Tai Chi & Qigong

Images 1 and 4 by kind permission Paula Solloway Photography (SWIFT photoshoot) Phillip Sheridan Discover Tai Chi  (Cliffe Castle Class) Tai Chi for Health qualification group 2019

Tai Chi for Health & Relaxation Online Information

Learn Tai Chi for health in your own home, perfect for all ages and abilities no special equipment needed. Great exercise for indoors with limited space, garden or yard.

Beneficial for improving strength, balance, mobility, perfect for mind and body promotes relaxation, helps to lower stress and anxiety.

Classes are run live on Zoom, just download the app or follow the email link invitation from Truly Essential.

Two classes a week Monday at 11am, and Thursday at 6.30pm. 

Class viewing options

  1. Pay £3.00 per class
  2. Pay £12.00 per month, which entitles you to join all 8 half hour classes per month.
  3. View for Free, short video demo of form weekly  on Facebook group page / You Tube page

For more information links and how to pay please email me at valpreston@live.com

Sorry but due to Covid-19 I have no classes at venues running at this time.

Tai Chi & QiGong

Tai Chi for Health classes are Sun style, short form Tai Chi. Developed by Dr Paul Lam and a team of medical and Tai Chi experts.  

Easy to learn, great for all abilities with many beneficial attributes for your mind and body.

I am a Tai Chi for Health Institute certified instructor. I support Phil and Helen at Discover Tai Chi at weekly classes at Glusburn Institute, Cliffe Castle at Keighley, including my own class every Thursday based at Craven Leisure Skipton

Classes in Skipton Keighley & Craven

Cliffe Castle Keighley Monday 1.30 – 2.30pm

Glusburn Institute Thursday 10.30 – 11.30am

Craven Leisure Skipton Thursday 1.15 – 2.15pm

Classes are supportive, social and friendly, we aim to build strength, better balance, improved health, wellbeing and to promote relaxation. 

I offer a drop-in service, all abilities are welcome, just pop along to your nearest class. 

Please ask your GP/healthcare professional if you have any doubts about joining a class.


I offer group workshops in the workplace, to health and wellbeing organisations and to anyone wishing to offer Tai Chi as an insightful experience to a group.

Workshops offer a valuable wellbeing activity, and often inspire gentle exercise and improved health awareness. The aim to provide confidence and experience, enabling individuals to join a Tai Chi class or similar activity if they wish to do so.

Workshops range from 

45 min £45 – 1 hr. £55 – 1-1/2 hrs. £65



Fabulous opportunity for charity organisation, community groups, health and wellbeing events. I can tailor the presentation to your needs, with lots of information, handouts, and a short practical session. 

Please contact me with your requirements and for more information.

One to one's

Would you like to try Tai Chi in your own time and space, I do offer a individual coaching service, prices start at £45.00 per hour.

Anything Else

To find out more see Truly Essential Tai chi & Qigong on Facebook, its a great way to find out what’s new and up to date in my Tai Chi journey. 

Have you got any other Tai Chi ideas or questions you would like to ask, if so please use the contacts form below or email.