About Us

Paula Jobson

With over 20 years experience Paula offers classes that are suitable to anyone seeking to learn new skills in balance and flow. This is for people who want to get back in flow with a feeling of freedom on a deeper level, whereby they are realising joy and connectivity of being in the present moment.

Paula teaches Tai Chi on a full time basis in Hereford and surrounding areas. She teaches small groups of students in an informal atmosphere. Paula is one of lifes smilers.

She aims to work with individuals within a class as much as possible to develop and improve their own Tai Chi knowledge and practice. Paula is dedicated to ensuring that everyone is enjoying themselves and having fun all the way through the class as chi flows more willingly with laughter and good spirits.

Paula makes space within the lesson for regular review and she encourages questions, this develops a uniquely supportive group. There is easy and open discussion alongside the class activities.

Training takes place in a progressive way, and upholds the fundamental importance of cultivating and nurturing every aspect of one's being.

Tai chi was created as a fighting art, and is ultimately a multifaceted discipline, steeped in toaist philosophy, it is also an effective health discipline and promotes self-cultivation.

The inspiration for the name Spiralling Energy came from conversations with the late John Llewellyn, honoured disciple of the Chen Family Dynasty. In teaching Chen Style tai chi he always brought the focus of his students attention on every movement as a spiralling energy, the action in Chen Style Tai Chi is of a cellular nature, working with the energy flow of the body.

Paula regularly increases her knowledge and appreciation of tai chi by attending workshops and seminars with the Chen family, their representatives and disciples.

Paula has been to China to learn at the source.

Qualifications & Memberships

Paula is a fully insured Instructor member of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain.

Paula is a Dignity Champion

Continuing Professional Development

Paula continues to deepen her Tai Chi practice and understanding with Karel & Eva Koskuba of the Chinese Internal Arts Association – lineage disciples of Grand Master Chen Xiao Wang

It has also been Paula's privilege to attend many seminars by Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang and his son Chen Ying Jun when they visit the UK and Ireland. And to have made the journey to Chenjiagou in China to train with Grand Master Chen Xiao Wang.

"I took this practice up whilst a very active rower needing to find flexibility and free-flowing movement to match strength and core control gained through sporting activity. I began this practice over 20 years ago and as I go deeper into the practice it keeps getting better and better." Paula Jobson