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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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  • Interested in Tai Chi Dagger?
    Check out this workshop coming soon! 
  • Christmas 2019 / New Year 2020
    No Classes 18th Dec 2019 - 5th Jan 2020

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 main teachers Master Sam Masich and Master Bruce Frantzis.

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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.

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    Winter Break 2019-20

    Please note that the LAST CLASS DATES before we take our Christmas break are as follows:

    Mon 9th Dec - Fordingbridge 10am and Verwood
    Wed 11th Dec - Wilton and Downton
    Thu 12th Dec - Fordingbridge 2pm and Salisbury
    Tue 17th Dec - Ringwood.

    ** All classes restart from Mon 6th Jan 2020 **

    If we don’t see you before, have a fantastic Christmas and New Year break and see you in 2020!

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    5 Seasons Qigong - Winter

    A day workshop in Downton on Saturday 18th January with optional 'Sink-in Sunday' on January 19th to help consollidate the teaching of the previous day 

    There is a calmness and stillness deep inside all of us. The element Water predominates in this most yin of seasons and the associated organs are the kidneys, our source of vitality. The sense of hearing is closely related to the kidneys and in the stillness of winter we can further cultivate our listening skills, which require focus and concentration to derive meaning.

    Winter practices do not over exert the body or mind. Now is the time to give yourself permission to allow your body and mind to settle and rest. 

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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