Qigong (chi kung) and Taijiquan (t'ai chi ch'uan) classes in Lancaster and Garstang with Andi Chapple

An introductory video

Classes and one-to-one teaching for summer 2021

Taiji and qigong for beginners and improvers

We use qigong (Wild Goose in Lancaster, a variety of sets in Garstang) as a self-care system and the basis for a grammar of movement which helps with the taiji. The emphasis is on practice, so if you don't come to every session you won't miss stuff.

The class in Garstang is at the YMCA on Windsor Road, near Booths supermarket. It runs from 10.30am until 12 noon on Wednesdays (though people who don't want to work on taiji leave at 11.30). The class is free to YMCA members and costs £5.80 for non-members. There is parking at the venue. It is not necessary to pre-book as we are working in a large hall, but it's always nice to know people are expected. Here is a link to the Fylde Coast YMCA website.

flyer for T'ai Chi and Qigong for Beginners and Improvers, 7pm Thursdays at the Gregson Centre in Lancaster, £7 per session

The class in Lancaster is at the Gregson, Moorgate LA1 3PY. It runs from 7 to 8.30pm on Thursdays and we mix together the qigong and taiji practice. Classes cost £7, £5 for unemployed people and are free for asylum seekers and refugees. Parking is on the streets round about the venue. Again, I'd prefer to know beforehand to expect you but it is possible to drop in as the space has room to accommodate extra people. Here is a link to the Gregson's website.

Click here to download a risk assessment for classes at the Gregson.

Movement and Stillness

flyer for Movement and Stillness classes at Exhale, the Storey, Lancaster - Mondays at 7.30pm, £5

In this session we use slow, gentle qigong movements and relaxed awareness of the body and mind (which are the same thing!) to help us settle down and recharge our energy before the week ahead. Sessions run from 7.30 til 8.30 pm on Mondays and are at Exhale, The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH and cost £5. Here is a link to Exhale's website. Because this is a smaller venue, this is a small group, so pre-booking is essential.

Click here to download a risk assessment for classes at the Storey.

I am also available for a one-to-one look at any of the above as well as taiji push hands and staff. Get in touch.


If you are interested, please contact me at andichapple (at) gmail (dot) com, on 07891 908025 or via Facebook - look for Elephant Mountain Taichi.

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