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.
We have now cancelled all our weekly classes until further notice; we will regularly review the situation and decide how to proceed. The website is currently showing only online classes and possible dates for future workshops.
So stay calm, stay healthy, be helpful to those in need, and we wish you well in the coming difficult times we all face.
Stay Connected! is an online video library and live Zoom session service we are providing to help our students cope during these difficult times of self-isolation lack of social contact. Continuing with your practice 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 our students to make a voluntary contribution if they are in a position to do so.
Currently only available to existing students, Stay Connected! will soon open up to anyone who completes a registration process with us. If you are registered with us but have not received an email, please contact us.
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.