DARREN’S TIMETABLE – 2017

TAI CHI SURREY

TAI CHI
Classes and venues 2017/18
TAI CHI
Mondays -  Mindfulness Movement - Qigong Health workout - Mornings at Unitarian Church Hall 10am to 11amBeginners Class
tai
Mondays - Chen Tai chi - evenings at Farncombe infants school7pm to 8,30pmBeginners and Advanced Class
chi
Tuesday - Seated Mindfulness Qigong - morning session at Elmbridge retirement village – every other week - Beginners Class
c
chiWednesdays - Hun Yuan Qigong/Taiji early evening- at Merrow village hall6.15pm to 7.15pmBeginners Class
tai
Wednesdays - Chen Tai chi -  evenings at Merrow Village Hall - 7.30pm to 9pmBeginners and Advanced Class
chi
Thursdays - Chen Tai chi and Qigong - Morning session at Unitarian Church Hall10.30am to 11.30amAdvanced Class
qigong
Thursdays - Chen Tai chi - evenings at Petersfield community center7pm to 8.30pmBeginners and Advanced Class
tai
Fridays - Chen Tai chi - Morning session at THE CHURCH ROOMS – St Andrews room- 9.30am to 10.30amBeginners Class
ch
qigongFriday- Chen Tai chi - Afternnon session at THE CHURCH ROOMS – St Andrews room - 2pm to 3pm - Advanced Class
tai chi
Saturdays I teach privately and have a few more sessions available please email me for details

chi

Important: All of my classes are available to anyone, when you sign up for 10 weeks it is exactly that! You can if you don’t make a class come to another class the same week.

However you may not pay for 10 sessions and choose which 10 to come to, if you are sick, ill or simply just don’t feel like coming to class and don’t make it to another one that week.

Then you lose that session!!! …  If you sign up for a Term then you can come to unlimited classes from September to December.

07982 971961

qi

TO BOOK CLASSES, SESSIONS, TREATMENTS OR TRAINING PLEASE CLICK HERE

TERM PRICE £140

SURREY CLASSES
YOUR FIRST CLASS IS ALWAYS FREE
DROP IN PRICE £14
PRICE FOR 8 WEEKS £80
PRICE FOR A TERM £140
TAI CHI
UNITARIAN CHURCH HALL
taiji
MONDAYS – BEGINNER QIGONG CLASS - 10 am to 11 am
THURSDAYS – TAI CHI – BEGINNERS CLASS - 10 am to 11 am

TO BOOK CLASSES, SESSIONS, TREATMENTS OR TRAINING PLEASE CLICK HERE

taiji

Unitarian Church Hall

Tai chi class based in Godalming for Beginners and Intermediate students, all ages are welcome.

Tai chi and Qigong every Monday and Thursday morning

taichi

Godalming Unitarian Church

Meadrow, Godalming

GU7 3JB

taiji

Contact me: 07505 030211

Email me: chentaichi.dp@gmail.com

chi

Parking

qigong

Parking is available at the Unitarian Church just in front of the hall there are plenty of parking spaces

The venue due to the location of the car park it is very secure.

taichi

YOUR FIRST CLASS IS ALWAYS FREE
DROP IN PRICE… £12
8 Week Course… £80
Price for a TERM … £140
qigong

AFTER 10 WEEKS THE COURSE CHANGES TO AN 8 WEEK PAYMENT  PLAN ONLY FOR Tuesday and Thursday classes and those that are for 1hr and 30mins in duration!

TAI CHI

Taiji Beginners + advanced classes
TAI CHI!
MONDAY MORNINGS - 10 am to 11 am
THURSDAY MORNINGS - 10 am to 11 am

QIGONG

More information on my Tai chi Classes in Godalming please click here

TO BOOK CLASSES, SESSIONS, TREATMENTS OR TRAINING PLEASE CLICK HERE

MERROW VILLAGE HALL – GUILDFORD
TAI
Wednesday evenings – Beginners Class - 6.15 pm to 7.15 pm
Wednesday evenings – Beginners + Advannced Class - 7.30 pm to 9 pm
CHI

