Tao Heart Tai Chi

Tao Heart Tai Chi focusses on Yang Style Traditional 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 Syllabus below and 'Classes' tab for details).

All levels, beginners to advanced, are welcome.

Syllabus

Tai Chi:

Cheng Man-ch'ing (Zheng Manqing) 37 Short Form, Yang Cheng-fu Style Traditional 108 Long Form, 18 'Hands' Short Form (addendum to Zheng Manqing 37 Short Form).

Qigong:

Ba Duan Jin (Eight Pieces of Brocade), Daoyin Yang Sheng 12 Fa*, Da Wu (Big Dance)*, Shibashi 18-Step Taiji Qigong (1st Set), Liu Zi Jue (6 Healing Sounds)*, Ma Wang Dui Dao Yin Arts*, Taiji Yang Sheng Zhang (Health Preservation Stick Exercises)*, Wu Qin Xi (5 Animals Frolics)*, Yi Jin Jing (Tendon/Muscle Strengthening Exercises).

*Chinese Health Qigong Association (CHQA) sets accredited by the British Health Qigong Association (BHQA).

Other: 

'Constant Bear' Exercises, Da-Lu (Big Roll-Back), Pushing Hands (Tui Shou), Silk Reeling Exercises (Chan Ssu Jing), Taijijian (Straight Sword), Taiji Walking Stick (Zhang), Wudang Stick Forms (Wu Dang San Feng Gun), Zhan Zhuang ('Pole' Standing).

Getting Started

The arts of Tai Chi and Qigong are rooted in experiential learning.

If you are interested in finding out more about these practices 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, meditation and martial arts.

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:

Penzance: Sunday  Qigong 10.30-11.30am

Carbis Bay: Monday  Qigong 9.30-10.30am

Redruth: Tuesday  Qigong 6.15-7.17pm  &  Tai Chi 7.20-8.20pm

Carbis Bay: Thursday  Tai Chi 6.15-7.15pm


+ Regular Monthly Classes (please see Classes Tab)

+ Individual or small group Private Lessons are available by arrangement