Tai Chi: Wisdom for Late Summer (M0857CF21)


The Yews, Haywards Heath


09:00 - 12:00


3 hours x 1 session

Matthew Ward

03456 01 01 61

Cost breakdown

Tuition fee£19.50
Total cost£19.50


Concessions available if you are: 65 or over or on a means tested benefit (evidence required)

What is the course about?

Late summer is the perfect time for understanding the healing energy of the earth and develop and practise techniques that benefit the spleen and stomach. We will study Taoist Breathing techniques for the spleen including the ‘Earth Breath’ which is expansive and is In and out through nose. There is also Alternate nostril breathing to bring calm and balance. We will practice the Healing sound for the spleen (‘Fu’ or ‘Hoo’ like blowing out a candle) which is traditionally used to expel any last coldness before we move into autumn. In part 1 we will look at The 8 Energies of Tai Chi (Pung, Lu, An, Ji, Tsai, Lieh, Jao and Kao) and in part 2 we will look at the 5 Elements Warrior Set (Scoop the sea to benefit the kidneys, Push the waves and tide to benefit the liver, Weaving Shuttles to benefit the heart, Looking though the diamond to benefit the spleen, and Pigeon flaps its wings to benefit the lungs). We will also be looking at tips for Staying Healthy in late summer including Diet, Exercise and lifestyle tips from Chinese medicine.

Tai Chi exercises are gentle and are beneficial for both the mind and body. Here are just a few of the many benefits you might discover. Deep Relaxation allows time for the body to rebalance and repair itself, deep breathing resets the endocrine system turning off the stress hormones and increasing calm and happy hormones, deep breathing and stretching increases circulation of blood and nourishes and refreshes every cell in the body. Our Slow walking techniques improve balance and Postural alignment allows organs to function better. The gentle squeezing and stretching techniques pump the lymph, remove toxins as well as refreshing organs, glands and muscles

What previous experience, knowledge or qualifications do I need for this course?

Although prior knowledge of Tai Chi, Qigong or yoga is always useful, complete beginners are also welcome. The exercises can be developed deeper and deeper so there is always something new to learn.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please wear loose comfy clothes suitable for an exercise class and either flat shoes or warm socks. Please bring a bottle of water with you. Please also bring a yoga mat or similar to sit on if you have one as well as cushions and blankets to keep yourself comfortable and warm.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course.

What can I do next?

If you would like more information about progression or enrolling onto another course, please speak to your tutor or a member of staff by calling 0345 601 01 61 or emailing [email protected]

Course Location

The Yews
55 Boltro Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1BJ