1 Hour Live Online Private Lesson

Chen style Tai Chi following the forms of Grand Master Chen Zhenglei. Suited to students who have some experience in Chen style and understand the basic body mechanics and foundation movements. As a distance learning student you will be the type of person who enjoys practicing outside of the lesson, videoing your progression and are happy working from a range of resources to prepare for the lesson ahead. If you enjoy a challenge and welcome being active and engaged in your training, this could be for you!



Your Location: We are based in the UK and operate on either GMT or BST time zones. Lessons are available globally.

Instructor: Nicola of Earth Balance Tai Chi



What is included in the lesson?
The cost of this class includes a one hour live online tuition with instructor Nicola. These classes are interactive and are a mixture of instructor demonstration, student observation, practice and correction. Within the lesson, we work within the small space of the web cam view. You can expect to work on silk reeling drills, principles of movement, posture/alignment, as well as pockets of the form. The bulk of your practice is done outside of the online class in a larger training space.

What is included outside of the lesson?
1) After the lesson you will be sent homework. This may be a review of the previous lesson or self-led learning to prepare for the next lesson.
2) Practice.
3) Upload your video to the ‘Tai Chi cloud’ and send your questions via email.
4) You will receive an email with corrections and feedback.
5) Practice.
6). Next lesson.

Instructor Nicola will provide you with links to books and DVDs to purchase as a supplement to your training.

Flexibility: You have the flexibility to set the pace of learning to suit your needs. Whether monthly, bi-monthly, weekly whatever works for you and the available time you have to practice.

Suitability: Please get in touch with instructor Nicola via the online form/email to set up an initial online 15 minute chat. You are welcome to send through a short video of your movements/form.

Online Lessons Caveat: Please note that tutoring online is not a replacement for in person classes. Tai Chi should ideally be taught in a hands on manner, where movement, posture and alignment corrections are given and shown physically.

Medical History: Before joining a class all students must advise of any limitations or pre-existing conditions that may prevent them from engaging safely in Tai Chi and Qigong on the medical history form provided via email. Our privacy policy is noted here.

Terms of Online Purchases

Format: Over Zoom, Skype or Facebook video call.

Duration: One hour for one person.

Advance Payment Method:  Debit or credit card via Paypal only (you do not need a Paypal account).

Requirements: Highspeed broadband internet connection, web camera, computer microphone, computer speakers. Your webcam must be set up and tested in advance so that your whole body is shown in the video screen with speakers and microphone working.

Bookings: Once you have purchased this product, instructor Nicola will contact you to arrange your lesson time. If you would like to check in advance whether a particular time/date is available, please contact Nicola in advance.

Terms: 24 hours notice for cancellations, no refunds within this time frame.

As with all medical conditions, injuries and/or ill-health, please consult with your Doctor prior to starting a class. Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation are not a replacement for conventional medical treatment. All students will be required to complete a medical history form prior to joining a class.