Tai Chi Qigong Isle of Wight

Tai Chi Qigong Isle of Wight

Instructor Nicola of Earth Balance Tai Chi teaches Chen Tai Chi, Qigong, Hibernating Bear and Taoist meditation across the Isle of Wight. Join our weekly classes in Ryde and Newport, weekend workshops and 121 classes in the studio in Ryde, and 121 outdoor private tuition across the island. Any questions, get in touch here.


Tai Chi Qigong July August Schedule 2024

School Holidays

Island Classes

  • No classes from Friday 16 August until week commencing Monday 2 September.

Zoom Classes

  • No live classes on Zoom from Friday 16 August until week commencing Monday 2 September.
  • Pre-recorded videos will be released on Patreon on Thursdays (Qigong) and Saturdays (Chen Tai Chi) during this time.

Mondays 12pm - Qi Gong

Join our Qigong classes on Monday lunchtimes in Ryde. Learn the ancient art of integrated body movements, embodied awareness, structural efficiency, energetic sensitivity, somatic relaxation and breath work. Where slow movement meets mindfulness.

  • Day/Time: Mondays at 12.00pm - 1.00pm.
  • Upcoming Dates:  3, 10, 17, 24 June, 8, 15, 22, 29 July, and 5, 12 August 2024.
  • No Classes: Bank holiday Mondays and Monday 1 July.
  • Cost: £9 per class.
  • Advance Bookings Only: Booking essential, this class is not a drop-in.
  • Payments: Online via this page.
  • Number of Students: Limited to 8 places. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Level:  Everyone welcome. No experience needed.
  • Studio Etiquette: Indoor shoes, socks or barefoot only in the studio please.
  • Location: The Studio, Ryde Chiropractic, 81 George Street, Ryde, PO33 2JF.
  • Parking: Free on street parking directly outside (unlimited on clinic side and 4 hours on opposite side). Further free on street parking in the surrounding residential areas. The Co-op car park is free for 1 hour and £2.40 for 2 hours.
Ryde Chiropractic The Studio

Tuesdays 6.30pm - Chen Tai Chi

Chen Tai Chi classes cover the traditional syllabus of silk reeling and form training. Develop posture and alignment awareness, movement choreography, Tai Chi principles and breath work. All levels practising and learning together, new beginners welcome, join anytime.

  • Day/Time: Tuesdays at 6.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Upcoming Dates: 4, 11, 18, 25 June, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July, and 6, 13 August.
  • Cost: £8 per class (cash or contactless credit/debit card).
  • Format: Drop-in, pay as you go.
  • Contact: Instructor Nicola to be added to class email list.
  • Location: Prep School Hall, Ryde School with Upper Chine, Queen's Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 3BE.
  • School Gates Code: The school gates are locked. You will need to use a code to open the gate. Please contact Nicola by email, phone or send a WhatsApp message to 07586 591 813 ahead of your first class to receive the code.
  • Directions once through the Locked Gate: Enter through the gate to the right of the inner car park barrier. Follow that building line on the right down a path until you reach a corner. There are signs on the wall opposite and the wall on the right with "PREP years 3-6" written on. These are arrows to the Prep School Hall. Turn into the alley on the right and head for the building entrance, it's a curved bay front with double doors. Also see the photographs in the gallery.
  • Parking: Limited visitor parking to the front of the school. On street parking in the local area, that is free after 6pm.
Ryde Prep School Hall Tai Chi Classes
Ryde School Hall Photo Map
Ryde School Directions
Ryde School Directions
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Ryde Pre School Hall

Wednesdays 10.30am - Tai Chi & Qigong

Chen Tai Chi and Qigong movements to promote health and wellbeing. To calm the mind, strengthen the body and nourish through breath. All levels practising together, new beginners welcome, join anytime.

  • Day/Time: Wednesdays at 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Upcoming Dates: 5, 12, 19, 26 June, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 July, and 14 August.
  • No Class: 7 August.
  • Cost: £8 per class (cash or contactless credit/debit card).
  • Format: Drop-in, pay as you go.
  • Contact: Instructor Nicola to be added to class email list.
  • Location: Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council, 64 High St, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1BA.
  • Directions: Come through the main doors on the High Street, walk to the back of the space, where there is a partition wall with a door into the back studio.
  • Parking: On street short stay in the surrounding roads via app or pay and display. Lugley Street pay and display car park is a short walk away from the venue, the address is 55 Lugley St, Newport PO30 5HA.

