Our Friday night Pelsall Tai Chi class is the ideal way to de-stress after a busy week and start the weekend as you mean to go on! It’s an accessible, friendly class which includes members of all abilities, from beginners upwards. Everyone gets on really well, and we’re always pleased to welcome new starters to the group. The class is held from 7.30pm til 9.00pm at Pelsall Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Pelsall, Walsall WS3 4LN, and costs £6 on a pay-as-you-go basis. Please get in touch or read on to find out more about this class.
This class is ideal for people interested in finding out more about tai chi who are based in Pelsall, and also the surrounding areas of Rushall, Shelfield, Brownhills, Great Wyrley, Essington, Clayhanger, Shire Oak, Stonnall and Walsall Wood. If the day or time of this class isn’t suitable for you, please have a look at our classes nearby in Walsall, Aldridge and Bloxwich or in the wider surrounding areas.
In this class, after some gentle warm up exercises to stretch the muscles and relax the body, we usually start with some Chi Kungs. A Chi Kung is a short combination of movements that helps the energy to flow in particular parts of the body, and we will generally do a series of these to help the energies flow and loosen us all up after a hard week!
Then, for the second half of the class we move on to practising Yang Style Long Form. This is the series of flowing movements that we generally think of as “tai chi” here in the West. Here is a video showing part of this Form. Yes, I know it looks complicated, but we take you through it step by step and you learn the movements week by week. You’ll be surprised by what you remember, and if you don’t remember anything, we do it all again the next week!
Just give us a call or email us if you’d like any more information – our details are on the contact page. Alternatively, just turn up one Friday night and join in the class – you would be most welcome. But don’t just take our word for it, here are what a few of our class members had to say:
“I have been taking Tai Chi classes with Steve for almost two years, he is a brilliant teacher, knowledgeable, helpful and positive, and lessons are always interesting and enjoyable. Being in my seventies it is very important for me to maintain general good health and that was my original motive for attending classes. The benefits it has given me is improved balance, flexibility and a feeling of wellbeing. The earlier you start the better but it’s never too late, and it’s fun too.” Derryn
“By doing Tai Chi I have achieved strength through softness. Though the movement is slow, the energy it gives is fast.” Michael