Bright Moon Tai Chi

Tai Chi and Qigong classes

Face-to-face classe start on 19th July on Deal Beach
Please see timetable for further information

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Bright moon tai chi offers classes in Deal, Dover and Sandwich. Whether you are a complete beginner or someone with experience, we have classes which will suit you. Classes available include - tai chi, qigong, xing yi standing pole, fan and sword. One to one classes are also available. Special tai chi experience classes are occasionally advertised too!

Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health. In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go without pausing through a series of motions named for animal actions — for example, "white crane spreads its wings" — or martial arts moves, such as "box both ears." As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention — as in some kinds of meditation — on your bodily sensations. Tai chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched. Tai chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery. Source: Harvard Medical School

I started Tai Chi around 17 years ago. I wanted to do something that was kind to my body. I never thought that tai chi would take me around the world - Russia and China included! I completed in the 2016 European Championships (coming home with a bronze medal) and in 2018 I took part in the closing ceremony for the 3rd World Tai Chi Festival in Sanya, Hainan, China.


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Please message me if you are interested in private classes.

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Monday 10.00 - 11.00 a.m.Tai Chi on Deal Beach - no need to book. £5.00 per class. Meet on the promonade on the north side of the Royal Hotel. (Four week course).

Tuesday 10.00 - 11.00 a.m. Tai Chi in the Park - St. Peter's Recreation Ground, Broadstairs. Meet outside the community cafe. FREE. (Four week course)

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Bright Moon Tai Chi day at Pines Calyx Gardens, St. Margarets. from 10.30 on Saturday 24th July. Open to all. Donation on entry to garden. No fee for joining the tai chi group.

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PRIVATE CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE £40 PER CLASS.

Classes usually include a few minutes of meditation at the end of the hour.

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From 13th September classes start in halls plus beach and zoom classes will continue:

Monday 10.00 - 11.00 a.m. Tai Chi on Deal Beach - booking available via AirBnB only or message me separately. Price available on AirBnB.

Monday 1.00 - 2.00 p.m. Tai Chi at the Golf Road Centre, Deal - tai chi for beginners and intermediates. We will be going back to basics with this class, covering the 8 and 10 step Yang Style forms plus some qigong. £6.00 per class.

Tuesday 8.30 a.m. Woodnesborough Village Hall - tai chi for beginners and intermediates. This will be geared to people who have been doing tai chi for a while but will still be suitable for complete beginners. We will be working on the Compact 24 Form Yang Style form. £6.00 per class.

Wednesday 7.00 p.m. Ma Wang Dui 12 week online course via zoom. Please email me for more information and zoom codes. £6.00 per class.

Thursday 10.00 a.m. St. Mary's Church Centre, Dover - The first 45 minutes will be for beginners and intermediates. We will be working on the Sun Forms. The second 45 minutes will be for intermediates and advanced students. Fan and sword forms will be covered in this section. £6.00 per class.

Friday 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. Qigong on Deal Beach - booking available via AirBnB or message me separately. Price available on AirBnB.