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"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed my first class this week. I felt so at peace with myself afterwards and this lasted all day."


"Tai Chi classes with Patrick and Jane are enjoyable, stimulating and also relaxing."


"Thanks so much for the waves and clouds dvd. I really love doing it and it is just what I need at the moment for the arthritis and fibromyalgia. It is gentle and healing."

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Welcome to Longwater Tai Chi

Jane and Patrick Foley 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 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.

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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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    4 New Classes Launched

    Four new classes began this September introducing students to the Foundation 24 Step form, a beginners version of the popular 24 Step Yang style sequence. Also known as the Five Section Taijiquan solo hand form, the classes are part of a 20 week course studying Tai Chi principles and movement, and include a 45min drop-in warmup session to which all are welcome.

    Please check the calendar pages for details of the new classes in Downton, Fordingbridge, Ringwood and St Ives.

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  • 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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