Tai Chi Classes Sutton Coldfield
We now have four Tai Chi classes each week in Sutton Coldfield, as well as one in Streetly.
The classes are on Thursdays – from 2.00pm till 3.00pm, and a beginners class from 3:00pm till 4:00pm. These classes are held at St Peters Church Hall: Maney Hill Road (off Birmingham Road),
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1JJ
We have now re-opened Thursday evening’s class at Sutton Coldfield Methodist Church, South Parade, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1QY from 7:30 ’till 9:00 which anyone can attend.
If you live in Sutton Coldfield or in the surrounding towns and villages of Wishaw, Walmley, Perry Barr, Four Oaks, Pype Hayes, Wylde Green, Minworth, Wishaw, Aston, Little Aston, Mere Green, Curdworth, Water Orton, Hamstead or Boldmere, Coleshill this is the ideal way for you to try Tai Chi, or to extend your existing knowledge of this incredible exercise.
These classes include people of all abilities, and beginners are encouraged and made to feel very welcome.
We start with gentle warm-up exercises which relax the body and stretch the muscles. Then we usually move on to some Chi Kungs, which are short repeated exercises that combine motion and breath and help the Chi (life energy) to circulate around the body. Tai Chi is an exercise that works on your whole body, improving your fitness and balance whilst being gentle on your joints and muscles and helping you learn to relax.
We teach the Yang style of Tai Chi, the most common style found in the west, so after warm-ups and Chi Kung work, we then move on to practice Yang Style Long Form. Don’t worry if you don’t know what that means, as we explain everything as we go along. The form is the fifteen-minute gentle flowing exercise often seen in Chinese parks and is what many in the West think of when they hear the words, Tai Chi. We take you through it step-by-step. We learn in pieces, and repeat repeatedly!
Here are some comments from class members:“What do I get out of going to this Tai Chi class? The main thing is a sense of relaxation while participating in physical exercise. Closely followed by a huge sense of companionship and humour shared among the group’s members!” – Kareen.
“I needed an exercise regime, but was too old to play football, too poor to afford gym fees, and too lazy to go jogging! During each class, I’d feel the tension drain out of my shoulders, and the week’s work-related garbage trickle out of my mind. I’ve also realised that the slow movements are ultimately a method for training the body to be able to fight without relying on muscular strength, and because of these classes I’m much better equipped to handle confrontation out in the wild world when it can’t be avoided.” – James
You can join whichever time of class suits you the best, and all classes contain a mix of abilities, from beginners to more advanced. If you’d like any more information, just get in touch.