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If you have a question about what we offer or your suitability to study with us, please feel free to contact us!

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+44 (0)1725 514546

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Stay Connected!

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Available Now!

Stay Connected! is an online video library and live Zoom session service we are providing to help you cope during these difficult times of self-isolation lack of social contact. Practising Tai Chi and Qigong is a great way to keep healthy and focused on the positive. We do not intend to charge for these practice videos, but rather invite participants to make a voluntary contribution if they are in a position to do so.

Stay Connected! is available to anyone who completes a registration process with us. If you are registered with us but have not received an email, please contact us, otherwise you can find out a little more here.

Latest Video News

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Stay Connected! Quotes...

...what our students say

"Thank you for your email and I have checked out the Stay Connected and it is fabulous, thank you, and I can cope with the technology (yippee!). "


"Many thanks for videos. Getting into the habit of daily practice as a result! The breathing one was interesting with new information for me.”


"I think the 'stay connected' idea is excellent and is working very well. You have both clearly spent alot of time producing a varied and extremely informative set of videos that are of high quality with very accessible content. 

...Very impressed, and thank you for sharing. "


"Am totally in awe of the speed with which you have been able to sort online tuition.  As a beginner, I have found the videos really beneficial: to be honest - even better than a once a week session as I have been able to review each day rather than having to remember..."

We're so glad you are enjoying it!

Noticeboard

  • Coronavirus Statement
    Click here for details. 
  • Live Classes Cancelled
    from 5th Nov to 2nd Dec.

Welcome to Longwater Tai Chi

Jane and Patrick Foley primarily teach Tai Chi as a relaxing, enjoyable exercise. Its slow, meditative movements are practised by millions of people for their proven health benefits. We both switched from successful careers to spread our love of Tai Chi. Between us we have over 50 years of experience in the art. We teach regular classes and workshops in Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset UK and sometimes further afield.

We have a broad curriculum and teach traditional Tai Chi (taijiquan), its ancient sister art Qigong, and Meditation in various ways to suit different levels of interest and ability. Our main focus is to nourish the body, mind and spirit and lead you to a life of better health and wellbeing.  Read more about what we teach from our curriculum pages. If you are a beginner and want to know what might suit you best, please visit our beginners page or contact us.

We also still regularly attend both local and international events with our main teachers Master Sam Masich and Master Bruce Frantzis.

 

Coronavirus Outbreak and Current Classes and Workshops

In line with the latest government policies regarding Coronavirus, we think it's imperative that we play our part in doing all we can too help control and delay the spread of the virus and hopefully minimise its impact on everyone’s health.

All venue-based classes have been cancelled from 5th Nov until 2nd Dec, when we will review the situation.

Many of our classes are available online. Our aim is to restart live venue classes in Downton, Ringwood and St Ives by the end of Jan 2021, with additional classes running in St Ives and Ringwood (fortnightly). We will continue to monitor the situation and guidance.

All venue-based classes are run under strict social distancing measures - please check the event details or view our protocols here.

So stay calm, stay healthy, be helpful to those in need, and we wish you well in the coming difficult times we all face.

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Available Now!

Stay Connected! is an online video library and live Zoom session service we are providing to help you cope during these difficult times of self-isolation lack of social contact. Tai Chi and Qigong practices are a great way to keep healthy and focused on the positive. We do not intend to charge for these practice videos, but rather invite all participants to make a voluntary contribution if they are in a position to do so.

Stay Connected! is available to anyone who completes a registration process with us. If you would like to know more, please contact us.

Private Lessons

If you are interested in studying one-to-one with a Longwater teacher, we are also offering online private lessons. These give you a fast track method of progressing in your practices. One hour of a teacher’s direct attention is also worth many hours of attendance in a regular class. To register for a lesson please click here.

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    Online videos and classes

    Jane Launchbury explains how to use our Stay Connected! videos and join in with our online lessons.

    Go to the Stay Connected! page by clicking here.

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    New YouTube Livestream

    During the current lockdown we are offering a free  livestream Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi session every Wednesday at 6.30pm UK time on YouTube. 

    To visit our YouTube channel click here.

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    Our Most Popular Class!

    Our most popular classes are based a health qigong set called "Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi", practised by millions throughout the world. The movements are performed with music and are relaxing and easy to follow. Suitable for beginners and experienced students alike.

    For a list of classes click here.

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    What is Tai Chi?

    Unlike aerobics and most forms of modern Western exercise , Tai Chi steadily teaches you how it is possible to achieve vibrant health and assist healing through correct body alignments and low-impact movements. It is based most importantly on moderation, known as the 70% Rule.

    The internal health aspects of Qigong practised alone or within Tai Chi can help relieve physical, emotional and mental tension and stress and pave the way to self-healing. We believe that the way we teach Tai Chi is safe for people of all ages and levels of fitness. 

    To join us as a beginner, click here , or  contact us by email or call us for more information on 01725 514546.

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    Yang style Baduanjin
    (8 Section Brocade)

    Now Available Online!

    "Taiji Baduanjin was originally created by the Yang family as a training method for mobilising  qi  and training  jin . Like other forms of baduanjin there are 8 sections, but the movements are not the same. It can be distingushed by its 'forging and smelting' of the sections and joints of the body and strengthening the internal organs and their way of functioning."
    - Yang Taiji Real Power, Sun Yizhao  

    Following cancellation of our workshops during the COVID-19 lockdown, we can now offer this study as online videos and live sessions.  Open to all newcomers, this is currently a FREE online session available to all, with donations accepted.

    Please visit our  events page

Favourite Links

  • Tai Chi for Health

    Lots of useful information from the press and medical research about the benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong.

  • Tai Chi Qigong

    Visit our qigong site with information about our most popular exercise class.

  • Sam Masich

    One of our main teachers, and founder of the Masich Internal Arts Method (MIAM).

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