Tai Chi and Wild Goose Qigong in Bury   

with Sue Johnson  

 Over 50's Tai Chi Classes with Age UK Bury 

Currently classes all suspended due to Covid-19 pandemic. We will be back!

Sue Johnson began to teach Tai Chi in 1994 and has been teaching Tai Chi in Bury since 1998, where she taught in Lifelong learning for Bury Education.  In 2000 Sue founded the British Chen Style Tai Chi College, expanding her classes to teach up to 400 students per week! She has been running Tai Chi classes in Bury and Greater Manchester for over 30 years, teaching authentic Chen Style Tai Chi (Old Frame).In addition to Chen Style Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword, Fan, Sabre and Stick,  Sue also teaches Wild Goose Qigong. (Chi kung)

She has studied with High level Masters, with frequent visits to China between 1999 and 2009, to ensure that the teaching is both accurate and up to date.
Now Sue focuses on Tai Chi for Health and Wellbeing, especially for mature bodies!  Sue has also practised Wild goose Qigong since 1990, and since 2016 has trained in Wuhan with the Grandmaster of the system, so she has a wealth of experience to offer in Qigong too. 

Classes in Bury 

Classes are held at The Jubilee Centre, Mosley Avenue Bury, BL96NJ 

(opposite the Lido in Clarence Park)

Our Tai Chi Wellbeing sessions are suitable for all over 50's 

* Learn how to relax with slow, gentle movements from Tai Chi and Qigong 

* Discover how Tai Chi helps to maintain flexibility, balance and joint mobility

* Learn how to benefit your health  and wellbeing

For class times and availability please contact the Jubilee Centre

0161 763 9030

or Call Sue on 0161 762 0609

First 15 Movements of the Tai Chi Old Frame Form 

Here you can see Sue Johnson performing the "First 15" Form, which we learn at the Jubilee Centre. 

What is Tai Chi ?

Tai Chi really means " the balance between Yin and Yang." This means opposite yet complimentary actions. Up and down, in and out (breathing), stretching and relaxing. The movement exercises known as Tai Chi, or Tai Chi Chuan (taiji quan) to give it its proper name, is also a combination of:-

* Martial Arts movements
* Traditional Chinese Medicine
* Breathing techniques known as "Qigong"
* The principles of Yin and Yang
* Relaxation

Tai Chi (chuan) really mean Tai Chi boxing, or Tai Chi fist , and is primarily a martial art. Because of its many other ingredients it can also be used to promote relaxation, wellbeing and generally improve health. This is particularly due to the Qigong aspects of the exercises. 

What is Qigong?

Qigong, pronounced " Chee gung" is a Chinese health exercise system based on yin and yang. 

It uses stretching and relaxing, whilst breathing in and out, to open and close the body. With no martial applications, this gentle wellbeing exercise has been used in China for self healing since earliest times and can be dated back almost 2000 years.  In China, you often see older Chinese people practising this in the parks. Westerners often cannot tell the difference between Qigong and Tai Chi!

By following and mimicking animal movements, the ancient Chinese believed that the could maintain their own health and increase longevity. The movements open the Acu-points and promote the circulation of the life force energy (QI).The internal organs are brought in to harmony and balance. Negative energy, which causes stagnation and illness is flushed out and replaced by fresh Qi from the universe. It uses the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine to promote Self Healing, self nurturing and wellbeing. 

We use exercises from both of these systems in our Tai Chi Wellbeing classes at the Jubilee Centre.

Wild Goose Qigong in Bury

Our Wild Goose Qigong teaching comes directly from Grandmaster Chen Chuangang, the 28th generation lineage holder of this system, and son of Yang Meijun.

Wild Goose Qigong started almost 2000 years ago and is credited to Dao An, who translated the Buddhist texts into Chinese. This makes it 1000 years older than Tai Chi! 
Our Wild Goose Qigong classes in Bury are open to both beginners  of all ages (over 18) and also to those who may have previous experience, and who now wish to re-learn the accurate, authentic version of this form that was handed down to former Grandmaster Yang Meijun from her Grandfather Yang De Shan. 
We are located at Bury Leisure Centre. Please see www.wildgooseqigong-uk.com for more information. 

Wild Goose Qigong 1st 64

Contact Us

For information about our Tai Chi Classes or about Wild Goose Qigong in Bury:
Call Sue Johnson on 0161 762 0609 or email [email protected]
Also please see the Wild Goose Qigong web site www.wildgooseqigong-uk.com
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