about TaiChi
about Chi Kung
Weekly Sessions

Patrick Harries - 1945-2019.

8th December


The funeral service for Patrick (Paddy) Harries will take place at Yeovil Crematorium, Bunford Lane, Yeovil BA20 2EJ, on Wednesday 18th December at 12.40pm.

Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired, will be collected after the service for the RNLI and Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Trust.

Or, c/o Peter Jackson Funeral Services, Mons, High Street, Henstridge, BA8 0RB / Tel: 01963 362570. All are welcome to attend.

1st December

We are extremely sad to announce that Patrick passed away at his family home on Friday evening, 29th November 2019.  

His family would like to express their sincere thanks for all the kind gestures and support that Patrick and family have received; not only in the last few weeks, but throughout the 2 years of illness following his stroke.

Patrick had a great passion for Tai Chi and Chi Kung and was in his element when teaching his students. It was always his greatest desire to get back to teaching over the past couple of years.

We’ll post another update here in due course about funeral arrangements, but in the meantime, please feel free to send an email to Patrick’s wife Anne anne@eaharries.co.uk, or write to the address displayed on the contact page. Thank you, and warm wishes on behalf of Anne and family.

Case Studies

The following members are some of many who have benefited from the regimes they have learned at COREhealth sessions. This is a small selection from our archives.

FEMALE, born October 1955:

A fall during pregnancy caused chronic injury to the lower spine & sacroiliac that resulted in constant pain & limited mobility; since starting COREhealth sessions in 1997 her mobility has increased substantially and – although musculoskeletal problems still occur – they are much less frequent and less disabling than in the past.

MALE, born May 1940:

Arthritis & other musculoskeletal problems stemming from his height (about 6ft) and the fact that he is slim and wiry; started COREhealth sessions in September 2002 and now has much improved balance, muscular control & posture.

FEMALE, born July 1963:

Among other conditions, she has problems with spacial awareness, rhythm & general stress; on starting COREhealth sessions in November 2002, she was unable to focus on specific movements and was unable to stand still for more than about 5 seconds; she is now coping well with these problems, is learning to control movement well and is able to stand still for several minutes.


Computer Scientist operating in a senior role within an occupation noted for high stress levels; before starting COREhealth sessions in May 2003 he had a stress-related episode linked to his somewhat obsessive approach to life, plus a sports injury to both his left ankle & right knee; he is now a COREhealth senior student with full mobility & strength in both legs, who also teaches beginners and has channelled his obsession into areas outside his work, as well as becoming much calmer and better able to deal with stress in the work environment.