Classes

 

Venue directions:


Fort Royal School, Wyld’s Lane, Worcester - Fort Royal Map

(If you approach Wyld’s Lane along Midland Road you arrive at a mini-roundabout. Go straight across into the long driveway of Fort Royal School (formerly Thornton House School).  Use the car park at the top of the driveway.


St George’s Magdalene Hall, St George’s Square, Barbourne, Worcester - St George’s Map

(If you go through the gates of St George’s Church from St George’s Square, the church hall is found by following the path to the right-side of the church).


Holy Trinity Hall, Link Top, Malvern - Holy Trinity Map

(Driving through Malvern Link, you continue up the hill. As the road turns to the left, Holy Trinity Hall is situated on the right. There is a short cul-de-sac by the hall for parking as well as a free car park on Newtown Road).


Grove School, Pickersleigh Grove, Malvern - Grove Primary School Map

(If driving from Malvern Link along Pickersleigh Avenue, Pickersleigh Grove is a right turn and The Grove School is sign-posted. Parking is available at the school).


Malvern Vale Community Centre, Swinyard Road, Malvern WR14 2GU -  Malvern Vale Map

(On a new housing estate near to Dyson Perrins School)


Birlingham Village Hall, Birlingham near PershoreBirlingham Map

From Pershore take the Upton-on-Severn Road. After 2 miles turn left towards Birlingham. The village hall is  situated very close to the church.


Guarlford Village Hall, Guarlford near Malvern Guarlford Map

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To book your place:


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These classes are led by Alan Smith, founder of Heartland Tai Chi,

who has over 35 years experience teaching Tai Chi and meditation.


My new classes are often inter-changeable so, if one week you can’t come to your regular class, you can come to another class instead.



When the above classes start, there will be some adjustments to the times of my current, on-going classes listed below.



NEW BEGINNERS’ TAI CHI CLASSES for June 2014


The Tai Chi for Living Well (TLW) classes focus on learning some simple and enjoyable Tai Chi movements with an emphasis upon posture, relaxation and breath awareness.

They are suitable for all ages and can be practised either standing or sitting. 

TLW promotes better posture, balance, energy and well-being.


Mindful movements for a healthier life.



Book a free taster.  Spaces are limited so prior booking is required.



New day-time classes planned for Worcester, Malvern and Pershore.

New evening classes planned for Worcester and Malvern.

Tai Chi for Living Well (TLW)

CURRENT HEARTLAND TAI CHI CLASSES

Worcester, Malvern & Pershore


MONDAYS

Mondays - 7pm  to 8pm - Venue: Grove Primary School, Pickersleigh Grove, Malvern WR14 2LU

Tai Chi for Living Well (TLW).  Suitable for complete beginners.

The 'Tai Chi for Living Well' class focuses on learning some simple and enjoyable Chi Kung exercises and Tai Chi movements with an emphasis upon posture, relaxation and breathing. It is complete in itself and also acts as a good foundation for further Heartland Tai Chi studies.


TUESDAYS

Tuesdays - 1.30pm to 2.30pm - Venue: Holy Trinity Hall, Link Top, Malvern WR14 4LR

Tai Chi Yang-style Short Form.

This class is learning and deepening their understanding of  the Yang-style Short Form.  This form was devised by Cheng Man-Ching and developed by Dr Chi Chiang Tao.  The class is continuing to explore the sequence and learn the inner principles of Tai Chi. 

It is open to students with some Tai Chi Short Form experience who would like to revise and learn the Short Form.


Tuesdays - 6.45pm  to 7.45pm - Venue: Fort Royal School, Wyld's Lane, Worcester WR5 1DR

Tai Chi Circle Form.  Suitable for complete beginners.

The Tai Chi Circle Form class focuses on learning some simple and enjoyable Chi Kung exercises and a very short sequence of Tai Chi movements with an emphasis upon posture, relaxation and breathing. It is complete in itself and also acts as a good foundation for further Heartland Tai Chi studies.


Tuesdays - 8pm  to 9.30pm - Venue: Fort Royal School, Wyld's Lane, Worcester WR5 1DR

Duo Tai Chi.  Suitable for complete beginners.

Duo Tai Chi covers the forms of single Push hands, Ta Lu, double Push hands & Wa Pu. It is practised with different partners and is a way to experience Tai Chi in action and to see how to apply the principles of Tai Chi in daily life situations.


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesdays - 10am to 11am - Venue: St George's Magdalene Hall, St George's Square, Barbourne, Worcester WR1 1HX

Tai Chi Circle Form.  Suitable for complete beginners.

The Tai Chi Circle Form class focuses on learning some simple and enjoyable Chi Kung exercises and a very short sequence of Tai Chi movements with an emphasis upon posture, relaxation and breathing. It is complete in itself and also acts as a good foundation for further Heartland Tai Chi studies.


Wednesdays - 11am to 11.30am - Venue: St George's Magdalene Hall, St George's Square, Barbourne, Worcester WR1 1HX

Tai Chi Short Form Practice session.

This 30 minute session is an opportunity to practice the Yang-style Short Form up to Cross Hands and revise some of the sequence.


THURSDAYS

Thursdays - 9.45am to 10.45am - Venue: Birlingham Village Hall, Birlingham, near Pershore WR10 3AB

Tai Chi Circle Form.

The Tai Chi Circle Form class focuses on learning some simple and enjoyable Chi Kung exercises and a very short sequence of Tai Chi movements with an emphasis upon posture, relaxation and breathing. It is complete in itself and also acts as a good foundation for further Heartland Tai Chi studies.


Thursdays - 10.45am to 11.15am - Venue: Birlingham Village Hall, Birlingham, near Pershore WR10 3AB

Tai Chi Short Form Practice session.

This 30 minute session is an opportunity to practice the Yang-style Short Form up to Cross Hands and revise some of the sequence.

This class is learning the Yang-style Short Form and is continuing to explore the sequence and embody the inner principles of Tai Chi. 

It is open to students with some Tai Chi Short Form experience who would like to revise and learn the Short Form.


Thursdays - 6.45pm to 8.15pm - Venue: Fort Royal School, Wyld's Lane, Worcester WR5 1DR

Tai Chi Short Form Class.

This class is learning and deepening their understanding of  the Yang-style Short Form.  This form was devised by Cheng Man-Ching and developed by Dr Chi Chiang Tao.  The class is continuing to explore the sequence and learn the inner principles of Tai Chi. 

It is open to students with some Tai Chi Short Form experience who would like to revise and learn the Yang-style Short Form.


Thursdays - 8.30pm to 10pm - Venue: Fort Royal School, Wyld's Lane, Worcester WR5 1DR

Tai Chi Yang-style Long Form class.  

Cheng Man-Ching devised the Short Form in the 1940's.  This Long Form class is an opportunity to learn the Yang-style Long Form and explore the inner principles and energies of Tai Chi.   Suitable for students with Tai Chi experience.

New Duo Tai Chi course on Tuesday evenings in Worcester.


The course  will be held at Fort Royal School, Wyld's Lane Worcester on Tuesday evenings from 8pm to 9.30pm (90 minutes).

Prior booking is required.


What is Duo Tai Chi?

Duo Tai Chi covers the forms of single Push hands, Ta Lu, double Push hands & Wa Pu. It is practised with different partners and is a way to experience Tai Chi in action and to see how to apply the principles of Tai Chi in daily life situations.


What's the problem?

The problem that often presents itself in our daily lives are the situations that cause us to react rather than respond.  These reactions come from a place of hesitation and/or fear and lead us to either withdraw from the situation (passivity) or to try to dominate the situation (aggression). The solution is to train to notice this reactive quality and to release it. The process then enables our natural responsiveness to come to the fore.  This responsiveness is both dynamic and sensitive. It's an expression of our natural aliveness and is the art of meditation in action.  It is also good fun!


If you have any questions, do get in touch.