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Ken Hornung

Silver Tai Chi Beginners

Originating in ancient China, tai chi is one of the most effective exercises for health of mind and body. It combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements which studies have shown to improve people’s physical and mental state. It also has a focus on meditation, which promotes mindfulness and better mental health.

Each class begins with meditation then moves on to a series of gentle exercises, before moving on to practice the form (routine) and ends with breathing exercises. This class caters for everyone, including people with mobility impairments. There are qualified assistant instructors who help with training.

If you are over 50 and looking for a fun new activity with added health benefit Silver Beginners Tai Chi is just what you need! It is ideal for inactive older people wanting to raise their activity levels gently and gradually as the low-impact exercise does not put much pressure on your bones and joints.

Ken, our tai chi instructor has 12 years of experience leading traditional tai chi classes, and has a background in sports coaching.

This course will give you a clear step by step guide to achieving calm, fitness and balance and can also be practiced for its health benefits including:
• Improved posture
• Enhanced flexibility, balance and agility
• Strengthened and toned muscles
• Better mood, with lower levels of depression, stress and anxiety
• Better sleep
• More energy and stamina
• Enhanced flexibility, balance and agility
• Lower blood pressure and improved heart health
• Reduced inflammation
• Fewer falls

ARC’s Silver Programme is supported by a Cultural Volunteers scheme which helps participants to attend and participate in over 50s activity.  For more information and to meet our current volunteers, please click here.


Looking for a lovely cuppa after your weekly session?

No 60 offers the perfect place to relax after you’ve done the hard work in your Tai Chi session. Catch up with friends over a cuppa after the class while you take a break, and give your legs a rest in No 60, our cafe bar. We have a great range of teas, coffees and snacks which are ideal to enjoy over a good catch up.

You can reserve a table by contacting the No 60 team via now.


"Friendly atmosphere, pleasant company, enjoyable tuition." Silver Tai Chi partipant

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Mon 6 Jan - Mon 30 Mar


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