Join our drop In Tai Chi and Qigong classes in Newport

Instructor Nicola provides authentic Tai Chi and Qigong training in a drop-in community class. You will learn the power of integrated body movements, with an aligned posture and deep breathing.  Nicola’s teaching style focuses on learning by method not mimic. Every movement has a purpose, whether postural health, physiological health or Traditional Chinese medicine.

Each lesson is stand alone, it does not matter if you miss a week or more, you are welcome to attend when suits. Regular attendance will help you establish a home practice. This class is inclusive, open to all abilities and levels of students, everyone is welcome, whether seated or standing.

There are many health and wellbeing benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong practice: increase flexibility / calm the mind / mental release / improve circulation / gain new-found energy / hydrate the joints / improve posture / fall prevention / grounding and balance / body awareness / strengthen the muscles / increase bone density / detox / loosen physical tension / boost happy brain chemicals / aid chronic pain / improve all body systems (lymph, immune, central nervous, digestive, hormone, respiratory etc).


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:  Our students range from the age of 18 to 91. Some students will stand and move throughout the class, some will be seated throughout, and others will use chairs when needed. The majority of Tai Chi and Qigong movements can be adapted. Please note some parts of the class syllabus will include walking and stepping movements which are performed standing up.

Instructor:  Nicola of Earth Balance Tai Chi.

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.