Lakes Tai Chi

Tai Chi and Qigong in the 
Lake District & North Lancashire 

 Mindfulness in Motion

Tai Chi, Qigong and Martial Awareness

 Full curriculum taught: Yang and Chen style T'ai Chi - hand forms, Qigong for health, weaponry, partnerwork, Ba Gua, Hsing Yi, meditation and philosophy. These days we are spending more time giving private lessons for experienced practitioners, but we still have one or two classes running that are suitable for beginners. Our aim is to provide a balanced practice using the t'ai chi principles that can be applied to all areas of life

We offer classes and seminars in the South Lakes and North Lancashire area - Windermere, Kendal, Ambleside, Arnside, Broughton in Furness, Milnthorpe, Warton.

A friendly welcome assured to beginners who would like to try Tai Chi or Qigong. 


Senior Instructors: Dee Swift and John Bolwell

John Bolwell (Hon. Vice President Tai Chi Union of Great Britain) is one of the most experienced teachers and practitioners in Britain. He has nearly 40 years martial and healing arts experience. He has been a full time teacher for most of those years with Pennine T'ai Chi, and was a founder member of the Tai Chi and Chi Kung Forum for Health. 

 Above: Senior Instructor John Bolwell

Dee Swift (Senior Instructor TCUGB) has been a Tai Chi and Qigong teacher for more than 20 years, (eek! is it really that long?!) most of that time in the Lake District and Cumbria. She has taught many other Tai Chi teachers on the Certificate in Tai Chi for Health course - for the Tai Chi and Chi Kung Forum for Health - and the other teachers who are listed on this website. 

John and Dee were married in 2009 and both continue to share their enthusiasm and skills in Tai Chi and Qigong.

Registered Instructors: Mike Leese and Steve Tomlinson

Mike and Steve are registered instructors with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain.

Mike's classes are open to all based in the Furness area, and Steve's to those in the Ambleside and Windermere area.

Our teachers are members of the TCUGB and are fully insured.

Above: Hand Form class at the Leisure Centre, Kendal, open to all, beginners included

We run regular specialist courses: below - Allen Pittman Bagua Workshop

Broughton Instructor Mike Leese



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