Tai Chi taster session for people with learning disabilities at Winchester Road Methodist Church

Dao Lu will run a Tai Chi taster session for people with learning disabilities and carers, in partnership with Days 4 You 2, a voluntary organisation running a day centre for disabled people.

  • Wednesday 26 April, 11.30 – 12.30
  • At Winchester Road Methodist Church, Winchester Road, Highams Park, London E4 9JP
  • FREE for participants
  • A poster (PDF) is available if you would like to print it out, for publicity

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Happy Easter 2017 Tai Chi for people with learning disabilities



Happy Easter 2017: Tai Chi for young people with learning disabilities

Dao Lu will run a Tai Chi taster session for young people with learning disabilities, as part of the Happy Easter half term programme.

  • Wednesday 12 April, 14.00 – 15.00
  • At Pursuing Independent Path, 4E Warwick Court, Shirland Mews, London W9 3DY
  • Outdoors, weather permitting (indoors if wet)

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Happy Easter 2017: Tai Chi Tree

Love Tai Chi in February

Flow like a cloud 4: Tai Chi for young adults with learning disabilities and support workers

Happy Easter 2017: Tai Chi & Tree

Dao Lu will run a FREE Tai Chi session for local families, as part of the Happy Easter programme at Pimp Hall Nature Reserve.

  • Wednesday 12 April, 11:15 – 12:15
  • FREE
  • At Learning Lodge, Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, off Kings Road, Chingford E4 7HR
  • Outdoors, weather permitting (indoors if wet)

There are many other activities during the Easter half term in Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, see full programme.

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Happy Easter 2017: Tai Chi for young people with learning disabilities

Love Tai Chi in February

Flow like a cloud 4: Tai Chi for young adults with learning disabilities and support workers

Dao Lu Tai Chi Trip to China April 2018

A once in a lifetime opportunity! A wonderful Tai Chi cultural trip for Dao Lu students, friends, families and supporters to come together to explore the culture and iconic places in China!

Working in partnership with Deyin Taijiquan Institute who have over 15 years of organising Tai Chi trips from the UK, we have made this group tour package, as an introduction to China, as competitive as possible to enable many students to join in. Please read thoroughly all the information and make sure that you make an early booking if possible. We will have to open up the booking through our partner organisations to the whole of Europe after to help make up the number in case we cannot get the minimum number required.

  • Early bird booking package, deposit & instalments (see below)
  • Choose between 15 or 18 days duration:
    • 1st April to 15th April 2018, 15 days for £1850
    • 1st April to 18th April 2018, 18 days (with 3 extra days extension in Shanghai) for £1980
  • The itinerary includes:
    • Beijing
    • Xi’an
    • Wudang Mountain
    • Shaolin Temple
    • Chen Tai Chi Village
    • Shanghai

Please read the Full itinerary, payment details and Terms & Conditions (PDF).

To book, please use the online booking form. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Family bookings – please fill in the form for each individual.

Payment must be made online (either in full or instalments as below) to:

Account Name Tai Chi Link Management Ltd
Sort Code 404450
Account Number 71800329
Reference Dao Lu/your_surname


To pay by instalments, please follow the dates and amounts below:

(refundable until 30th April 2017)
30th April 2017 £800
First Instalment 30th June 2017 £500
Second Instalment 31st August 2017 £500
Remainder 31st October 2017 remainder outstanding


We will mostly stay at 3 stars hotels within this very competitively priced package. Please be particularly aware that hotels on mountainous areas and small towns will be basic due to their location.


There is a single-room supplement if you would like to have a room to yourself.

When bookings have been completed, we will ask people to pair themselves up:

  • partners
  • families
  • friends (same gender)
  • individuals (same gender)

Anyone who can’t pair up will be allocated. This may include strangers if there are insufficient people from Dao Lu. Please note if no suitable person is available to share a room, the single room supplement will apply.


  • Non-direct flight (one stop)
  • Depart from Heathrow
  • Anyone in the UK who wishes to fly with a preferred airline or organise their own flights will be subject to a Beijing airport pick up charge of £30

The return flight tickets will be purchased on your behalf through one of our appointed travel agents (ABTA Registered)

What’s included

  • Seminar fees for all trainings
  • All accommodation – two people sharing
  • All transport (flights, coaches and trains) in China
  • Most meals (breakfast, lunch and some dinners) except leisure days and free activities, when members need to sort out their own lunch and dinner.
  • First entry fees for the all attractions listed
  • Return international flight tickets – flight tickets are purchased, on our delegates’ behalf, through one of our partner agents who is ATOL and IATA registered.

