I started to learn Sun style Tai Chi under the mentoring of Stuart Innes. http://www.1066taichi.co.uk/page7a.html
I was a secondary school teacher for many years and had to leave work due to having multiple sclerosis. I wanted a form of exercise that was safe and easy to learn but low impact, would tone muscle, and improve my balance.
I discovered through Stuart Innes classes Dr Paul Lam's Tai Chi For Health program and have since achieved accreditation from Dr Paul Lam to deliver several of his Tai Chi For Health programs including Tai Chi For Arthritis, Tai Chi for Kidz and Tai Chi for Osteoporosis. More about these can be found by looking at. http://www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org/
I am honoured to have been awarded teacher status by the Natural Energy Academy and as of 2018 I will become an in door student for my Sifu Master Joe Wai Man Lok of Hong Kong. www.joelok.com I continue to teach both Tai Chi For Health programs alongside Natural Energy Academy. See what we teach for more details The classes are not advertised for a particular health condition as they are not just beneficial to those with a particular ailment. To help you decide here is a list of some of the reasons why I chose Tai Chi over other forms of exercise:
There is no need for any equipment, special clothing, so you can exercise anywhere, anytime and even seated
What I teach is accessible and so suitable for all ages & levels of fitness and can benefit either standing or seated Tai Chi.
All styles of Tai Chi are beneficial, with their focus on building strength, balance and flexibility through slow, fluid movements combined with mental imagery and deep breathing.
There have been many research studys into its effectiveness in helping to reduce pain, improve posture, aid flexibility & mobility, improve balance & co-ordination.
The combination of agile steps forward & backwards helps prevent falls.
The weight transference which is integral in Tai Chi helps balance & co-ordination
The visualisation used has been proven to introduce more oxygen into the body & develop lung capacity.
Qualifications - PGCE in Secondary Education, Natural Energy Affiliation, Tai Chi For Health acreditation, Reiki 1.