Welcome to West Way Tai Chi & Qigong

For information about becoming a member of West Way click here

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 (that includes online classes, learning resources and discounts) Click here to see members page


Weekly classes

 10am-11.30am12pm-12.45pm6.30pm-7.30pm7.30pm-9pm
MondaysHealing Sounds on Zoom (members only)
TuesdaysBa Duan Jin on Zoom (members only)
WednesdaysTai Chi & Qigong, Kilmihil (starts 8th September 2021)
ThursdaysTai Chi on Zoom, (members only)
FridaysTai Chi & Qigong, CBS school, Ennis (starts on the 10th September 2021)

For details of classes run through Arthritis Ireland suitable for Arthritis sufferers and over 50s (Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays 10am-11am) click here


Workshops

Dates (Sundays)10am-12.30pm2pm-4.30pm
18th September SATURDAY 2021Five AnimalsFive Animals
17th October 2021Ba Duan JinStick Qigong
21st November 2021Tai Chi FoundationsHealing Sounds
16th January 2022Tai Chi 11 FormStick Qigong
20th February 2022Five AnimalsFive Animals
13th March 2022Healing SoundsStick Qigong
24th April 2022Ba Duan JinTai Chi Foundations
22ndt May 2022Tai Chi 11 FormStick Qigong
18th September 2022Five AnimalsFive Animals
16th October 2022Ba Duan JinStick Qigong
13th November 2022Tai Chi FoundationsHealing Sounds

(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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