Tai Chi for Beginners

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$129 Limited inc GST / $64.50 / $103.20 / $116.10
Tai Chi for Beginners

<p>Learn Tai Chi for beginners in Sydney. </p><p>Tai Chi combines soft, slow and firm movements to engage the body and mind to restore the balance of Yin Yang and Qi (life) energy in order to

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Course description

Learn Tai Chi for beginners in Sydney.

Tai Chi combines soft, slow and firm movements to engage the body and mind to restore the balance of Yin Yang and Qi (life) energy in order to increase strength and energy, which will help improve your health and well being. Studies have also showed that Tai Chi is able to help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance.

This course consists of 20 fundamental movements carefully organised to provide the core exercise for the beginners in Tai Chi. These fundamental movements are also known as the practices of “silk reeling” or “silk coiling” skills (pinyin chan-si) in Chen Style Tai Chi. This set of movements has been commonly practiced among Tai Chi practitioners, and has been selected and organised by Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang to prepare for further forms in Tai Chi, such as the19 form or the Traditional Form One 83 moves.

The name, “silk coiling”, derives from the twisting and spiralling movements of the silkworm larva as it wraps itself in its cocoon, and to the metaphorical principle of “reeling the silk from a silk worm's cocoon”. There are six methods of winding silk energy: inner, outer, upper, lower, forward and backward. They are applied from anywhere on the body: the arms, legs, hips and waist, with the body moving continuously, with endless circularity, wrapped together like intertwined filaments of silk.

The practice of sinking reeling skills are not only beneficial in the harness of Qi energy, but on a more physical aspect, the improvement of body movements. With careful control in the body movements, the Tai Chi beginners are able to experience the adjustment in their core muscles as well as various related muscles for these movements. The strengthening of these core muscles would allow better postures, and believed to relieve posture-induced neck, back, lower back pains, and possibly effective on migraines in various cases.

Suitable for

All Ages and Abilities

Course Content
  • 20 Fundamental Tai Chi Exercises.
  • Breathing techniques in movements.
  • Core strength exercise derived from Tai Chi movements.
  • Introduction to Tai Chi 19 forms.
Outcomes
  • restore the balance of Yin Yang and Qi energy to help feel healthy.
  • Strengthens the vital energy.
  • Improves flexibility in body.
  • Increases awareness of the surroundings.
  • Reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases from increase in blood circulation.
  • Relieves from stress.
Please bring to class:
  • Comfortable, exercise clothing
  • A bottle of water.
  • Small towel
Rooftop tai chi!

In the warmer months Tai Chi will be held on our large rooftop, which has a spectacular view of Rozelle rooftops, the Harbour Bridge and Sydney city skyline!

Please also make sure to bring the following incase this takes place (in addition to the list above)!

  • Please wear shoes that are comfortable – as the roof can get hot
  • Sunglasses and 30+ SPF sunscreen
  • A hat
  • At sunset it cools down – please make sure to bring a jumper

Please be aware that Rooftop Tai Chi is only accessible via a narrow stairwell and you need to watch your step going up and down from the roof.

In the case of bad weather the classes will be moved back into the main hall downstairs.

Student Feedback

"The tutor was cheerful and friendly, and went out of his way to help everyone to succeed. His knowledge of Tai Chi is excellent and several of us expressed a hope to continue learning with him. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to begin learning about Tai Chi. I was completely happy with it."

"He was so good and passionate about what he did."

"He was responsive to questions, needs and suggestions, which went beyond the teaching of movements. His demonstration of movements were carefully prepared and supplemented with visual and written material that he e-mailed timely to the class. Finally, but not last, he monitored individually the movements of each participant and made welcome corrections that lead to a more satisfying experience."

"I am a total novice and he explained and demonstrated the moves and corrected posture individually. Also made it interesting and provided links to instructive videos."

"Very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly."

"It was easy access to venue and parking and the tutor was excellent."

"The tutor was keen to teach us and made me feel at ease and eager to learn. I look forward to attending the next course. I feel it was beneficial for my health and I thoroughly
enjoyed the class. I looked forward to attending every week."

"The tutor was a great teacher and I thoroughly enjoyed the classes. It was a great class and intend on doing the next level up!"

"The teacher is excellent and we are learning Tai Chi in a way that I Like and I feel I am making great progress. I am so thrilled I found this course. Excellent."

"The tutor was clear and concise in his directions and his knowledge of his subject was deep."

"Excellent knowledgeable tutor with experience and understanding and clear instructions delivered in a pleasant and friendly manner."

"Thoroughly enjoyed the course, the teaching and the class. Felt it doing me good. Very suitable for beginners"

"The tutor took time to explain technicalities, movements and the practical reasons behind these movements, together with some of the tai chi philosophy. Welcoming and inclusive. Friendly and humorous. Paced lessons well and gave good explanations. Emailed useful information."

"Enthusiastic. Kept our interest and made the class easy to follow and enjoyable. So much fun!"

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Course testimonials:

  • "5 Stars"

  • "Michael was a patient and enthusiastic teacher who led us carefully through the basics of Tai Chi, as an exercise regime, a pholosophy and a martial art. Good fun for all."

  • "5 stars"