Frequently Asked Questions:
All you need to know ...
Where are the sessions held?
Weekly 60-minute Qigong sessions are currently held at the following venues:
Wednesdays at 12.15pm at Langley Village Hall (Horseshoes Lane, Langley, ME17 3JY);
Wednesdays at 6.45pm at St Paul's Church Halls (Boxley Road, Penenden Heath, ME14 2AY)
Monthly 90-minute Chi-Gong sessions (starting at 7pm) are currently held at:
Last Friday of the Month: Kent Wellbeing Hub (Farthing Corner (Travelodge next door to Moto Services, Gillingham, ME8 8PQ)
First Saturday of the Month: St Paul's Church Halls (Boxley Road, Penenden Heath, ME14 2AY)
Is there parking at the venues?
The parking for each venue is as follows:
Langley Village Hall: there is ample free parking at the Village Hall.
St Paul's Church Halls: there is ample free parking outside the Church Hall.
Kent Wellbeing Hub: there is free parking for 2 hours, however please go into the Travelodge to enter your car registration and to ensure no parking fee is incurred.
How do I pay for sessions?
Sessions can be booked online and payment can be made in advance or paid in cash on the day.
You can also reserve your place by contacting us at:
Packages are also available which provide you with a discounted session rate.
What should I wear?
Please wear something you are comfortable in, and which enables you to move freely (eg. tracksuit bottoms and a loose t-shirt). To ensure you stay warm enough, you may wish to wear layers, which you can remove as you warm up.
You can wear trainers or comfortable flat shoes, or the sessions can be performed in bare feet/socks.
What do I need to bring with me?
You only really need to bring yourself!
You may wish to bring some water with you (as is always recommended).
Mats may be available, however you may wish to bring your own mat should you wish to do the session barefoot or in socks to provide additional comfort.
In addition to the above, please bring any mats, blankets and/or a duvet to ensure you stay warm and comfortable during the Gong Bath should you be laying on the floor.
Although we have some you can borrow, you may wish to bring your own eye mask with you, should you prefer to switch off for the session in this way.
Important information for the Chi-Gong sessions - please arrive 10 minutes before the start time to allow yourself time to get settled prior to the start time. Any late arrivals may not be permitted to enter to avoid disturbing the experience for other attendees.
I've never done Tai Chi Qigong before - do I need experience?
Not at all! The tradition of Tai Chi we practice is Medical Qigong, from which the Shibashi set is derived.
Movements are gentle and easy to learn and follow and you move at your pace and rhythm. The purpose of each session is to improve your health and wellbeing, and to give you a greater sense of relaxation.
Each session is complete in itself, so if you're unable to come along one week, you won't be falling behind the rest of the group.
We can focus on different elements each week, eg. breathing, movements, posture, energy etc and you will progress within each area - but always at your own pace.
It's your wellbeing journey - relax and enjoy it!
I have mobility issues - what venue is best for me?
Access to each venue is as follows:
Langley Village Hall: sessions are held on the ground floor and there is parking directly outside the building.
St Paul's Church Halls: sessions are held on the ground floor and there is parking directly outside the building. There are steps to the front door, however there is ramped access also.
Kent Wellbeing Hub: sessions are held on the ground floor and there is one step into the building. Disabled parking bays are available outside the building and outside Travelodge.