This course exposes students to a traditional Chinese activity that provides students with a positive health and wellbeing experience.
Tai Chi is a system of exercise devoted to physical and mental wellbeing, its origins drawing upon Chinese martial arts. This course introduces you to many of the fundamental movements of Yang style Tai Chi, as well as the ancient Chinese exercises known as Ba Duan Jin. Using a series of slow movements and postures called forms, you utilise slow, flowing movement to develop your intrinsic energy. Gain awareness of the motions of muscles and joints, breathing and movement and experience the restorative effects of mindful exercise. Take time to learn the slow gentle movements of Tai Chi and work towards harmony of mind and a supple body.
This course exposes students to a positive and beneficial activity that can be embraced during the course, and continued post-course.
Leng Chaiwatanatorn was born in Thailand from Chinese parents. When he was young, He learned the Yang Style of Tai Chi from a very famous Tai Chi master, Tung Ing Chiek. Master Tung was a senior disciple of Master Yang Chen Fu, who was the founder of the traditional Yang Style. Leng has been teaching Tai Chi at the CAE since 1979
There is no prerequisite for enrolling in this course.
Please speak to your tutor prior to the first session if you have any health concerns or if you are pregnant.
Please wear comfortable clothing so you can move freely. You will be required to remove your shoes so you may wish to wear socks or bring some with you.
Change rooms are available.
For those with a specific interest in the course topic, as well as students with a general interest in health, fitness and wellbeing activities.