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Tai Chi Residential at Belsey Bridge

18 September 2018
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We had fabulous weather this year for our annual residential at Belsey Bridge near Bungay with everybody practicing hard and enjoying themselves in sunshine for the whole weekend. Food, as ever was brilliant and we had the pleasure of meeting the Norwich 76 Textile Group who produced some wonderful embroidery, rust dying and tie dying […]

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Partner work – why don’t people like it until they try it?

5 September 2018

I have learned through painful experience that partner work and physical corrections make up a potentially very sensitive subject – martial arts people will probably wonder why I am bothering to write about this at all – whereas beginners or people with no experience of interpersonal physical activity may well recoil that I even dream […]

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2018 Shefford Tai Chi Festival review – World Health Organisation World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day.

30 April 2018
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We had a brilliant day again this year – despite the weather many more people came than last year and lots stayed for the whole day – we were delighted to see everybody. There was a lot of interest in all the classes starting with Tai Chi exercises to loosen up the body and a […]

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World Tai Chi Day – Shefford Tai Chi Festival

30 April 2017
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The last Saturday in April is designated by the World Health Organisation as World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day – so this year we decided to have a festival of Tai Chi and related arts at the Community Hall in Shefford. And it was BRILLIANT! As a first event we set our sights high […]

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Healthy Movement From Tai Chi & Alexander Technique

30 January 2017
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The following article was recently published by Kindred Spirit magazine: Over my many years of studying and teaching Tai Chi I have recognised that much of individual movement stems from habit – we learn to walk at around 1 year old and then pay it little attention to it until some 60 or so years later when, […]

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Residential weekend – retreat/workshop

17 November 2016
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On 12-14 May 2017 at the Belsey Bridge Conference Centre, Suffolk we will be holding our first  Alternative Health Exercises Residential Weekend – of gentle movement and body awareness exercises in a environment of light humour and relaxation. The weekend program will be based on our popular seminar series of exercises  developed  from Tai Chi &  Alexander Technique with  elements of dance incorporated  into two days of mindfulness exercises  and meditation ‐ developing a practical  way of being. Widely experienced Alexander teacher  Judy Hammond and long‐term Tai Chi  instructor Ian Deavin have created […]

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More senior training at Shefford Tai Chi

9 May 2016

We have had some useful discussion in classes recently, with a lot of people expressing their interest in more senior training. I am therefore pleased to let you know that I will be extending the Hitchin class on Fridays to 2 ½ hours from May 27 in order to accommodate this. At the same time […]

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CIAA Tai Chi seminar with Karel and Eva Koskuba

20 April 2016
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Our group from Shefford, Luton, Hitchin and Letchworth had a lovely trip to Swallowfield yesterday where Karel and Eva of the Chinese Internal Arts Association looked after us brilliantly with a full 3 hour seminar of exercises, questions/answers and explanations. Beginners and more experienced students alike found it informative and motivating with “much food for thought” […]

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Change of venue for Tai Chi Beginner/Improvers classes in Hitchin

22 February 2016
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Our original Chen Style Tai Chi, weekly beginners/improvers drop-in classes will be moving to a new venue from the 11th March 2016 with a new time of 19.00-20.30. – so students will benefit from a longer class (1 1/2 hours), for the same price as previously (£7.00). Venue: Tilehouse Street Baptist Church, Upper Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2EE. Get […]

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Tai Chi Beginner classes in Hitchin

22 December 2015
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Original Chen Style Tai Chi, weekly beginners drop-in classes from January 8th 2016 at 6pm. Venue: JS Dance Academy, 1st Floor, 3 Bury Mead Road, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1RT. I am pleased to be running a new beginners class in Hitchin for 2016 – this will be at the delightful J.S. Dance Academy studio on the edge of Bury Mead […]

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