This course introduces the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi QiGong. The practice integrates gentle, flowing movements with the breath. Studies indicate that a regular Tai Chi QiGong practice enhances vitality, calms the mind, reduces stress and anxiety, and improves posture, balance and general mobility. The gentle rocking motions and stretching movements combined with the rhythmic breathing are suitable for people of all ages as it does not put too much stress on muscles and joints.
If you have a medical condition or any health concerns, or haven't exercised for a long time, speak to your GP before you start this course. Prior knowledge or experience is not required. Loose, comfortable clothing (stretchy) is best.
You will learn and practise some basic tai chi sets of motions. Each set of motions is a sequence of movements that flow smoothly from one into another. Many movements are completed with bent knees in a squat-like position. Over the term, learners will be taught these sequences of slow, flowing movement associated with tai chi, breathing exercises and meditation.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Follow instructor led movements and practise them on your own and with other students with instructor feedback so you will be able to run-through them independently out of class. Practise some of the sequences for yourself at home or anywhere you feel comfortable between classes Giving time to absorb and understand the essential principles of Tai Chi will enable you to enjoy your practice, gain health benefits and progress steadily.
Practise some of the sequences for yourself at home or anywhere you feel comfortable between classes Giving time to absorb and understand the essential principles of Tai Chi will enable you to enjoy your practice, gain health benefits and progress steadily.
You will receive ongoing, regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive way. There is no qualification with this course.
Qualification you will achieve
There is no qualification with this course
Next Steps and Progression
Each learner will spend time talking through their next steps and options with the course teacher. You will be able to develop your skills further on another of our well-being courses and your teacher may also help you to explore other suitable college courses.
For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or phone: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk
Additional Learning Support
Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.