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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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+44 (0)1725 514546

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  • Online Zoom sessions only
    We currently have no plans to start our venue-based classes. 
  • Easter Break
    No sessions from 1st-16th April 2021
  • Like to make a Voluntary Contribution?
    Click here to find out how

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.