"Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked
while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind."
Tai Chi and Qigong for Exercise Health Relaxation Mindfulness Personal Challenge
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Bamboo Grove Tai Chi School offers tuition in Chen-style Tai Chi and Qigong near Bridport, Dorchester and Weymouth, West Dorset, UK.
Tai Chi and Qigong are profound systems of body-mind training ideal for helping people tackle many problems caused by modern life, such as sedentary, inactive lifestyles, endless "multitasking", chronic levels of stress, overuse of digital media and technology, and disconnection from nature.
Our classes feature:
traditional tai chi and qigong for the modern world, deriving from authentic lineages;
balanced and flexible training, whatever your aims;
accessibility to people of all ages and most levels of physical fitness;
live, in-depth and time-efficient classes, supported by an increasing range of online material;
a clearly structured and progressive syllabus, with a highly experienced educator;
All levels of student are welcome to join our classes, whether you are a complete beginner or already have some experience of tai chi and/or qigong. However, as every school and class is a bit different, please explore as much of this site as you can in order to get a good idea of what we do. You are, of course, welcome to contact us if you have any questions.
A recent short programme on the BBC described some of the health benefits of tai chi. You can find the article and links to the podcast here. You can also find information on the same topic on our FAQs page here.