Welcome to Playful Dragons' new, weekly Tai Chi and Qi Gong class at East London Gymnastics Centre, Beckton E6 5LW.
Class begins with a gentle introduction to Qi Gong exercises designed to help stretch, strengthen and relax your body before starting our Tai Chi practice. In this part of the class, we learn the Wudang Sanfeng 28 Form. Each class will leave you calm, quiet and still but also invigorated, having engaged your body in gentle but demanding exercises and focused your mind.
All abilities are welcome (Over 16s only). For directions, please use East London Gymnastics Centre, E6 5LW or see below for more details.
Class costs £5 per person for the 1 hour class.
If driving to class, you can use the large Asda carpark co-located on Triumph Road or use one of the few spaces available in the Gymnastics Centre itself. If using public transport, Beckton is the nearest DLR and Bus station. Simply cross over to the large Asda superstore and you will find the centre located at the rear of the car park. If you have any queries or problems finding the venue, please get in touch via the website or facebook.
Location - Eastlea Community School, Hilda Rd, E16 4NW, is just a short walk from Star Lane DLR station. Access to the school is through the car park on Hilda Road. Our classroom is directly in front of the entrance gate.
*If using Google Maps, please search for E16 4NW instead of Eastlea Community School.
£10 for first hour of ancient, meditative Qi Gong exercises.
£15 for 2 hour session, including Tai Chi instruction
This weekly Monday night class begins with an hour of the ancient Yi Jin Jing or Wu Xing Qi Gong sequences. After a short break to share authentic Chinese tea and discuss our Qi Gong experiences, we begin our Tai Chi practice. Here we learn the Sanfeng 28 Form, although other Forms are available upon special request.
The I Ching is an ancient book of oracles (well over 5000 years old) and contains the whole of human experience. A divination tool and book of wisdom, through it we are guided towards the solution of difficult problems and life situations. Readings are private and given over the phone using the Three Coins method and provide clarity for the confused, guidance for the lost and support for the overwhelmed. Each reading lasts approximately 30 minutes and is focused around one question or area of life that is currently cause for concern.
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Tai Chi & Qi Gong - Wanstead Place green, Wanstead - Wednesday nights - 1 hour (7-8pm)
Playful Dragons' Tai Chi On The Green is now suspended until Spring 2018
The nearest tube station is Wanstead. Exit the station and walk down the high street until you reach the Tesco Express. Turn left onto Wanstead Place and continue a short way until you reach Christ Church. Wanstead Place Green is then on your left, just beyond the church. Class will meet under the large oak tree with the benches at its base. Feel the grass between your toes, the wind between your fingers and allow your mind to unwind, as you gently move your body and relax your muscles. Breathe deeply and find stillness in movement. *Class times and availability are subject to change and are dependent on the weather. Please check Facebook (Playful Dragons Tai Chi & Qi Gong) for updates.
Playful Dragons offer private tuition classes for all abilities, be it total beginners or experienced students wishing to refine their movements and understanding. Students can choose from Qi Gong exercises, including Ba Duan Jin (The Eight Pieces of Brocade), Yi Jin Jing (The Muscle/Tendon Changing Classic), Wu Xing Qi Gong (The Five Animals Qi Gong) and Yang Style or SanFeng Style Tai Chi Forms as well as the beautiful Tai Yi Wu Xing.
Tuition fees are now determined by employment status and age.
Over 18/Full time employment, high income - £50 per hour Over 18/Full time employment, low income -£40 per hour Over 18/Part time employment - £30 per hour Under 18 or retired - £25 per hour
Playful Dragons now offer onsite, lunch-time classes for you and your employees. Increase productivity, mental focus and physical well-being, provide time and space for your employees to relax and re-energise with these tailored relaxing 45 minute Qi Gong classes.
Having worked for several years for J.P. Morgan, I understand the pressures involved in working long hours, to tight deadlines but also just how important is to have time to relax and regenerate the body and mind. Book now and transform your workplace into a more relaxed, peaceful environment!