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Adult Classes

If you would like to take up Tai Chi I offer the following classes.  I also offer one-to one sessions where I can tailor the content to suit your needs.


LEEDS:

Saxton Village Hall, Near Tadcaster  North Yorkshire LS24 9TB http://www.saxtonvillagehall.co.uk

Monday evening from 7.00 until 9.00pm. - limited space in Saxton village hall, so please contact Betty for more information


Traditional Wudang Tai Chi Chuan.   A multi skill level class with experienced Tai Chi students.  This class welcomes beginners as senior students help and assist others.


Training in Hand Form, Tui Shou (Push Hands), Martial Applications and Weapon Forms take place in this 2 hour class.  Ideal for all levels, physical fitness will improve with training (see more in ‘Wudang Tai Chi’).


Saxton Cricket Club   website  www.saxtoncc.co.uk

In Summer we ‘decant’ into the Saxton Cricket Club where we can train in the beautiful new Clubhouse (courtesy of Chris Denniston/the committee - available for hire).  Some pictures of this tranquil location:


Thorner:   http://www.thornervictoryhall.co.uk

Thursday morning from 10.30 until 11.30am. 'pay as you come'.

To enrol please contact Betty


Adult Classes available in the Victory Hall, Thorner, Leeds.

A lovely class for adults who benefit from relaxed movements to improve physical wellbeing, with health boosting sequences from Tai Chi and Qigong.


Update:

I had a lovely time at the Thorner Gala in June 2016, to promote the class.  I demonstrated my new discipline; 'Fan Form'.  The Fan demonstrates the Art of Tai Chi beautifully but with real Martial impact, you wouldn't think you could defend yourself with a fan!. Thanks to Glyn Townley and Paul Underhill  www.cravenclinic.co.uk   for their teaching.

NB Although this form is not Wudang Tai Chi, I understand  it is a Chen style form and demonstrates lots of the Wudang attributes IE martial, energetic, high and low postures.




















City of York Council - York Learning      Huntington High School  

Wednesday evenings -  Improvers class 6.15-7.15pm and Beginners 7.30-8.30pm.


Run by City of York Council, York Learning team, this class runs term times.  

Ideal for learners who would like to improve health and general fitness - we work hard!


The Improvers class is now in its 3rd year with 12 regular students attending, they have also gone on to Weapons training which takes place regularly out with the school.


A new beginners class starts with a FREE taster on Wednesday 21st September.


To enrol please contact York learning http://www.york.gov.uk tel: 01904 552806


Locations for all classes see:  ‘Adult Classes - Directions’


Evaluation

York Learning monitor and evaluate their tutors against a variety of parameters.

This is a report from one of her regular classes in Huntington High School in York

Thorner Summer luncheon in Jills beautiful garden -treat

YORK:  

St Oswald's Church Hall, Fulford, York YO10 4HJ

Monday morning 10.30-11.30am.  ‘pay as you come’

To enrol please contact Betty


Tai Chi Classes for 'The Golden Years'  run by UK Tai Chi.  The Tai Chi class in Fulford was initially established by the City of York Council EngAGE 50+.  CYC continue to signpost and recommend this class to the public and patients from York Hospital and local physicians (see website - http://www.york.gov.uk) .


This class is held in a lovely hall with an ambience conducive to learning.  Gentle movements to improve balance, physical fitness and general wellbeing, a lovely way to start the week.


The class continues to go from strength to strength.  Now in its 5th year students of all levels are training in Long Hand Form.   


To enrol please contact Betty



Strengths:  Learners enjoy their learning and all attend regularly.  They also use the class to develop their own personal wellbeing and learners report  that they had take this learning beyond the classroom  to develop regular practice.  

All learners were completely engaged throughout the hour long session.


Quality of Teaching

Good clear instructions, the tutor speaks very calmly in a reassuring voice, offers explanations and demonstrations.  She (Betty) begins the session by re-capping on previous weeks learning then builds up learner's knowledge step by step and re-enforces learning by repeating exercises.  She also uses similies very well and talks about the reasons why the different movements are made.  Individual advice is offered when it is needed.

She is also very positive with her feedback to the group. and shows particular care with regards to health, safety and wellbeing.  

Stressing that a learner should work within their own limitation and also aware of individual health issues.


Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

Strengths:

The tutor is a very good manager of her class.  For example at the beginning of the session she courteously waited for learners to turn up.  

As they waited she engaged the students in general conversation.  

H&S awareness was very good.


Evaluation Feedback:

A very strong session which was not compromised in any way.


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Scampston Hall, Malton, North Yorkshire

Above - Betty and Senior Instructor Glynn Townley warm up in front of the refurbished greenhouses, ahead of giving Tai Chi lessons to groups in the manicured gardens of Scampston Hall. This included a group of partially sighted participants enjoying Tai Chi basics for the first time.

A fantastic day out - we really enjoyed our visit there, and so can you! - check it out at www.scampston.co.uk