Classes

Timetable, 2020:

Term 1 classes.

No classes are held on public holidays or during school holidays.
Classes are aimed at seniors or those with health challenges (e.g., arthritis, diabetes, wheelchair bound, etc.), but are open to all ages of participants who want to learn tai chi safely and effectively. Most of my participants are seniors but, apart from being adults only, I don’t have an age limit on my classes.

Bookings are essential for all classes. Vacancies may not be available in all classes.

Download an enrolment form here to save time on the first day. I will have plenty of forms with me for anyone who can’t (or forgets to) download or print.

**Please note that the price of classes is $10 per session, pay-as-you-go.

Mondays

Wanneroo Recreation Centre – Meeting Room
275 Scenic Drive, Wanneroo

Term 1: 10th Feb – 6th Apr (inc)  **No Tai Chi 2nd Mar**

  • 9:15am-10:15am*  Tai Chi for Arthritis  Change of time! No prior tai chi knowledge expected.
    The form I’m teaching in this class is Tai Chi for Arthritis. This form incorporates modified Sun Style movements and is a great form for anyone just beginning their tai chi journey, whether they have arthritis or not. Open to new participants, this class is also open to seated participants. The modified seated version of Tai Chi for Arthritis can be enjoyed by anyone wishing to practice Tai Chi sitting down. People with almost any chronic condition can learn to improve their health and mobility. This safe easy-to-learn program relieves pain and improves health and quality of life. There is no requirement for participants to have arthritis to participate in this class.
  • 10:30am-11:30am* Yang 24 Forms
    This ongoing class will have participants with varying levels of experience:

    • Participants who have completed the form but have chosen to review and deepen their understanding of the form.
    • Participants who have completed Tai Chi for Arthritis 1 & 2 (Sun Style) and are ready to continue their Tai Chi journey.
    • Active beginners may be considered for this class after discussion with Deb. Acceptance into this class is not guaranteed and is up to Deb’s discretion. You may be advised to join an alternative class.
  • 11:45am-12:45pm*  Qigong   New Class! No prior tai chi knowledge expected.
    Qigong (pronounced Chi-Gong) was developed over 6000 years ago in China.
    “Qigong” comes from two Chinese words. Qi is the life (or vital) energy inside a person that circulates throughout the body to provide inner strength and maintain good health. Gong is the work (in this case, exercise) that is required to achieve a skill. So Qigong is an exercise which cultivates better and stronger Qi – reducing stress and increasing health and vitality. The stronger Qi you have, the healthier and stronger you are.

    Qigong is especially beneficial for health and mental relaxation.

    This new class is open to anyone, experienced or not, and can be done seated or standing.

    Read this article by Simon Blow, qigong teacher, for a great explanation of the difference between Tai Chi and Qigong. Summarised simply by this quote by him, in the article:

    …a good way to differentiate between the two is to contrast the ways in which they are practised. Practising Taijiquan is similar to shadow boxing with an imaginary opponent – blocking, striking, using the opponent’s energy with yours to find balance (Taiji or Tai Chi) – whereas Medical and Spiritual Qigong there is no opponent the movements are practised purely to cultivate one’s own Qi, allowing it to connect with the Qi or energy of the universe.

*Bookings Essential.

$10 per session
Contact Deb to register and for more information.


Fridays

Banksia Grove Community Centre
14 Grasstree Bend, Banksia Grove

Term 1: 14th Feb – 3rd Apr (inc)

  • 10:30am-11:30am* Tai Chi for Energy 1 & 2Must have experience with Tai Chi for Energy
    This is an ongoing class that won’t be taking beginners at this time.

Active beginners are invited to add their names to a waiting list for the next new class. 

*Bookings Essential.

$10 per session

Contact Deb to register and for more information.


Jenolan Way Community Centre, Merriwa
16 Jenolan Way, Merriwa

Term 1: 14th Feb – 3rd Apr (inc)

  • 1:00pm-2:00pm* Tai Chi for Arthritis – No prior tai chi knowledge expected.
    The form I’m teaching in this class is Tai Chi for Arthritis. This form incorporates modified Sun Style movements and is a great form for anyone just beginning their tai chi journey, whether they have arthritis or not. People with almost any chronic condition can learn to improve their health and mobility. This safe easy-to-learn program relieves pain and improves health and quality of life. There is no requirement for participants to have arthritis to participate in this class.
  • 2:15pm-3:15pm*  Tai Chi for Arthritis 1 & 2Must have experience with Tai Chi for Arthritis

*Bookings Essential.

$10 per session

Contact Deb to register and for more information.


Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that helps:

  • integrate your mind and body;
  • improve your health;
  • improve your posture and balance;
  • improve your strength and flexibility;
  • improve your ability to handle stress.

Classes may be cancelled if there are less than 8 regular participants.

For more information about classes and locations please contact Deb.

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  • My Qualifications

    Tai Chi for Health Institute Board Certified Instructor, qualified to teach the following forms:

    •  Senior Trainer
    • Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor
    • Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor
    • Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 Instructor
    • Certified Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor
    • Certified Tai Chi for Osteoporosis Instructor
    • Certified Tai Chi for Diabetes Instructor
    • Certified Tai Chi for Energy Instructor
    • Certified Tai Chi for Energy 2 Instructor
    • Premier Instructor