What’s not included

  • Visa application fees – Approx. £180.00 (apply individually two months prior to travel)
  • Travel and medical insurance (compulsory)
  • Drinks with meals & extra orders for the meal
  • Transport to and from airports in the UK and during free activities in China
  • Single Room supplement (hotels) – (we’ll try to match two single persons into one room, however, if it can’t be done for any reason, the single supplement will apply)
  • Gratuities for coach drivers and tour guide (£40 – 15 days / £50 – 18 days to be collected at the beginning of the trip)
  • Personal expenses (gifts or personal necessities)


Please note Dao Lu CIC is not financially responsible for this trip. All monies are handled by Deyin Taijinquan Institute. Dao Lu CIC is advertising this trip on behalf of Deyin Taijinquan Institute, who have tailored the trip for Dao Lu CIC. The trip will be opened to persons not connected with Dao Lu CIC if places remain.

Deyin Taijiquan Institute (www.deyin-taiji.com) has over 15 years experience of organising Tai Chi trips to China from the UK. Master Tary Yip and his team are organising this trip for Dao Lu. Master Tary Yip will also be the leader accompanying the group on this trip.

Make your booking here

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2017

Tai Chi performance and a surprise award
Friday 10 March, 6.30-8.30pm

Dao Lu’s outreach work to girls and women and other wider community groups has been recognised at an International Women’s Day 2017 event hosted by Cllr Yemi Osho. Aileen has been awarded Outstanding Contribution to Health and Wellbeing in Our Community!

Many thanks to the girl/woman students who helped deliver a mini Tai Chi performance, as we did every year! Without so many people’s support and work in many different ways, we cannot reach so many community groups in the past years.

We’d also like to congratulate Cllr Clare Coghill who has become the first female council leader of Waltham Forest in over 50 years!

The event took place in Waltham Forest Council Chamber, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4JF. The Worshipful the Mayor of Waltham Forest, Cllr Peter Herrington, and Mayoress Susan Herrington were present as well.

Hula Fun for Mums & Kids

World Cup of Gymnastics 2017 will be taking place at the O2, London on 8 April 2017. To help celebrate this great event, Dao Lu has been awarded a Mayor of London World Cup of Gymnastics community engagement grant to host a gymnastics project, Hula Fun for Mums & Kids, from April to June 2017!

This is partnership work with Mayor of London and British Gymnastics. Two qualified female instructors will be appointed by British Gymnastics.

Look forward to toning up and slimming down with a hula hoop? Please come along and have a great fun! Please do bring your own hula hoop if possible.

  • Saturdays at 14:00 – 15:15
  • 22nd April to 20th May 2017 (5 sessions)
  • Ramadan break
  • Re-opens from 1 July to 29 July 2017 (5 more sessions)
  • Total 10 sessions, FREE
  • You will need to bring your own hula hoop, if possible. If you don’t have one, please let us know when you make the booking.
  • At Al Madina Mosque & Centre, 2 Victoria Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8PY (see map below)
  • To book, please use the contact form

Here is a Poster for Hula Fun for Mums and Kids (PDF) if you would like to print it out and/or send to families in your networks.

Wellbeing Day 2017

Photo credits: Wildlife Competition 2016 and Hornbeam Team

Wellbeing Day 2017 in Chingford Pimp Hall Nature Reserve is coming back this year!

Saturday 18 March 2017, 11:00 – 19:00

Dao Lu C.I.C. is leading and collaborating with Hornbeam Team, Waltham Forest Local Area Coordinator Team and 15+ other local groups to stage this wonderful event. There is something for everyone. The Focus of 2017 event is health. Why not try a rich whole day programme with a day ticket in the beautiful local nature reserve? Tai Chi, Yoga, singing, massage, making lights and lanterns and a glow walk, the list is endless. We even have a Men’s Shed Group for guy-friendly chat!

Workshops are first come, first served, due to limited spaces. There will be a signing-up list on the door.

