Watch this space – we’re raising funds for continuation.
Tai Chi for Life had their last session on Friday 10th March 2023.
The majority rated all aspects of the course as “Excellent”.
Many participants said they felt “relaxed” after each session, benefitting from “the breathing exercises and gentle movements”.
“Healing joints . . . my muscles loosen . . .deep breathing reducing stress . . . “
“The instructor was professional and inclusive.”
“Helpful volunteers, always looking to see who they can help with moves.”
“I only recently joined the class and recovering from ailment but can see the energetic difference since attending. . .”
Funded by the London Borough of Waltham Forest (Supporting Vulnerable Residents’ Fund), this project worked with up to 14 adults from assisted living and care homes who had varying degrees in severity of learning disabilities and neurotypical residents (40, including some individuals suffering from anxiety and other mental health concerns) from the Leyton and Leytonstone area.
Diverse individuals formed a cohesive group over the year of the project duration, understanding, and developing many Tai Chi principles and movements (including mastering the beginning of Chen First Form). Everyone benefitted from being in a uniquely inclusive learning environment.
Managers from the care homes/assisted living residences reported that some individuals would go home and demonstrate what they had learnt (helping others through instructions or modelling) and would be eager to return to class the following week. The more independent individuals attended other Dao Lu events at weekends or on public holidays.