Traditional Tai Chi Classes in St Albans, Hertfordshire

Weekly Classes in Verulamium Park (Covid)

Meet by the car park next to the running track.
Beginners: 10.45 - 11.45am  £8 (contact Anne to reserve a place)
Improvers: 12noon - 1.30pm  £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 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.

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

Weekly Classes - Pre Covid

Trinity United Reformed Church, St Albans, Hertfordshire Traditional Chen Style Tai Chi Classes were 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.