Tai Chi

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the ancient Chinese art of tai chi. With regular practice, tai chi provides a means with which to strengthen mind and body. It combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow, flowing and easy movements that do not stress the joints or muscles. Studies suggest that it can help reduce stress, improve posture, balance and general mobility and increase muscle strength in the legs. Tai Chi is essentially a gentle activity that is unlikely to cause injury

Location: Camden

Course Content

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.

Independent Learning

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.

Qualification you will achieve

There is no qualification with this course

Next Steps and Progression

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 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.

Additional Costs

WM College provides financial support for some course fees, which is based on eligibility criteria. More information on how you may meet the criteria and what evidence you will be asked to provide can be found here [LINK] Our Learner Services team at learnerservice@wmcollege.ac.uk or our Camden or Kentish Town sites, can provide further advice based on your personal circumstances.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk