Qigong (Tai Chi) in Bicester
Qigong classes take place on Tuesday mornings at 10.45.
Qigong, also known as Chigong, is very similar to Tai Chi.
Slow, gentle, standing movements ease tension from body and mind. Co-ordinated with the breath, the movements are formed into sequences, so that you can become totally immersed in what you are doing - giving you 'mental space' from the busyness of life.
In addition to the standing movements, my classes include some breath work - done seated in a chair, and also some short meditations.
You'll leave the class feeling refreshed and calm ready to enjoy the rest of your day.
You wear normal, loose clothing that you can move around in comfortably. Soft soled shoes are a good idea so that you can feel the floor beneath your feet (or you may choose to be barefoot). No mat or any other equipment is needed.
Benefits of Qigong include:
- Reduces stress
- Relaxes body
- Calms mind
- Increases flexibility and strength
- Improves balance
- Supports overall wellbeing
Because the movements are slow and gentle, and performed standing, they are ideal for anyone who has troublesome knees or who finds it difficult to get up and down from the floor - though all, not just those who are less mobile, will benefit and are very welcome at classes.
New arrangements from 7 September
I hope to resume face to face classes from week commencing 7 September at The Clifton Centre, Ashdene Road, Bicester. OX26 2BH. It may also be possible to live stream the classes taking place at venues to give additional classes for you to choose from.
There will be four pricing options for face to face and online classes which are all 60 minutes long:
- Freedom Pass: £49 for 4 consecutive weeks – includes 2 face to faces classes a week and as many online classes as you wish - yoga, qigong and pilates.
- 4 class Pass: £30 for 1 face to face class a week. You are welcome to swap to an online class anytime you need to - yoga, qigong and pilates. There are no ‘carry overs’ for missed classes
- Pay as you go face to face classes: £9. Subject to availability.
- Pay as you go online classes: £6
Booking your Place
All face to face classes must be pre-booked. This is because due to social distancing, places are extremely limited and for track and trace I need to have a 100% accurate record of attendance and also avoids the need to handle cash. If you have not booked, you will not be admitted.
Class booking terms and conditions:
Health questionnaire to be completed prior to commencing first class. If you elect to pay the 'consecutive weeks' rate to benefit from the reduced price, all classes must be taken within that term - no carry overs. All face to face classes must be pre-booked. Freedom Pass is non transferrable and runs for 4 weeks from date of issue.