|What does it entail?|
T’ai Chi is a gentle, wholistic practise that that incorporates mind and body, breath and posture and movement and relaxation through the learning and practise of soft, flowing movements. Originating in China it is practised by people of all ages and types around the world. It has been shown to be an aid to help release stress, improve posture, stability and movement and can help us manage long term conditions of all types.
|These classes offer specially adapted seated exercises incorporating the essential health benefits of T’ai Chi in an accessible but challenging format.|
The classes will consist of a mixture of seated and standing exercises; the emphasis is on personal achievement and development and participants will be encouraged to work at
their own pace to develop an understanding of the principles of this diverse art, and how they can be integrated in to each person’s life.
After the class, there will opportunity to have a drink and a chat with other participants.
| Instructor: Mike Tabrett|
Mike began to train in T’ai Chi in 1983 and started teaching in 1988. He teaches in a variety of contexts including traditional classes teaching sequences of movement, specially adapted classes tailored to meet the needs of specific groups of people such as people with learning difficulties and those who have survived a stroke and teaches locally in day centres, hospitals and community education and is lead tutor for a small local T’ai Chi school called Grey-Heron Internal Arts.
He has delivered training to physiotherapists and other health care professionals to help them integrate T’ai chi principles in to their own work. He has developed a special set of chair based exercises (‘Integrated T’ai Chi’) to enable people who might find themselves unable to attend a mainstream class. He has also trained T’ai Chi teachers to work is specialised environments and has been honoured for this work by being made an Honorary Vice-President of the T’ai Chi Union for Great Britain, a national umbrella group for T’ai Chi in this country.