A fusion of flowing and gentle exercise to refresh the mind and body, encouraging you to calm your mind and body, and develop a balanced chi.

The movements in Bonsai Chi are predominately based on the traditional karate style of Wado Ryu, and are practised as slow flowing movements. There is no physical contact with other persons in these classes. You will learn various techniques, standing still, moving forwards, backwards and sideways. Bonsai Chi also has a series of kata’s, otherwise known as forms. These are a series of set moves, which once learnt allows you to perform them at your own pace, creating a sense of wellbeing and inner calm.

Mindfulness Through Motion

Our classes are designed to help you improve your mindfulness and mental well-being. Gentle breathing exercises and continuous flowing motions allow you to develop an inner ‘chi’ and relax your mind.

The expression ‘Mushin no shin’ (無心の心), is a Zen expression meaning ‘the mind without mind’. Our exercises will allow you to develop an ‘empty mind’, which is not fixed or occupied by thought or emotion, and you will feel yourself flow with the movements without conscious thought.

You will gain many benefits from learning and training with us. Improved balance, flexibility and posture, hand and eye coordination, strengthen and build muscle tissue, stress release and personal development to name a few. It’s also a great way to make new friends.

Class Structure

The movements within our classes will vary each week, however, will include the following elements:

  • Warm Up
  • Key Exercises
  • Kata (or form)
  • Breathing/calming the mind exercises
  • Warm Down


Venue Day Time

Online Classes

Bonsai Chi sessions can now be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. The classes will improve your physical and mental health. Enjoy the feeling of moving meditation, reduce stress levels, creating positive energy levels.

No equipment is required, just a safe area to move around in.

£5 PAYG 45 mins    Click Here to Join


15:00 (45 minutes)
10:15 (45 minutes)

St Michael's Centre
School Road
Bishops Cleeve
GL52 8LL

£40 for five class pass

Tuesday 14:30 - 15:30

Welland Village Hall
Marlbank Road
WR13 6AJ

£40 for five class pass

Monday 17:00 - 18:00

Wheatpieces Community Centre
Columbine Road
GL20 7SP

£10 PAYG 60 mins / £36 for four 60 min class pass
£4 PAYG 30 mins / £14 for four 30 min class pass


11:00 - 12:00
12:20 - 12:50


To take part in a Bonsai Chi class you should just wear comfortable, loose clothing, such as jogging-bottoms and a t-shirt.

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