TO BOOK CLASSES, SESSIONS, TREATMENTS OR TRAINING PLEASE CLICK HERE

Tai chi class in Guildford based at Merrow in Merrow Village Hall – Wednesday Evenings 7.30pm to 9pm

taiji

Guildford Merrow Village Hall

Epson Road

Guildford

Surrey

GU1 2QY

chi

Contact me: 07505030211

chi

Parking

taiji

There is plenty of free parking in the Village Hall car park outside. Disabled parking bays can be found near the main entrance.

qigong

YOUR FIRST CLASS IS FREE
DROP IN PRICE… £12
8 WEEK COURSE … £80
Price for a TERM… £140
QIGONG
Tai Chi Classes in GUILDFORD
TAI
Merrow Village Hall – Early evening Class - 6.15 pm to 7.15 pm
Merrow Village Hall- Evening Class - 7.30 pm to 9 pm
CHI
MORE INFORMATION FOR GUILDFORD PLEASE  click here

TO BOOK SESSIONS, TREATMENTS OR TRAINING PLEASE CLICK HERE

THE CHURCH ROOMS

FRIDAY MORNING – ST ANDREWS ROOM - 9.30 am to 10.30 am

FRIDAY AFTERNOON – ST ANDREWS ROOM - 2 pm to 3 pm

tai

The Church Rooms is the new venue for Friday mornings and Afternoons

qi

St Nicholas Church

High Street

Cranleigh, Surrey

GU6 8AS

harmony

Contact me: 07505030211

chi

Parking

Taichi

There is plenty of free parking in the Village Hall car park outside. Disabled parking bays can be found near the main entrance.

taiji

YOUR FIRST CLASS IS FREE
Drop in price…… £12
8 Week Course … £80
Price for TERM… £140

jing

Tai Chi Classes in Cranleigh
qi
FRIDAY MORNING – ST ANDREWS ROOM - 9.30 am to 10.30 am
FRIDAY AFTERNOON – ST ANDREWS ROOM - 2 pm to 3 pm
qigong

TO BOOK SESSIONS, TREATMENTS OR TRAINING PLEASE CLICK HERE

PRIVATE TUITION

REIKI
To all of you out there who are not really interested in being in a class with lots of other people maybe you are not people persons or you have anxiety with large groups of people whatever the reason you could have private tuition in the comfort of your own home or workplace. I offer classes in QIGONG pronouced (CHI KUNG) as well as TAI CHI QUAN (YANG OR CHEN STYLES)
INSTRUCTION
My experience with QIGONG means that I can teach you HUN YUAN QIGONG 12 forms as well as many other QIGONG movements for HEALTH and SPIRITUAL development
TAI
I have many years experience in the art of REIKI HEALING so can teach one or two day courses to get you attuned to the energy and so you to can become a healer.
CHI
I offer QI or CHI HEALING which is a form of balancing the various Meridians in the body that relate to your overall health and wellbeing.
QIGONG
I offer Personal training in TAI CHI or TAI JI from the styles of YANG AND CHEN with over 15 YEARS of experience in TAI CHI
REIKI
I belong to the TCUGB and have done so for many years now so you know that your instruction will be at a level that you can handle
NEW CLASSES
I never run classes that are done in complete silence and I will always do my best to help you get into the right postures with advice on the why and what you should be feeling during your practice all at a pace you can handle it is up to you how fast you progress and the effort that you put in will create for you a routine that will promote your health and fitness for years to come. you just have to lay the foundations for whatever it is that you wish to achieve.
TAI CHI
PRIVATE TUITION PRICES VARY BUT AS A GUIDELINE, YOU MUST REMEMBER THAT I AM A PERSONAL TRAINER…
MINDFULNESS
TAI CHI – TAIJI = £60 to £80 for Private Tuition for an hour
MINDFULNESS
QIGONG – CHI KUNG = £60 to £80 Private Tuition for an hour
TAI CHI
BEGIN YOUR HEALTH JOURNEY TODAY!!!
MASTER TEACHER
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PERSONAL TRAINING -  PLEASE CLICK HERE
taiji
TO BOOK CLASSES, SESSIONS, TREATMENTS OR TRAINING PLEASE CLICK HERE

All the tai chi classes consist of a warm up we loosen the body from the head down to the feet so the body is more relaxed and soft our Qigong is a mixture of hard and soft Qigong. Each method of practice works on you internally and can be very beneficial to your internal organs. This is an on-going process the more you do the faster you will progress.

