Dulwich Tai Chi & Qi Gong
Welcome to the Dulwich Tai Chi class page
My name is Teffany Osborne and I am a franchise instructor for Hine Tai Chi Schools Ltd. I have been training with Master John Hine for many years and I also assist at some of his seminars. Tai Chi is an exciting, rewarding and often challenging discipline. Although always vaguely interested in Tai Chi I began studying it principally because of a back problem. The physical benefits of Tai Chi are well documented and readily identified and it has been immensely valuable for that fact alone. The benefits to the mind, although less easily defined, are none the less tangible; they are an essential part of Tai Chi and a major reason for it having survived and developed over many centuries.
I am the instructor for the Dulwich class which is held at St. Faith’s Community Centre, Red Post Hill, SE24 9JQ, on Tuesdays at 8pm. Street View Here. This is a beginners’ class and starter dates are every five weeks, details listed below. You are most welcome to come along to the class before each session begins to meet myself and some of the students and ask us any questions about Tai Chi and the learning process. Please note that we don’t have the ability to offer free taster sessions at this venue.
Beginner’s Start dates
Tuesdays at 8pm
2017 Dates: 26 September, 31 Oct, 5 Dec
2018 Dates: 16 Jan, 20 Feb, 27 Mar, 1 May, 5 June, 10 July, 14 Aug, 18 Sep, 23 Oct, 27 Nov
Taster sessions: We know that you are curious to find out what Tai Chi feels like, so we are pleased to be able to offer you a taster session for just £5.00.
Following your Taster session: If you sign up at your taster session for the rest of that 5 week period a further £5.00 will be discounted so that you will pay the balance of just £40.00 for that 5 week period in total (normal price £50.00).
The Hine Tai Chi Full Experience: A senior instructor will take you through the taster session. All taster dates are listed on our Classes Page, just email us to let us know you will be going and we will save you a place. We would, obviously, love for you to come and join us at our class so that you can discover how fun and relaxing Tai Chi actually is. This is a great way for you to do that. Plus also, e-mail us that you will be coming and you will qualify for some great freebies too!
Health & Fitness Benefits
One of the main benefits of Tai Chi is the reduction in blood pressure, but it is also good for breathing, posture, balance, stamina, weight loss and calming of the mind. Practising daily changes your way of thinking and helps with concentration, memory and creativity. It can also help with anxiety, arthritis and back pain, while also helping people boost their inner energy levels and immune systems. The sequence of gentle, flowing exercise movements incorporated into the art help to tone the body, strengthen joints and fight diseases. (With regular practice all of the above benefits can be achieved.)
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, a martial art, 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
Learn at home?
Master Hine has published a book, DVD and video which follow the form as we teach it in the classes. These are invaluable to aid your home study and progress in the class. And we now have CD’s for stress & meditation as well, so why not order one, for details on prices please go to Products
Hine Tai Chi Schools is a long established traditional Tai Chi School in the United Kingdom and a founder member of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain. We have been teaching high quality Tai Chi for over 30 years. If you want to be stress free and healthy come and learn the complete system with us and feel the difference. We teach many forms of Chi Kung from basic to advanced, Chi Circulation, Yang Style Long Form, Gim (Straight sword), Doh (Broad sword), Spear (Jianng) and Staff (Kwan). Also the higher, advanced levels of the Tai Chi Form including the Old Style.