Traditional Tai Chi Classes in St Albans, Hertfordshire

We are a small friendly mixed-ability group practising Chen Style Tai Chi, and we welcome new members of any level!

Weekly Classes in Verulamium Park

Meet on Saturdays in the field opposite the running track car park. You'll see us under the trees to the right.
10.45 - 11.45 am  for beginners £8 (contact Anne to reserve a place), improvers then continue the class to 12.15. £12

To find out more please contact: annegathercole@hotmail.com or on 07763 550589

A Typical Class...

  • Typically we start with a set of Warm-Up exercises
  • Then 'Standing Practice' (Zhan Zhuang) - a powerful internal practice where a static Qigong posture is held for a period of time, as a meditation and stillness exercise, focusing on relaxation, softening the body, lowering the heart rate and slowing the breath.
  • This may be followed by 'Silk Reeling' and then detailed practice of a small part of one of the Chen style forms (forms are sets of movements)

This Beginners hour is well-suited for people of any level to develop the key elements needed for Tai Chi and provides a routine that all can practise between classes.

'Improvers' also practise other Chen-style forms including the Sword and Spear forms.