MARPLE T'AI CHI  & CHI KUNG

(particularly with the over 50s in mind)

The gentle, flowing art of T'ai Chi is practised by people of all ages and levels of fitness. It is known for its health benefits, particularly valuable for improving balance, stamina and flexibility, and reducing stress. T'ai Chi is a type of Chi Kung, which is practised in its own right to enhance energy flow mainly through focusing on breathing.

Monday classes will no longer be held at Marple Methodist Church.

The Monday classes are moving to:

Tuesday afternoons, restarting on January 12th at Hawk Green Reading Room
Beginners are welcome at these classes:

2.00pm to 3.00pm Chi Kung (often translated as 'energy skill').
Gentle exercises which can be performed seated or standing. There are many different types of Chi Kung but it is mainly practised for its general health benefits and usefulness in improving our enjoyment and quality of life, even when suffering from chronic health conditions. 

3.15pm to 4.15pm T'ai Chi (Yang style, Cheng M'an Ching)
The gentle, flowing art of T'ai Chi is a type of Chi Kung, practised by people of all ages and levels of fitness. This style of T'ai Chi is particularly known for its health benefits, being especially valuable for improving balance, stamina and flexibility, and reducing stress. 

Cost: 5 for a 1-hour class (4 if paid for by the term).
7.50 if you take both classes (6 if paid for by the term).

Thursday classes, restarting on January 14th at Hawk Green Reading Room. 
New members of this class should have at least two years experience of practising Cheng Man-Ch'ing T'ai Chi.

Cost: 7.50 if you take both classes (6 if paid for by the term).

If you would like more information please phone the tutor, Brenda Howlett, on 07749 811 171 or email

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