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Tai Chi

Tai Chi - Yang Family Traditional Form

Please contact me for availability

Beginners welcome to all sessions

Friday Mornings 11.00am - 12.00pm   £8.00 per session pay as you go.

Riddings Community Centre, West Street, Alfreton DE55 4EW


Tuesday Evenings 7.00pm - 8.00pm   £8.00 per session pay as you go.

Greenwich Community Sports Hub, Nottingham Road, Ripley DE5 3AY

Tai Chi also known as Taiji.    English Translation - Supreme Ultimate 

Although Tai Chi is originally a martial art it is mostly practiced in the west as a Chinese exercise for health.  The benefits of Tai Chi are enhanced balance, co-ordination & flexibility.  Tai Chi also helps to build core muscles.  It is classed as moving meditation and helps to calm the mind whilst working to your own comfort zone and your own pace at all times.

Tai Chi is known for many benefits, a lot of my students have told me that it has helped them with anxiety, stress, mood swings and pain relief as well as strengthening the respiratory and immune system.  I am pleased to have students who have trained with me since the beginning my journey as an instructor and use it as a tool for their overall wellbeing. 


I work with Age UK SNF (Strictly No Falling) and thoroughly enjoy working with the elderly with seated Tai Chi and Qi Gong exercises in care homes. 


I am available to do private sessions for people who can't travel or prefer the sessions to be in the privacy of their own home or gardens.  Please contact me for availability & pricing. 

I am also available for group workshops

Here are a few of the group sessions I have done. These classes are based on An Introduction to Tai Chi basis.

Derbyshire County Coucil - International Women's Day. 

Derby University - Students Away Days.

South Wingfield School - Working with Teachers on their Teacher Well Being Day. 

South Wingfield School - Working with Children on their Week of Well Being.

Weight Watcher & Slimming World Groups offering different options of exercise regimes. 

I have also worked with children's groups such as Brownies.

Qi Gong

Riddings Community Centre Mondays  2pm til 3pm or join for the whole wellbeing session as stated below.

1 Hour £6.00 per session, pay as you go


Online via Zoom Thursday  6pm - 7pm  (Contact me for Zoom Cloud Meeting Invitation)

1 Hour - £6.00 per Session, pay as you go


Qi Gong - Pronounced Chee Gong

Qi Gong - Chi Cultivation 

Qi -  Energy, Air, Vital Essence, Breath of life

Gong - Work, Achievement, Self Discipline, Mastery

The benefits of Qi Gong are:

  • Strengthens the Immune System 

  • Strengthens the Respiratory System

  • Regulates Blood Pressure

  • Improves Fitness

  • Reduces Anxiety

  • Reduces Stress

  • Improves Mood

  • Relieves Pain

  • Improves Overall Wellbeing

Qi Gong is ideal for any fitness level as the exercises can be done from a sitting position as well as standing. You work to your own comfort zone at all times so if any of the moves are uncomfortable or difficult you can choose to go back to sitting or standing Wuji enhancing the flow of Qi and health benefits around your body until the next move. 

Like Tai Chi, Qi Gong is a discipline whose practice allows you to control, Strengthen or Cultivate the Qi energy and life force that runs through the body. 

It is a form of exercise and meditation. 

Qi Gong is a way of cultivating Qi energy. Using gentle movements and breathing techniques to promote harmony and balance in the body.

Qi Gong is a technique that can be done in a sitting or even lying position and is ideal for everyone including people with disabilities.

I work with Age UK SNF (Strictly No Falling) and have thoroughly enjoy working with the elderly with seated Tai Chi and Qi Gong in care homes. 

Wellbeing Sanctuary

Riddings Community Centre  £8.00 pay as you go

Mondays at 1.00pm – 3.00pm


What to Expect

Chair Based Exercise – Strengthening Exercise

Strengthen your bodies with chair-based exercise to help with issues such as osteoporosis, arthritis, and balance.


Qi Gong – Relaxing Energy Building Exercise

Improves Fitness, Reduces Anxiety, Reduces Stress, Improves Mood, Regulates Blood Pressure, Relieves Pain, Strengthens Immune System, Strengthens Respiratory System, Improves Wellbeing.



A Guided Self Love meditation


There is also opportunity to talk

Have you got health worries?

Would you like the opportunity to talk with someone?

Sometimes do you need someone outside of your family unit?

This can be anything from Mental Health issues to Physical issues.

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