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Welcome to Longwater Tai Chi

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Jane and Patrick Foley primarily teach Tai Chi (taijiquan) and Qigong as both a relaxing, enjoyable exercise and a traditional highly structured art. On one hand, the slow, meditative movements are practised by millions of people for their proven health benefits; on the other traditional taijiquan can provide you with robust fitness and ability to connect with others at many levels.

We both switched from successful careers to spread our love of Tai Chi. Between us we have over 60 years of experience in the art. We teach regular classes and workshops in Wiltshire and Hampshire U.K. and sometimes further afield on request.


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NEWS FLASH! Check out Michael Moseley's podcast about Tai Chi here.

  • Year of the Dragon 2024

    The Year of the Wood Dragon. These times call for courage, boldness, and energy or determination, guided by intuition.

  • Summer '24 in Winchester

    Hosted by Longwater Tai Chi teachers Patrick Foley and Jane Launchbury, we invite you to join Master Sam Masich and top teachers from around the world for two special events in August 2024, at Sparsholt College, Winchester. Click for more.

  • Foundations of Traditional Tajiquan

    Check out Master Sam Masich's new book on youTube. We have been studying with Sam for 14 years now and teach much of his curriculum in our classes and workshops.

  • Stay Connected! Video Library

    Tai Chi and Qigong practices are a great way to keep healthy and focused on the positive. Originally created during the Covid isolation crisis, our Stay Connected! online video library is available to anyone who is regularly attending our classes or registers with us online (charges may apply to some of the libraries).

  • Our Most Popular Class

    Our most popular classes are 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.

  • Join us at a Workshop

    It can be very beneficial to immerse yourself in a subject; to give yourself more time to absorb an intricate flow of thought or feeling. Longwater Tai Chi provides monthly full-day weekend workshops in Qigong and Tai Chi, as well as short two-hour sessions.

  • What is Tai Chi?

    Unlike most forms of modern Western exercise, Tai Chi makes it possible for you to achieve vibrant health and assist healing through correct body alignments and low-impact movements. It works for all ages and levels of

  • What our students say

    Don't take our word for it - check out a few comments from our students which we hope will help you decide whether studying Tai Chi and Qigong with us is what you're looking for.

  • Book a private lesson

    Studying one-to-one with a Longwater teacher gives you a fast track method of progressing in your practices. Lessons are available online or in person at our home studio. We also offer small group lessons in the studio for up to 3 people.