Events, Retreats & Workshops

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Monthly Workshops - Click here for more information.  

2019 Retreats

21st - 23rd June 2019, at The Abbey Sutton Courtenaya weekend of Chen Style Tai Chi. The cost for a two night residential Friday afternoon - Sunday afternoon (including your tuition) will be approx £355. There will be other pricing options for those who would like to camp, take their camper vans or use the B&Bs in the village. Beginners can happily learn alongside more experienced players, and you will spend some time working on your own and with others. There’s space for a maximum of 12 people, so if you're interested in joining us, please contact me ASAP.  FULLY BOOKED

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Free Event Tai Chi in the Park Goring-on-Thames

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Once a year the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain (TCUGB) instructors, from all over the UK, run Tai Chi in the Park events to promote Tai Chi and other internal martial arts in the local community.  Instructors, students, practitioners, friends and family will meet in various parks in Great Britain to enjoy an afternoon of Tai Chi, just as it is traditionally done in China.  

Our next event will probably be held in the park opposite the Miller of Mansfield Pub in Goring-on-Thames or in a local village hall if the weather is bad!  No booking required, just turn up, watch or take part, please bring your family and friends … and perhaps a picnic!  Everyone is welcome.  Dates and further details to be confirmed.

The Abbey Sutton Courtenaya day of gentle qigong exercises and mindfulness meditation. Ideal for beginners who want to gain some momentum, and for students looking to deepen their practice. The cost approximately £110 which includes lunch, drinks and tuition (you can reduce the cost, for example, by bringing your own lunch). This group will be small - up to 10. Our next date is still to be confirmed.

Self Defence for Women Workshop

These workshops focuses on practical self-defence techniques.  Click here for more details.

Pushing Hands for Women Workshops
 - These monthly Friday afternoon workshops will help you to:

  • Understand why partner work is essential to the progress in tai chi.
  • Understand why ‘peng jin' is the basis of all partner work.
  • Practise 'listening', 'sticking', 'following' and ‘neutralising’.
  • Practise what you have learnt with different partners.

Please contact my teacher Eva Koskuba on 0118 988 9856 if you are interested.

Training with Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang

Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang is the undisputed head of the Chen style. His seminars are always popular, as Chen Xiaowang is not only a great practitioner of the Chen style Taijiquan but also a wonderful teacher taking great care to teach the correct principles of the art. These seminars are invaluable both to beginners and experienced Taijiquan practitioners.  Details to be confirmed.


Please contact me if you’d like to be kept up to date on forthcoming events, or if you would like me to facilitate a workshop for your own club, organisation, family or friends.

Certain physical injuries and conditions, particularly of the back and neck, may prevent you from practising.  If you’re in any doubt, ask your doctor if you should be attending classes and make sure I am aware of your condition. 

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