Tai Chi Clapham

Tai Chi and Chi Kung lessons in and around Clapham

Tai Chi Lessons in and around Clapham

Welcome to the site

For as long as I am not teaching in-person, I urge all my students to keep up their practice – perhaps with the help of the videos Hamid and I have made available. We will be posting suggestions for short practice sessions on the HANDHVIDEOS site, changing from time to time, in hope that variety will help keep up your interest and determination.

Hello. I’m Henry Goldstein, and I teach tai chi and chi kung in and around Clapham. This site is meant to be a simple introduction to me and my teaching – first the regular classes, and then a bit about me. There’s also a bit of reference information here – see the links.

Group classes

The class focuses on tai chi (and chi kung) for health and wellbeing.  Our by-words are balance, flexibility, relaxation, body-awareness and fun.  Other terms that might apply are mindfulness, meditation – well, I don’t want to give it all away here.

Group classes at reCentre-Health


Just to point out that this is not a martial arts class (although we do look at the origin of tai chi as martial arts training).  In two-person work, we learn about our own, and a partner’s response to the gentle application of force – in particular, the value of yielding.

As the class is open to people of all ages and levels of interest and experience, classes are adapted to the group attending on the day.  That said, I do endeavour to provide a progressive ‘take home’ for those who want to (and I hope you do) practice at home and develop your skill in and understanding of what tai chi has to offer.

For more information about ReCentre-Health, bookings and directions, check their website.

If you are interested in these classes, but want to have a chat about their suitability for you, or other tai chi related matters, do get in touch, using the contact form, and I’ll phone you back.

Group classes at Thurleigh Road Practice, Clapham South on alternate Thursdays from 10.30 to 11.30 am

We have been asked to discontinue classes for the time being by the Practice. They need to be able to focus solely on serving the medical needs of the community. Concern about our possibly bringing or suffering infection is an added distraction, best to be avoided.
Do continue to practice a bit, and be well.

The class is for patients of the practice over the age of 50 and complements other wellness / fitness classes held there.  We use tai chi and qigong (chi kung)  principles and exercises to promote balance, flexibility and mobility.  Many of the exercises may also be performed while seated.  Each session is adapted to the people who come.

There is a charge of £8 per session.

For more information, please contact me.

Small group at Rodenhurst Road, Clapham on Wednesdays from noon to 13.00

Contact me directly for information.