Tai Chi – Improver


Group Leader:               Martin Wilkinson
Instructor :                Kate Wilkinson
Location:                   Newton Wallacetown Church Hall
Day & Time:                 Thursday        09.45 am

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While restrictions are in place, we are delighted to be able to offer a class, using Zoom.
There will be a single class at 10.30am on Thursdays. 
Once registered, you will receive an email, each week, with the link, which is by far the easiest way to joint the meeting and log in details.
You will be able to join the meeting at any time from 10.15, but no-one will be admitted after 10.30am
Microphones will be muted at 10.30am for the duration of the class, which will last for around 1 hour.
Content will be a variety of Qigong exercises to suit the ability range of participants and the space most of us have available in our homes.
Cost per class is £1.
A register will be taken each session as you are admitted to the meeting and payment will be due once
restrictions are lifted.
You do not need to attend every week – though we hope you will get back into a routine.
The number of participants is not limited, so please feel free to let any of your Tai Chi friends know about this class. Anyone wishing to take part, should email Betty McDonald on bmcdonaldprestwick@hotmail.com


  • Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese health exercise where the mind, the breath and the body work in unison.  This leads to a state of relaxation.  
  • It is particularly suitable for older people as the movements are soft and slow. 
  • Its health benefits are varied – reduction of stress, blood pressure and heart rate, increased flexibility and mobility in the joints, and improved balance, concentration, coordination and strength in the legs
  • Slow, deep, abdominal breathing is encouraged, and the breath is coordinated with the movements of the exercise.
  • Each class consists of a short warm-up routine, followed by a demonstration and tuition of the Form (a sequence of 37 postures) and exercises, concluding with a cool down routine, leaving you in a state of physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Regular attendance at the class definitely helps with remembering the movements of the Form.
  • Comfortable loose clothing should be worn, and flat shoes or trainers are recommended.  

Views from our latest Tai Chi and Tea session, when all three groups meet together

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