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.

In Person Weekly Classes

MondaysTai Chi with Arthritis Ireland Community Hall, Doonbeg 10am-11am
TuesdaysTai Chi Exercises, CBS school, Ennis 8.10pm-9.20pm (Starts 10th September)
WednesdaysTai Chi Exercises, Green Room, Kilmihil 10am-11.15am (Starts 11th September)
ThursdaysTai Chi with Arthritis Ireland GAA Hall, Milltown Malbay 10am-11amTai Chi with WCRC, Community Centre, Kilrush 12pm-12.45pm
FridaysTai Chi with Arthritis Ireland Cois nA hBana, Ennis 10am-11am

Workshops in the Green Room, Kilmihil

September 22nd 202410.30am-1pmTai Chi FormLinking the foundation movements to the free flowing form.
October 13th & November 17th10.30am-2.30pm (each day)Tai Chi Stick Health Preservation ExercisesComplete 8 hour course over two seperate days covering all seven movements of this elegant series of movements
January 19th10.30am-1pmMembers Revision & Corrections WorkshopChance to go over any of the Tai Chi & Qigong Forms we do online, members only(free for members)
February 16th & March 23rd10.30am-2.30pm (each day)Vision & Body Improvement ExercisesHeld over 2 days, complete 8 hour course through the wonderful Vision & Body improvements movements.

Members Classes (online unless otherwise stated)

MondaysTai Chi Foundations
Vision & Body Improvement
SaturdaysTai Chi Stick Health Exercises

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 memory 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.