Bright Moon Tai Chi

Tai Chi and Qigong classes

New timetable is now avaiable see below - waiting list only for face to face classes!

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About



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. If you need to sit during a class or want something really active we have a class for you.

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


Monday: 1.00 p.m. - Golf Road Centre, Deal. Tai Chi class. This class is suitable for beginners and intermediates. We are working on Sun Style 13 Step Short Form.  Please bring a mat or cushion to sit on if you intend to stay for the short meditation at the end of class. Limited spaces.

Tuesday: 8.30 a.m. - The Phoenix Centre, Sandwich. Tai Chi class. This class is suitable for beginners and intermediates. We are working on various Yang Forms. Please bring a mat or cushion to sit on if you intend to stay for the short meditation at the end of class.  Limited spaces.

Thursday: 10.00 a.m. - Zoom Class - This class is suitable for beginners and intermediates. Various qigong and tai chi forms. Please message me for the login details and passwords.

Friday: 10.00 a.m. - Zoom Class - This class is suitable for beginners and intermediates. We are working on Sun Style 13 Step Short Form. Please message me for the login details and passwords.


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. I have set up a booking system on my website.

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.

Booking page


Phoenix Centre, Sandwich, Tai Chi Class

Out of stock

Tai Chi Classes - Block of 4 classes - 8, 15, 22, 29th September

Tai Chi and Qigong classes at the Phoenix Centre run for 45 minutes each plus a short meditation section at the end of class. Please pay by bank transfer or cheque (payable to Gill Walshe). If you intend to stay for meditation, please bring something to sit on (cushion or mat).

£24

Golf Road Centre, Deal, Tai Chi

Out of stock

Tai Chi Classes - block of 4 classes - 7, 14, 21, 28th September

Classes at The Golf Road Centre, will run for 45 minutes with a short meditation at the end of class.

£24

Events


Deal Weekend Workshop

Dover Weekend Seminar — with Master Tary Yip of Deyin Taijiquan Institute GB on 28th and 29th November. You are invited to the 24 Form Refresher and Application session and Taiji Kungfu Fan Form at The Golf Road Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal CT14 6PY.


  • Date: 28/11/2020 01:30 PM
  • Location: The Golf Road Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal, CT14 6PY (Map)
  • More Info: CT14 6PY

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Tickets


Ticket Type
Qty
Weekend ticket 28th and 29th November Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan and Tai Chi 24 Form
£90.00
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Whole weekend ticket from 13.30 on Saturday 28th November and ending at 16.00 on Sunday 29th November. Please note Saturday starts at 13.30 and finishes at 16.30. Saturday we will be introducing Part 1 and 2 of the Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan Form. Sunday we will be working on refining our 24 Form and looking at applications. The Sunday session finishes at 16.00.
Saturday 28th November ticket - Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan Form half day
£40.00
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Saturday 28th November. 13.30 start. Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan form. Previous experience with the form would be preferred. The Saturday session will finish at 16.30.
Sunday 29th November ticket - Tai Chi 24 Form Refresher and Applications full day
£60.00
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Sunday 29th November from 10.00. We will be working on refreshing our 24 Form and learning about applications. The Sunday session will finish at 16.00.

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