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Tai Chi practice at the festival

After an absence of two years we are delighted to be organising the Shefford Tai Chi Festival once again on Saturday 30 April at the Community Hall from 10.am to 4.00pm.

All are welcome and there will be demonstrations and taster classes running through the day so people can drop in (no charge) when they like and try out Tai Chi exercises – if you have not tried it before but wondered “what is it all about?” then this is a great opportunity to find out and we look forward to meeting you. Refreshments available proceeds to charity.

For directions see here

Tai Chi walking at the Swiss Garden

I am really looking forward to our monthly Tai Chi class in the Swiss Garden after Easter on April 21st – we managed to get outside for our last class and the weather is improving so here’s hoping for a lovely session on the lawn.

The class is working out to be nicely relaxed with a core of beginners who are gradually learning the standard form together with a number of people who drop in to experience relaxed movement in a delightful natural environment. It makes for a nice group dynamic and for myself I like to grab a coffee at 10.00 in the Discovery Centre then wander out to take the class – while students may prefer to wander the gardens after the class and return to the cafe for lunch.

The Swiss Garden team have a full program of Tai Chi, Yoga and Sound Bath experiences in 2022.

Two negative tests this morning so this afternoon class and subsequent ones are back on as normal. All the best Ian

Please check back for Monday class tomorrow.

Ian was practising recently – on his 70th birthday – and remembering all of his teachers past and present.

In particular the old guys in Victoria Park, Hong Kong who would delight in asking “ how old are you?” (40 at the time) and responding “I am 85 “ before unbalancing him and throwing him around the park!

Special thanks to Master Lo Chi Ho who was in his 90s at the time, and his students including Mr Lee who have been an inspiration ever since.

Sunday March 27 class is also cancelled – I appologise for any inconvenience.

There will be no classes on the following days:

Thurs 24 March

Thurs 14 April

Mon 18 April

The class on Thurs 28 April will now start at 3.00

Tai Chi indoors at the Swiss Garden

I do enjoy our classes at the Swiss Garden and so am looking forward to the next session on March 10th at 10.30 – we have been enjoying ourselves and doing good work over the winter with this monthly group at the Discovery Centre (nice coffee!) followed by the opportunity to stay on and wander the gardens.

As usual, classes are targeted at health and wellbeing – a feature of the Swiss Garden 2022 program. This includes falls prevention for people of all ages, and would be a convenient starting point for anyone who has not done Tai Chi before. The class covers exercises and form choreography with information on other aspects including history, body usage, regular practice etc.

Do join us – book here for your gentle, relaxed Tai Chi session.

Tai Chi class at the Swiss Garden

I am delighted to once again run a class at The Swiss Garden Shuttleworth on Thursday Feb 10th – this is turning into a regular monthly event and we are building a group of enthusiasts at this delightful venue.

As usual the class starts at 10.30 and runs to 11.30 – weather and conditions permitting we do our best to run the class in the garden but otherwise there is a large indoor space at the Discovery Centre adjacent to the cafe. Students are welcome to spend time in the garden and take lunch at the cafe after the class.

Classes are targeted at health and welbeing, including falls prevention for people of all ages, and would be a convenient starting point for anyone who has not done Tai Chi before. The class covers exercises and form choreography with information on other aspects including history, body usage, regular practice etc.

Please contact the Garden direct to book your place in this class.

 

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