Bright Moon Tai Chi

Tai Chi and Qigong classes

ONLINE CLASSES RESUME FROM 4TH JANUARY 2021
NEW TIMETABLE

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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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Timetable


Please message me if you are interested in private classes. Face-to-face group classes are currently paused. 

Monday 10.00 - 11.00 a.m. Standing Pole Exercises - Zoom class

Tuesday: 09.00 - 10.00 a.m. Yang Style Tai Chi - Zoom class

Thursday: 10.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. Yang Style Tai Chi - Zoom class

Friday: 10.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. Sun Style Tai Chi - Zoom class

Please message me for zoom login codes - classes cost £3.00 each or £6.00 for the week.

PRIVATE CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE WHEN RESTRICTIONS ALLOW. CURRENTLY I CAN PROVIDE ONE-TO-ONE OUTDOOR CLASSES. PRIVATE CLASSES COST £45 PER HOUR OR £40 ONLINE.

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

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Once face-to-face classes resume there are some guidelines which we will be following. Please read below:

Things you need to know:

Masks will need to be worn on the way to class while in the building. Once the class starts, masks may be removed. All physical classes will need payment in advance either via bank transfer or by cheque. If you are paying by cheque, the cheque needs to be with me at least one week in advance. You are encouraged to bring as little as possible with you.

General guidelines:

Do not leave home to attend your class if you or someone you live with has any of the
following:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
Check the NHS website if you have symptoms

Only attend a class that you have pre-booked - there are class size limits so you will not be allowed to attend if you just turn up.
When attending your Class, please bring as little as possible (i.e. bags).
NHS Test and Trace - I will be keeping records of everyone attending class. This information is kept for 21 days for Test and Trace.

On Arrival

Follow the one-way routes which will be clearly marked. Wash hands thoroughly / use hand sanitiser provided. Maintain social distancing of 2 metres at all times and do not hug or shake hands with any of your class friends.

During class

Maintain the social distancing throughout the session. Please do not share any equipment (e.g. swords, pens, and fans). Please do not unduly raise your voice, because of the potential for increased risk of transmission.

Access to Toilets


Follow any directional signs and posters on display (e.g. one in and one out), or other access limitations. Use hand sanitiser provided on entry. Ensure good hand hygiene.

On Departure

Use the hand sanitiser provided. Please follow the one way system to exit the building and leave promptly.

Summary

The above list may appear daunting, however I hope that we will be able to adapt readily and get used to our new way of working. I hope that these strict conditions will gradually be relaxed but at least we can start our classes again. If you have any concerns, questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.