Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing: May-June 2024

Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing

Stuart McLeod in tai chi and Qigong pose.

The perfect way to support your health and wellbeing

Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing (TMW) is a unique blend of gentle movement with awareness, offering physical, mental and emotional benefits. Over the six weeks of the course, you will learn the 12-move TMW Flex Sequence and by the end be able to guide yourself through the whole practice.

How fit do I need to be?

The beauty of the TMW sequence is that it can be done standing or seated, so it is easily adapted to suit all abilities. When registering for the course, you will be asked to share details of any health conditions etc that we should be aware of.

If you have any concerns at all about whether TMW is suitable for you, please email Stuart at stuartmcleod05@gmail.com.

Stuart McLeod practising the Five Elements tai chi movement

The benefits of TMW

Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing will gently flex, strengthen and ease your muscles, joints and connecting tissues. The movements will help to realign your body bringing greater balance, posture, co-ordination and stability.

Focusing on the flowing movements brings you back into the moment and can help to release your mind from stress and anxiety, allowing a calmer and more spacious state of mind to arise.

With this embodied mindfulness, both physical and mental tension can be released and your breath is free to deepen and flow naturally – allowing you to experience yourself as centred, grounded and balanced.

Connecting your mind and body in movement is energising – bringing a new feeling of aliveness, self-confidence and self-worth.

Gradually, with a new focus of self-care and kindness, your relationship to yourself and the world around you changes. Before you know it, you’ll find these benefits transfer into your whole life.

A group of people practising tai chi in a park.
Stuart McLeod - Return to Centre tai chi movement

Learning Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing in easy steps

The course has been developed and refined over many years to support you in building your learning. Each week we introduce new themes for you to practice in your own time. To get the best from the course you are encouraged to maintain a regular home practice between the sessions. We provide you with a recording of the TMW sequence which you can follow at home.

Week 1 – 11 May Embodied Presence
Week 2 – 18 May Release and Flow
Week 3 – 25 May Connection through Poise
Week 4 – 1 June Breathing and Deepening
Week 5 – 8 June Deepen and Refine
Week 6 – 15 June The Power of Doing Less

The course will run based at Brompton Academy in Gillingham and each session runs from 9.30am-10.45am.

Any questions?

If you have any questions at all about the course, please email Stuart at stuartmcleod05@gmail.com.

Your teacher

Stuart McLeod is a Level Three teacher of Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing (TMW) and a qualified Qigong Instructor with Long White Cloud Qigong.  He has taught TMW to hundreds of students both in person and online. He is also a Trained Teacher in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice.

A key focus of Stuart’s personal practice centres upon the application of mindfulness techniques and skills as a means to help us re-inhabit our bodies.

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