Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: How much do the classes cost?

A: Regular weekly classes are the equivalent of £10 per class payable for the full month of classes each calendar month in advance at the first class of the month. Planned absences notified at or before the first class of the month do not have to be paid for, however please note - unplanned absences are not refunded or carried forward. 

PAYG ‘drop-in’ is an optional alternative at £12 per class. 

Payment can either be made in cash or via BACS (please provide cash payment at the first class - BACS details provided on request after initial class).

The cost of weapons training is relative to numbers of participants, generally these classes have fewer participant 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 (up to 4 people sharing) Private Lessons are £48 per hour - if requesting Private Lessons please contact to discuss.


Q: Can I attend more than one class?

A: Yes, you are welcome to move between classes.

Q: What should I wear?

A: Wear anything comfortable and non-restrictive to movement, with lightweight and flexible footwear (or barefoot).

Q: I’ve never done Tai Chi or Qigong before, can I start as a complete beginner?

A: Yes!


Q: When do new classes begin?

A: Classes are differentiated, therefore new participants are welcome to start at any time of the year.


Q: What happens in a class?

A: Classes begin with collective Qigong warm-up exercises often with co-ordinated breathing, followed by differentiated teaching and learning, and closing with meditative Qigong.

Tai Chi Classes focus on a sequence of postures (Form) adding a little each session, whereas Qigong classes usually focus specifically on single Qigong exercises, routines and sets each session.


Q: How do you say Qigong?

A: Qigong is pronounced chee-gong.


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 connected sequential movements, while Qigong routines may concentrate on relatively shorter patterns of repeated postures and/or movements, often symmetrical and 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.