Tai Chi

Tai Chi in the Park with Pauline Allen

Tai chi exercises are very helpful for keeping our bodies flexible, strong and supple. This is particularly helpful for those experiencing problems such as arthritis. So why not give it a try.

We run two tai chi classes a week with a fully qualified instructor, Pauline Allen, who is a member of the British Council of Martial Arts. Read more about the benefits of tai chi.

Tai Chi at Canoe Club
Tai Chi Demonstration

Classes are on a come when you can basis, not as a specific course, since we recognise that people with arthritis cannot always guarantee attendance.

Whilst we do subsidise these classes, there is a charge of £5.00 (non-members £6.00) per session. Concessions are available.


Monday afternoons at 2.00 pm at St Matthews Church Hall, 205 Southcote Lane, Reading RG30 3AX.

Wednesday at 2.00 pm at Beansheaf Community Centre, Charrington Road, Calcot, Reading RG31 7AW. Both classes are followed by complimentary tea and biscuits and a chance to catch up with friends. 

What our Members say …

“After just a few months I can feel the difference in my balance and co-ordination, and my friends have commented how much better my walking is”  JH

When I go out of the door after tai chi, I feel so much better than when I arrived.”   RF

“I’ve at last found something I can take away to do at home.”   VJ

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A Tai Chi Class

Tai chi helps with strength, flexibility and balance

Pauline Tai Chi Instructor

Our instructor Pauline brings a sense of calm enjoyment to our classes