Tai Chi Classes and Retreats
THE ROSEWELL CENTRE | GRANTHAM| SOUTH LINCOLNSHIRE
tai chi classes for all abilities
Relax Mind and Body with Tai Chi
The flowing movements of Tai Chi are well known for relaxing the body and bringing about a heightened awareness of body and mind and is documented as being beneficial for a range of health conditions.
The Rosewell Centre also offers Qi Gong – a powerful system that teaches you how to move energy and feel it internally.
The Rosewell Centre’s Sue Hix and Ray Pawlett are fully qualified to deliver this unique experience of relaxation and mind and body awareness. Tai Chi and Qi Gong are practised on a one to one basis or as a group class, please check our Timetable and Events page for upcoming classes. We can also include Tai Chi and Qi Gong as part of a wellbeing retreat in the glorious South Lincolnshire countryside.
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi, short for t’ai chi chüan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements, bringing about a heightened awareness of your body and mind.
Originally developed as a martial art in 13th century China, it is now practised around the world as a holistic health-promoting exercise.
There are five primary styles of Tai Chi. These are Chen, Yang, Hao, Wu and Sun. Each follows the same principle; to combine meditation and martial arts, but the main differences are in the speed of movement and the way the body holds the postures.
Sue Hix and Ray Pawlett use Yang style Tai Chi and various styles of Qi Gong. which are tailored to the individual or group so are suitable for all abilities and personal development aims.
The video below features Sue Hix ‘As graceful as dance, as deadly as martial art!’
What is Qi Gong?
This is a powerful system that teaches you how to move energy and feel it internally. It uses traditional Oriental healing, assigning movements for each of the elements or organs.
Physically, slow gentle Qi Gong movements warm muscles, ligaments and tendons; tonify vital connective tissue and organs; and promote circulation of body fluids.
Studies have shown Qi Gong is effective in helping to heal life challenges ranging from mental stress, emotional frustration to chronic illness and high blood pressure.
What are the benefits of Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is documented as beneficial for a range of health conditions. Studies have shown that it can help people aged 65 and over to improve posture, balance, general mobility and increase muscle strength in the legs, as well as reduce stress.
Can Tai Chi help to prevent falls?
Some research has shown that Tai Chi can help reduce the risk of falls within older adult groups who are at increased risk.
Can Tai Chi help with arthritis?
Some evidence has shown that it can improve mobility in the knees, hips and ankles in people with rheumatoid arthritis.
Do I need to be fit to do Tai Chi?
No, Tai Chi is for everybody and is ideal for inactive or older people wanting to increase their activity levels gradually and gently. Many of the movements can be adjusted to people with a disability, including wheelchair users.
Can I injure myself doing Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is fundamentally a gentle activity that is unlikely to cause injury if done correctly and taught by a qualified instructor. Exercises involve flowing, easy movements that do not place strain muscles or joints.
Is Tai Chi suitable for me?
Tai Chi is suitable for most people but it is advisable to get advice from your GP if you have an existing health condition or any health concerns. If you are pregnant, have severe osteoporosis, a hernia or back pain you may need to take certain precautions. Feel free also to speak to our instructors who can also answer any questions you may have.
Getting started with Tai Chi
The Rosewell Centre’s Sue Hix and Ray Pawlett are fully qualified Tai Chi instructors and highly experienced to guide you in taking the first steps towards learning the movements of Tai Chi.
The Rosewell Centre can offer beginner Tai Chi classes to more advanced classes such as Qi Gong.
Tai Chi and Qi Gong can be practised on a one to one basis or as a group class and may be taught inside our studio or outside if the weather permits.
Tai Chi Retreats
Connect to innate wisdom in your retreat, dive deep inside your soul, process in a safe caring environment. Feeling roots in the earth and spread out into the tree of knowledge, flowering your consciousness into the new Age of transparency and accountability. Come of age into your true Divine selves.
It is a grand vision for a weekend stay in the country but perhaps that is what your heart yearns for; time to bring more meaning to Life and find fearless help to manifest dreams.
The Rosewell Centre
Meet the Tai Chi Team
The Rosewell Centre brings together a group of dedicated people, all with the aim of promoting your health, wellbeing and personal development.
Founder and Director
Sue Hix founded The Rosewell Centre in 1996 as a place to celebrate health and well being from a holistic perspective. She has over 30 years experience of teaching healing and health practises and provides Shiatsu, Tai Chi and Yoga, as well as organising Rosewell Retreats.
In these times Sue is focussing on bringing inspiration, healing and connection, while respecting diversity of values and beliefs. Solutions to well being that are low cost and user friendly which can be shared widely to democratise transcendence into new consciousness. Key elements of focus are – regulating respiration to shift physical and psychological states, – teaching how the nervous system regulates the body – presenting learning about hormone drivers and the effect of foods or substances which change our feelings – bringing transformative music into the arena, which soothes the soul and opens us to the capacity for awe.
Tai Chi, Martial Arts & Healing
Ray Pawlett began his creative journey in 1990, following a path of tai chi, martial arts and healing. He achieved Tai Chi champion in the UK competitive world, published 8 books and since meeting Tai Chi Qigong master Joe Lok in 2015 Ray has become one of a small number of fully qualified coaches for “Phoenix in Graceful Clouds of Blessings”. Ray specialises in bringing depth, quality and humour into his coaching.
Ray facilitates Tai Chi, Qigong, Shiatsu and 9 star Ki astrology readings.
What our Customers Say
"Absolutely amazing! The photos don't do this place justice. The caravan is a standard 2 birth, nice and clean. You are surrounded by green land. It feels so remote as you have your own land for the stay. Great place to have camp fires and kick back. The village is really nice! So many beautiful walks and animals to see. Great little pubs and village shop. Sue is a beam of sunshine and makes you feel welcome, then leaves you to it! Book this place, its rare!
Really loved my stay Sue, thank you!"
“I have been participating in Sue’s early morning yoga class for many years. It is very enjoyable as the routines vary with new poses and ideas, the most recent addition being aerial yoga. The use of silk hammocks adds a new dimension to practice, challenging different muscles to traditional yoga postures.”
“I had a lovely meditation with Sally’s Ocean Therapy Gong Bath, the sounds were very evocative. I heard the waves on a beach and whales singing! All sounds were very relaxing and I felt 6 inches taller after. It was well worth the drive from Wiltshire!”
"Although I had attended regular yoga classes over the years, I hadn't heard of Yin Yoga before so I thought Id give it a try! Sue provided us with the most comfortable, resting environment in which to practice this type of yoga and I felt that her wonderful soft and gentle tone and approach to the class enhanced the whole experience for me. Sue has such a vast amount of knowledge and understanding which I found incredibly useful as we went through our positions and I enjoyed both challenging myself and the wonderful opportunity to relax and reflect. As if this wasn't enough, after each session, I had an exceptionally restful nights' sleep! I would highly recommend this type of yoga and Sue."