Beat stress and improve wellbeing with a Tai Chi class in the workplace or online for your staff! Tai Chi is mindfulness in motion; the slow and fluid movements from this ancient Chinese art can be practised by people of all ages, and have been proven to:
Clearly explained & taught – created a calm & positive environment.
S.N., Banker – UBS
Tai Chi Master
My name is Lucia Ring-Watkins. I have been studying Tai Chi since 2002, including 2 years full time study in China’s Wudang Mountains. I now run a school in London called Wudang Pai Tai Chi GB. While in China, I studied Mandarin and used this skill to become a reporter on a Chinese news network. The world of 24-hour international news could be stressful and competitive at times. My training helped me to stay centred amidst chaotic circumstances and ensured I did not miss the opportunity for a good story or to enjoy life while I worked.
It’s really amazing to be taught by such a pro. Your skills are inspiring.
L.P., HR co-ordinator – Karmarama
One-Off Stressbuster Workshop
Your team will learn simple movements to calm the mind and do partner work exercises to improve communication. At the end we string the exercises together to make a memorable ‘form’ which can be practised in harmony with the group or individually at home. Handouts are provided, and an optional ‘Introduction to Tai Chi’ talk can be arranged on request.
The team will learn a set of fluid movements to alleviate stress and promote focus. A lengthy period of supervised study contributes to a positive work environment and can help your team make finding flow become a habit. Click the ‘Enquire Now’ button to book your first class!
Six-Week From Focus to Flow Course
Centred around initially learning a set of simple exercises, your team will get an in-depth look at the benefits mindful movement can provide. Each week we look at these exercises through a different lens: focus, being centred, awareness, intuition, adaptation, and flow.
Directions were really easy to pick up and execute.
J.B., Learning and Development Manager – Phoenix Community Housing
What We Do
London is exciting, but the fast pace of life here can take its toll. Stress overwhelms the mind, represses the immune system and causes tension between people. It can create an oppressive work environment that employees dread coming to when they wake up in the morning. What can be done about this?
Wudang Pai start by focussing on the body, teaching slow, fluid movements from the ancient art of Tai Chi. These movements calm the mind and allow us to focus within, improving mood and boosting mental and physical resilience, as the medical case studies below prove.
At Wudang Pai, we aim for people of all ages and abilities to attend our classes in the workplace or online, wearing normal work clothes, and come away with the following:
After one class: Attendees leave feeling good, with usable stress relief techniques.
After three months of weekly classes: Improved health, focus and life satisfaction.
After one year of weekly classes: Improved awareness, more grounded, better at ‘finding flow’ AKA obtaining joy from a skilful and intuitive approach to projects.
Founder Lucia says: “These aims are based on my personal experience of what Tai Chi has done for me – I believe it can do the same for your team. Why not book a lesson and see for yourself?”
Good explanation of the context and culture behind it.
G.M., Consultant – Factset
Tai Chi Reduces Stress and Improves Mood
Tufts University School of Medicine, 2010 compared 40 studies on the mental health benefits of Tai Chi and found that practicing Tai Chi was associated with reduced stress, anxiety, depression and mood disturbance, and increased self-esteem. The news report is here
Tai Chi Boosts Immunity
A study conducted by University of California in 2007 showed that after a 16-week period of practising Tai Chi for 2 hours a week, the rate of increase in immunity was double that of the control group. See news report here
Tai Chi Improves Brain Volume and Memory Function
In 2012 the University of South Florida showed that practising Tai Chi three times a week for eight months led to a significant increase in cognitive skills and brain volume. The report is here
Tai Chi reduces Blood Pressure
The Department of Nursing at Dong-A University in Korea found that a six week course of Tai Chi significantly reduced blood pressure in hypertensive patients as compared to the control group. See US National Library of Medicine Summary here
Tai Chi and Qi Gong Reduce Sick Leave
A University of Virginia study in 2011 found that their Varsity swim team swimmers got 70% fewer respiratory infections when practicing Qi Gong at least once a week, compared to swimmers who used it less. See the NHS article here
Many came away feeling more in tune with their own bodies.
C.H., PA to Chief Executive – Thamesreach
Wudang Pai teach in offices around Shoreditch, the City, Central London and Greater London as well as online. We can travel further afield for away days – press the ‘Enquire Now’ button or get in touch using the contact information below to find out more.