Thursday, 8 June 2017

Sunday's Tai Chi in the Park

We had a lovely time in Worcester's Gheluvelt Park on Sunday with about 30 people coming along to play Tai Chi in the open air.  Most people were trying it out for the first time and, after some gentle Tai Chi Qigong exercises, we played through the whole Yang-style Short Form. Amazing.

Hopefully we'll have some more open air sessions through the summer.

Sunday, 28 May 2017


Come along to this Tai Chi day and enjoy the art of meditation in movement.
Suitable for all.  Just check our 'Events' page for more information and for how to book your place.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Tai Chi in the Park

Come along for a free Heartland Tai Chi School event in Gheluvelt Park, Barbourne, Worcester on Sunday, 4th June at 10.30am. We'll meet by the tennis courts.
Hopefully the sun will be shining and we'll play some Tai Chi together in the summer air.

All welcome.  

Monday, 8 May 2017

Free Taster Classes in May, June & July

Here's an opportunity for anyone who has wondered about the benefits of Tai Chi to give it a try for free in May, June & July.
Just get in touch to book your place.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Being still is a moving experience

“Do you have the patience to wait
Till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
Till the right action arises by itself?”

from the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu translated by Stephen Mitchell

We stood, we sat, we played, we moved and laughed and ate together. We experienced glimpses of experiencing the patience to wait until the mud settled and the water became clear.  We had a wonderful day of 'Being Tai Chi'.

If you would like to know more about Heartland Tai Chi School please contact Alan.

A glimpse of Birlingham Church from the Village Hall.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Christmas Break - Dates

It's not long now until Christmas and I've already had people asking me about dates for next term, so here are some dates for your diary!

Evening classes
Mondays at the Grove School, Malvern - last class Monday, 19th December.   Restarting on Monday, 9th January 2017.
Tuesdays at Fort Royal School, Worcester  - last class Tuesday, 20th December.   Restarting on Tuesday, 10th January 2017.
Thursdays at Fort Royal School, Worcester  - last class Thursday, 22nd December.   Restarting on Thursday, 5th January 2017.

Day-time classes
Tuesdays at Holy Trinity Hall, Malvern  - last class Tuesday, 20th December.   Restarting on Tuesday, 10th January 2017.
Wednesdays at St George’s Magdalene Hall,  Worcester  - last class Wednesday, 21st December.   Restarting on Wednesday, 11th January 2017.
Thursdays at Birlingham Village Hall, Birlingham near Pershore  - last class Thursday, 15th December.   Restarting on Thursday, 5th January 2017.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Being Tai Chi, Saturday 3rd December, Birlingham Village Hall.

Saturday, 3rd December, Birlingham Village Hall, near Pershore, WR10 3AB, 10.00 - 4.30 pm.

This Tai Chi workshop comes as we head into winter proper. It is a timely opportunity to slow down and connect with our inner resources in a gentle, playful and alive way.
Tai Chi is often called the art of moving meditation and throughout this day we will have opportunities to experience the meditative qualities of Tai Chi alongside the relaxation afforded by inviting the body to move without strain.

This day is an opportunity to recognise the speed of everyday life, to soften into the present and to re-connect with the natural qualities of our being which we so often fail to recognise and appreciate.  Through movement, guided reflection and relaxation, this day will invite you to trust the gentle heart of your being.

'When we soften what is too tight and fill what is too empty, what is revealed is a dynamic state of relaxed-aliveness. This is the experience of Tai Chi'.

The day is suitable for all, whether you have much experience of Tai Chi or none, so please share this with friends and colleagues.

How to book your place
Payment for my workshops  involves a booking deposit of £25 followed by an additional payment or none at the event.  I hope that this enables people to participate in this event and to pay according both to their circumstances and also to their appreciation.

I calculate that the comparable value for this all-day workshop to be £55 and ask you for a £25 booking deposit.  Prior booking is required and needs to be made before Monday, 21st November.

Please make any cheques payable to Heartland and send to:
Alan Smith, 111 Victoria Avenue, Worcester WR5 1EE.
Payment by BACS is also possible - just contact me for details.

Tea and refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Please bring a simple contribution towards a vegetarian lunch.
It's possible to arrange lift sharing. Please let me know if you need or can offer a lift.