Tai Chi

Our Weekly Free Tai Chi Classes

We hold weekly tai chi classes in the New Essex Unitarian Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 4RT. Our classes take place every Friday from 11 am to 12 noon.  


We currently hold Tai Chi classes ran by coach Christine Jones who is the founder of Tai Ji Circle, a registered charity aiming to bring the benefits of Tai Chi to people of all ages including 60+ people and the disabled. 

We have worked with the CLCH/Falls Prevention team to refer those individuals who will need a different support to improve their wellbeing. 

As well as managing and running the Tai Ji Circle charity, Christine Jones assists with teaching Chen Taijiquan and has taught tai ji and qi gong in a variety of places from Triyoga in London, to a P&O cruise ship.

For over five years she taught a weekly day-time class with Age UK for the elderly, which was supported by MIND in Enfield through the Big Lottery fund. In 2015 Chris completed an NHS recognised course ‘Tai Chi for Rehabilitation and Falls Prevention’ and has set up Living Tai Chi to extend her work in developing community tai ji classes for those who are a little older or less able. In 2016 she also completed a Practitioner Course in NLP, with certification from The Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. In 2017 Chris also gained a Sacred Energy Arts, Yoga Alliance recognised Teacher Training Certificate in Yoga & Qi Gong from Master Mathew Cohen in Los Angeles, California.

Some of the benefits of Tai Chi for older people

  • Better mood, with lower levels of depression, stress, and anxiety
  • Greater aerobic capacity and muscle strength
  • Fewer falls
  • More energy and stamina
  • Enhanced flexibility, balance and agility
  • Lower blood pressure and improved heart health
  • Reduced inflammation

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