Max Watkins

An energy exercise class drawing from a variety of tai chi and qigong forms.

Beginners will enjoy the benefits of gentle circular and flowing movements. Improving strength, balance and coordination as well as calming the mind and nerves.

Improving, we develop the more subtle internal skills which greatly enhance the benefits of our practice.

Breathing, standing and movement. Whatever our healthcare goals our chi practices always leave us feeling refreshed, recharged and balanced.

Max has been teaching classes at The Isbourne since 2001. He is a qualified tai chi instructor with Taoist lineage holder Bruce Franczis Energy Arts School and enjoys sharing his many years' experience in a fun and insightful way.

Online session available please follow the link:

These sessions will be streamed live through Zoom. Those participating in person will not be seen by those online.

The Isbourne is asking all those attending in-house classes and events to please bring their own yoga mats, blankets, cushions and refreshments if required for what they are attending. We are unable to supply any of the listed items for the foreseeable future.

Due to social distancing guidelines, drop-in's can not be accommodated so please book in advance.

As a wellbeing and educational charity, The Isbourne aims to make its courses and workshops accessible to all regardless of income. We have researched how other organisations fund their courses and come up with a three tier pricing system:

Supported rate: this fee is less than the Standard and allows anyone with financial challenges to still participate. You do not have to show proof, this is offered on trust.

Standard rate: this is how much we would like all participants to pay as it covers The Isbourne costs and supports the tutor.
Sponsor rate: this is a little more than the Standard fee and allows you to subsidise and support others who might not be able to pay the Standard fee.

You choose what tier of payment best suits you - no questions asked!