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  • Last Class before the Christmas break
    Thurs 20th Dec 2018
  • 5 Seasons Qigong workshop
    Sat 26th / Sun 27th January
  • New Student Resource
    Join us on WhatsApp
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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 teachers Bruce Frantzis, Sam Masich, Brian Cooper and Dr Paul Lam.

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 (subtle energy 'Qi' work, pronounced chee gong) practised alone or within Tai Chi can help relieve physical, emotional and mental tension and stress and pave the way to self-healing, reducing your dependence on the overburdened health service. We believe that the way we teach Tai Chi is safe for people of all ages and levels of fitness. Longwater Tai Chi holds regular classes and workshops in Wilton, Salisbury and Downton in Wiltshire, Fordingbridge in Hampshire and Verwood, St Ives and St Leonard's in Dorset. We also teach private lessons and small groups at our studio in Downton plus some specialist groups, corporate sessions and groups in new areas, by arrangement. The different ways in which we teach our curriculum are designed to suit your interest and commitment, from taster sessions, weekly drop-in classes; weekend, day, half day or mini workshops, to regular short form, long form, qigong and meditation courses for those who want a more challenging or long-term commitment. Please contact us by email or call us for more information on 01725 514546. Read More

Join us for Five Seasons Qigong

Learn how to integrate qigong practices into your normal busy life whilst staying in harmony with the seasons. Let the naturally changing energies of nature nourish and guide your mind, body and spirit. During each season of the year, we run one workshop to teach our deepest level material, which we have learned over 27 years of study and integration. We both teach at these sessions, enabling us to pass on material to you at multiple levels, adapted to suit everyone. Students of all abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend. Spring Growth and Extension June 2019 - Summer's Joyful Opening September 2019 - Late Summer to Autumn Integration January 2019 - Winter Storing Please visit our curriculum or events page for more details.     Read More

Yang Style Sanshou 88

An introductory workshop called “88 Sanshou” was run in November 2018 and we had a positive enough response to decide to continue teaching this traditional Yang family Taijiquan subject in 2019. Check out our workshop diary for dates in the new year. Why study Tai Chi partner forms? for deep relaxation by being comfortable with external contact. to create a clear intent in your actions, without confusion. to understand others better by listening to their intent. to build robust health through internal body awareness. vastly improve your Tai Chi skills through a deeper understanding of the core principles the art is built upon.  Please feel free to contact us if you are not sure about your suitability for this workshop, or if you have any other queries. Read More

Join us on WhatsApp

A new resource for all our students We have created a WhatsApp private group available to all our students who would like to build community by discussing classes and practice issues, or asking us questions, posting videos and links to all things Tai Chi. Once you have setup the app on your phone, just contact us with your details and we will add you in. WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware and cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) service owned by Facebook. The application allows the sending of text messages and voice calls, as well as video calls, images and other media, documents, and user location. The application runs from a mobile device but is also accessible from desktop computers; the service requires consumer users to provide a standard cellular mobile number. The service is fully encrypted and secure. To download Whatsapp please click here. Read More

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 Waves and Clouds

    Visit our Waves and Clouds 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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