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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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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.

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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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    5 Seasons Qigong - Spring

    A day workshop in Downton on Saturday 28th March with optional 'Sink-in Sunday' on March 29th to help consollidate the teaching of the previous day. 

    Like its element Wood, the Spring season brings the opportunity of growth and gentle extension. In this workshop, we will be paying particular attention to discovering our limits with the 70% Rule before gently creating extension in our body. We will be teaching how to connect with the liver through the eyes, and material from the Marriage of Heaven and Earth Neigong to open the joints and spine and stretch the tissue.

    Please visit our  events page for more details.

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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.

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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