Tao Heart Tai Chi

Tao Heart Tai Chi focusses on Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi, and is taught by Steve Goodeve who is a Senior Instructor registered with the Tai Chi Union Great Britain (TCUGB), and a British Health Qigong Association (BHQA) Instructor.

Traditional and contemporary Qigong* sets, routines and exercises are also taught, both within Qigong specific classes and at the start of Tai Chi classes - please see 'Classes' tab for details.

* Many of the Qigong sets taught are as developed by the Chinese Health Qigong Association (CHQA), and accredited by the British Health Qigong Association (BHQA).

All levels, beginners to advanced, are welcome.


Cheng Man-ch'ing (Zheng Manqing) Tai Chi, Qigong, Zhan Zhuang ('Pole Standing'), 18 Hands Tai Chi, 'Constant Bear' Tai Chi Exercises, Taiji Straight Sword (Jian), Taiji Walking Stick (Zhang), Silk Reeling Exercises (Chan Ssu Jing) and Pushing Hands (Tui Shou).

Getting Started

The art of Tai Chi is rooted in experiential learning.

If you are interested in finding out more about this practice and would like to sample a lesson, ask any questions, or discuss suitability, then please use the contact page to Email and/or telephone Tao Heart Tai Chi.

About Tai Chi & Qigong

Tai Chi brings together movement and meditation.

Tai Chi has low impact; slow, soft repetitive movements which can help bring about a state of mental calm, while improving body awareness, balance, flexibility and suppleness.

Tai Chi movements emphasise spinal alignment, co-ordinated sequential movement, work a variety of different muscles, and can strengthen joints, ligaments, and tendons by working towards improving flexibility and range of motion.

Tai Chi Form (choreography or movement sequence) may bring awareness of Qi (Chi), the flow of vital energy in the body, and enhance a sense of wellbeing.

Qigong shares many of the same characteristics as Tai Chi (as above); but can be considered to be energy cultivation, and a means to accumulate, circulate and work with Qi (Chi).

Qigong  integrates physical movement or postures, breathing techniques and focussed intent (Yi), to promote harmony between the body and the mind.

Qigong combines meditation and relaxation and may increase awareness of Qi (Chi) sensations.

Regular Weekly Classes:

Redruth: Tuesday  Qigong 6-7pm  &  Tai Chi 7.15-8.30pm

Carbis Bay: Thursday  Tai Chi 6-7.15pm

Newlyn: Sunday  Qigong 10.30-11.30am  &  Monday  Tai Chi 6.30-7.30pm

Individual or small group Private Lessons are available by arrangement.