Autumn half term classes break

Posted October 26th, 2015 in Holidays 2015, News, Newsletters and Notifications by Phil Vickery

Just a reminder to all that there will be no classes tonight, 26th October, or this week as we take a 1 week break for half-term. The next class back will Monday 6:30pm 2nd November.


Autumn term start date and news

Hi all this is just a quick note to say that the first class back at the Lam Rim Centre will be Wednesday 2nd September at 8:00 – 9:30pm. From that point all other classes will continue as normal.

Monday classes will resume on Monday 7th September at 6:30-8:00pm.

As an additional note to late Wednesday classes, a local Yoga school has now taken up the early slot on a Wednesday. Due to the nature of their class structure, and after having a conversation with the teacher, can I ask all students not enter the hall (where we practice our form) to get to the café area until 7:50pm please. This is due to it being with beginners and a portion of teaching that requires meditation and out of respect I said the school would be mindful of this.

So as the weather is variable and we’re coming towards the end of Summer when coming in to the side entrance if you come early can you please either remain downstairs, or if you can get through the Main doors to the centre go up the central stairs (equally being mindful of practitioners in the practice rooms on the ground floor), to the café? Many thanks.

As with last year both classes over a 10 week period went through and reviewed Yang Cheng-fu’s 10 essential points of practice, this term we will be doing something similar. Over a 4 week period both classes will be being introduced to and taught Dr Chi Chiang-tao’s 7 point practice of Tai Chi.

Dr Chi Chiang-tao’s 7 Point’s of Practice:

1. Full

2. Empty

3. Yin

4. Yang

5. Open

6. Closed

7. Central Equilibrium

By paring up most the of the points we will deepen our practice of the natural and correct techniques of Tai Chi and how we can develop and advance our practice and experience. The 7 point principles are essential in Tai Chi whether you want to practice just for health or martial art. A thorough understanding of them is vital to advancing to higher stages in Tai Chi practice.

Enjoy the last week before we come back to classes and as the season transforms so does our awareness to make sure our practice adapts to any changes internal or external, yet always for ours and others benefits.

See you soon

Phil and Chris






Summer Holiday break 2015

Posted July 22nd, 2015 in Holidays 2015, News by Phil Vickery

As a reminder as we are all on break now over the Summer period the first class back will be Wednesday 8:00pm – 9:30pm on 02/09.15.

Classes will resume as normal from this point on so practice well and diligently and make use of the natural Yang qualities of Summer time, and Chris and I will see back then. Enjoy your holidays.



Easter Holiday break for Tai Chi classes

Posted March 25th, 2015 in Holidays 2015, News, Newsletters and Notifications, Uncategorized by Phil Vickery

Dear all,

The last class before Easter will be on:

Thursday 26th March

The first class back after Easter will be on:

Monday 13th April


Have a relaxing break and prepare to move and transform into the Spring time energy of growth and development.

From Chris and Phil