Wednesdays 6.45pm - Chen Tai Chi

Learn the traditional Chen Tai Chi syllabus with loosening exercises, standing practice, silk reeling exercises and form training.  All levels practising together, new beginners welcome, join anytime.

  • Day/Time: Wednesdays at 6.45pm - 7.45pm.
  • Upcoming Dates: 4, 11, 18, 25 September. October and ongoing dates TBC.

  • Cost: £8 per class (cash or contactless credit/debit card).
  • Format: Drop-in, pay as you go.
  • Contact: Instructor Nicola to be added to class email list.
  • Location: The Studio, Cinders for Tea, 14 High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6JZ.
  • Parking: The Landguard Road pay and display car park is a short walk away from the venue. Alternatively there is on street parking in the roads behind the venue.


Thursdays 11.30am - Qi Gong

Join our Qigong classes on Thursday mornings in Shanklin. Learn the ancient art of integrated body movements, embodied awareness, structural efficiency, energetic sensitivity, somatic relaxation and breath work. Where slow movement meets mindfulness.

  • Day/Time: Thursdays at 11.30am - 12.30pm.
  • Upcoming Dates: 5, 12, 19, 26 September. October and ongoing dates TBC.

  • Cost: £8 per class (cash or contactless credit/debit card).
  • Format: Drop-in, pay as you go.
  • Contact: Instructor Nicola to be added to class email list.
  • Location: The Studio, Cinders for Tea, 14 High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6JZ.
  • Parking: The Landguard Road pay and display car park is a short walk away from the venue. Alternatively there is on street parking in the roads behind the venue.


Thursdays 6.30pm - Chen Tai Chi

Learn the traditional Chen Tai Chi syllabus with loosening exercises, standing practice, silk reeling exercises and form training.  All levels practising together, new beginners welcome, join anytime.

  • Day/Time: Thursdays at 7.00pm - 8.00pm.
  • Upcoming Dates: 6, 13, 20, 27 June, 11, 18, 25 July, and 1, 8, 15 August.

  • No Class: 4 July due to the venue being used as a polling station.

  • Cost: £8 per class (cash or contactless credit/debit card).
  • Format: Drop-in, pay as you go.
  • Contact: Instructor Nicola to be added to class email list.
  • Location: Victoria Recreation Ground Pavilion, Recreation Ground Road, Newport, PO30 5AH.
  • Parking: A free main car park outside the hall and an over flow on the lane by the recreation ground.

Isle of Wight Workshops

Summer Solstice Workshop

Join me for a Qigong celebration of the summer solstice in 2024. Learn to release physical tension and balance the heart-mind through mindful movements and breath work. Explore Qigong movements and Taoist meditation.

Dates: Saturday 22 June from 1.00pm – 4.00pm.

Cost: £27 per person.

Circle Walking Qigong Workshop

The Eight Energies circle walking Qigong is an integrated mind and body movement practice exploring the 8 Trigrams through movement. Learn the art of walking the circle in this foundation level Qigong workshop.

Dates: Saturday 20 July from 11.00am to 2.00pm.

Cost: £27 per person.

Workshops Location: The Studio, Ryde Chiropractic, 81 George Street, Ryde, PO33 2JF.

Parking: Free on street parking directly outside (unlimited on clinic side and 4 hours on opposite side). Further free on street parking in the surrounding residential areas. The Co-op car park is free for 1 hour and £2.40 for 2 hours.

Ryde Chiropractic The Studio

Outdoor Private Tuition

For those looking for a 1-2-1 personal Tai Chi or Qigong training session. Instructor Nicola offers outdoor training local to Ryde and across the Isle of Wight. Learn traditional movements in a private class, where you will receive in-depth instruction, guidance, and support. Whatever your Tai Chi or Qigong movement goals, Nicola will work with you, offering person centred instruction and a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Cost: £37 per hour + travel expenses.

Location: Outdoors local to Ryde or island wide.

Bookings: Open.

Studio Private Tuition in Ryde

Learn Tai Chi and Qi Gong in the Ryde studio with instructor Nicola. Open to everyone, all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Whether you are looking to learn the art of progressive relaxation with Qigong, or want to learn traditional Chen Tai Chi forms, or you live with chronic illness and would like to explore the Hibernating Bear programme. Nicola supports you as an individual with a person centred approach.

Cost: £48 per hour.

Location: The Studio, Ryde Chiropractic, 81 George Street, Ryde, PO33 2JF.

Bookings: Open.


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.

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