Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Q: How much do the classes cost?
A: Regular weekly classes are £7 per session pay-as-you-go, or £6 equivalent if paying calendar monthly in advance. Advance monthly payments do not 'carry-forward' and are non-refundable, but if you are unable to attend your regular class then subject to availability you are welcome to attend an alternative class within 6 days of the class missed.
The cost of monthly weapons training is relative to numbers of participants, generally these classes have lower student numbers, and this coupled with the need to hire a large training venue, is reflected in fees. If interested in weapons training, please contact to discuss suitability and training fees.
Individual and small group private lessons are £40 per hour inclusive of hall hire.
Q: Can I attend more than one class?
A: Yes, you are welcome to move between classes; after paying for your first class, then any additional classes within the same week, Sunday to Saturday, have a reduced training fee of £5 per session.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Wear anything comfortable and non-restrictive to movement, with lightweight and flexible footwear (or barefoot). Tao Heart Tai Chi logo clothing ~ T-shirts (long or short sleeve), Polo shirts, Sweatshirts and 'Hoodies' can be purchased to order in a range of colours, with a choice of logo colour, but you do not have to wear these.
Q: I’ve never done Tai Chi or Qigong before, can I start as a complete beginner?
Q: When do new classes begin?
A: Classes are differentiated, blending whole-class, groups and individual instruction, thus enabling students of different levels to attend the same classes, and therefore new students are welcome to start at any time of the year.
Q: What happens in a class?
A: Tai Chi classes are typically presented in three parts; (i) collective Qigong exercises often with co-ordinated breathing, (ii) followed by differentiated Tai Chi Form teaching and learning, and (iii) closing with meditative Qigong.
Qigong classes are taught collectively and focus specifically on Qigong exercises, routines and sets.
Q: Why practise Qigong?
A: Qigong is an essential and fundamental practice within all styles of Tai Chi.
Q: What is the difference between Tai Chi and Qigong?
A: The answer is multifaceted, but one aspect relevant to learning is that generally Tai Chi Forms involve many sequential movements, while Qigong routines may concentrate on relatively shorter patterns of repeated postures and/or movements, often co-ordinated with breathing.
The benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong practices are similar.
Q: I have some health concerns; can I still join a class?
A: Please contact to discuss concerns and perhaps arrange to view a class, meet the teacher, and reflect on suitability.