The good news is that you don’t have to be fit – as long as you can stand up unaided you can do Tai Chi.

At the Hine Institute we teach Tai Chi as a health Form, which is slow, gentle and relaxing.  It is a low impact exercise, which means there is no jumping or running around so the impact on your joints is minimised.   

The origins of Tai Chi go back many hundreds of years, yet people from all walks of life are now profiting from its practice. The health benefits have attracted both young and old alike in ever-increasing numbers, yet tai chi is more than simply an art for health or gentle exercise, it’s a way of life. Tai Chi is meditation in movement, and a whole new way of perceiving yourself and everything around you. Tai Chi is practised by millions of people who consider it to be an integral part of their everyday lives. We also still teach the self-defence in separate classes for those of you who want to build up stamina, get in condition and learn to defend yourself.

Free Information Pack

To receive the Institutes’ free information pack please fill in the form on the Contac Us Page and we will endeavour to get back to you within 48 hours.

Beginners at all Hine Tai Chi classes are encouraged to try Tai Chi for ten weeks before becoming a member. This is so that you can make sure that Tai Chi right for you. We follow the traditional Chinese way of teaching, but once the lesson is finished it is down to each student to practice, we recommend 20 minutes a day.  This will make the moves easier for you to remember, it will be easier for you to pick up the new moves taught each week too, plus it will help to gradually build your memory, muscles, flexibility and balance too.

You can check our regularly updated complete list of class areas, start dates, days, times and maps for yourself by clicking here.

PLEASE NOTE very occasionally class dates have to be changed at short notice due to circumstances beyond our control. All of these changes are posted on the individual class page as we may not have time to contact all individuals concerned. You are advised to double check the date before attending the venue to avoid disappointment please

  • CLOTHING:           

Loose fitting clothing, e.g. track suits, leggings, “T” shirts, sweatshirts, trainers, soft shoes or bare feet.

  • ARRIVAL:             

At least 15 minutes before the start of the new course in order to enrol.  If you wear reading glasses, please bring them with you on the first night to fill in your form.


Please E-MAIL to reserve a place.  Please leave your name, postcode & area/class name when booking in via e-mail .  Places on the day are limited.  

  • DURATION:                     

Each class lasts for 1 hour 

  • PAYMENT:           

By cash or cheque please, when you begin your course. 


A standard book and DVD have been produced by Master Hine to accompany the course, which you will find essential to your training.  These are available through your instructor at £16.99 and £21 respectively.

Traditional Yang Style Long Form syllabus (basic level) is taught in 10 week courses which are divided into 2 five week blocks. There are 8 of these courses for the whole of the basic syllabus. Classes are one hour per week / lesson and courses run consecutively throughout the year. Courses include Tai Chi solo Form, which is slow and gentle, good for stress reduction, improving posture, energy, balance, concentration, plus energy building (Chi Kung) and circulation exercise in one complete package.  Advanced training to the highest level and instructor training is also available; your instructor will give you details at the class. You do not have to be fit to be able to do Tai Chi, just to be able to stand unaided.

If you have any further enquiries then please do not hesitate to pop along to the class to speak to the instructor or send us an e-mail by replying to this one. This will help us to keep track of your enquiry and to help you more efficiently. Our instructors are quite used to students popping along for a chat, or to watch a class, and you will be made most welcome.