Tai Chi - Beginners

Do you want to reduce stress and improve your overall wellbeing? Then join our beginners class to commence learning the slow gentle movements of Tai Chi. The continued repetition of these movements combined with deep breathing and meditation promotes energy flow throughout the body enhances mind body coordination, develops strength, improves body posture, balance and flexibility.

The Tai Chi form is generally taught as 6 levels, this class introduces you to basic Tai Chi principles, a set of Qi Gong exercises that gently condition the body, a standing meditation, the Lotus (an energy balancing exercise) and Level 1 of the Tai Chi form.

The gentle movements of Tai Chi are easy to learn, however combining those movements into a contiguous flow that becomes the Tai Chi form requires regular practice, the perseverance to set and achieve small incremental goals and a willingness to develop your self-knowledge.

Course Outline:

The beginners class focuses on;

  • basic Tai Chi principles
  • gentle conditioning of the body
  • relaxation
  • introducing standing meditation and
  • the first level of the Yang Tai Chi form

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of basic Tai Chi principles
  • A set of Qi Gong exercises
  • Standing meditation exercise
  • Able to follow Tai Chi level 1

What to bring:

  • Wear comfortable lightweight loose clothing
  • Bottle of water

About the Tutor:

‘David commenced the practice of Tai Chi over 30 years ago, initially to help restore motion and strength after a bicycle accident. Tai Chi quickly became a morning ritual that helped bring balance to everyday life. He taught various versions of the Yang style for 15 years at the community college and as a sanctioned lunch time activity at his workplace until operational commitments interfered. Now a busy retiree he is looking forward to sharing his experience in Tai Chi and assist others to increase their self-awareness, improve their physical and mental coordination and an understanding of basic Tai Chi principles that can be applied to everyday life.’

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.