Willowbrook Academy

Traditional Healing Arts

Typical Tai Chi Class


Our Tai Chi class will run for an hour and will usually follow this format.

Warm ups: These are warm-ups are low impact and used to warm up the muscles and gently work the joints.

Introduction to Tai Chi or a recap of the last class.

Learning the Tai Chi form: This is done at the student's pace with no pressure to "keep moving on".

Discussion on how the class went.

The classes are run at a slow and steady pace with an emphasis on the participants moving at their own pace.

Prices and Location

ARD Family Resource Centre,

Tuesdays from 7.15 to 8.15

Classes €5 per class

Call Richard on 083 369 97861

Benefits of Tai Chi

There are many benefits to practising Tai Chi here is a list of benefits that my students have noticed in themselves since participating in my classes.

  • Relieves Pain: Tai Chi helps to relieve pain and stiffness, through gently moving the joints of the body through their optimum range of movement.
  • Improves Posture: Proper alignment of the spine plays an important part in Tai Chi, which then brings about proper posture in the practitioner.
  • Good Workout: Though the moves are slow and gentle Tai Chi is proven to be a good form of aerobic exercise which improves heart and lung function
  • Relieves Stress: The gentle stretching and focus on the movements helps the practitioner to relax, and reduces their levels of stress.
  • Enhances the flow of Qi: Through the movements of Tai Chi, the meridians (energy pathways) in the body are stretched and invigorated, enhancing the flow of qi through the body.
  • Integrates body and mind: When doing Tai Chi one's mind should be on the movements they are doing. This helps to bring the mind into the here and now and stops it wandering.
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