Tai chi Classes Godalming,  Tai chi Classes Godalming,  Tai chi Classes Godalming,  Tai chi Classes Godalming,  Tai chi Classes Godalming,

Cultivation of Spirit and Body are equally important if you are younger then you can begin to cultivate the spirit and then the physical but if you are older then you need to cultivate the physical it is very important to first strengthen one’s health. If the body is weak, jing (essence of the body) and qi (life activating force) are deficient, then we use movement to purify Jing which has the added bonus of training to discipline the mind and repair physical damage.

Tai chi Classes

In our standing practice we are disciplining the mind which includes the regulating and condensing of scattered thoughts to develop one’s mental efficiency to a higher level, this helps to attain the ability to remain in a calm and free.

taiji

In essence we are cultivating our qi (life activating force) as we work with the internal styles.

Qigong exercises are capable of purifying Jing (essence of the body) through its movement to strengthen the body.

taichi

Generally as we get older the Jing and Qi deplete faster and faster. We need an abundance of Jing to attain good health and longevity.. In Daoist thought:

shen

Qi is like a root and Jing the trunk of a tree,
If the root is not deep it can be plucked out with ease,
If the trunk is not strong then the tree will fall,
When one can firmly store qi and guard one’s Jing then you can attain a long life.

jing

Through training in Qigong cultivators condense their hearts, nourish their qi, regulate their personality and remove post birth defects this cultivates the original spirit. True essence.

chi

qigong

gong

Silk Reeling practice is very important in our style of Tai chi this is the foundation that we are to build upon it helps with whole body co-ordination and will allow the body to sit naturally on the legs it also helps with distinguishing the movement from the waist. If you can imagine each time you turn your waist it moves around your spine which is the central point the arms are moved by the turning of your waist and this is where our power is centred our intention is gently placed within the area we call the Dantien the storage center for our Original qi energy whilst we practice most internal martial arts ie: Tai chi, Qigong, Standing practise or Silk Reeling.

taiji

Silk Reeling or Chan Su Jin is the foundation of Chen style Tai chi  without it there is no Chen tai chi it helps us to develop a powerful spiralling energy and our root into the earth another important aspect of Tai chi training. Developing the root is also a bi-product of Qigong standing practice.

taichi

Silk Reeling practice helps with:

1. Shifting weight (left to right)
2. Turning the waist (left to right)
3. Expanding and contracting the limbs
4. Twining and coiling (winding in and out)

taiji

Silk Reeling is also implemented to help loosen the hips and the folds of the hips called the (Kua) we want the movements to be even in the hips and for the appearance and feeling to flow in a smooth and continuous manner throughout the Silk Reeling exercise there are about 12 different exercises from standing to moving reeling silk, single hand and double hand. But the new beginner need only concentrate on the single hand forms and relaxing the body in their practice.

qi

Silk Reeling is a relatively recent form of teaching aspects of the Chen Tai chi form. By relatively new I mean it has become standard over the last 50 years or so.

This is a set of turning and spiralling movements which improve body stretching and flexibility it helps to remove blocks within the acupuncture channel maintaining a good flow of internal energy. It includes single hand and double hand movements as well as forwards and backwards stepping movements.

gong

kung

taiji

The Chen style Tai Chi traditional 18 movement form was designed by Grand Master Chen Zhenglei it contains what is termed the cream of Taiji so all the best movements taken from the Laojia Yilu form which is the next part of your Tai chi journey the 18 movement form is the beginning of learning and practicing the traditional old frame routines and will introduce you to many of the fast and slow movements of Tai chi. Here you will receive detailed corrections in helping you to understand the choreography of the form. We first learn the frame and then start to correct posture and work on the various requirements of the form.

taichi

chi

When we first begin to work on our form let’s say at the 1st stage of our practice we keep our postures high, we maintain our relaxed/soft hips and knees. We begin to think about keeping the elbows lower than our shoulders and using only minimal muscle strength we must also think about keeping the body upright with our chins slightly tucked in for a straighter spine. We copy the movements of our teacher so that we move in such a way as to mirror the way the form is done and we use our minds to remember the form as best we can. There are no shortcuts in Tai Chi we train slowly to ensure precision so that everything remains relaxed without collapsing.

gong

Within a reasonably short amount of time we may start to feel heat in the body tingling in the fingers or the feeling of electricity flowing through the body we may feel cold or tingling or the feeling of energy being moved from one place to another all of these things no matter how slight you can think of as progression and these sensations get stronger with your practice.

