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. 
  • Membership benefits are applied on or after approval of membership. 
  • Membership also includes BCCMA student membership.
  • Membership is NOT required to attend any of our FREE taster classes or any other events if stated.
  • For non-student memberships refer to our membership plans. These allow non-student members to access online resources depending on the plan chosen. 

Registration and Consent 

  • When completing the member sign-up form you are consenting to the following.
  • That you are aware 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.
  • That any medical information must be given 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

  • Student Membership fees are included in your class fee or subscription.
  • Class fees are paid upon request as a one-off payment, a termly subscription fee (monthly), a 12-monthly subscription, or a yearly subscription depending on the class. Each term lasts twelve weeks. Some classes may be paid as a drop-in fee if available.
  • Termly subscriptions are paid on a 3 month basis. A month refers to a four-week period not a calendar.
  • 12-monthly subscriptions are paid on a calendar month basis beginning on 1st September each year.
  • A yearly subscription is paid on 1st September each year.
  • 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.
  • Other Class Fees are paid upon request via one-off or subscription payments. In some cases cash or cheque at the beginning of the first class of term will be acceptable.
  • Some payment options 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

  • Full refunds will only be available if a class or workshop booking is cancelled in advance of the first class. No refund will be given after beginning classes.
  • Postponements are permitted for a paid term due to unexpected circumstances only if applied for within the first month (i.e. 4 classes). Classes can be resumed at the point of postponement. This is only valid for the following two consecutive terms.
  • Students on a termly or 12-monthly subscription plan may suspend or cancel their subscription at any time but no refunds will be made for the month when notice is given.
  • 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

  • Discounts are available for all members aged 60+, both spouses for married couples, and full-time students on presentation of a valid Student ID.
  • Some classes will be available as repeat classes at a reduced tuition fee.

Practice Guidelines

  • An Attendance rate of 75% (or 9 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.