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.

Max was also Gloucestershire skateboarding champion in 1979 - a fact he had completely forgotten until he found the trophy in the bottom of a box in his dad's garage, ten years ago!

In-house session available please follow the link: 

These sessions are a live class taking place at The Isbourne. Those participating online will not be seen by those participating in person.

Please note that your joining instructions will be listed below your purchase(s) on your purchase confirmation email and they are also available via your online account. Please do not hesitate to contact the team on 01242 254321 if you haven’t received your confirmation email.

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!