Silken Thread T'ai Chi - T'ai Chi for Health and Relaxation

I would really like you to Learn Tai Chi and feel better!
As a Tai Chi practitioner and teacher for over 20 years, I am passionate about this beautiful discipline and its multiple
health benefits for Body, Mind and Spirit.  My  goal is to help you as a student  to safely develop your skills and knowledge  of Tai Chi so that you can experience these amazing benefits for yourself at a level that is right for you, even if you have never exercised before - or think you can't!!  I provide gentle, safe and effective Tai Chi for Health classes aimed at helping you to improve your health and wellbeing in an enjoyable way.  Beginners are invited to join a class at any time. 
My Classes:     (including temporary Summer 2017 variations!) 

Check  programme descriptions/venues/times below.  Please don't hesitate to call or email to discuss which one might be best for you.)    SCROLL to BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR JOINING INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Monday 9.30am:  Newarthill Community Centre

          Continued by Newarthill group through Summer on the
        following dates :

     26th June, 3rd, 10th and 31st July and
     7th, 14th August


         No class 19th June

        17th &24thJuly 


  • Monday 1pm :   Jim Foley Community Centre,  Craigneuk (1½ hr class)
        Finishes on 26th June and resumes 28th Aug. 

        Seven week  Summer course available in Funtastica
        Dance Studio 
        for those with some experience of Tai Chi.

        *Limited places*. 1-2pm Mondays,  starts 3rd July

        Contact me for details

          The course will cost £28 in total (£4 per class)


  • Wednesday 10.30am:    (Seated Class) Auchlochan Retirement Village, Lesmahagow (open to anyone - book at Auchlochan Reception) 


  • Wednesday 6pm-7pm:  Jim Foley Community Centre, Craigneuk 
          Now finished for Summer - resumes 6pm Wednesday 23rd


  • *Thursday 10am-11am:  Pat Cullinan Community Centre, Logans Road, North Motherwell

           No class on 22nd June. Note  change of venue and time
          over Summer:     

         The class will continue from 29th June at 10.30 am
          in the Health and Wellness Hub Office in Albert St,
          Motherwell ( ENTRANCE to LEFT of Carpet Right

          No class 3rd August

          Class returns to Pat Cullinan Centre at 10 am on 24th Aug.



  • Thursday 2pm - 3pm:  Newmains Community   Resource Centre (beside Newmains Health Centre)  

           Finishes for Summer on 29th June and resumes on 17th

          Alternative available!:  There will be a four week block of
          classes in  Cambusnethan North Church hall on the
          following  Thursdays in July/Aug - 2pm - 3pm:

          July 6th 20th 27th
          August 10th 

           The cost will be £3 per class/ £12 in total

           Contact me to book a place.
           NB: no class 13th July or 3rd August


Please call, text or email me to check times- especially during school/public holidays.

 See below for more details of
Tai Chi for Health Programmes  

*Tai Chi for Arthritis(TCA)
*Tai Chi for Osteoporosis(TCO)
*Tai Chi for Diabetes(TCD
*Tai Chi for Energy (TCE)
*Tai Chi for Falls Prevention  (TCFP)
*Tai Chi for Kidz (  TC4K ) see separate page on Home Page Menu
*Tai Chi for Rehabiltation 
*These are programmes that have been devised and medically proven to be suitable  and beneficial for specified conditions,  but are also suitable for all.  All  incorporate a focus on general health, safe physical exercise and mental relaxation.

Note (NB: Use KEY above for full name of each programme):  TCA/TCD/TCR are currently running  Monday afternoons, Wednesday evenings, and Thursday mornings and afternoons). I hope to offer TCO, and TCE programmes during the year according to demand and time! Tai Chi for Falls Prevention (TCFP)can be incorporated into any of these programmes.
Within each of these specialised programmes  I will teach you a unique short form or 'set'(sequence of movements) adapted from Sun, Yang  and Chen  Tai Chi styles by Dr Paul Lam and a team of Tai Chi and medical experts, and suitable for all fitness levels.  Tai Chi for Energy is a wonderful fusion of Sun and Chen Style, with a mixture of flowing and dynamic movements.
 In addition all incorporate specific elements designed to benefit each specified  medical condition as well as integral Qi Gong elements.  All of these programmes are suitable for  beginners -  with or without a medical condition!
 *Seated Tai Chi    (available in all classes)
For those with mobility issues, there is also the option of participating  Seated  within the above-mentioned programmes

Seated Tai  Chi is often chosen as a gentle but effective way to exercise (and relax) as it provides a long list of health benefits with minimal physical exertion for those less able to stand. 

 Despite the gentle nature of  this seated exercise programme,   it nevertheless incorporates whole-body movement within your own comfort range. 

Providing a gentle full-body workout  with focus on weight -shift and  effective breathing, it offers an excellent means of  improving your fitness and general health.

  *Tai Chi 4Kidz 
     (Please select TC4K  page in Start Menu to find out more)

*  Also :  When time allows, I occasionally offer courses in
   YangStyle 24 Step Form ( the most
    universally popular Tai Chi form).
  • Please contact me for further details of any of the adult classes currently available in and around the Motherwell area. (*denotes class suitable for all fitness levels, including seated participants).


 Joining Details for each Class

 *TCA/TCD/TCRMonday Afternoons: 1pm-2.30pm in Jim Foley Community Centre, Craigneuk, Wishaw (Book through Lifelong Learning Association , Tel: 01698 373401)   Note:  This class runs in line with school and public holidays. 

*TCA/TCD/TCR:  .  Monday 9.30am in Newarthill Community Centre, and Wednesday 6pm-7pm in Jim Foley Commmunity Centre , Craigneuk, Wishaw, (Just come along -  Health and Wellness Hub class )  Please note: These classes also run roughly in line with school/public holidays.  

*TCA/TCD/TCR:   Thursday Mornings 10 a.m-11am. in the Pat Cullinan Centre, North Motherwell, (Just come along -  Health & Wellness Hub class) Please note: This class also runs roughly in line with school/public holidays.  

*TCA/TCD/TCR:   Thursday afternoons 2pm - 3pm in the Newmains Community Trust Centre ( beside Health Centre)  Come and join us - run by the SWELS  group.

I  also offer:
morning/lunchtime workplace mini-courses, TC4K , Courses in Yang Style 24 Step Form, demonstrations and taster sessions, and input for in-service days or training days. Private tuition by arrangement.
Please contact me at any time. Leave a message and I will call/text/email you back.
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