Tai Chi and Qigong Classes in the Lake District

Lakes T'ai Chi and Internal Arts

Look well to this day

for it is life, the very best of life.

In its brief course lie all the realities of existence,

The joy of growth,

The splendour of action,

The glory of power.

For yesterday is but a memory

and tomorrow is only a vision

But today, if well lived

Makes every yesterday a memory of happiness

and every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well therefore,

To this day."


Sanscrit Proverb

You can contact me by using this link Dee Swift

Welcome to our website!

We offer classes in Cumbria throughout the South Lakes area -

Windermere, Kendal, Ambleside, Staveley, Arnside, Broughton in Furness, Milnthorpe

Full curriculum taught: Yang and Chen style T'ai Chi - hand forms, Qigong for health, weaponry, partnerwork, Ba Gua, Hsing Yi, meditation and philosophy.

Senior Instructors: Dee Swift and John Bolwell

John is Hon. Vice President Tai Chi Union of Great Britain and has over 30 years of martial and healing arts experience. He has been a full time teacher for most of those years!

Dee has been a Tai Chi and Qigong instructor for twenty years, the last 14 in the Lake District and Cumbria.

Registered Instructors:

Hazel Hunt and Mike Leese are registered instructors with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain. Hazel is a qualified nurse and as well as the usual curriculum, specialises in working with elderly client groups or groups with special health needs. Mike's classes are open to all based in the Furness area. All our teachers are fully insured.

In order to navigate this site you might like to first look at the classes we do, and the page about forms which is one of the central aspects of T'ai Chi. Otherwise, if you go straight to the t'ai chi enthusiasts page, you'll find a nice width of comment from some of club `members`, (which we intend to update from time to time). Then suitably intrigued you can wander our pages at will, and indeed you probably haven't read this far and are wandering around already.