Flow like a Cloud / Tai Chi Together

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As part of the European Week of Sport 7th-13th September 2015 we will be celebrating the great outdoors on Sunday 13th September (9:30 – 10:30 am).

Sunday 13th September (outdoors theme), 9.30-10.30am,
Lloyd Park (Aveling Field) London E17 4PP

London Sport aims to get 1,000,000 Londoners more physically active by 2020 and this can only happen with al of our support and getting involved in European Week of Sport is just the start! We have picked up the theme of celebrating the great London outdoors on 13th September.

For more information Go to European Week of Sport website. Look at the #BeActive festival flyer here and spread the word!

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Lotus Tai Chi for Women


floating lotusDao Lu has again been awarded a grant by the Mayor of London FreeSport Summer 2015!

This project is free for women who may not be able to access mainstream physical activities for various reasons. We are working in partnership with LBWF and ESOL providers to pilot a Tai Chi programme for these women in a friendly environment with a female instructor.Mayor of London logo

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  • Wednesdays 10.00 – 11.15
  • From 9th September to 28th October 2015
  • Total 8 sessions, FREE
  • At the Chingford Children’s Centre, Wyemead Building, 5 Oaks Grove, Chingford E4 6EY
  • To book, please use the contact form

Here is a PDF of the poster if you would like to print out a copy of the project.

 

 

Standing like a tree 3: Tai Chi for older people at CREST day centres

Following a successful pilot of delivering 6 Tai Chi sessions across two day centres in Waltham Forest in May-July 2015, Dao Lu has been commissioned to continue working with CREST to deliver a second round of 14 Tai Chi sessions to older people aged 70 to 100 years from August to December 2015.

The project is for older people using the day centre services provided by CREST. These people all have disabilities and/or dementia.

  • Tuesday 11th August, 15th September, 13th October, 17th November and 1st December
  • 14.15 – 15.15
  • Albany Court, 3 Albany Road, Leyton, London E10 7EU

  • Wednesday 9th September, 7th October, 4th November and 9th December
  • Friday 21st August, 18th September, 23rd October, 20th November and 11th December
  • 14.15 – 15.15
  • At Waltham Forest Resource Hub, 58 Hall Lane, Chingford Mount, London E4 8EU

Standing like a tree 2: Tai Chi for older people at CREST day centres

Dao Lu is working with CREST to deliver a small pilot of 6 Tai Chi sessions to older people aged 70 to 100 years across two day centres in Waltham Forest from May to July 2015.

The project is for older people using the day centre services provided by CREST. These people all have disabilities and/or dementia.

  • Tuesday 26th May and 30th June 2015
  • 14.15 – 15.15
  • At Albany Court, 3 Albany Road, Leyton, London E10 7EU

  • Wednesday 27th May and 10th June 2015
  • Friday 5th June and 17th July 2015
  • 14.15 – 15.15
  • At Waltham Forest Resource Hub, 58 Hall Lane, Chingford Mount, London E4 8EU

Tai Chi and Dementia Awareness Week in Waltham Forest (17th – 23rd May 2015)

new_24_4_Dementia_Friends_CMYK_land850,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia. 2,055 people are currently living with dementia in Waltham Forest. These figures are set to increase significantly as the population ages.

In 2012 dementia was the leading cause of death for women over 80 and was the second leading cause of death for men in this age group. Deaths from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are increasing as people live longer, with women living longer than men.

At the centre of the Borough of Waltham Forest we are fortunate to have the tranquil and historic Lloyd Park which was extensively restored in 2012. During the week there will be a range of local activities and events for people with dementia and their carers in Lloyd Park and Gallery. These include walks, talks, exercise, Tai Chi, gardening and museum activities run by Lloyd Park Community Project, William Morris Gallery and Alzheimer’s Society Waltham Forest. Click here for the full programme.

Dao Lu is very proud to be involved in supporting this initiative. Here is a list of Tai Chi activities run by Dao Lu in the programme:

Sunday 17 May 10 – 11am

Senior Tai Chi Corner and Tai Chi demonstration
Lloyd Park Bowls Community Pavilion
Free Tai Chi sessions for ages 50+. Develop balance, reduce your risk of falling, improve your well-being and meet new people. All abilities welcome.
Open to all: people with Dementia and Carers welcome.

 

Monday 18 May 13.00 – 14.00

Tai Chi Taster, free refreshments
Aveling Centre Community Room
Try out some Tai Chi for free; develop balance, reduce your risk of falling,
improve your well-being and meet new people.
Special Activity for people with Dementia and Carers only. All abilities and
limited mobility welcome.

Friday 22 May 10:00 – 11:00

Women’s Tai Chi Corner and demonstration
Lloyd Park, Aveling Centre Community Room
A short demonstration of Tai Chi followed by a welcoming, women-only class.
Gentle movements to improve your health and calm your mind.
Open to all: people with Dementia and Carers welcome.

Ridgeway Park Family Sessions

Ridgeway ParkAs part of Big Lottery Funded Ultimate Wellbeing programme, we will be delivering a Tai Chi and Kung Fu project designed for the whole family to get fit and have fun together in Ridgeway Park Chingford.

If you are ready to take the challenge and want your whole family to get fitter for the summer, please book your places as soon as possible!

  • Saturdays 14.00 – 15.30
  • 2nd May – 4th July 2015 (10 sessions)
  • Ridgeway Park, Chingford, London E4 6XU
  • Kung Fu session for children and young people
  • Tai Chi session for parents and other adults
  • Minimum age 7, under 18s must be with an adult
  • Meet on the green fields opposite to the railway
  • Weather permitting
  • Poster (PDF)

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We also promoted this project in the Chingford Times (page 5) or just see the cutting here.

This project is for people living in Waltham Forest particularly in Chingford. Sessions are free but must be booked in advance. To book places, please fill in the booking form below.

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Please fill in this form to book your places at the Ridgeway Park Family Sessions.
  • Parent/Carer

    Name and age group of the parent or carer
  • Young Person

    Name and age group of the young person.
  • Contact Details

  • Please list their names and age group
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Floating Lotus

floating lotusAs part of the Big Lottery Funded Ultimate Wellbeing programme, we will be delivering a Floating Lotus Tai Chi project for girls and women who have experienced, or are experiencing, any kind of abuse or domestic violence between April and June 2015.

In Chinese culture the floating lotus represents inner strength – overcoming difficult times and
blossoming to radiate stunning, but humble beauty. Sessions are run indoors by understanding female instructors who will respect confidentiality. Meet other girls and women, help build self-esteem, relax and enjoy the training and support.

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Women mentors are being sought for these sessions. If you think you could support women by using your own life experience or wisdom then get in touch.

To book a place on the programme, or to offer as a mentor, please contact us.