*** Please note these free classes in Moseley have now finished, but we have several weekly classes in nearby Harborne – just click here for details. If you’re specifically interested in tai chi classes in the Moseley area, we could always start one! If this is the case please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you information regarding any future Moseley tai chi classes *******
(Below is the blogpost from 2013)
We are chuffed to bits to be adding more Free Birmingham Tai Chi classes to our weekly agenda. The two new classes are part of Birmingham City Council’s award-winning Be Active scheme, and are at Holders Lane Fields in Moseley on Thursday evenings 7.00-8.00pm and Saturday mornings 10.30-11.30am. All are welcome.
No prior experience is necessary, these classes are just for fun, to give you an introduction to Tai Chi and how it can help add balance, fitness, and enjoyment to your life. You don’t need to wear special clothes, everyone is welcome to turn up and join in with us. For further information about Holders Lane Fields, their location etc. see here.
The free tai chi classes are part of Birmingham City Council’s award-winning Be-Active scheme.
Our instructors have over 20 years experience of Yang Family Tai Chi, and just as importantly, they are warm, friendly and approachable. The Thursday evening class is ideally timed for an after-work Tai Chi de-stress, and the Saturday morning session will help you start the weekend as you mean to go on – calmly and peacefully! And if you have to turn up late or drop-out early, that’s fine.
Similarly to our classes at the Arcadian Centre for Southside Bid, we’ll start with warm up exercises to loosen the body and prepare for the relaxed (Sung) movements of Tai Chi. We’ll then move on to some simple Chi Kung (Qi Gong) exercises. These are simple to learn and popular with many people as they quickly relax the body, and are easy to remember so you can practice at home.
We’ll then move on to learn the Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Form, piece-by-piece. This is what people usually associate with Tai Chi. The sequence of dance like movements that people think of when they see Chinese people doing daily exercise before work. It’s all for fun, and we’ll start from scratch, so you don’t need to come with anything other than an open mind. Look forward to seeing you there!