£6pp, £12 per family, £8/£15 on the door 

To pay in advance, please see our eventbright page

Here is the full programme (PDF) for the day.

If you would like to download the poster, click here for front and here for back.

Concession rates / free (or donation) places available. Please contact us with your concession information.

Please like and share our Facebook event page!


Pimp Hall Nature Reserve
near Kings Road Recycling Centre, off Kings Road
E4 7HR

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Wellbeing Day 2016


Yoga (prevention of fall) for 60+ 11:00 – 12:00 Connect mind and body, develop balance and grow your strength and flexibility in this simple Hatha yoga session for people over 60. Mats provided. Beginners welcome.
Singing for all 12:00 – 12:45 Have you ever had the desire to express yourself more? Then this is the perfect session for you! Come and enjoy some deeply nourishing singing in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Everyone welcome! No experience or music theory needed • All levels welcome • Perfect environment for complete beginners • All songs are taught by ear
Massage for mums
(including pregnant women)
12:00 – 13:45 Gentle massage to give your body a much needed relief. 15 minute per slot for each mum. Appointments on the day.
Tai Chi & Laughter
for girls/women
12:45 – 13:45 Get to know Tai Chi’s tremendous health benefits and calm your mind in a friendly female only session with a good laugh! Please let us know if you have any access needs. Aged 11+. All levels welcome.
Kickboxing for
young people
13:45 – 14:45 Have a full-body workout and reduce your stress and frustration. Please let us know if you have any access needs. Aged 8+. All levels are welcome.
Men’s Shed Group 14:45 – 15:45 Natalie and Tom's Group aim is to research, consult with men, and come up with ideas for wellbeing activities locally: the invited guest is Tom Dawson talking about Men's Sheds to be based at Friday Hall and an update on what needs to happen next.
Craft for family 15:45 – 17:00 Make lights and lanterns that glow in the dark. Later we use them for a glow walk in the Pimp Hall Nature Reserve when it is getting dark! We need lots of dads to join in and lend us more pairs of hands!
Seasonal Aromatic Herb Playtime 15:45 – 17:00 Crush a fresh herb and experience its aroma and draw it if you want to. Try a tea made from the same herb and learn about its medicinal uses. You are encouraged to touch, feel and smell it and look at simple features such as the stem and leaves and then maybe draw or crush or mount it onto paper? Other herbal products will also be available to try. Everyone welcome.
Tai Chi at Sunset 17:00 – 18:00 Flow like a cloud and work in harmony with the nature through Tai Chi. Everyone and all levels are welcome.
Glow Walk 18:00 – 19:00 Time to wind down and have a glow walk using the lights and lanterns we made earlier in the craft workshop. Everyone welcome.

All events are subject to space and availability. Outdoor activities subject to weather. Programme may be subject to change.

Love Tai Chi in February

Happy Valentine’s Day: Love Tai Chi in February half term

Love Tai Chi & Laughter session for families and other local residents in Waltham Forest:

  • Wednesday 15 February, 11:15 – 12:15
  • FREE
  • At Learning Lodge, Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, off Kings Road, Chingford E4 7HR
  • Red theme

There are many other activities during the half term in Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, see full programme.

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Love Tai Chi at Comfort Lodge

Happy Valentine’s Day: Love Tai Chi at Comfort Lodge!

Love Tai Chi taster session for people using services at Comfort Lodge:

  • Tuesday 14 February 2017, 14:00 – 15:00
  • At Comfort Lodge, 5 Oakfield Road, Walthamstow, London E17 5RN
  • Red theme

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Chinese New Year Party 2017

Happy Chinese New Year of the Rooster! Gong Xi Fa Cai!


Come along and celebrate Chinese New Year of the Rooster in style with Dao Lu!

  • Sunday 5 February, 12:30 – 14:30
  • At Peking Chef, 178 Hoe Street, Walthamstow E17 4QH
  • Dress theme: red with a touch of feather. Be creative!
  • Buffet style Chinese hot food with lots of veggie and vegan choices, Halal meet and soft drinks
  • Entertainment provided by the Magic Mad Hat
  • For all Dao Lu students, friends and families
  • Bookings and payment, please read the poster and use the contact form.
  • Here is the poster for Dao Lu’s Chinese New Year party 2017

Wishing everyone a prosperous and lucky year!