Community Tai Chi Classes

Chris Jones performing taijiquan
Chris Jones of Tai Ji Circle

All classes are suspended due to the government lockdown for the Coronavirus, we will give you notification of Chris’s Free online sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, please email us for the url to join in. 

Join Chris on Tuesday lunchtimes, Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings, relax your body and mind with her London community tai chi classes. They focus on improvements to posture, balance, coordination and increasing strength, to help in the avoidance of falls and give an increased sense of wellbeing and relaxation.

Tuesday Lunchtime TJC Community Class in Camden
Chris is teaching Foundation Chen taijiquan in this class, with an emphasis on relaxation, posture correction and increasing strength, gaining an understanding of the basic principles and the health benefits of training. With silk reeling and preliminary exercises, and the Chen 9 Part form created by Chen Xiao Wang for beginners to tai chi.

TIME: 13:00-14:00
FEE: £4.00 per session
VENUE: St Paul’s Church Hall, Camden Square, London, NW1 9XG
email queries to Chris: [email protected]

Monday Age UK Class at the Meritage Centre – Hendon
TIME: 10:30-11:30
VENUE: Meritage Centre Church End, Hendon, London NW4 4JT
FEE: £4.00 per session

Thursday Age UK Class at the Meritage Centre – Hendon
TIME: 11:00-12:00 noon
VENUE: Meritage Centre Church End, Hendon, London NW4 4JT
FEE: £4.00 per session

These Age UK’s over 50’s class will help to relieve tension and stiffness, build strength in standing and improve coordination and balance. The session  will contain warm-ups, some standing practice and silk reeling exercises, the Tai Chi Qi Gong 18 set for gaining strength and improving balance,  and we finish with relaxing seated meditation.

Booking please contact  Age UK Barnet: 020 8432 1420
Or email Chris: [email protected]

Thursdays Tai Chi for Parkinson’s at the Edgware Hospital
TIME: 14:30-15:30
VENUE: The Parkinson’s Unit, Edgware Community Hospital, Edgware, HA8 0AD
FEE: £5.00 per session

Class targeted at those with Parkinson’s Disease, this class helps with releasing stress, to build strength and improve coordination and balance. The session contain joint warm-ups,  and part of the Tai Chi Qi Gong 18 set and Foundation Chen silk reeling exercises. We alternate standing and seated practice, and finish with relaxing seated meditation.

Booking email Chris: [email protected]

Friday Tai Chi Class in Notting Hill
Chris is teaching Foundation Chen taijiquan in this class. It is primarily  standing Chen Foundation hand and stepping exercises to help balance, strength and coordination, and learning the short Chen 9 Part Form. The class can be practiced seated if necessary. We finish this class with 10 mins seated relaxation.

TIME: 12:30-13:30 noon (from Friday 22 January 2020)
FEE: No fee
VENUE: Essex Unitarian Church off Notting Hill Gate, W11

The Notting Hill class is sponsored by The Kensington and Chelsea Forum for Older Residents, so please contact them to book a place.

The Kensington and Chelsea Forum for Older Residents
155A Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 5TX
Tel: 0207 352 1336
Email: [email protected]
www.kensingtonandchelseaforum.org.uk
www.seniorhealthandwellbeing.co.uk
CIO Registered Charity No: 1158108

All classes can be practiced seated if necessary.
Best to wear lose comfortable clothes/trousers for gentle exercise and flat shoes or trainers for maximum comfort. Avoid eating a really heavy meal beforehand, but make sure you’ve had breakfast!