Lakes Tai Chi - Tai Chi and Qigong in the Lake District and North Lancashire​

LAKES TAI CHI -- UPCOMING COURSES

Contact us to book on our popular courses​​
SUMMER COURSE - THE JOURNEY
28th July - 31st July Brigsteer Village Hall
10 - 4pm daily

Four days of Tai Chi in the beautiful Lake District - this year we will be working with the Staff Form and with walking Qigong patterns, using the Journey to the West as an inspiration for our own journey.
Sorry - FULL - contact us to go on waiting list
WALK WITH TAI CHI
Monday 21st August 10 - 12.30
Pleasant walk round Levens Park with easy Qigong, suitable for beginners, no dogs.
Book via Dallam Community  

PARTNER FLOW DAY
Saturday 14th October Warton Church Hall
11am - 4pm
A chance to work with some fixed pattern pushing hands with detailed explanation of martial applications but with an emphasis on sensitivity and flow.

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL
10th December Brigsteer Village Hall
11am - 4pm 

Anyone who has done a class or course with us is welcome to join us for our usual mix of demonstrations, join-in Tai Chi and Qigong, and guest teacher sessions. By donation, but bring something for the buffet.

Tai Chi - Meditation in Motion
 Our aim is to provide a balanced practice using  t'ai chi principles that can be applied to all areas of life.  

Yang and Chen style T'ai Chi - hand forms
 Qigong for health
Meditation and Philosophy
Sword, Sabre, Staff, Fan, Flute, Halberd 
Bagua and HsingYi

We offer classes and seminars in the South Lakes, Cumbria and North Lancashire area
Windermere, Kendal, Ambleside, Arnside, Broughton in Furness, Milnthorpe, Warton.
A friendly welcome assured to beginners who would like to try Tai Chi or Qigong. 

Senior Instructors: Dee Swift and John Bolwell

John Bolwell 
(Hon. Vice President Tai Chi Union of Great Britain) is one of the most experienced teachers and practitioners in Britain. He has over 40 years martial and healing arts experience. He has been a full time teacher for most of those years with Pennine T'ai Chi, and was a founder member of the
Tai Chi and Qigong Forum for Health. 

Dee Swift 
(Senior Instructor TCUGB) has been a Tai Chi and Qigong teacher for more than 20 years, 
most of that time in the Lake District and Cumbria. She has taught many other Tai Chi teachers on the Certificate in Tai Chi for Health course - for the Tai Chi and Qigong Forum for Health
- and the other teachers who are listed on this website. 

John and Dee were married in 2009 and both continue to share their enthusiasm
and skills in Tai Chi and Qigong.

Registered Instructors: Mike Leese and Steve Tomlinson
Mike and Steve are registered instructors with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain,
each with more than ten years experience.
Mike's classes are open to all based in the Furness area,
and Steve's to those in the Ambleside and Windermere area.
Our teachers are members of the TCUGB and are fully insured.




  1. Long Tassel Sword Practice
    John Bolwell has a particular interest in tai chi weapons, and teaches sword, sabre, broadsword, staff, halberd, spear and fan, as well as double weapons and some lesser known tai chi weapons such as the flute. Contact us if you want to know more.
  1. Tai Chi Hand Form
    Tai Chi Hand Form
    Practice of movements from the form on one of our Partnerwork days.
  2. Bagua
    Bagua
    Guest teacher Allen Pitman during a Wisdom of the Body and Bagua seminar.
Meditation in Motion