Tao Heart teaches Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi, and classical & contemporary Qigong practices. Tao Heart also teaches Tai Chi & Qigong within the Daogong Methods of Master Joe Lok.

All classes are taught by Steve Goodeve who is a Senior Instructor registered with the Tai Chi & Qigong Union Great Britain (TCUGB), and a Natural Energy Academy (Hong Kong) / Daogong UK Instructor.

All levels, beginners to more experienced and advanced, are welcome.


Tai Chi:

Yang Cheng-fu Style 108 Postures Traditional Long Form, Cheng Man-ch'ing (Zheng Manqing) 37 Postures Short Form, Immortals Crossing the Sea 16 Postures Form*.

* 'Immortals Crossing the Sea’ Tai Chi Form is as created by Master Joe Lok of the Natural Energy Academy (Hong Kong). This Form is influenced by Wudang and Chen Tai Chi styles, and has 16 Stances, which are named in reference to the legends of the Eight Immortals.


Ba Duan Jin (Eight Pieces of Brocade), Dao Yin Arts, Phoenix in Graceful Clouds of Blessing, Qilin Healing Dao, Shibashi 18-Step Taiji Qigong (1st Set), Six Mantra Healing Sounds, Taiji Stick Exercises, Wu Qin Xi (5 Animals Play), Yi Jin Jing (Tendon/Muscle Strengthening Exercises), Zhan Zhuang (Single-Posture 'Pole' Standing).


Yang Style 42-Step Taijijian (Straight Sword), Taiji Walking Stick (Zhang), Wudang Stick Forms (Wu Dang San Feng Gun)

Please Note: Weapons training is suitable experienced students only - please contact for details

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 try 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 (pronounced chee-gong) is a holistic health practice that integrates short sequences of gentle movements, meditation, and co-ordinated breathing, with the intention of cultivating mind/body harmony, and 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 10:30 - 11:30am


Tuesdays: Dao Yin Dance Qigong

Thursdays: Phoenix in Graceful Clouds of Blessing Tai Chi Qigong

Classes are open school term-dates only

Tai Chi Stick Qigong Workshops 2024 

@ Ditchling Village Hall 9:30am - 12:30pm

Saturday 15th June / Movements 1 - 4

Saturday 13th July / Movements 5 - 8 

(Further Details: please see Workshops)