Welcome to Discover Tai Chi™ 

"Another great class today… we're getting the hang of it with the skill and patience of Phil and Helen who are such inspiring instructors."
Evidence based tai chi and qigong taught by a professional educator and an Occupational Therapist.

Helen & Philip - Discover Tai Chi & Qigong - Image by Paula Solloway
Helen and Philip - Discover Tai Chi & Qigong - Image by Paula Solloway

We run regular classes, workshops, presentations and CPD seminars throughout the year.

We take pride in offering a warm welcome and a safe, inclusive space for everyone.

Our CPD days, educational workshops and seminars blend the latest research and practice.
Thanks so much for your hard work and thoughtful preparation during the pilot programme.”  – Dementia Friendly Keighley
We offer our expertise to educational and professional organisations with our consultancy service.

Staff departments have enjoyed our tailored tai chi for workplace wellness.

We have a loyal client base who benefit from the focus and attention of private tuition as well.

Philip and Helen bring an interdisciplinary approach to their work with a keen eye on the latest research to support their programmes.

Contact details at the bottom of the page.


Philip Sheridan
Philip works at the School of Medicine, University of Leeds, teaching various subjects on the 5 year MBChB Medicine and Surgery course as well as post-graduate courses also.

He has studied and practised taijiquan, qigong, and other martial arts over 36 years. Presently, he enjoys the challenge of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu as an adaptive athlete.

He regularly guest lectures across the UK and is in demand as a speaker.

Philip is a respected coach and mentor, a published poet, blogger and writer. 

Patron to VX Global – An exciting all inclusive sport for everyone.
LinkedIn Profile.

CIMPSA Registered

Helen Parsons
Helen - MSc Occupation Therapy and HPC registered.
BSc Sport, Health, Exercise and Nutrition

She has practiced and studied Tai Chi and Qigong over ten years. When she's not working she loves keeping fit with a vigorous a kick-boxing or Brazilian Jiu-jitsu session.

Helen is passionate about evidence based practice for supporting people with their health and well-being.

Fully insured • First aid trained • DBS checked