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

We offer classes, workshops, instructor training & membership.


Weekly classes (please click on titles for details)

 MORNINGSMIDDAYEVENINGS
MondaysTai Chi with Arthritis Ireland Community Hall, Doonbeg 10am-11amHealing Sounds on Zoom 12pm-12.45pm (members only)
TuesdaysBa Duan Jin on Zoom 12pm-12.45pm (members only)Tai Chi, CBS school, Ennis 8.15pm-9.15pm
WednesdaysTai Chi & Qigong, Green Room, Kilmihil 10am-11.30am
ThursdaysTai Chi with Arthritis Ireland GAA Hall, Milltown Malbay 10am-11amTai Chi on Zoom, 6.20pm-7.30pm (members only)
Fridays

Online Events (please click on titles for details)

Dates9am-10am6.30pm-7.30pm
Saturday 4th DecemberFive Animals - Bear The Five Animals movements Qigong set, inspired by the animal kingdom, once learned are a treasure you can refine for a lifetime
Monday 6th DecemberHealing Sounds to boost the immune system class 1
Wednesday 8th DecemberHealing Sounds to boost the immune system class 2
Monday 13th DecemberHealing Sounds to boost the immune system class 3
Saturday 9th JanuaryFive Animals - Monkey The Five Animals movements Qigong set, inspired by the animal kingdom, once learned are a treasure you can refine for a lifetime
Saturday 5th February 2022Five Animals - Bird The Five Animals movements Qigong set, inspired by the animal kingdom, once learned are a treasure you can refine for a lifetime

In Person Workshops (please click on titles for details)

Dates10.30am-1pm2.30pm-5pm
Sunday 23rd January 2022Tai Chi This day long Tai Chi workshop is based around the fundamentals of good Tai Chi structure and movements. Basically simple repeated movements that work the whole body and mind.Tai Chi In the morning we will concentrate on a few foundations that enhance your body posture, balance and coordination. Then in the afternoon we will link the movements together so you will have a simple short form practice to take away with you that is great on it’s own, but will also be a fantastic foundation for the future
Sunday 20th February 2022Stick Qigong (first 3 movements) In this session we go over the opening and first 3 movements of the Stick form which are the integral foundations of Stick QigongStick Qigong (4th & 5th movement) We go over the last four movements, refining them in detail and raising the level of practice and experience
Sunday 13th March 2022Five AnimalsFive Animals
Sunday 24th April 2022Stick Qigong (first 3 movements) In this session we go over the opening and first 3 movements of the Stick form which are the integral foundations of Stick QigongStick Qigong (4th & 5th movement) We go over the last four movements, refining them in detail and raising the level of practice and experience
Sunday 22nd May 2022Tai Chi Fundamentals Tai Chi 11 Form
Sunday 19th June 2022Healing SoundsTai Chi 11 Form

(all workshops held in the Green Room, Kilmihil)

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.

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