Joyful Tai Chi & Philosophical Stories

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'We may think of joy as something that happens spontaneously. 
Few people realize that it needs to be cultivated and practiced in order to grow.'
— Thich Nhat Hanh,
Zen Buddhist teacher

Filmmaker and Tai Chi teacher George Thompson invites you to come PLAY Tai Chi, no matter your fitness or stiffness.

Tai Chi is not just a movement practice it’s a philosophy for life.

Tai Chi invites us to accept EXACTLY where we are. Including all the RIGIDITY and SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS.

And the perplexing thing is that as we accept ourselves, we begin to soften, we begin to flow, we begin to feel an ease and a joy.

Come experience the transformative power of playful movement.


Each session, learn in community:

🫶 Playful Tai Chi: move with freedom and joy, no matter your fitness or stiffness

☯️ Daoist philosophy: timeless wisdom to help you live well

🫁 Breathwork: tap into the power of your breath

🧘‍♂️ Meditation: enjoy being here and now

🥋 Qi Gong: become flexible, physically and mentally




You may be wondering what does joyful tai chi mean?

We can actually get quite deep with the idea of ecstatic/joyful tai chi - I’ll keep the explanation for the course 😉. For now I’ll just say we’ll be PLAYING tai chi.

We’ll be learning the 5 moving forces, a Tai Chi form created by Chungliang Al Huang. I had the great privilege of spending two whole weeks in retreat with him this year.

Come play tai chi (and get your speaker ready for a tai chi boogie)! 🔊🔊🔊



Breathwork: Master your nervous system

Learn how to TRULY relax.

Few people realise how breathing can transform almost every aspect of life. I share simple breathing principles that can help with stress, anxiety, sleep, confidence and so much more. Best of all, you can practice anywhere and it only takes a few minutes a day to see amazing results.


Daoist Philosophy: Stories to help us find peace


Ancient Wisdom for harmonious living

The Daoists from ancient China developed powerful insights into how we can live in harmony with a natural vitality. I share some of their most powerful ideas, their silliest stories and life changing practices…



  • 6:00pm - Doors open, tea & community time
  • 6:15pm - Doors close
  • 6:20pm - Mindful movement (Qi Gong) and breathwork
  • 6:50pm - Philosophical Taoist stories with George
  • 7:20pm - Discussion groups and activities
  • 7:50pm - Joyful Tai Chi
  • 8:20pm - Close



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