Join our drop In Tai Chi and Qigong classes in Newport

Learn to combine graceful deliberate physical movements with a concentrated mind and deep breathing. There are many health and wellbeing benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong practice:  increase flexibility / calm the mind / relax the body / improve circulation / gain new-found energy / hydrate the joints / improve posture / fall prevention / grounding and balance / body awareness / strengthen the muscles / loosen physical tension and help to improve all body systems (lymph, immune, central nervous, digestive, hormone, respiratory etc).


DatesFrom 3 September to 15 October, then ongoing after half term, dates TBA.

Day: Tuesdays

Time:  1.00pm – 2.00pm

Duration:  One hour.

Cost:  £6 for everyone.

Class Type:  This is an open casual class. No need to book in advance.

Payment Method:  Cash on the day. Please try to bring the correct change.

Suited to:  No experience necessary, beginners welcome. Open to all abilities no matter fitness level or physical restriction.

Ages:  18 years to 90+.  If you are able to stand and move for an hour, you are able to practice and benefit from Tai Chi and Qigong. Our students currently range from the age of 18 to 91. We also can accommodate chair based students as the majority of Tai Chi and Qigong movements can be adapted.

Instructor:  Nicola of Earth Balance Tai Chi.

Contact: 07464 831109.

Syllabus: Chen style Tai Chi silk reeling exercises and foundation movements, 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong, 5 Animals Qigong, Qigong for Women and more. This class is suitable for students who wish to study Tai Chi and Qigong casually on a drop-in basis. Read more about this type of class here. Please note this is not a Tai Chi form/routine class.

New Student FAQ Guide:  View this page before joining a class.

Location: The main church hall. Enter the church gate to the right hand side of the church front door as indicated by the red arrow in the image. Please follow the path alongside the church until you reach a white door on your left.  If you reach the double doors at the end of the path, you’ve gone too far as this is the entrance to the small hall.

Address: Newport Methodist Church, Quay St, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5BA


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.  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.

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