Tai Chi is meditation in motion: learn a series of slow, continuous movements that promote physical and mental well being, and improve coordination and balance. This course is suitable for total beginners and those with a little experience. Please wear comfortable clothing that permits movement. Places are limited on this course so please enrol prior to attending to ensure a space is available. Fridays 12:30 - 2 PM at the Orakei Community Centre.
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Tai Chi is meditation in motion. Come and learn a series of slow, continuous movements that will promote physical and mental well being, and improve your coordination and balance.
The elementary level of Tai Chi teaches you the correct stances and movements that cultivate the flow of chi (energy) in your body. Teacher Bruno advises that most students practise at elementary level for a year or more. The focus is on developing the rounded and relaxed movements (steps) of tai chi with the correct posture. Once students can perform their steps accurately and as second-nature, the focus shifts to feeling chi in the body.
This course is suitable for those totally new to Tai Chi and with some experience (see above). Most students will study at elementary level for a year or more although this varies with individuals. Please stay with an elementary level class until Bruno suggests you step up to the next level. Feel free to discuss your progress with Bruno towards the end of a tai chi course if you feel you may be ready to progress in the following term. Note: Many students are happy to continuing practising at elementary level rather than progressing.
Please wear comfortable clothing that permits movement.
This course is held offsite at the Orakei Community Centre, 156 Kepa Rd, Orakei on Fridays 12:30 - 2 PM. Places are limited on the course so please enrol for the course before attending. Note: we also offer elementary level courses in the evenings and Saturday afternoon at Selwyn College. Please see Tai Chi Elementary on our website.
In the second level of Tai Chi, the focus of learning is to develop an awareness of the balance between internal and external chi. Students may study at this level for several years before progressing.