WELCOME TO TAI CHI FOR BETTER HEALTH
Tai Chi Strengthens the Weak, Raises the Sick, Invigorates the Debilitated and Encourages the Timid - Cheng Man Ch'ing
ABOUT TAI CHI FOR BETTER HEALTH
Tai Chi for Better Health is a Community Interest Company (CIC) dedicated to training Tai Chi Instructors in Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi. Shibashi is an easy Tai Chi to learn and is a set of 18 movements. The benefits of this form of Tai Chi include better balance, improved mobility, relaxation, relief from stress, anxiety and depression and an overall improvement in health and well being.
To date, we have trained over 200 instructors throughout the UK ranging from clients wishing to set up their own classes to volunteers working within Age UK, Ageing Better, and the National Health Service.
Our instructors Andy, Paul, and Tracey Have a wealth of experience and expertise. They have come together to offer this training as they have seen first hand the positive effects this form of Tai Chi can have on people’s lives.
We train companies, organisations, groups, and individuals. Our goal is to offer our training either at a low cost or free of charge so that the amazing health benefits of this Tai Chi form can be enjoyed by people in their local communities.
Andy is a Tai Chi Master with over 30 years experience. He is also a spiritual teacher, a healer, an acupuncturist and an author. He lectures and teaches extensively as well as running a busy healing practice from his home in Somerset, England.
With over 20 years experience in Tai Chi and Shibashi Paul has been pivotal in setting up Tai Chi for Better Health. He previously ran a very successful Tai Chi charity working extensively with Age UK. He now brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge especially in the training of instructors to work with people with restricted mobility.
Tracey is a qualified Tai Chi and Qigong teacher and has been practicing Tai Chi for over 10 years. She runs several classes and has a keen interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is currently undertaking an extensive study into the benefits of the ancient art of Fragrant Qigong.
We offer two main courses: Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Set 1 and Shibashi Set 2 . The Courses are run over two days with expert tuition from our course instructors. Each participant receives pre-course materials of an instructional DVD and supporting written documentation. Assessments are offered at the end of the two day course providing the student with a certificate from Tai Chi for Better Health signed by our instructors. It is expected that you will have completed Shibashi Set 1 before embarking on Shibashi Set 2. No previous experience is necessary for the Shibashi Set 1 course.
SHIBASHI SET 1
Shibashi Set 1 exercises are a gentle, beautiful and flowing set of 18 Qigong movements that is both a joy to do and deeply relaxing. Each exercise is designed to work on internal organs in the body as well as unblocking stagnant energy (qi) This set is particularly suitable to those with restricted mobility as the exercises can be done whilst seated as well as standing. Health benefits can be felt within just a few weeks of practice.
SHIBASHI SET 2
The second set of Shibashi is a little more strenuous than the first and is good for circulation, balance, endurance and overall body coordination. But just like the first set, it is designed to clear blockages in the meridians and transport qi around the body. The overall effect is to reduce mental stress and physical tension carried in the muscles of the body. Its gentle movements can help to increase energetic vitality, rejuvenate the body, mind and soul, and gain more physical agility and flexibility
We do run other Tai Chi and Qigong Courses and Workshops and would be happy to discuss these options with you. Please get in touch via email :