Tim Parsons, BSc ARCS FBCS Dip
I began my study of T’ai Chi in the mid 1980's, working with Keith Graham and then John Kells at the British Tai Chi Chuan Association in Upper Wimpole street, London.
It was during my time with John that I heard people talk affectionately about Alan Peck, a gifted senior student and teacher who had move to Bristol to start a school some years before. In 1988 I had the opportunity to move to Bristol and I sought out Alan; so began my studies with him at the Natural Way School of T’ai Chi at Lam Rim Bedminster, Bristol.
Although I have met and studied with many teachers over the years, Alan remained my principal teacher of T’ai Chi for over twenty years until his passing in March 2010. Alan’s gentle guidance has been a fundamental influence in my life.
During that time I have taught T'ai Chi within the NHS (Phoenix trust) and for the Bristol Local Education Authority. I am currently a Senior Instructor within the Natural Way School of T’ai Chi and a full accredited Instructor of Yang Style T’ai Chi within the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain. I have studied the Hua Gong style of Chi Gong since 1993 and am qualified in massage and Neurostructural Integration bodywork.
I practice Yang style T’ai Chi as taught by Dr Chi Chiang-Tao, including the Short and Long forms, Sword, San Shou, Da Lu, Push Hands and Qi Gong with a focus on body transformation and the development of Chi and Shen. I also run workshops and retreats dedicated to sharing the internal understanding and beauty of Natural Way T’ai Chi.
I am motivated to empowering others to find their own path to better health, happiness and returning to the source.