Tai Chi is a form of breathing and moving that originally began as a martial art in 13th Century China. Today it is recognised as a popular form of exercise that can reduce stress and improve balance, flexibility, strength and stamina. In this introductory workshop at Sacrewell, Susanne will lead you in a series of gentle movements with coordinated breathing to relax you into a mindful state and help you appreciate our beautiful countryside. Susanne teaches the Tian Zhaolin Tia Chi Form which she has personally studied in China.
During the workshop, you will be taught Qi Gong – a series of breathing and physical exercises for all ages and physical conditions. Qi Gong practice is a simple yet powerful series of exercises to help connect mind, body and spirit and promote a feeling of inner calm. You will be taught movements of the first set of the Tian Zhaolin Large Frame Form and also, weather permitting, engage in a Chi Walk through the farm.
Our Taste of Tai Chi workshop will run on Sunday 29th September from 10:00am till around 1:00pm and will cost £30 per person.
- an introductory tai chi lesson
- notes to take home to inspire further practice
- demonstrations of Tian Zhaolin Taiji (traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan) and Tian Zhaolin Jian (narrow blade sword)
- light refreshments (jasmine tea, rice crackers and fortune cookies)
- a tai chi walk (weather permitting)
- admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticketholder
This workshop is ideal for beginners and is suitable for all abilities and anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
If weather permits, the workshop will be held on our old, grass tennis court which is a 200m walk from our main entrance and across uneven ground. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the tennis court; please contact us by email if this is something you require. The alternative, wet weather venue is a function room in our main building.