Tai Chi Classes in Devon


“Seated Tai Chi and a cuppa”

The Bradshaw room, Heritage Centre, Silver Street, Axminster, EX13 5AH. From 10.30 to 11.30 am then time for a cuppa. Cost per class, £5.

“Tai Chi and a cuppa”

Beginners Tai Chi and Chi Kung at Hawkchurch village hall, Hawkchurch EX13 5XD.  From 2 to 3 pm then time for a cuppa. Cost per class, £7 or £35 for a block of 6 classes.


Chardstock community centre, Chardstock, EX13 7BX.

10.30 to 11.30 am beginners tai chi and chi kung. Cost per class, £6.


abc tai chi

abc tai chi consists of two enthusiastic and dedicated tai chi for health teachers. Both Allan Howlings and Margaret Marciniak believe that tai chi should be made accessible to all, regardless of age or physical limitations.

Tai chi classes are held locally in the beautiful countryside of east Devon. Beginner’s workshops in tai chi and chi kung are also available in quiet peaceful surroundings. These are suitable for all.

Tai chi taster sessions are always available to local groups who are interested in finding out more about the health benefits of the art. Please email or telephone for more details.

Bespoke Tai Chi workshops are available for exercise professionals who are interested in understanding how the principles of tai chi may enhance their own practice.


Water tai chi at the Flamingo pool in Axminster.

We are now running a water based tai chi class in the hydrotherapy pool every Wednesday morning from 11 to 11.45 am. There are limited spaces available therefore pre booking is essential. Please contact the Flamingo Pool Team for more information on 01297 35800.

What is Water Tai Chi?

Water tai chi is tai chi and chi kung exercises adapted to the water environment. Instead of having gravity working in one direction as for land based exercises, in water there is a three dimensional effect on the body which we fully utilise with our adapted tai chi and chi kung. It is important to use the ten principles of tai chi as a guideline therefore correct body alignment is paramount and also easier to achieve in water. It is therefore suitable for people with limited mobility.

Utilising all the principles of exercise in the water produces a full and relaxing tai chi workout, ideally suited to the rehab situation and to help relearn balance and coordination. It therefore makes exercising in the water a more interesting and fun way to keep fit and learn the art of tai chi.

The added benefit is that all the tai chi and chi kung skills learnt in the water are fully transferable to the land based versions which may be either standing or seated depending on the individual’s physical capabilities.

Tai chi is for everyone!