Terms & Conditions

By registering as a member and/or enrolling on a course or workshop, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.

​Membership

  • Attending any paying classes requires membership of the Shen Long Tai Chi Association UK. This includes all membership plans such as FREE, PREMIUM or LOYALTY.
  • Membership benefits are applied on or after payment of the membership fee and cannot be used to discount courses already enrolled on.
  • PREMIUM and LOYALTY membership plans includes BCCMA membership.
  • Membership is NOT required to attend any of our FREE taster classes or any other events if stated.
  • For complete beginners or those new to our style of Tai Chi, it is advisable to join one of our FREE taster classes. We hold them at different intervals, so check our schedule or contact us to keep you informed of upcoming classes. There is no obligation to join our paid classes. If you want to continue, just sign up for one of our classes, but if you decide our Tai Chi is not what you were looking for, at least you will have satisfied your curiosity and perhaps learnt something about Tai Chi!

Registration and Consent Form

  • On beginning a paid class, you will be required to complete a Registration & Consent Form. The information provided will be held as confidential.
  • Please note it is important to advise of any physical limitations or pre-existing medical conditions that may prevent you from safely practicing Tai Chi or Qigong. You may need to check with your doctor if you are unsure.
  • The medical history form must be given to your instructor before commencing a class.  This information will be held as confidential and is for insurance purposes only.
  • Shen Long Tai Chi Association UK fully understands it’s obligations to ensure that personal information is treated fairly, lawfully and correctly, and is committed to achieving compliance with the laws of the current Data Protection Act.
  • Tai Chi, Qigong and other exercises may contribute greatly to your health but are not a replacement for conventional medical treatment.  

Payment Terms

  • Membership fees are paid annually.
  • Class fees are usually paid for a term of twelve weeks, or as a drop-in fee if available.
  • It is each student’s responsibility to pay their fees on time.

Payment Methods

  • Drop-In Fees must be paid in cash at the beginning of the lesson.
  • Class Fees are paid in advance online via bank transfer or Paypal, or by cash or cheque at the beginning of the first class of term.
  • Paypal may incur extra charges.

Workshop Fees

  • Fees are required at the time of booking a workshop.
  • Method of payment may differ for each workshop, refer to workshop details.

Bookings

  • Places on a class or workshop must be booked in advance using the online booking system.
  • Please check there is a place available for you before setting off.
  • Existing Tai Chi students who wish to continue onto the next term must book their place in advance using the online booking system. 
  • Please note all of our classes are subject to cancellation based on student intake.

Postponements and Cancellations

  • Refunds will only be available if a class or workshop is cancelled in advance.
  • Postponements are permitted for a paid term due to unexpected circumstances only if applied for within the first 5 classes, Classes can be held in lieu to begin again at the point of postponement. This is only valid for the following two consecutive terms.
  • Make-up classes are available for missed classes at another time of the same class, if available, or any class of lower level at no extra cost. This is only valid during the same term and only if the instructor is notified of absence in advance.
  • Absence from class should be notified in advance either by phone, email or text message. Failure to do so may result in ineligibility to make up the class.

Concessions

  • PREMIUM members pay reduced class and workshop fees.
  • Discounts are available for all members aged 60+, both spouses for married couples, and full-time students on presentation of a valid Student ID

​Practice Guidelines

  • An Attendance rate of 75% (or 8 of 12 classes) per term is required to be eligible to progress to the next level.
  • Students should arrive to class on time, at least 5-10 minutes before the start of class.
  • Correct clothing should be worn. This should preferably be loose fitting such as T-shirts, tracksuit trousers. Shoes should be flat bottomed such as gym shoes/plimsolls etc. Sandals are not suitable nor are shorts or dresses.
  • Don't be afraid to rest if tired. Tai Chi should be a comfortable experience and discomfort is likely to lead to mistakes. Of course, some soreness and aching may be experienced as your body adapts to the exercises.
  • Avoid having a heavy meal or being very hungry before training. If you wish, you may bring bottled water, although tea is usually provided.
  • Stop if you experience chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, or prolonged joint pain.