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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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Stay Connected!

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Available Now!

Stay Connected! is a new online video service we are providing to help our students cope during these difficult times of self-isolation lack of social contact. Continuing with your practice 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 our students to make a voluntary contribution if they are in a position to do so.

Currently only available to existing students, Stay Connected! will soon open up to anyone who completes a registration process with us. If you are registered with us but have not received an email, please contact us.

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  • Coronavirus Statement
    Click here for details. 
  • Our most popular class for beginners!
    Click here for details. 
  • Want to learn a traditional long form?
    A new workshop series.

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 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 Coronavirus government update and the request too 'avoid all non-essential social contact’, and limit travel to essential trips, 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.

So regretfully, we have now cancelled all our weekly classes until April 30th 2020, when we will again review the situation and decide how to proceed. The website will show our standard schedule in the first week of May - but this primarily to remind you of where we normally teach, and allow you to register your interest for when classes start again. No charge will be made when you register. Workshops during March and April have been postponed with tentative dates in late June to July, and we will email those who have already registered separately.

As you know, keeping yourself fit and healthy with tai chi and qigong can help maintain and improve your wellbeing and may help to improve your immune system - but you still have to look after yourself in your 'normal' every day life too. Look out for our planned “Stay Connected!” video service, coming soon.

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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    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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    Classes and the current outbreak

    We have now cancelled all our weekly classes until April 30th 2020, when we will again review the situation and decide how to proceed. The website will show our standard schedule in the first week of May - but this primarily to remind you of where we normally teach, and allow you to register your interest for when classes start again. No charge will be made when you register. Workshops during March and April have been postponed with tentative dates in late June to July, and we will email those who have already registered separately.

    As you know, keeping yourself fit and healthy with tai chi and qigong can help maintain and improve your wellbeing and

  • 5 seasons summer

    5 Seasons Qigong - Spring

    This workshop is postponed to later in the year.

    Like its element Wood, the Spring season brings the opportunity of growth and gentle extension. In this workshop, we will be paying particular attention to discovering our limits with the 70% Rule before gently creating extension in our body. We will be teaching how to connect with the liver through the eyes, and material from the Marriage of Heaven and Earth Neigong to open the joints and spine and stretch the tissue.

    Please visit our  events page for more details.

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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.

  • 5 seasons summer

    The Tradional Yang 108 hand form

    This workshop is postponed until later in the year.

    For the first time,  we will begin teaching the traditional Yang style long form (108), which we started to introduce during our very successful Wu 108 workshop last July. The traditional Yang-style 108 movement bare-hand Taiji routine is what started the modern Taijiquan revolution. Presented as a series of 2 day weekend workshops, this is a chance look at key sequences, movement intent and application. Open to beginners, though some Tai Chi form experience would be useful.

    Please visit our  events page for more details.

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    Available Now!

    Stay Connected! is a new online video service we are providing to help our students cope during these difficult times of self-isolation lack of social contact. Continuing with your practice 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 our students to make a voluntary contribution if they are in a position to do so.

    Currently only available to existing students, Stay Connected! will soon open up to anyone who completes a registration process with us. If you are registered with us but have not received an email, please contact us.

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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