The group meets Weekly on Thursday from 19.30
The group practices 'Wu Dan' and 'Yang' style Tai Chi, sometimes to music.
Tai Chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.
Sequences of movements and steps are put together into a 'form'.
Studies have shown that Tai Chi can help to reduce stress and improve balance and general mobility.
It is a low-impact form of exercise with lots of flowing, easy movements.
The group is led by a trained instructor who has been practising Tai Chi for twenty years.
In the 3 years since our Tai Chi group became part of the U3A, we have had a number of people take part. Learning Tai Chi with us contributed to one member's Discovery Award.
We now have a core group of people who joined the more experienced members in the first few months, are now proficient in a 10 Step Yang Style Form and are well on their way to completing the 24 Step Form. As well as the Tai Chi, we enjoy a catch up, a chat and a laugh.
Whilst not averse to welcoming new members, we would prefer them to have some experience of Yang Style Tai Chi and, in particular, the 24 Step Form, rather than go back to basics. We hope to begin teaching our newer members the Wu Dan Short Form before long.
To find out more about this group:
Members - You can read up-to-date information in the latest edition of the Stafford U3A Newsletter in the Members' Forum. See the Notices page for how to register.
Non-members - Use the Contact Us page.