Tai Chi at the Finn Valley CentreTai Chi Finn Valley Cehtre

10 week Tai Chi Foundation course – Tai Chi foundation course with a focus on health, relaxation and mobility. In this class you will learn the fundamental movements required for Tai Chi practice. This class is suitable for new beginners with no previous experience and is suitable for all ages and levels of physical fitness. No special equipment needed, just wear loose comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes.
The 10 week course costs 60 Euros or 8 Euros per lesson.

Class Times

The class runs every Tuesday at 12 noon at the Finn Valley Centre from 12 noon to 12.50pm and a new class has been added due to popular demand every Monday starting February 26th  from 6pm to 6.50pm.
However, students can join the course at any time as all foundation movements will be repeated and reinforced every week.

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is a sequence of dynamic movements (forms) that are great for health and improving mobility. Movements include warm up exercises, coordination exercises, form movements, breathing exercises and fixed stance exercises.

Tai Chi and Health

Tai Chi exercises regulate all systems within the body improving digestion, respiration and circulation. As the movements are performed in a relaxed manner this can also lead to a reduction in stress-related disorders. The low-impact nature of the routines improves the condition of bones, joints and muscles without strain whilst encouraging balance, focus, flexibility and co-ordination to promote health and vitality within the individual.
Tai Chi is great for relaxation, reducing stress, exercise, weight loss and Improving posture.

Who can practice Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is suitable for people of all ages and levels of physical fitness. The movements can be performed slowly and gently for health and relaxation, or faster and more powerfully for fitness. Our classes will focus on slower movements suitable for health, relaxation and mobility.


Philip our head instructor has trained under Grandmaster Liming Yue since 2004 and taught classes since 2006, teaching classes for Grandmaster Liming Yue, as well as running his own Tai Chi school in the UK. He has experience teaching for Age concern UK, Macmillan cancer support, NHS dementia care and Derbyshire County Council adult learner classes.
Philip has been graded as a Tai Chi Instructor by Grandmaster Liming Yue and has also been graded by the Chinese Wushu Association in China.


Anyone in Donegal interested in Tai Chi I highly recommend Phil and Laura, they studied with me at the Tai Chi Centre daily for over 5 years – Aamir Rafi Head instructor at the Tai Chi Centre

To Phil, Thanking you for all your efforts and adding to the calm of Riverside, From Riverside Ward (Dementia care ward, Newholme Hospital UK)

Tai Chi Finn Valley Centre