Welcome to West Way Tai Chi & Qigong

Based in Co. Clare, West Way is committed to giving anyone the chance to access health practices that will enhance their daily living.

Tai Chi and Qigong exercises work with the body by increasing strength, flexibility, balance, metabolism and blood flow, opening energy channels and stimulating acupuncture points.

The movements are non-stressful, low impact and suitable for all physiques and fitness levels. We try to teach the movements in such a way that you can learn skills that benefit you your whole life.

MondaysTai Chi with Arthritis Ireland Community Hall, Doonbeg 10am-11amHealing Sounds on Zoom 12pm-12.45pm (members only)Tai Chi for Health, Green Room, Kilmihil 7pm-8pm (starts 12th Sept.)
TuesdaysGood Health Practices on Zoom 12pm-12.45pm (members only)Tai Chi for Health, CBS school, Ennis 8.15pm-9.15pm (starts 13th September)
WednesdaysTai Chi for Health, Green Room, Kilmihil 10am-11am (starts 14th Sept.)
ThursdaysTai Chi with Arthritis Ireland GAA Hall, Milltown Malbay 10am-11amChinese Chair Yoga with WCRC, Community Centre, Kilrush 12pm-12.45pm (starts 22nd Sept.) Tai Chi on Zoom, 6.30pm-7.20pm (members only)
FridaysTai Chi with Arthritis Ireland Cois nA hBana, Ennis 10am-11am
Saturdays (online) Stick Health Preservation Exercises on Zoom 9.40am-10.30am (members only)
Saturdays (in person) Tai Chi Form Class, Green Room Kilmihil 9.30am-11.30am (next class 17th September)

Reflections on practice

The mind, as it directs the body’s movements should be focused and relaxed.  Even after many years of practicing the same exercises you keep your mind’s attention on the actions by observing as well as correcting your body movements, noticing the different feelings and sensations as they arise. As the body/mind connection strengthens, natural awareness of yourself and your environment increases, helping you function more productively in day to day life.

The exercises need to be practiced regularly, with increasing familiarity making the muscle member and performance more productive. Over time you will notice changes in your whole self, relative to your own physical make up and life experiences. 

People approaching Tai Chi/Qigong expecting instant benefits may or may not get what they are looking for. But the real life changing effects are realised through consistent long term practice, so notice over time the marked physical and psychological changes you experience……from the time before you began practicing to where you are now.