taiji

As we move into our 2nd stage we have an increased awareness of what is going on inside the body, we are now moving like flowing water the movements feel smooth. The hips are beginning to relax naturally the knees don’t take the pressure of the upper body as the pressure flows easily down to your feet which helps develop your connection to the ground or root, your form is beginning to take shape and you find it easier to remember the form and its linking movements. The body is beginning to remember the natural shape of the form and your legs will become stronger, your practice may increase as you begin to understand the movements better your body and waist are beginning to move as one unit and there is an awareness of where your hands and feet should be, following the teacher is easier and you may have a few moments of clarity in your form and Silk Reeling.

taiji

In your form your posture will naturally become lower we don’t force anything all unfolds in perfect time. Everyone progresses at different rates but that all depends on you and your practice it is very important to practice whenever you can every day if possible.

qigong

I myself practice every day even if you don’t have space to do a form you can still practice the silk reeling the foundation of the form and if you can do this you will be able to grasp the figure of 8 movements quicker. Your legs and hips will also loosen faster and the movement of your waist will begin to feel natural.

taiji

As you move into the 3rd stage you are beginning to move from your waist or more importantly the Dantien your qi sensations are stronger, the folds of your hips (kua) are loosening your legs are stable your posture upright your form feels fuller your hands and arms are extended but not stiff the energy goes all the way to the tips of your fingers and the movement in your legs and hips is much smoother now your health will be much improved at this stage you will begin to feel more heat in the body any problems in your joints or backs could be a distant memory as the energy begins to flow through you.

gong

Even the standing post practice will become natural and relaxed you will feel more of a connection to the ground and almost as though your arms are being held up by your feet,

taiji

Again we are constantly learning in tai chi it takes a while to get to the destination whatever you want that to be if it’s for health then maybe you will practice less but if you are really serious about your training the amount will increase it will become a way of life as it did for me.

life

When you start to train more those serious about learning tai chi can then start their journey into the more martial side of the art. You will have to show dedication and trust to be taught in this way.

taiji

You must first learn the forms practice and memorize the movements, we also will have a solid frame with no collapsing that is when we start to feel the energy, when we feel the energy in all parts of the body throughout the forms then we can start to develop our qi power then we are able to be taught the techniques…

taiji

Nobody said Tai Chi was easy and those that do only see gentle movements not the hard work that goes into learning and perfecting this amazing internal martial art.

taiji

The power in Tai chi is like iron wrapped in cotton wool. It takes dedication to achieve and mindfulness, gentleness and softness in mind body and spirit.

taiji training

discipline

To those who show dedication there is a natural progression in Chen style Tai chi Chuan at first you will be taught the 18 movement form, then a 4 directional form, then the Laojia Yilu which all of the Chen Family practice and the Laojia Erlu (cannon fist). There are many weapons forms including sword, sabre, pole, spear, double swords and the new frames Xinjia Yilu and Erlu.

taiji

You will be given an opportunity to also come to the seminars held by Master Wang Hai jun our master and teacher when this happens your tai chi will improve in many ways. My teacher is a great man with much knowledge who has been training with the Chen family since the age of 7 years old. I feel honoured to be taught by him.

master

If you are dedicated enough you can even learn Tai chi to become an Instructor yourself all you need is your commitment to yourself to make a change for the better and commitment to being more healthy and happy. So stick to your promise to yourself at the end of the day only you can be the change you wish to see.

the

I also offer 1 to 1 training so you can get to your goals much faster as long as you live in Surrey.

art

I have been practising tai chi for over 13 years now and train with my teacher James Langcake every day. I train with Master Wang Hai Jun every month during a 5 hour session in London which is by invite only. I have dedicated my life to learning and mastering this internal martial art so the teaching you receive from me will be the finest I can give if I receive corrections from either of my teachers I pass them to my students because I believe that knowledge is to be shared within my teaching I will focus on all aspects of tai chi and I give detailed corrections where necessary.

of

My classes are not done in silence and I guide my students through each exercise especially the Qigong and Tai Chi explaining the concepts and visualisations if needed.

taiji

Let me be your guide and Teacher.

TO BOOK CLASSES, SESSIONS, TREATMENTS OR TRAINING PLEASE CLICK HERE

Be Sociable, Share!