Casual vs Formal Tai Chi Classes

Casual vs Formal Study

Chen Tai Chi and Qigong Classes

You can study Tai Chi and Qi Gong with us in two different ways. Before you join a class think about what you are looking for, whether a casual or formal study class. In my experience as an instructor, most new students are seeking the health and wellbeing benefits, of which my casual study classes are designed for. Sometimes, those who are looking to learn Tai Chi are not looking for or expecting the routines and learning process to be a complex system of movement that takes dedication and a long time to learn.


Casual Study

My casual classes take the authentic principles movement and make them accessible on a less formal basis.

What sort of class are you looking for?

  • You are looking for a regular class.
  • You prefer a class that you can dip in and out of, without structured progression.
  • You would prefer not to practice outside of class.
  • You are happy to be in class with all levels of students.
  • Your focus is health, mindful movement and relaxation.
  • You would like to try out Tai Chi or Qi Gong for a while before starting private tuition.

Casual Class - Group

  • Chen Tai Chi Foundations Livestream: Saturdays from 8.30am to 9.45am.
  • Location: Live class via Zoom with recordings available for one month.
  • Hibernating Bear Classes: Sundays from 10.00am to 11.00am.
  • Location: Recordings available for one month.
  • Casual Class Cost: Monthly subscription = £17 pcm + VAT for a YIN subscription & £34 pcm + VAT for a YANG subscription. Start anytime, cancel monthly. 

What is excluded from this casual class?

  • The complete Tai Chi forms and Qigong routines are not taught from the beginning to end.

Formal Study

There is formal study for the dedicated students who wish to learn in a traditional format. Formal study is currently only available through online private tuition, both live online and via distance learning.

What sort of class are you looking for?

  • You want a class that is personalised to you.
  • You enjoy structured progression.
  • You would prefer to learn at your level.
  • You are committed to practising outside of class.
  • You are happy to be engaged in your learning process.
  • You enjoy working directly with the teacher.
  • You want to learn a form or routine from start to finish at your own pace.

Formal Class - Group

  • Chen Tai Chi Form Classes: Video on demand.
  • Qi Gong Livestream: Fridays from 09.45am to 11.45am.
  • Form Class Cost: Monthly subscription = £17 pcm + VAT for a YIN subscription & £34 pcm + VAT for a YANG subscription. Start anytime, cancel monthly. 

Formal Class - Private Tuition