Tai Chi martial art is an ancient Chinese tradition that has evolved over centuries. To its advocates, it has become a means of alleviating stress and anxiety, a form of "meditation in motion." Its supporters claim that it promotes serenity and inner peace. As a form of exercise, it combines gentle physical exercise and stretching with mindfulness It is safe for people of all ages, as it does not put too much stress on the muscles and joints.

Our classes will be taken by accredited TAI CHi instructor Leonie Tarratt with over 20 years  experience. The sessions will be aimed at beginners but if you do have former experience Leonie will adapt to your needs.

Adult Carer attending Previous Class

I just wanted  to say how much I enjoyed the Tai Chi classes which finished today :( I really found that I was able to relax in the 1 1/2 hour session and focus on my body, my movements and being "relaxed". There are no stresses places on the body from the movements/positions taught and, whilst I have bad knees, I did not have any problems following the 18 movements (and the teacher made it clear what to do as an alternative if anyone was not comfortable. The teacher was great in her explanations and patient in getting each and every one of us doing the right movements and she was noticing improvements in all of us and telling us so!  I am sure the classes and exercises have contributed to me sleeping better and I would definitely recommend signing up for them if you are going to run another class for carers.  

Our 8 week FREE Tai Chi programme commences:

Friday 3rd May —followed by

Followed by ,10th May,17th May, 7th June, 14th June, 21st June, 28th June, 5th July (no class on May 24th)

Time: 2.00pm—3.30pm

Venue: St Marys Church Hall

Church Parth Merton Park

SW19 3HJ  (between Dorset Road and Mostyn Road, off the Kingston Road (bus routes 152, 163 & 164) and very close to Merton Park tram stop)


  • Classes are restricted to 20  students so please book ahead to secure your place.
  • Classes are FREE but if you are able we do appreciate a donation to Carers Support Merton
  • For more information please contact Debbie or Nawal:-

[email protected]  [email protected] Tel: 0208 646 7515

These classes are only available to Adult Carers aged 18+ unfortunately due to limited places and the person you are caring for or friends are not able to register.

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