Tai Chi

These classes cover the Yang-style Tai Chi forms, (Yang 24 and 108 forms, Chunghop, Sword and Fan). 

Aughton Village Hall
Class 1 (Beginner/Novice) 12.45 - 13.45 and Class 2 (Intermediate/Advanced): 14.00 - 15.00
  • Teacher: Heather Reade
  • Class I Coordinators:

Nina Ward - 01695 575728

Sylvia Shelmerdine - 01695 571488

  • Class 2 Coordinators:

Elva Marsh - 01695 574869

Diana Piggin - 01695 577837

Yang-style is the second oldest Tai Chi style in the world, dating back to almost 2,600 years ago and can be intricate to learn.

Those wishing to attend these Wednesday classes will need to have spoken with the Teacher and be able to do (independently) the foundation Tai Chi sequences learned in the Thursday classes.

Yang Style 24 Forms Tai Chi. 12.45-1.45pm – eight places are available. Note: this is a more demanding style. Anyone with balance issues, knee problems or who cannot stand for long periods is strongly advised to start in the Thursday classes instead.

Yang Style 108 and Tai Chi for Energy. 2.00-3.00pm. This class is currently full.

For more information and to check if places are available in these Tai Chi classes in 2019, please contact the relevant Coordinator.


Xmas break:  No classes – December 26 & January 2


Wednesdays:  January 9 – February 13

Wednesday:  No class – February 20

Wednesdays:  February 27 – April 3

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.