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.