Monday, 15 June 2020

Online Tai Chi Zoom Class

Welcome to our new online tai chi Zoom class.

Tai Chi Foundations by Discover Tai Chi
Tai Chi Foundations by Discover Tai Chi

When do you run your class?

Every Wednesday 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. Helen and Phil will broadcast from their home using the Zoom video conferencing service.

How do I book?

Start your sign-up by clicking the link and then register (book) your class:

What style of tai chi do you teach?

We teach a new research based programme created by us that we call Tai Chi Foundations Part 1 using selected movements from traditional Yang Taijiquan.
Together we will explore the dynamic of yin-yang as an embodied mindful practice for our health and wellness.
We will start each session with some slow, mindful movements, beginning with the most fundamental movement of life - our natural breath cycle.
Tai Chi Foundations Part 1 aims to offer us just that, a foundation to build upon.
We will build our strength, improve our balance, and allow ourselves to experience a deep sense of relaxation.
A true moving meditation.

Who can join, I haven't tried tai chi before?

We've designed this programme for everyone to enjoy. Anyone can join whether your new to tai chi or have practiced tai chi before. You can enjoy the movements seated or standing up and we encourage you to adapt movements to suit your needs and comfort levels.

What is a online tai chi class Zoom like?

Online Zoom classes have become incredibly popular recently for tai chi, yoga, pilates, and fitness classes. Using Zoom's video conferenceing service you can enjoy a live inter-active class with your instructor from the comfort of you home, or anywhere for matter with an internet connection. Follow the instructions once you've signed up and registered your first class.

To get started click the link to sign up to our online booking service, then register (book) your first class:

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Online Tai Chi Course

Looking for the perfect introduction to tai chi and qigong?

Start here:


Sunday, 19 April 2020

Tai Chi and Yin Yang

Learn about tai chi and yin yang in this beautifully illustrated booklet with recommendations for further reading to take your understanding to a deeper level.

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Tai Chi Foundations

Welcome to Tai Chi Foundations

A research based programme of Yang Tai Chi movements that will build strength, improve balance and promote a deep sense of relaxation.

Tai Chi for Health Class at Cliffe Castle Park, Keighley
Tai Chi for Health Class at Cliffe Castle Park, Keighley.

Discover Qigong

Qigong is the modern term for an ancient set of health exercises collectively called Daoyin.

Daoyin exercises integrate mindful practice with a elegant and balanced flow of the whole body with gentle awareness on the breath.

Illustration of Daoyin Tu - The Wellcome Trust, London
Daoyin Tu - Wellcome Trust, London

These exercises have their origins in a range of health and wellness practises called Yangsheng - 养生 - meaning to nourish or cultivate life.

Coordinating the mindful movements with our natural breathing cycle creates a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing.

The scroll above illustrates a Daoyin chart excavated from the Mawangdui Tomb 3 (sealed in 168BC) in the former kingdom of Changsha, called 'Guiding and Pulling Chart'. 

Tai Chi for Health Institute Logo
Tai Chi for Health Institute

Helen and Phil are board certified instructors with Dr Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI).

They teach Tai Chi for Arthritis (TCA) / Falls Prevention (TCA/FP) a rewarding program based upon Sun Style Taijiquan; and Tai Chi for Rehabilitation (TCR) a simple to learn tai chi program that anyone can enjoy seated or standing.

Please do get in touch to discuss the ideal Tai Chi and Qigong session for you.

Telephone: 07528 959091
Facebook Messenger:

Private Tai Chi Tuition

Tai Chi and Qigong Tuition Just for You

Enjoy the benefits of dedicated one to one tuition focused on you.

breath and relax
Breath & Relax
Photo by Max van den Oetelaar on Unsplash

Private Tai Chi tuition with Helen or Philip gives you time to focus on what you would like to achieve.

You may like to:
  • Focus on your posture for ease with certain movement patterns in day to day life
  • Take an in-depth look at the form you have learnt in class
  • Gain greater insight into the purpose behind each movement or sequence
  • Cultivate your awareness of your natural breath cycle.
  • Learn how to take notice of yourself and the world around you
  • Tailor specific movements or sequences to build your strength, balance and coordination
  • Tailor a set of tai chi sequences just for your personal enjoyment
  • Explore how to adapt certain movements or sequences to meet your needs as a consequence of injury, illness or disability
  • Simply enjoy the personal attention you get with a private one to one session at a location of your choice

Please do get in touch to discuss the ideal Tai Chi and Qigong session for you.

Telephone: 07528 959091
Facebook Messenger:

Tai Chi for Workplace Wellness

Bespoke Tai Chi and Qigong programmes for your workplace.

Office Scene
Workplace Wellness
Photo by Headway on Unsplash

Why you might like to offer Tai Chi and Qigong in your workplace:
  • Tai Chi proves a great stress buster that can promote deep relaxation
  • Brings a more mindful level of presence to the workplace
  • Improves overall fitness to counteract those long periods sat at a desk or that long commute
  • Allows you staff team to bond in an authentic way with engaging partner exercises
  • Can provide a much needed positive pause to the routines that make up the working day
  • Proves an important mental and physical boost to start the the day and lovely pick me up to avoid the post-lunch slump
Get in touch and we'll tailor the ideal session for you.

Telephone: 07528 959091
Facebook Messenger:

Monday, 30 March 2020

Tai Chi and Qigong Online

Where can I learn tai chi online?

Start your Tai Chi journey: HERE  OPENS IN A NEW WINDOW 

Hit the pause button, slow down, and find some breathing space.

"Really enjoying the sessions you have created - they are informative and just the right length, with that bit more to think about than in class."
"Love the mirroring teaching method and I also love the text prompts not too many, just right!"
"I really like the text support that flashes up - always exactly when I need it, so I know that somehow you’re working with me. Thanks."
Looking for evidence based tai chi and qigong online taught by a professional educator and a healthcare professional?

Join Phil & Helen with their award winning tai chi and qigong for health and wellness classes. Between them they have over 46 years of indepth experience and teaching practice.

Online Tai Chi & Qigong Tuition
Helen & Phil - Discover Tai Chi

We aim to inspire, teach and empower you to enjoy our evidence based programmes from the comfort of your own home, or anywhere you like.

We have an online portal at our Patreon Page where members gain dedicated access to our exclusive content.

We'll showcase our new evidence based tai chi programme Tai Chi Foundations with a selection of movements from Yang taijiquan based on the most recent research.

Before you know you'll have access to a library of videos and downloads of our favourite qigong/daoyin movements to get you moving anytime.

Helen & Phil - Online Tai Chi
In addition, we'll feature coffee table conversations on the culture and philosophy of tai chi and the associated exercises of daoyin or qigong and their origins in ancient China.

We'll take you on some rather special guided meditations in the great outdoors as a positive approach to help you slow-down, relax and breathe.

You can also join us for our live streams at our Facebook Group @discovertaichi

11:00am every Tuesday and
7:00pm on a Thursday.

If you have any questions please don't hestitate to get in touch. Please do share this post with a family member, a friend or colleague, who you think like this blog post.

We look forward to seeing you online.
Phil & Helen 😊