Tai Chi Foundation

These classes cover the foundation Tai Chi sequences, based in the Sun-style Tai Chi which introduce all learners to the stances, terminology, and principles of this ancient exercise form.

Aughton Village Hall
14:45-15:45 (Foundation Class 1) and 16:00-17:00 (Foundation Class 2)
  • Teacher: Heather Reade
  • Foundation Class 1 Coordinator: Pam Collier - 01704 894396
  • Foundation Class 2 Coordinators:
    • Jane Francis - 01695 421821
    • Susan Linnell - 01695 580436

Sun-style is approximately 250 years old and is easy to learn. These classes are open to ALL levels of Tai Chi experience, and can be done seated or standing.

Foundation Class 1 – Qigong and Tai Chi for Health.  This class studies both Qigong and Tai Chi during the hour. Great intro­duction to both disciplines. There is a waiting list for this class.

Foundation Class 2 – Tai Chi for Health.  This class focuses on the Tai Chi for Health forms. Past study has been on the Tai Chi for Arthritis, but will now be learning the Tai Chi for Diabetes form. There are eight spaces available. Please contact a Class 2 coordinator if you would like to join or wish further information about the class.


Thursdays:   November 1 – December 20

Xmas break:  No classes – December 27 & January 3


Thursdays:  January 10 – February 14

Thursday: No class – February 21

Thursdays:  February 28 – April 4

All classes will resume after the Easter break – Possibly April 24 – (TBC)

Tai Chi Away Day


Saturday 28 April 2018


Salford Quays BBC Building

‘One World, One Breath’

Join the celebration that goes right round the world!

At 10:00am in every time zone, people will be doing Tai Chi & Qigong to send good energy across the globe. Participate in the Tai Chi, take a taster class to learn some new moves, and watch the demonstrations from a variety of Tai Chi groups.

The cost for this great day out will be £20 and includes round-trip coach transport and your admission ticket to the event.

If you are a member of one of our 4 U3A Tai Chi classes, you can contact your Group Coordinator for more details and to sign up.

Tai Chi in the Park

Free Community Event

Learn about and try Tai Chi with other enthusiasts!

Saturday Dates for 2018

13 January, 10 February, 10 March, 7 April, 12 May, 9 June, 14 July

11 August, 8 September, 13 October, 10 November, 8 December

at 10 – 11 am in Coronation Park, Ormskirk (Meet at the Bowling Green.)

Dress for the weather, rain or shine!

Contact H Reade for info:

  • 07450 954900
  • taichicircle@live.com

Heather Reade is  the Tai Chi Teacher who currently runs 4 Classes for Aughton & Ormskirk U3A members on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.  See:

Wednesday Tai Chi

Thursday Foundation Tai Chi

Attending a Tai Chi in the Park session is a good way of meeting Heather and finding out about classes suited to you, as well as experiencing a taster session for free.