Welcome to the site

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.

I have been collaborating with another long-time teacher, Hamid Momtahan, to produce some videos to help our students in their practice.  These are being posted to our South London Taichi WhatsApp group site on a regular basis, and then archived and available from this link (for login credentials contact Hamid or myself).

Group classes
reCentre-Health, Balham
Mondays from 12.30 to 1.30 pm

there will be a class on 9 September.

no classes on 16 or 23 september

back to normal from 30 september

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.

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
Thurleigh road practice, clapham south
alternate thursdays  10.30 to 11.30 am

there will be no class on 19 September
classes resume on 3 october

The class is for patients of the practice 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 1pm

Contact me directly for information.