Tai Chi Livestream

Online Chen Tai Chi Classes

Learn traditional Chen Tai Chi from the comfort of your own home. Instructor Nicola teaches two classes per week, a structured learning form class and a silk reeling and Chen Tai Chi foundations class.  Our lessons aim to give momentum to your home practice. Learn how to improve your posture, how to apply the body mechanics and develop the principles. Bring your quality of Tai Chi movements to life. Beginners welcome.

Tai Chi Foundations – Sundays 10.15am to 11.30am
Tai Chi Form – New class uploaded Wednesdays – Video on Demand

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Chen Tai Chi Schedule Casual May June 23Foundations / Jibengong – Live Class on Zoom

  • Day: Sunday 10:15am – 11.30am.
  • Format: Live on Zoom.
  • Upcoming Dates: 7, 14, 21, 28 May and 4, 11, 18, 25 June.
  • Content: Chen Tai Chi foundations and silk reeling exercises (Jibengong)
  • Level: Beginners welcome.
  • Format: Interactive via student web cam and chat function on Zoom.

 


Chen Tai Chi Schedule Form ClassForm / Tao Lu – Video on Demand

  • Day: Wednesday.
  • Format: Video on demand uploaded to Vimeo.
  • Upcoming Dates: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May and 7, 14, 21 June. 
  • 8 Week Form Course: Chen Tai Chi five elements short form and Chen Tai Chi four corners.
  • Level: Beginners welcome, some experience preferred.
  • * Please note no form classes will run during July and August 2023.

 

Chen Tai Chi Schedule 15 Form

Form / Tao Lu – Video on Demand

  • Day: Thursday.
  • Format: Video on demand uploaded to Vimeo.
  • Upcoming Dates: 7, 14, 21, 28 September, 5, 12, 19, 26 October, 2, 9, 16, 23 November. 
  • 8 Week Form Course: Chen Tai Chi 15 short form (first 15 moves of the Laojia Yi Lu long form).
  • Level: Beginners welcome, some experience preferred.
  • * Please note no form classes will run during July and August 2023.

 


Lesson Details

  • Lesson Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • Time Zone: UK time zone. Currently ‘British Summer Time’.
  • Small Class Size: Maximum 10 students per live class.
  • Instructor:  Nicola of Earth Balance Tai Chi.

Tai Chi Qigong Monthly Classes

OPEN LIVE STREAM ACCESS

  • What do you get in a YANG monthly subscription?
  • Access to live stream and video on demand classes.
  • Total:  16 classes per month.
  • Hibernating Bear: 4 x classes per month. VIDEO ON DEMAND.
  • Chen Tai Chi Foundations: 4 x classes per month. LIVE ON ZOOM.
  • Chen Tai Chi Form: 4 x classes per month. VIDEO ON DEMAND. * Please note no form classes will run during July and August 2023.
  • Qigong on Rotation: 4 x classes per month. LIVE ON ZOOM.
  • Plus any ad-hoc workshops / events.

Chen Tai Chi Trial Class

TRIAL CLASS

  • Cost: £5 for one live-stream class.
  • What do you get? Access to 1 Live Class.
  • Chose the date you wish to attend and make your booking up to 6 days before.
  • No Access: To Vimeo recordings.
  • No Access: To our private online network.

 


Chen Tai Chi Full SubscriptionYANG SUBSCRIPTION

  • Cost: £40 per month subscription.
  • What do you get? Full Access.
  • All live stream Zoom classes – interactive via web cam, receive guidance & ask questions.
  • All video recordings on Vimeo available for 1 month.
  • Access to our online Tai Chi & Qigong community, a private network and support group.
  • Payment Terms: Monthly automatic renewal. Cancellations apply to the next monthly payment date.

Chen Tai Chi Offline Subscription

YIN SUBSCRIPTION

  • Cost: £20 per month subscription.
  • What do you get? Offline Access.
  • All video recordings on Vimeo available for 1 month.
  • Access to our online Tai Chi & Qigong community, a private network and support group.
  • No Access: To live stream Zoom classes – interactive via web cam, receive guidance & ask questions.
  • Payment Terms: Monthly automatic renewal. Cancellations apply to the next monthly payment date.

FOUNDATIONS / JIBENGONG – About the classes

Everyone is welcome to join this livestream, no experience is needed, beginners encouraged to join us.  These classes are casual study, join anytime, with all levels training together. Designed to give momentum to your Chen Tai Chi practice whatever stage of learning you are at. Expand your home practice with traditional training, developing the body mechanics and principles. What to expect:

Livestream: Via Zoom.  Sign up for a free account and download the app. Students to have their webcams on during the class to receive feedback and guided adjustments.  Microphones on mute, use the chat function for questions during the class. You will not appear visually on the recordings.


FORM / TAO LU – About the classes

Everyone is welcome to join this livestream. These classes are formal study, learning the Chen Tai Chi forms with structured progression week by week. Designed for students who enjoy a challenge and are keen to learn a traditional routine. The sessions are pre-recorded and released on Vimeo weekly. Students can send questions & videos to instructor Nicola via email, who will bring these learning points in to the next session. What to expect:

Livestream: Via Zoom.  Sign up for a free account and download the app.  A pre-recording will be premiered each week on Zoom.  Join Zoom as normal and the video will be played to follow along to. Send your questions and videos to be answered in the next session.


Zoom and Vimeo

Video Catch Up: The live-streams will be recorded, you will have access to the previous 4 classes via Vimeo.  Once your subscription is active, you will be sent the Vimeo link (does not apply to the trial week).

Booking Notice: Your account needs to be set up manually. Please purchase your subscription with a minimum of 24 hours notice of the first livestream class you want to attend i.e. do not purchase the subscription on the day of the lesson. Thank you.

Contact: Any questions please contact Nicola here.

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

Suited To:  No experience needed. All of the movements will be performed standing up with stepping and walking exercises. You must be able to stand and move around for 1 hour and 15 minutes. The movements can be demanding on the body. This livestream class is not suitable for students with chronic health, who will continue to be taught under private tuition and in the Hibernating Bear livestream.

Space: You need enough room to step two to three times in any direction whilst moving your arms to the side and over-head.

Medical History: 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.  Please advise instructor Nicola prior to class of any medical conditions, injuries and/or ill-health that may prevent you from safely taking part.


Terms of Online Purchases

TermsBy subscribing to the livestream you are in agreement with the terms noted here.

Payment: Automatic monthly subscription via PayPal.

Trial Cancellations: No changes, refunds or cancellations of the trial class.

Subscription Cancellations:  You can cancel the subscription from within your PayPal account. Read Paypal’s instructions here. This will cancel your next monthly payment and no further payments will be debited. You will continue to receive the livestream service until the end of your pre-paid month. No refunds permitted for cancelling mid subscription.

Defaulted Subscription Payments:  As a student you are responsible for paying on time. If your subscription payment defaults on renewal, your subscription will be cancelled and access to the service will cease on that date. You will only be able to access the livestream classes and Vimeo account once again when you purchase a new subscription.

Recordings: These will be available to watch via Vimeo, a video streaming platform.

Annual Leave: The cost takes into account six lessons as annual leave per year. Livestreams during annual leave will be pre-recorded and uploaded to Vimeo. In the event of illness, livestreams will not go ahead as planned  and will be post-recorded and uploaded to Vimeo.

Requirements: A good size PC monitor, a good internet connection and computer speakers. Best suited to a laptop or home PC. Mobile devices are not suitable for the livestream as the screen size is too small.

Legal: We are based in the UK and governed by UK jurisdiction.

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