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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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  • Online Zoom sessions have started
    We currently have no plans to start our venue-based classes. 
    Watch this space for more details.
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Stay Connected!

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Available Now!

Stay Connected! is an online video library and live Zoom session service we are providing to help you cope during these difficult times of self-isolation lack of social contact. Practising Tai Chi and Qigong is a great way to keep healthy and focused on the positive. We do not intend to charge for these practice videos, but rather invite participants to make a voluntary contribution if they are in a position to do so.

Stay Connected! is available to anyone who completes a registration process with us. If you are registered with us but have not received an email, please contact us, otherwise you can find out a little more here.

Latest Video News

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 Uploaded: 11th Jan 2021
Library: Beginners Tai Chi
Topic: Sun Style Tai Chi Form
Topic: Sun Style warmups

Uploaded: 18th Dec 2020
Library:
Meditation
Topic: 
Zoom Session 11/12

Uploaded: 14th Dec 2020
Library: Traditional Taijiquan
Topic: Baduanjin Sect 5 Zoom

Stay Connected! Quotes...

...what our students say

"Thank you for your email and I have checked out the Stay Connected and it is fabulous, thank you, and I can cope with the technology (yippee!). "


"Many thanks for videos. Getting into the habit of daily practice as a result! The breathing one was interesting with new information for me.”


"I think the 'stay connected' idea is excellent and is working very well. You have both clearly spent alot of time producing a varied and extremely informative set of videos that are of high quality with very accessible content. 

...Very impressed, and thank you for sharing. "


"Am totally in awe of the speed with which you have been able to sort online tuition.  As a beginner, I have found the videos really beneficial: to be honest - even better than a once a week session as I have been able to review each day rather than having to remember..."

We're so glad you are enjoying it!

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.

 

Coronavirus Outbreak and Current Classes and Workshops

In line with the latest government policies regarding Coronavirus, we think it's imperative that we play our part in doing all we can too help control and delay the spread of the virus and hopefully minimise its impact on everyone’s health.

Online Zoom classes continue in 2021 - see diary for details. YouTube Livestream classes are currently unavailable.

We originally aimed to restart live venue classes in Downton, Ringwood and St Ives from 19th Jan 2021, with additional classes running in St Ives and Ringwood (fortnightly). However at the moment these are unlikely to happen, but we will update the website as soon as conditions change. 

All venue-based classes are run under strict social distancing measures - please check the event details or view our protocols here.

So stay calm, stay healthy, be helpful to those in need, and we wish you well in the coming difficult times we all face.

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Available Now!

Stay Connected! is an online video library and live Zoom session service we are providing to help you cope during these difficult times of self-isolation lack of social contact. Tai Chi and Qigong practices are a great way to keep healthy and focused on the positive. We do not intend to charge for these practice videos, but rather invite all participants to make a voluntary contribution if they are in a position to do so.

Stay Connected! is available to anyone who completes a registration process with us. If you would like to know more, please contact us.

Private Lessons

If you are interested in studying one-to-one with a Longwater teacher, we are also offering online private lessons. These give you a fast track method of progressing in your practices. One hour of a teacher’s direct attention is also worth many hours of attendance in a regular class. To register for a lesson please click here.

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    Online Teaching Works!

    WIth Covid and locakdown we are finding that online learning for Tai Chi and Qigong is not only possible but beneficial. Here's what some of our students have to say:

    "Hope you both had a good break and thanks for all your hard work and dedication in producing a series of excellent videos and on-line sessions. I even dreamed we did some classes in a hall!  I feel Longwater Tai Chi has played a large part in keeping me physically and emotionally well." - Bette

    "I just wanted to say how much I am appreciating doing your Tai Chi Chi Gung classes on Stay Connected. It's a wonderful, generous offering. I am recovering from an auto-immune condition which

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    Online videos and classes

    Jane Launchbury explains how to use our Stay Connected! videos and join in with our online lessons.

    Go to the Stay Connected! page by clicking here.

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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.

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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.

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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