be eight weeks course through to 14th December 2021.

Book your place now…

Tai Chi teachers’ Summer training camp at Sennen Cove

Summer Course in Cornwall 2021

There will be a week of Tai Chi in Cornwall from 26th-30th July, 9am to 4pm.
Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the pandemic this year’s course will be an outdoor event, weather permitting.

Venue: Sennen Cove beach.

Week two is kung fu also at Sennen Cove beach 2nd-6th August.

Week three is Traditional Chinese Medicine self-learning and energy meridian massage, we will be looking at Coronavuris prevention and treatment.

This course is at Boswedden House 9th-13th August 10am-4pm.

Summer term 2021 course at Heartlands

Rachel will be starting her Summer term course at Heartlands on Tuesday 15th June through to 20th July, the course is six weeks from 7pm to 8:30pm each Tuesday evening.

You can pay per class (£8) when you arrive or save money by booking all six weeks in advance for £42.

Click here to book your place now…

Lockdown Tai Chi

Online classes every day with Zoom

We are offering Free of charge online Tai Chi lessons every day with Zoom.

There are three classes a day, one at 10:00 and another at 15:00 and one at 19:00 (UTC+1). If you are interested in joining please register on our Association’s website. The classes are free of charge, but if you wish to make a donation we recommend £8 for one week, £28 for four weeks, or £48 for eight weeks. You can attend once a week, every day, or as often as you like, each class lasts for an hour. Please sign in a few minutes before the class starts if you want to ask any questions or get your video and audio set up.

Spring Term 2020 Tai Chi day at Heartlands Chy An Bobel Community Hall

Cornwall Tai Chi will be hosting a day of T’ai Chi at the Heartlands Hall on
Saturday 7th March 2020 from 10am to 5pm (lunch 1-2pm)
The cost will be £45 (£40 if you book in advance/ £25 half day)

  • 10am – Warming up. We perform a special sequence of exercises that loosen the joints and gently stimulate the muscles and tendons.
  • 11:30am – Tea break, tea will be available
  • 11:45am – Partner work. Learning how to overcome stress is one of the most important factors in learning to relax and promote the free-flowing of energy in the body. Stress burns up too much energy and causes the body to age too quickly so we take practical steps to deal with it through partner exercises like sticky hands. You make contact with your partner’s arms and move in a circular fashion gently testing each other’s balance. With practice you learn how to relax and not tense when someone is pushing you, this skill can then be transferred into a host of other situations including self-defence training.
  • 1-2pm – Lunch break. Bring a packed lunch or you can go to the nearby Red River Cafe.
  • 2-3:30pm – Qigong exercises and energy exercises in pairs.
  • 3:30pm – Afternoon tea break.
  • 3:45-5pm – T’ai Chi form. A meditative sequence of slow movements.

You can see some videos of our courses and classes and the various exercises we learn in T’ai Chi on our Youtube channel.

Spring term 2020 Tai Chi evening classes in West Cornwall

Mousehole Solomon Browne Memorial Hall Tuesdays 11am – 12:30pm

Heartlands Chy An Bobel Wednesdays 7-8:30pm

Helston Old Cattle Market Mondays 7:30-9pm

Penzance St Marys CofE school Tuesdays 7-8:30pm

Tai Chi day at Heartlands

Cornwall Tai Chi will be hosting a day of T’ai Chi at the Heartlands Hall on

Saturday 12th October 10am to 5pm (lunch 1-2pm)

The cost will be £45 (£40 if you book in advance/ £25 half day)

  • 10am – Morning session starts: we begin with some warming up exercises followed by deep breathing to activate the internal energy. Tai Chi is not a physical form of exercise but develops a store of Qi or internal energy sometimes called the life-force, deep breathing is an important component in activating this kind of energy. We then go on to learning a sequence of flowing movements called Tai Chi dance which stimulates energy at the start of the class, this works by relaxing the physical body and opening the energy meridians and concentrating the mind. The energy tends to flow where the mind goes so learning these movements gets energy to flow around the entire body including the internal organs which generate energy.
  • 11:30am – Tea break, tea will be available
  • 11:45am – Partner work. Learning how to overcome stress is one of the most important factors in learning to relax and promote the free-flowing of energy in the body. Stress burns up too much energy and causes the body to age too quickly so we take practical steps to deal with it through partner exercises like sticky hands. You make contact with your partner’s arms and move in a circular fashion gently testing each other’s balance. With practice you learn how to relax and not tense when someone is pushing you, this skill can then be transferred into a host of other situations, even self-defence training.
  • 1-2pm – Lunch break. Bring a packed lunch or you can go to the nearby Red River Cafe.
  • 2-3:30pm – Qigong exercises and energy exercises in pairs.
  • 3:30pm – Afternoon tea break.
  • 3:45-5pm – T’ai Chi form. A meditative sequence of slow movements.

You can see some videos of our courses and classes and the various exercises we learn in T’ai Chi on our Youtube channel.

Tai Chi Easter Course in Cornwall 2020

St Just Sports Centre, Cape Cornwall Road, St Just, TR19 7JX

  • £40 per day (pay on the day)
  • book a full week for £175 and save £25 (pay in advance)

Book onto the course

The Tai Chi Easter Course is open to everyone from beginner level to advanced students and is suitable for both men and women of all ages. Over the week we will be going into the exercises we do in the evening classes in more depth and there will also be plenty of experienced students from our clubs around the country to work with.

A typical day starts with warming up exercises followed by Tao Yin or deep breathing. This activates the Dantian or lower cauldron where our internal energy is stored. We then do a partner exercise which helps the energy to travel along the spine and circulate throughout the entire body. The morning is usually reserved for the Tiaowu or Tai Chi dance form which is a flowing sequence of movements. We call this a more Yang form because it involves more movement including jumping and sweeping down close to the ground. We start with very simple movements then as your ability increases you progress to the more advanced sequences.

We have a break in the morning for tea and then move on to partner exercises. We break for lunch from 1-2pm. In the afternoon we do some Qigong which helkps to ipen up the energy channels and gives you a boost for the afternoon session. We will be doing some more partner work including Yifu Shou (sticky hands) and various other exercises designed to help us understand the differences between physical and energetic types of exercises.

At the end of the class we concentrate on the Tai Chi form which is the oldest form of Tai Chi exercise, it helps to improve your concentration and focus.

Autumn term 2019 classes in West Cornwall

Tai Chi partner exercises on Sennen beach at the Tai Chi Summer Course 2019

Our local Tai Chi classes start this week at

Penzance: St Mary’s school in Redinnick place on Tuesdays 7-8:30pm details

Helston: Monday evenings at the Old Cattle Market 7:30-9pm details

Heartlands: Wednesdays 7-8:30pm Chy An Bobel community hall details

Here are some pictures from our Summer Course 2019 in St Just