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)
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)
Dao Lu has been awarded a grant by the Mayor of London FreeSport Summer 2016!
This project is free for people affected by dementia, family carers and support workers. Tai Chi has many health benefits including improving balance and coordination, calming your mind and relieving stress in a beautiful and quiet natural setting.
We are working in partnership with Waltham Forest Alzheimer’s Society and Community Transport Waltham Forest to deliver this project.
Wednesdays 11.15 – 12.30
7th September to 26th October 2016
Total 8 sessions, FREE
At Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, near Kings Road Recycling Centre, off Kings Road, Chingford E4 7HR
Minibus space available on first come first served basis
This time we are bringing a new project, Barking Breeze: Tai Chi for Women, into London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, where the number of children and young people under 18 is the highest compared with all other London Boroughs. Many local women and/or mums were looking for suitable physical activities. This project aims to introduce Tai Chi to local women in Barking and Dagenham working in partnership with Al Madina Mosque.
Saturdays 14.00 – 15.15
From 23rd January to 19th March 2016
No session on 20th February (half term)
Total 8 sessions, FREE
At the Al Madina Mosque and Centre, 2 Victoria Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8PY
Opposite the venue, Al Madina Mosque and Centre, is the Ilford Lane entrance to Barking Park. Barking Park was established in 1896, covering just under 30 hectares to the east of Barking Town Centre. The venue is 10 minutes walk from Barking Station with a beautiful view to the Park. We’d like to say a big thank you to a group of local Muslim women who approached Dao Lu about practicing Tai Chi in Barking and recommended this venue.
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Dao 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.
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
Dao Lu has been awarded a grant from the Mayor of London FreeSport Winter-Spring programme 2015 for Londoners! Ours is one of many sporting activities funded by the Mayor of London that are available to Londoners of all ages over the winter-spring 2015.
We’ll run a 10-week Tai Chi project for young adults aged 18 to 25 with learning disabilities and support workers. This project is free for the young people and their support workers in City of Westminster and we are working in partnership with Pursuing Independent Paths (PIP), an organisation supporting adults with learning disabilities to achieve their potential.
Tuesdays 9.30 – 11.00 am
27th January – 31st March 2015
Total 9 sessions over 10 weeks, no session on 17th February (half term)
FREE for young adults aged 18 to 25 with learning disabilities and their support workers who are using PIP services
In the open studio at PIP office, 4E Shirland Mews, London W9 3DY
Please note this project is for young adults with learning disabilities who are currently using PIP services or who are referred to PIP by other organisations working with people with learning disabilities. To book, please contact Camilla at PIP on 020 8960 4004 or
Dao Lu has been awarded a grant from the Mayor of London Summer 2014 FreeSport programme for Londoners! Ours is one of over 150 free sporting activities funded by the Mayor of London that are available to Londoners of all ages over the summer 2014.
More details on the Mayor of London website here (search for “standing like a tree”).
We’ll run an 8-week Tai Chi project for older people at Morley Centre over the summer. Free for older people, family carers and support workers who use Morley Centre services for older people, in partnership with LBWF community services.
Fridays 10.30 – 11.30 am
8 August – 26 September 2014
FREE 8 sessions for older people, family carers and staff who use and support Morley Centre services
At Morley Centre, 313 Billet Road, E17 5PX
Please note this project is for residents of the Morley Centre only.