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Monthly Saturday Tai Chi Workshops with Mark Collins

These 2 hour 30 minute workshops are suitable equally for beginners or the more experienced and give the opportunity to look deeper into the art, than a 60 or 90 minute class allows. Do you wish to experience more benefits, take your Tai Chi to the next level and feel nicely relaxed or energised afterwards.


These workshops concentrate on the building blocks on Chen style Tai Chi, loosening exercises, standing chi kung meditation, silk reeling and the Form. We will do at least 45mins to an hour on the Chen style Laojia form (I promise !). We may sometimes also work on a few simple partner exercises, to help understand the principles of Tai Chi.

In addition to the usual green tea, there will also be homemade and healthier CAKE or biscuits provided !

Dates for 2019 – 10am -12.30pm

14th September (Dursley), 12th October (Stroud), 16th November (Dursley)


Cost : £20 advance

         £25 on the day if places left

Spring Qigong (Chi Kung) Workshop - Mark Collins & Jeff Docherty

Following on from last year’s successful Spring Workshop at Woodchester Mansion, myself and Jeff bring a flavour of our Braziers Park Retreat programme to Painswick for a wonderful re-energising day of Qigong and some simple seated Meditation exercises. (see flyer)


Places limited to 12

Date - Saturday 13th April 2019 Rococo Gardens, Painswick Stroud 10am – 4pm


Cost - £55 advance

Click on the icon to download flyer.

Introduction To Tui Na Chinese Massage Workshop


This is a very practical workshop at the end of which you will be able to give a Tui Na Massage treatment to family or friends. I will teach the locations of the main acupoints and show a variety of massage techniques. We will work on each other allowing for you to receive several relaxing massage treatments yourself throughout the day, working on a seated upper body routine. There will also be the opportunity to learn some techniques to use on the lower body using a massage couch. You will also get some handouts to help you practice at home. I qualified in this wonderful therapy in 2004 and have been practising professionally since then.


Places limited to 8


Date - Saturday 30th March 2019 10am – 4pm, (Venue tbc Stroud or Dursley)

Cost - £45 advance

Partner Exercises, Push Hands and Applications Workshop


These exercises working with a partner, help to train and speed up your internal development, build better internal alignment and body connection/body mechanics. Quiet the mind, get feedback on your Tai Chi skills and improve better rooting.


Dates - Saturday 25th May 2019 2pm – 4.30 pm (after Monthly Tai Chi workshop)

Also last Monday of month 8pm – 9pm Wotton- under-Edge Town Hall.


Cost : £20 advance

           £25 on day if places left