Traditional Tai Chi Classes in St Albans, Hertfordshire

Weekly Classes

Trinity United Reformed Church, St Albans, HertfordshireTraditional Chen Style Tai Chi Classes are held weekly on Monday evenings from 7.15 pm to 8.45 pm.

At: Trinity United Reformed Church,  1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans,  AL1 3RD - we're 2 minutes from St Albans Station so easily accessible from Harpenden, Radlett, and Elstree & Borehamwood.

We meet in the Main Hall, which is a wonderful space for Tai Chi. Please enter through the main entrance, and press the 'Hall' button on the intercom immediately to the right, as there are several meeting rooms/halls in this beautiful old building.

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

Try a class without obligation!

  • Beginners: £8, from 7.15 pm  to 8.15 pm
  • All Levels: £12, from 7.15 pm to 8.45 pm

To find out more or visit us:

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 first 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.

In the remaining half hour we practise one of the Chen-style forms including the Sword and Spear forms.