Jane Turner

Tai Chi teacher

Based in
Paddock Wood, United Kingdom
Also teaches in about a 10 mile radius of Paddock Wood for classes and private lessons, Coxheath nr Maidstone, incl. Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells
Jane Turner | Tai Chi teacher

Rates: Variable


Make an enquiry Phone: 01892 836252 or 07727011292

I have been practicing Tai Chi since about 1998, initially because I was interested in alternative methods of exercise and the culture and traditions which accompanied Tai Chi. I was working in a very high stress/risk profession at the time and found the release of tension and stress extremely useful. I had also suffered with hip and pelvis problems for many years and found that these were considerably reduced as I increase my practice of Tai Chi, saving me a fortune on osteopath and chiropractor bills!

At first I studied the Yang simplified 24 Form under an excellent teacher, Trisha Barber whom had learnt from a master in Beijing. It was she who encouraged me to teach and so in 2001 my new career took its first steps.

I continued to study Tai Chi, learning the short and long forms of the Wu Dang, and then the Sabre Form, under a 2nd line teacher of Dan Docherty, and have attended a few workshops of the master himself. I have travelled in Asia, visiting Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia, and some of the exercises in my classes are taken from these experiences.

I have a very holistic approach to exercise. I teach students of all ages, abilities and fitness levels in the principles of Tai Chi, providing learning experiences which enable students to meet their goals within an environment that supports all individuals. Tai Chi is a complex and vast subject which encompasses both physical and mental exercise, as well as internal energy flow. It is a slow and gentle exercise, yet simultaneously extremely powerful. It can also be therapeutic for many ailments, illnesses and stresses, thereby attracting a wide range of people interested in learning it and I thoroughly enjoy helping them achieve their goals – even ones they didn’t know they wanted at the first lesson!

In 2010 I passed the Diploma for Teaching in the Lifelong Learning sector to further my development and build upon my teaching strategies. This has helped reach even more students with their diverse idiosyncrasies to pass on the joys and benefits of Tai Chi.

Recently I have discovered even more helpful, useful and rehabilitating doing Tai Chi can be. I was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and although many of my classes had to stop during this time I was doing my Tai Chi exercises whilst still in hospital after a major operation to remove the cancerous lumps.
Throughout the summer I had chemotherapy, followed by radiotherapy and was able to continue teaching one of my local classes throughout. It helped me enormously with my recovery, mentally and physically helping restore the equilibrium and balance within.

I hope this inspires anyone who is not sure whether to take that first step in learning Tai Chi to do so.

Group Classes

Tai Chi for Beginners

Held in Coxheath Village Hall, this class is for beginners of all ages and abilities. Very friendly small class, which runs continuously, aimed at helping keep the body moving, the joints supple and the mind active. It is suitable for all abilities, ages and fitness levels.

Wear loose comfortable clothing and footwear should be flat soled - socks or barefeet are acceptable initialy

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Coxheath Village Hall
Location: 
, Coxheath, Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Tuesday morning 11 - 12noon
Rates: 
£6.00

Tai Chi for All

Held in Paddock Wood, this is a very friendly class which runs continuously, and is suitable for all abilities, ages and fitness levels.

Wear loose comfortable clothing and footwear should be flat soled - socks or barefeet are acceptable initialy

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Mervin Hall, St Andrew's Church
Location: 
Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Friday morning 9.30 - 10.30am
Rates: 
£7 or £6 for over 55yrs

Tai Chi for All

Held in Paddock Wood, this is a small, friendly class which runs continuously, and is suitable for all abilities, ages and fitness levels. The hour and a half class includes a short meditation, and finishes with Qi gong exercises to promote the best nights sleep of the week!

Payment is taken at the end of the first class for new students to enable an informed decision to be made regarding enjoyment, expectation and commitment.

Wear loose comfortable clothing and footwear should be flat soled - socks or bare feet are acceptable initially.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Wesley Centre
Location: 
Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Monday 7.30 - 9pm
Rates: 
£10 per week, or £8.50 payable monthly in advance

Educational history

Diploma of Teaching in Lifelong Learning

Dates: 
October, 2008 - June, 2010
Institution: 
Canterbury Christchurch University

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Make an enquiry Phone: 01892 836252 or 07727011292

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