Tai Chi - Exercises for Beginners | Broadstairs Adult Education Centre

Tai Chi - Exercises for Beginners at Broadstairs Adult Education Centre

Tai Chi - Exercises for Beginners at Broadstairs Adult Education Centre

Price: £114.00 Starts: 27/02/2020 Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Tutor: Tamar Hirshfeld Ends: 16/07/2020 Location: Broadstairs Adult Education Centre
Level: Level 1 Day of Week: THU Duration: 17 weeks

About this course

Tai Chi is a soft and gentle form of exercise of body and mind. We work by moving the body while practicing a focused attention on our movement. Progress is slow to allow students to ‘absorb’ the movement through their body as well as to develop the necessary awareness to the way the body moves and the patterns of thinking of the mind. After some practice people usually become better at connecting body and mind in a quiet and focused manner. This is why Tai Chi is considered as a form of Moving Meditation.
The Beginners course focuses on different Qigong exercises, breathing techniques and individual Tai Chi exercises and movements.
At the end of the course students should be a little more familiar with the philosophy and terminology of Tai Chi, they will be able to demonstrate a few Tai Chi exercises and to practice some relaxation methods.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by a qualified and experienced Tai Chi tutor. Teaching methods will include demonstration, explanation, discussion and times for question and answer sessions. Your tutor will demonstrate movements and talk you through all sequences. Activities will be adapted to suit individual needs and capabilities. You will be carefully observed to ensure that you are working safely and be encouraged to monitor and record your progression on the course.
To assist us in providing a safe and healthy environment for you to exercise you will be asked to complete a Confidential Health Questionnaire. Your progress will be monitored through a Learning record and your own personal learning diary or fitness log.

What do I need to bring with me?

Loose comfortable clothes, soft cotton shoes or thick socks.

What can I do next?

Specialist advice is available from your tutor to help identify the next suitable course for you. Alternatively visit our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.

What do I need to join the course

This course is suitable for all.

Please take a moment to consider the list below. If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed, please check with a medical practitioner whether it is suitable for you to undertake an exercise programme and bring a referral letter from your doctor to your tutor. If you have not checked, or if it is not suitable, please do not participate in this class.

- Do you ever have pains in your chest?
- Have you had any operations or injuries in the last year?
- Do you often feel faint or have spells of dizziness?
- Are you receiving medication for any condition?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Do you have a bone or joint problem, such as Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Back or knee
problems?

If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. We will discuss options with you and do our best to provide the support you would like.

About the Tutor: Tamar Hirshfeld

Tamar has been a qualified Tai Chi and Qigong teacher since 1998. Her teacher was one of John Kells’ first disciples in London in the 1970s. She is a member of the TCUGB (the British Tai Chi Union) and teaches the Cheng Man-Ching Yang style, which focuses on softness and relaxation of body and mind through Tai Chi.

In the past twelve years Tamar has been dedicating herself to exploring ways of adapting Tai Chi to make it accessible, enjoyable and effective for people of all levels, abilities and needs. As

such, she delivers Chair based sessions, uses Tai Chi techniques for depression and stress management, and works with children and young people on the autistic spectrum. The sessions follow the Tai Chi way and philosophy and focus on using aspects of this art and adapt them to

best suit the individual. Classes focus on Tai Chi as meditation in movement, and involve breathing exercises and soft flowing movements that work as tools to connect awareness of body and mind.

Testimonial:
“(On the first class) we went through some very simple relaxation techniques, and I left feeling almost lighter in body and soul. I used to suffer from excruciating tension headaches and since (I started Tai Chi classes) I haven’t had one.”
(Sandy, Ramsgate)
“… the utmost patience, understanding and respect of individuals-to hold group sessions that make each student feel as if they have been especially tailored for him or her. An inspiration.”
(Carey, 46, London)

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Getting there

Broadstairs Adult Education Centre
Hilderstone Centre
St. Peters Road
Broadstairs
Thanet
Kent
CT10 2JW


If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code BRO/78357/H/LC.
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