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Tai Chi at Work

Beat stress and improve wellbeing with a free Tai Chi 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:

  • reduce stress, lift mood and boost confidence
  • improve immune system function
  • improve focus and memory check out What We Do.
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.

Clearly explained & taught – created a calm & positive environment.
S.N., Banker – UBS

Tai Chi Master

My name is Lucia Ring-Watkins. I have been studying Tai Chi since 2002, including 2 years full time study in China’s Wudang Mountains. I now run a school in London called Wudang Pai Tai Chi 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.

It’s really amazing to be taught by such a pro. Your skills are inspiring.
L.P., HR co-ordinator – Karmarama

Clients

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Classes

One-Off Stressbuster Workshop

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.

  • 1 x one-hour workshop

  • Up to 24 people

  • Costs £250

Regular Classes

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. Click the ‘Enquire Now’ button to book your free trial class!

  • 45 minute lessons

  • Up to 20 people

  • Costs £150

Six-Week From Focus to Flow Course

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.

  • 6 x one-hour lessons

  • Up to 20 people

  • Costs £1800

Directions were really easy to pick up and execute.
J.B., Learning and Development Manager – Phoenix Community Housing

What We Do

ClassLondon 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?

Wudang Pai 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 Wudang Pai, 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?Enquire Now

Good explanation of the context and culture behind it.
G.M., Consultant – Factset

Case Studies

Tai Chi Reduces Stress and Improves Mood

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

Tai Chi Boosts Immunity

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

Tai Chi Improves Brain Volume and Memory Function

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 report is here

Tai Chi reduces Blood Pressure

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

Tai Chi and Qi Gong Reduce Sick Leave

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

Many came away feeling more in tune with their own bodies.
C.H., PA to Chief Executive – Thamesreach

Contact

Wudang Pai teach in offices around Shoreditch, the City, Central London and Greater London. We can travel further afield for away days – press the ‘Enquire Now’ button or get in touch using the contact information below to find out more.