Saturday, 9 September 2017

New! Individual t'ai chi tuition and Master Classes in North Bristol

Hi everyone,

Starting early in 2018, we will offer the opportunity for both small group Master Classes and individual, tailored tuition of t’ai chi and Qi Gong in North Bristol. This is an exciting opportunity to learn from highly experienced and qualified teachers.

Our ½ day long Master Classes will be limited to 5 people and will give us the time and space to dive deeply into particular aspects of t’ai chi.

Our one-to-one sessions can be tailored to your needs. Perhaps you have a particular health issue you need to work with, or there is a missing bit of the form, or you are returning to t’ai chi after a long break, or you simply wish to accelerate your progress, then these sessions could be for you.

If these are of interest to you,  then please get in contact to discuss.

Tim & Jan


Tim Parsons


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New t'ai chi study notes available

The t’ai chi study notes’ series consists of set of short articles primarily published as a source of support material for T’ai Chi students. They have often been developed from talks, blogs or Facebook posts previously shared within the Natural Way School of T'ai Chi.


Over the Summer I published two new sets of t’ai chi study notes on Amazon Kindle, the first on ‘The Function and Application of Spiral forces’, the second on ‘Cultivating Shen’


If that’s of interest, then please visit my Amazon Authors page for further information on these and other publications at:  Amazon Kindle


New Beginners and Intermediate courses starting Tuesday 19th September

Beginners: Tuesday 19th September 6pm to 7:17pm

Intermediates: Tuesday 19th Sept 7:30pm to 9pm

Venue: Centre for Whole Health, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 3BP

Cost £108 for 12 classes


Our new term of t'ai chi classes start on Tuesday 19th September. If you are curious about t'ai chi and would like to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of genuine t'ai chi from highly experienced teachers, then our new beginners course on Tuesday evenings could be of interest.


Please get in contact if you would like to join us. You would be very welcome.



Tim & Jan




Tim Parsons


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Sunday, 2 April 2017

T'ai chi beginners course, starting 25th April

We are delighted to offer a new 12 week tai chi course for beginners, starting after Easter. 

Date:      Starts on Tuesday 25th April
Venue:    Centre for Whole Health, Victoria Place, Bedminster, BS3 3BP
Time:      6pm to 7:15pm
Cost:       £108 for 12 weeks

During this course you will learn:
· An enjoyable sequence of movement postures for daily practice
· The origins and key principles of T’ai Chi
· How to de-stress and maintain health

This introductory course forms the first session of a four-term course to learn the complete Yang stle t’ai chi short form in the lineage originated by Dr Cheng Man-Ching.

For further information and to reserve a place, please contact us at:


Saturday, 2 July 2016

New eBook. T'ai Chi Tao-te-Ching: Practising the Tao

Periodically, there is a debate as to whether t’ai chi is a martial art with principles that happen to be expressed in Taoist terms because of its cultural origins or, if in addition to its martial arts pedigree, it is also a full expression of Taoist philosophy. Ones view of this is most likely dependent upon one’s own interest in studying the art, personal experience and the focus of one’s practice.

If one has an interest in practicing t’ai chi as an exploration of Taoist philosophy, then the structure and practices outlined in this work share my understanding of the ‘Bare Bones’ of such a practice.

The book is based on an intermediate level course given by the Natural Way School of T'ai Chi at the Lam Rim Centre in Bristol in 2014 to students who had been studying for about five years.

Tai Chi Tao te Ching: Practising Tao

Monday, 30 November 2015

Beginners t'ai chi course. Starts Tuesday 10th January 2017

A new 12 week introductory t’ai chi course starting on Tuesday evening, 6pm to 7:15pm, on the 10th January 2017 at Lam Rim Bristol in Bedminster.
This introductory course forms the first term of a four-term course to learn the Yang style t’ai chi short form in the lineage of Cheng Man-Ching, Dr Chi Chang Tao and Alan Peck.  During the course you will learn:
• A short sequence of T’ai chi postures for daily practice
• The origins & principles of  T’ai Chi
• How to practice to cultivate health, relaxation and a peaceful mind
The cost for 12 lessons is £100 and a deposit of £15 would secure a place on the course.
If you are interested in joining the course, please get in contact via email or phone.
Wishing you peace and health.
Tim & Jan

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Dao and Self-Development. Amazon eBook

Dao and Self-Development

This 11 page article is based on a number of talks and writings given to students who have have typically been studying T'ai Chi for about eighteen months, have completed the short form, and have begun the process of coordinating and softening the body and developing a degree of 'internal awareness'.

At this stage, many students are curious about where the path of t’ai chi might take them. Do they really wish to spend more time continuing to study? Or might their time be a better spent doing something else.

Hence this article. It aims to highlight those areas of personal development which might be anticipated with further study of t’ai chi.

It sketches out how the path stretches out before us: specifically, how we practise, why we practise in a particular way at particular stages of our progress, common barriers to progress and ultimately where the practice could lead.