Sundays 11am-12noon Tai chi, Westbourne Gardens, Liskeard FREE
Mondays 10-10.45 am Tai chi online
Mondays 11.15- 12.15 Somatics online
Wednesdays 10-11am Qigong at Liskerrett Centre, Liskeard
Wednesdays 11.30 - 12.30 Somatics at Liskerrett Centre, Liskeard
Wednesdays 2.30-3.30 pm Tai chi Upton Cross Village Hall, PL14 5AN
Wednesdays 7.30pm Tai chi online
Saturdays 10am once a month Tai chi, Qigong and Bagua
The Zone, Downderry
More Detail about the Classes
Beginners are welcome at all classes. Some are easier than others but the best way to see what suits you is to come along and give it a try.
Sunday 11am Tai chi in the Park at Westbourne Gardens, Liskeard. FREE
We do Qigong to warm up , then chen style silk-reeling exercises, followed by practising part of the Laojia form. At the end, we run through the whole form, or at least a long part of it. Beginners can either watch or join in as best they can.
Monday 10am Tai chi online
Qigong breathing exercises and silk reeling exercises to warm up. Practising parts one and two of the Laojia form.
Monday 11.15am Somatics online
Gentle, slow movements that help release long held tension. We start standing, then lie down for most of the session. Movements are done lying on your back and sides and on your front. The emphasis is on being as comfortable as possible, and moving with care and awareness. You need a mat and some cushions as it's mainly done on the floor. Please see the Somatics page for more details. Recordings of the classes are available.
Wednesday 10am Qigong Liskerrett Community Centre, Liskeard
All exercises can be adapted for sitting. We do gentle Qigong breathing exercises, the Five Daoist exercises, Bagua short sequences and postures, Shen Jin Ba Gu. We work on one of the "Singing Dragon" sequences for a few weeks at a time and then change to another one. These include: Da Wu, Five Animals, Ba Duan Jin, Yi Jin Jing.
Wednesday 11.30am Somatics Liskerrett Centre
We start sitting, do a little standing and walking and then most of the session is done lying down. At the end we walk around again to compare with the beginning. We focus on different aspects of somatics, such as the red light reflex, or on particular parts of the body, such as the shoulders, connecting them to the centre. The emphasis is on moving slowly and with careful attentionr. Please bring a mat and a cushion.
Wednesday 2.30pm Tai chi Upton Cross Village Hall (Linkinhorne Parish Hall)
In this class we study the Laojia long form, starting with silk reeling exercises and then going into detail on a particular sequence of the form. This is one of the more vigorous classes but beginners are welcome to join at any time. After the class we often practise the fan form, which you can learn if you want to stay on an extra 20 minutes.
Wednesday 7.30pm Tai chi online
This is one of the more vigorous classes like the one above at Upton Cross. Beginners are welcome but may feel a bit confused or overwhelmed to begin with. (This is no bad thing)!
Saturday 10am once a month, The Zone, Downderry. Qigong, Tai chi and Bagua
Qigong energy exercises to warm up followed by Tai chi silk reeling exercises. Bagua walking in a circle, holding postures to strengthen, practising short sequences such as "dragon serves tea" and "big boa rolls over" and learning the 8 palm changes of the Bagua form.
Summary of Online classes:
Mondays 10am Tai chi beginners
Mondays 11.15am Somatics
Wednesdays 7.30pm Tai chi intermediate
How to Join: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the ID codes and passwords for the classes.
Outdoor class: FREE!!
Sundays 11am, Westbourne Gardens, Liskeard.
Tai chi - short form from 11-12 then long form and and fan form for people who want to stay on.
Summary of Indoor Classes
Wednesdays 10-11am Liskerrett Centre Liskeard: Qigong. 6 week blocks.
Wednesdays Liskerrett Centre, Liskeard: 11.30am - 12.30pm Somatics. Please bring a mat and cushion.
Wednesdays Upton Cross Village Hall 2.30pm Tai chi.
Saturdays Downderry, The Zone, 10am once a month. Qigong Tai chi and Bagua
Prices and how to pay:
Indoor classes: £8
Online classes: £6
Outdoor class: FREE
Reductions for multiple classes:
2 x £8 classes per week = £14
2 x £6 classes per week = £10
3 x £6 classes per week = £15
4 x £6 classes per week = £20
1 x £8 + 1 x £6 per week class = £12
2 x £6 + 1 x £8 per week class = £18
Unlimited classes per week = £20
Private classes in Tai chi and Clinical Somatics Session = £25
How to pay. Email email@example.com for bank details. Alternatively, cash or cheque is fine.