We run a weekly seated tai chi class (for the elderly, disabled, wheelchair-bound) on Friday mornings from 10am-11am in Castle Vale at the Art Zone,10 High Street, Castle Vale, Birmingham B35 7PR. This is next door to the Library on the Community Campus. The class is also handy for nearby towns such as Walmley, Ash, Tyburn, Perry Common, Stechford, Coleshill and Bordesley Green.
This “Chair tai chi” class is suitable for all ages and abilities, most class members tend to do it seated, or you can stand for some and then sit or vice versa. Or you can just stand until you run out of puff! This class is also suitable for the disabled, wheelchairs, the elderly and has with disabled toilet facilities also available.
This class has an emphasis on not taking things too seriously, with nothing set in concrete, but we start with some warm ups to get everything flowing and then tend to do some Chi Kungs, which are repeated exercises that help the Chi (life energy) flow around the body. We often do the Eight Fine Treasures, but if all of this doesn’t mean much to you then don’t worry because we talk you through it bit-by-bit in class.
Everything we teach can be done seated, and our friendly instructor Jenny has experience of working with people of all abilities, we tend to just “go with the flow” and can accommodate all needs. So if you would like to try tai chi in a chair or wheelchair, come along and have a go. You don’t have to have done any tai chi before, beginners are always made very welcome.
For further information please call Jenny on 07971 051 523.