Tai Chi trains balance and body awareness and focuses the mind.

Tai Chi walk
Tai Chi & abdominal breathing

Tai Chi (=Taijiquan) is an ancient practice of slow flowing movements and shifts of balance that strengthen the whole body while conditioning the tendons and ligaments. This exercises all the joints and major muscle groups in a slow, rhythmic, mindful way, priming the body for whatever demands the day may make.

Tai Chi is for anyone who wants to move with greater strength

Tai Chi is for anyone who wants to move with greater strength, grace, and ease. It trains balance and body awareness, and focuses the mind.''Tao Motion Tai Chi" activates the healing energy in you. With its gentle strength, Tai Chi moves us closer to feeling more alive.

Through the natural, unrestricted postures the meridians (energy channels) open more, so the life force Qi can circulate freely and then multiply. This is the basis of vitality, health and joy of life!

With daily practice your body will become smooth, conscious and your movements gracefulness. The Inner organs are massaged and your senses become more acute.

Learn to give 70% energy into your actions

Best practicing Tai Chi outdoors
Best practicing Tai Chi outdoors
The venue is behind the roughcast cottage. Please park opposite
The venue for the weekly classes is behind the roughcast cottage. Please park opposite
at Hillsborough domain. Address: 4, Kennedy Place

The core of the 70 percent rule is a creative art, not a science. It says you should use your full effort and energy, but not to the point of strain.

"Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health.Your mind will be alert, clear and your breathing will become deep and calm. In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go without pausing through a series of motions. As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention on your bodily sensations." Harvard Medical School

New Ongoing Tai Chi class in Fendalton/Christchurch restarts on Sat 16 September.  Tuition fee: First class $17 or when you enrol for 8 sessions $110. Request more info.

New Ongoing Tai Chi class in Hillsborough/Christchurch starts in July at 5.15pm. Tuition fee: First class $17 or when you enrol for 8 sessions $110.  Request more info.

New Ongoing Tai Chi class in Halswell /Christchurch is Tuesdays at 5.15pm in September. Request more info. Tuition fee: First class $17 or when you enrol for 8 sessions $110.

Download the flyer here:  Timetable

Books: Mantak Chia & Juan Li, The Inner Structure of Tai Chi, Bruce Frantzis, The big book of Tai Chi