Founded by Rosaleen Fadden, The Tai Chi & Wellness Academy brings many years experience but seen through fresh eyes. Keeping up to date with all the latest research into these ancient arts means that the delivery of our programmes is customised to a very personal level, ensuring that it caters to all our group's needs and to each student within that group.
Examples of groups who may need a tailored programme or tweaked version of any of our courses include:
The benefits are many: a new sense of vitality, reduced levels of stress, better balance and flexibility, decreased levels of anxiety and depression and a strong and vibrant body.
Let us prepare a programme for you and your team to learn some of the age-old practices of Tai Chi and Chi Kung to help your body to stretch, re-align and raise your energy. Programmes can be delivered on a once-weekly basis, e.g. for a period of eight weeks, or as a stand-alone one day workshop, either on Zoom or in person.
As an extra dimension of your counselling service, we can provide a programme tailored to your needs as an organisation and to the needs of your clients as individuals.REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
We will structure and provide a 12-week course of Tai Chi and Chi Kung to align with and accompany the various weeks of the addiction recovery programme. The Tai Chi and Chi Kung courses are suitable for residential or non-residential settings.
Our addiction treatment course includes Chi Kung and Tai Chi, bodily relaxation and meditation. These practices work on balance and stability, and help participants to ground and raise the energy, and open up to a more positive and hopeful approach to life.
Because of the energy flow of Tai Chi and Chi Kung and its non-competitive aspect, this is an ideal form of exercise for people who may be physically or intellectually challenged. Adding bodily relaxation at the end of class has a very soothing and calming effect on all participants, especially those prone to irritation, over-activity or intense emotional states.
At different stages of development, the Pathways to Wellness can be incorporated into education, using a combination of fun activities and exercises that develop a positive sense of Self and positive regard for peers and the environment.
Various age-appropriate programmes include:
• PRE-SCHOOL: Zen Time – introduction to Meditation
• PRIMARY SCHOOL: Fun Time – Chopping Wood, Churning the Golden Sun, Standing like a Tree exercises
• SECONDARY SCHOOL: Focus Time – Ninja Style exercises, Chi Kung and Meditation Programme
• UNIVERSITY: Develop life-long Wellness practices to enhance your life, with Tai Chi, Chi Kung, and Meditation.
Support for family members and friends of people with physical or mental health problems. Our programmes encourage family members to network with other family members through Tai Chi, Meditation, and Wellness Education days. This support encourages empowerment, emotional support, and a social outlet for carers or for people working in the caring professions as nurses, social workers, doctors, police, and more.REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Age is part of the human condition, from birth to death, so I say live life wisely, and live it well – exercise the body, raise the energy, have some fun and laughter. Go wild once in a while – climb a tree, even if it is a small one. Swim in the sea even if it is freezing cold – jump in and jump out! Invite your friends on a surprise picnic and bring all the trimmings!
Tai Chi and Chi Kung help you to remain fit, flexible, and strong at any age. All our classes include important elements of Wellness – physical activity, focus through meditation, learning something new, and remaining socially connected, even on Zoom!
Tai Chi and Chi Kung is not a quick fix but with continued practice great changes can come about in slowing down the progression of these conditions (See research links: Ni et al. (2014)
In turbulent times of anxiety and depression or recovering from psychotic episodes or other emotional states – healing of the body, mind and emotions can be greatly supported by our overall approach to good health and wellness. Through the focus, grounding, strengthening and relaxation of the ancient healing arts of Infinite Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation, great benefits can be achieved, even in a twice weekly practice of these arts over a period of 10-12 weeks, based on recent research Wayne, P. (2018) Harvard Medical School Special Health Report: An Introduction to Tai Chi