Meet Jayne who runs our weekly Tai Chi sessions! Jayne trained with Tai Chi for Better Health as a volunteer for Age UK Bristol and also works and volunteers with us at Redcatch Community Garden.
As a Community Anchor Organisation as part of the South Bristol Locality Partnership, we discovered the demand for exercise classes like Tai Chi. As a direct result, we ran a series of free taster sessions of Tai Chi QiGong Shibashi in partnership with Age UK over the summer.
The taster classes were so successful - with 15-30 people regularly attending - that we have since decided to run the groups weekly.
We now ask for £2 per person per session to cover heating and venue costs. Individuals can drop in - there's no need to book. Other costs are covered by our fundraising events and café revenue. The class runs every Friday between 3pm and 4pm in our heated Canopy (large safari tent).
Feedback we have received so far includes:
"Makes you feel lovely and free."
"Lovely to have something so local and in a beautiful venue. Thank you."
Come along and give it a try!