Tai Chi with Qigong

Tai Chi is a graceful and poetic activity – helping to improve balance and the control of movement. Tai Chi gently strengthens and increases flexibility with continued practice.

Tai Chi With Qigong

Goldster’s expert Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor Doris provides a step-by-step guide. Tai Chi was originally an outdoor activity in China – this class has been adapted for indoor practice so everyone can do it – even with limited space. The class starts with Walking up the Body, a. gentle warm up, then progresses to Tai Chi moves and forms - improving balance and the control of movement to make everyday function easier. Qi Gong exercises follow on from this, focussing on breathing and muscle relaxation. This class caters for all levels – everyone is welcome. 


  • Walking up the Body -  a gentle warm-up
  • Tai Chi moves and forms -  improving balance and the control of movement to improve everyday function
  • QiGong Exercises - Focusing on breathing and muscle relaxation

This class caters for all levels, we will work with day-to-day imagery and narrative to help us memorise the Tai chi choreography easily."

Tai Chi is a slow and low-impact exercise for you to enjoy at any time.

There are a few points we would like you to be aware of before we start practising:

  • Make sure you have some space to move around
  • Have some water with you to keep you hydrated
  • Make sure you are on a flat surface
  • Bare feet are recommended if you are at home
  • If you wish to wear shoes, make sure they have a non-slip sole.













Geek Notes

Benefits of Tai Chi Chuan, a multicomponent type of exercise, include:

  • Improving balance
  • Increasing strength
  • Increasing flexibility
  • Enhancing inner calmness
  • Reducing stress
  • Increasing self-esteem
  • Reducing symptoms of anxiety
  • Reducing symptoms of depression
  • Maintaining cognition
  • Enhancing quality of life
  • Improving functional ability
  • Preventing falls.

WHO recommends that people 65 years or older should aim to do multicomponent exercise at least 3 times a week. If you are new to any exercise, start by doing small amounts and adjust how much you do based on your fitness and strength levels.

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Doris Schierer
Doris initially practised Tai Chi to complement Ballroom dance training, then studied to qualify as Tai Chi instructor with Robert Agar-Hutton. Doris teaches lessons with the local Association for the Blind, online lunch time sessions and runs weekday Morning Exercise in the local park. Doris has been dancing Ballroom and Latin American for over 30 years. 10 Years of competitive dancing have given her a solid foundation to qualify as IDTA Dance Teacher and Teacher of Argentine Tango and pass on her knowledge and experience. Doris enjoys bringing Dance to all ages - primary schools to adult classes - and all abilities - from social “2-left-feet” beginners to serious competitors.
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