Beat stress and improve wellbeing with a free Tai Chi and Qi Gong class in the workplace for your staff! Tai Chi is mindfulness in motion; the slow and fluid movements from this ancient Chinese art can be practised by people of all ages, and have been proven to:
We offer one-off Tai Chi workshops for wellness weeks and team-building days, weekly or monthly classes to create a healthy work environment, and six week courses to find flow. Using simple instructions and handouts, we provide stress relief exercises you can practise on your own after just one session. No equipment or change of clothes is required. To find out more, check out What We Do.
My name is Lucia Ring-Watkins. I have been studying Tai Chi and Qi Gong for 15 years, including 2 years full time study in China’s Wudang Mountains. I now run a school in London called Wudang Pai Kung Fu GB. While in China, I studied Mandarin and used this skill to become a reporter on a Chinese news network. The world of 24-hour international news could be stressful and competitive at times. My training helped me to stay centred amidst chaotic circumstances and ensured I did not miss the opportunity for a good story or to enjoy life while I worked.
In the short duration of the class, we were able to cover a good range of techniques, which all fitted together satisfyingly at the end… It’s really amazing to be taught by such a pro. Your skills are inspiring.
Luke Prebble, HR co-ordinator, Karmarama
The lady was so easy to follow and her tone and directions were really easy to pick up and execute. There was nothing to complain about other than it left you looking forward to the next class.
Judith Bousquet, Learning and Development manager, Phoenix Community Housing
It was a great opportunity for my colleagues to take a step back from their workload and focus on their wellbeing. Many came away feeling more in tune with their own bodies and grateful for the break from the day to day. They thoroughly enjoyed the session.
Catherine Hickey, PA to the Chief Executive – Thamesreach
Your team will learn simple movements to calm the mind and do partner work exercises to improve communication. At the end we string the exercises together to make a memorable ‘form’ which can be practised in harmony with the group or individually at home. Handouts are provided, and an optional ‘Introduction to Tai Chi’ talk can be arranged on request.
The team will learn a set of fluid movements to alleviate stress and promote focus. A lengthy period of supervised study contributes to a positive work environment and can help your team make finding flow become a habit. Discounts are available for block bookings.
Centred around initially learning a set of simple exercises, your team will get an in-depth look at the benefits mindful movement can provide. Each week we look at these exercises through a different lens: focus, being centred, awareness, intuition, adaptation, and flow.
Free taster session available for those interested in regular classes
*Cost can be adjusted according to number of attendees, or if company has non-profit status.Book Now
London is exciting, but the fast pace of life here can take its toll. Stress overwhelms the mind, represses the immune system and causes tension between people. It can create an oppressive work environment that employees dread coming to when they wake up in the morning. What can be done about this?
Flow Together start by focussing on the body, teaching slow, fluid movements from the ancient art of Tai Chi. These movements calm the mind and allow us to focus within, improving mood and boosting mental and physical resilience, as the medical case studies below prove.
At Flow Together, we aim for people of all ages and abilities to attend our classes in the workplace, wearing normal work clothes, and come away with the following:
After one class: Attendees leave feeling good, with usable stress relief techniques.
After three months of weekly classes: Improved health, focus and life satisfaction.
After one year of weekly classes: Improved awareness, more grounded, better at ‘finding flow’ AKA obtaining joy from a skilful and intuitive approach to projects.
Founder Lucia says: “These aims are based on my personal experience of what Tai Chi has done for me. I believe it can do the same for your team, and am willing to give a free taster class to those interested in regular lessons to prove it.”
Why not book a free taster session and see for yourself?
Tufts University School of Medicine, 2010 compared 40 studies on the mental health benefits of Tai Chi and found that practicing Tai Chi was associated with reduced stress, anxiety, depression and mood disturbance, and increased self-esteem. The news report is here
A study conducted by University of California in 2007 showed that after a 16-week period of practising Tai Chi for 2 hours a week, the rate of increase in immunity was double that of the control group. See news report here
In 2012 the University of South Florida showed that practising Tai Chi three times a week for eight months led to a significant increase in cognitive skills and brain volume. The news report is here
The Department of Nursing at Dong-A University in Korea found that a six week course of Tai Chi significantly reduced blood pressure in hypertensive patients as compared to the control group. See US National Library of Medicine Summary here
A University of Virginia study in 2011 found that their Varsity swim team swimmers got 70% fewer respiratory infections when practicing Qi Gong at least once a week, compared to swimmers who used it less. See the NHS article here