“We find the classes very clear, informative and offer many health benefits which we can really notice“……
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
|Mondays||Healing Sounds on Zoom (members only)|
|Tuesdays||Ba Duan Jin on Zoom (members only)|
|Wednesdays||Tai Chi & Qigong, Kilmihil (drop in class over summer)|
|Thursdays||Tai Chi on Zoom, (members only)|
|Fridays||Tai Chi & Qigong, CBS school, Ennis (starts on the 10th September 2021)|
|Dates (Saturdays)||10am-12.30pm||Places Available||2pm-4.30pm||Places Available|
|18th September 2021||Five Animals||9||Five Animals||9|
|16th October 2021||Ba Duan Jin||10||Stick Qigong||8
|20th November 2021||Tai Chi Foundations||10||Healing Sounds||13|
|15th January 2022||Tai Chi 11 Form||11||Stick Qigong||9|
|19th February 2022||Five Animals||11||Five Animals||11|
|12th March 2022||Healing Sounds||13||Stick Qigong||9|
|23rd April 2022||Ba Duan Jin||11||Tai Chi Foundations||11|
|21st May 2022||Tai Chi 11 Form||11||Stick Qigong||9|
|17th September 2022||Five Animals||11||Five Animals||11|
|15th October 2022||Ba Duan Jin||11||Stick Qigong||9|
|12th November 2022||Tai Chi Foundations||11||Healing Sounds||13|
(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.