Tai Chi for health

A gentle Chinese exercise form that involves slow, controlled movements that is known for its health benefits.

Man doing Tai Chi
  • When

    Wednesdays at 10:45am to 11:45am for 20 weeks (Beginners)

  • Where

    West Heidelberg

  • Cost

    $5 per class (financial hardship considered)

The essential principles of Tai Chi include mind and body integration, fluid movements, controlled breathing and concentration.

We teach a modified form of Tai Chi called Tai Chi for Arthritis which is suitable for anyone with chronic health conditions, restricted mobility and mental health problems. It is a safe and a relatively easy to learn program where all high risk movements have been removed and replaced with ones that are more effective for health benefits.

Regular and ongoing practice of Tai Chi can:

  • improve balance and reduce the risk of falls
  • ease pain and stiffness
  • improve mood, relaxation and sleep
  • improve muscle strength, coordination and flexibility

Course structure

The Beginners group runs on Wednesdays from 10:45am to 11:45am for 20 weeks commencing in February and July (with a two week break for school holidays).

There is an option to continue to the Intermediate Group which runs for another 20 weeks. Participants need to have completed the Beginners Tai Chi group to join this course.

Criteria: Participants need a medical clearance form from their doctor before attending.

When: Wednesdays at 10:45am to 11:45am for 20 weeks (Beginners)

Where: Banyule Community Health, 21 Alamein Road, West Heidelberg, VIC 3081

Cost: $5 (financial hardship considered)