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  • Learn the most popular form in the world!
  • Free session in Downton Wed 11th Sept 2019
  • Tai Chi partner work for the more active!
    Free session in Salisbury Thurs 12th Sept 2019
  • 108 Long Form weekend
    19th to 21st July - very special!
  • Prefer Private Lessons?
    Study directly with Patrick or Jane.

Students write...

...about us

"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 teachers Bruce Frantzis, Sam Masich, Brian Cooper and Dr Paul Lam.

  • What is Tai Chi?
  • Summer Qigong
  • Yang Style Sanshou 88
  • 108 Long Form Workshop

group smUnlike 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 (subtle energy 'Qi' work, pronounced chee gong) 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. Longwater Tai Chi holds regular classes and workshops in Wilton, Salisbury and Downton in Wiltshire, Fordingbridge in Hampshire and Verwood, St Ives and St Leonard's in Dorset. We also teach private lessons and small groups at our studio in Downton plus some specialist groups, corporate sessions and groups in new areas, by arrangement.

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Five Seasons LogoJuly 2019 - Summer's Joyful Opening

Learn how to integrate qigong practices into your normal busy life whilst staying in harmony with the seasons. Let the naturally changing energies of nature nourish and guide your mind, body and spirit. During each season of the year, we run one workshop to teach our deepest level material, which we have learned over 27 years of study and integration. We both teach at these sessions, enabling us to pass on material to you at multiple levels, adapted to suit everyone. Students of all abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Please visit our curriculum or events page for more details.

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56ABE7AB 9BA9 459F B90E 8BE7B658B423Why study Tai Chi partner forms?

- for deep relaxation by being comfortable with external contact.
- to create a clear intent in your actions, without confusion.
- to understand others better by listening to their intent.
- to build robust health through internal body awareness.
- vastly improve your Tai Chi skills through a deeper understanding of the core principles the art is built upon.

 Please feel free toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are not sure about your suitability for this workshop, or if you have any other queries.

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1450625165 event thumb long formIf you are serious in your pursuit of Tai Chi (taijiquan) knowledge, understanding lineages becomes important, and making connections between your Wu style form and its mother form can be enlightening. All authentic taijiquan adheres to the same physical principles and manifestations of jing (energetic essence) irrespective of the style of form.

In a unique full-immersion workshop from Fri 19th July to Sun 21st July 2019 we will start with reviewing the Wu 108 long form for all students who have studied it and wish to have a refresher course. Then from within this structure we introduce the Yang mother form and highlight certain moves to show the differences that distinguish the 2 forms, but also the similarity of the internal work that makes them the same.

Please check the details page to see if this workshop is suitable for you. Cost £120 

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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 Waves and Clouds

    Visit our Waves and Clouds 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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