Classes

 

Here is a list all my current classes and proposed new classes.  Proposed new classes are highlighted in blue.

Similar classes are interchangeable and reduced term rates are available for anyone who finds the regular rate prohibitive.  


MONDAYS

Mondays - 7pm to 8pm at the Grove School, Pickersleigh Grove, Malvern WR14 2LU

Tai Chi for Living Well - This current Tai Chi for Living Well class is always open to new people and consists of learning some simple but profound Tai Chi exercises and a short 8-step sequence of Tai Chi which I’ve called the Tai Chi Circle Form. This class acts as a foundation for all my other classes.

  

Mondays -  8pm to 9pm at the Grove School, Pickersleigh Grove, Malvern WR14 2LU

New Yang-style Tai Chi Short Form - For those people who have learnt the 8-step Circle Form there is the opportunity to extend the sequence and learn the complete Yang-style Short Form.  Please let me know if you’re interested in joining this class. 


TUESDAYS

Tuesdays - 12.30pm to 1.30pm at Holy Trinity Hall, Link Top, Malvern WR14 4LR

New Tai Chi for Living Well class - This new class is ideal for complete beginners. It consists of learning some simple but profound Tai Chi exercises and a short 8 step sequence of Tai Chi which I’ve called the Tai Chi Circle Form. This class acts as a foundation for all my other classes. Please let me know if you’re interested in joining this class. 

  

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

Yang-style Tai Chi Short Form - This current class is for people who have learnt the 8-step Circle Form and are extending the sequence or have learnt the complete Yang-style Short Form. Please let me know if you’re interested in joining this class. 


Tuesdays - 6.45pm to 7.45pm at Fort Royal School, Wyld’s Lane, Worcester WR5 1DR

Tai Chi for Living Well - This current Tai Chi for Living Well class is always open to new people and consists of learning some simple but profound Tai Chi exercises and a short 8 step sequence of Tai Chi which I’ve called the Tai Chi Circle Form. This class acts as a foundation for all my other classes. Please let me know if you’re interested in joining this class. 

  

Tuesdays - 8pm to 9.30pm at Fort Royal School, Wyld’s Lane, Worcester WR5 1DR

Duo Tai Chi - in our solo Tai Chi movements we can experience the invaluable qualities of presence, flow and connection. Duo Tai Chi also gives us the opportunity to experience these qualities in our daily interactions through moving gently with different Tai Chi partners.  Initially this is akin to learning a dance-step although the enjoyment of it can go much deeper. When Cheng Man-Ching was asked what he thought the difference was between the benefits of yoga and Tai Chi, he thought the benefits would be the same although Tai Chi would also help if someone tried to push you off your chair! Life is full of pushes and Duo Tai Chi teaches us appropriate responses so that we are moved by life and not blown over by it. It is also good fun.  Please let me know if you would like to come along for a taster session.  


WEDNESDAYS

Wednesdays - 10am to 11am at St George’s Church Magdalene Hall, St George’s Square, Barbourne, Worcester WR1 1HX

Tai Chi for Living Well class - This class is ideal for complete beginners. It consists of learning some simple but profound Tai Chi exercises and a short 8 step sequence of Tai Chi which I’ve called the Tai Chi Circle Form. This class acts as a foundation for all my other classes. Please let me know if you’re interested in joining this class. 

 

THURSDAYS

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

Tai Chi for Living Well class - This class is ideal for complete beginners. It consists of learning some simple but profound Tai Chi exercises and a short 8 step sequence of Tai Chi which I’ve called the Tai Chi Circle Form. This class acts as a foundation for all my other classes. Please let me know if you’re interested in joining this class. 

  

Thursdays - 10.45am to 11.45am at Birmingham Village Hall, Birlingham, near Pershore WR10 3AB

New Yang-style Tai Chi Short Form - For those people who have learnt the 8-step Circle Form there is the opportunity to extend the sequence and learn the complete Yang-style Short Form.  Please let me know if you’re interested in joining this class. 


Below you can see my new format for Thursday evening which gives you the opportunity to explore a combination of these 3 sessions in one evening. The 6.45pm and 7.45pm sessions will start on Thursday, 29th January.  At 8.45pm I’ll also give a short demonstration of the Tai Chi Sword Form for those of you who are interested in forming this new class.

  

Thursdays - 6.45pm to 7.45pm at Fort Royal School, Wyld’s Lane, Worcester WR5 1DR

New Tai Chi for Living Well class - This new class is ideal for complete beginners. It consists of learning some simple but profound Tai Chi exercises and a short 8 step sequence of Tai Chi which I’ve called the Tai Chi Circle Form. This class acts as a foundation for all my other classes. Please let me know if you’re interested in joining this class. 

  

Thursdays - 7.45pm to 8.45pm at Fort Royal School, Wyld’s Lane, Worcester WR5 1DR

Yang-style Tai Chi Short Form - This  class is for people who know the 8-step Circle Form and are extending the sequence or have learnt the complete Yang-style Short Form. Please let me know if you’re interested in joining this class. 

  

Thursdays - 8.45pm to 9.45pm at Fort Royal School, Wyld’s Lane, Worcester WR5 1DR

 Tai Chi SWORD Form - The Sword Form is an exploration of the spirit of vitality and involves extending one’s energy into an inanimate object, a wooden sword.  We join and follow as the sword expresses the qualities of precision and clarity and thus become free of fear and hesitation. Please let me know if you’re interested in joining this class. 


and finally….

  

Tai Chi Movement & Meditation Days

I want to offer you the chance to come to some Tai Chi Movement & Meditation days on some yet to be decided Saturdays in the months ahead.  Please let me know if you might be interested.

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).


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

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


Similar classes are inter-changeable so,

if one week you can’t come to your regular class, you can come to another class instead.



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.

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


Mindful movements for a healthier life.



Book a free taster.  Prior booking is required.



Day-time and evening classes in Worcester, Malvern & Pershore.

Tai Chi for Living Well (TLW)

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