Adult Education


Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Programme:

Online Course via Zoom

This 8 week course will cover the basic building blocks of Chen Tai Chi. These Silk-reeling exercises encourage the energy to flow through the relaxed body bringing vitality and healing. Those who have previously completed the Beginners course will progress to Improver level where they will learn the first of the Tai Chi forms Called the 18 Step Form. This is a choreographed sequence of movement that can be achieved by almost everyone. Chen Tai Chi is suitable for all levels of fitness, age and ability and can be practiced to a level of intensity that best suits your goals.  These goals could be

  • learning how to relax and manage stress,
  • to aid recovering from an injury or illness,
  • developing improved flexibility and fitnestai chis.

Join in and you will never look back !

Starts: Wednesday 3rd February 2021        8 weeks

Beginners 7 – 8pm                            €60

Improvers 7 – 8:30pm (extra 30 minutes added to beginner class)      €65


About the Tutor:

Gus Tolster has been a student of Tai Chi under the direct guidance of Grandmaster Wang Hai Jun for the past 11 years. He has earned certification in the “18 step” ,”Lao Jia Yi Liu” and “Jian”(sword) forms. Gus has been gathering a good following over the last few terms, with some dedicated return students. Along with his schools in Dublin and Cork, Gus has run successful workshops this summer for the Connemara Maths Academy at Kylemore Abbey, at Glenstal Abbey and for Comhairle na Nog at NUI Galway as well as Tesco Ireland, and Keeling’s to name only a few.

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