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 a tai chi class once a week with a fully qualified instructor, Jon Kay, who is a member of the Tai Chi Union GB. 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.


Wednesday at 2.00 pm at Beansheaf Community Centre, Charrington Road, Calcot, Reading RG31 7AW. 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

Photo Gallery

All change – the handover to our new tai chi tutor, Jon, went very smoothly.

An emotional afternoon as we say farewell to our long-time tai chi tutor, Pauline, with our thanks for all the wonderful memories. We wish her a very happy retirement.

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