Tai Chi - Intermediate

Enjoy our Tai Chi Beginners class and wish to continue improving your well-being? Then join us in the Intermediate Tai Chi class and reconnect to your journey 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, taught in 3 separate classes – Beginners (Level 1), Intermediate (Levels 2, 3 & 4), Advanced Levels 5 & 6).

The intermediate class reinforces the lessons of the beginners class and continues to develop an understanding of Tai Chi principles, combines deep breathing with Qi Gong exercises to enhance energy flow through the body, a standing meditation, the Lotus (an energy balancing exercise) and introduces you to Levels 2, 3 & 4 of the Tai Chi form. Students will usually attend three terms of this class to complete levels 2 -4 of the Tai Chi form.

The gentle movements of Tai Chi are easy to learn, however combining those movements into a continuous 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 intermediate class focuses on;

  • Reinforcement of Tai Chi Beginners lessons
  • understanding Tai Chi principles,
  • gentle conditioning of the body combined with deep breathing,
  • relaxation,
  • standing meditations,
  • performing the first level of the Yang Tai Chi form, and
  • level 2 (3 & 4) of the Yang Tai Chi form.

Learning Outcomes:

  • an increased understanding of Tai Chi principles
  • A set of Qi Gong exercises combined with deep breathing
  • Standing meditation exercises
  • Able to perform Tai Chi level 1 and follow Tai Chi level 2 (3 & 4).

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.
$104 Limited inc GST
Tai Chi - Intermediate

<p><p>Enjoy our Tai Chi Beginners class and wish to continue improving your well-being? Then join us in the Intermediate Tai Chi class and reconnect to your journey learning the slow gentle movements

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