TAI CHI IN REMUERA
Have you been thinking about taking up tai chi?
You have heard about the health benefits of doing tai chi.
You are looking for something to manage stress and anxiety.
You need to exercise but want something easy on the joints.
Do you have difficulty concentrating?
Tai Chi can help you.
Find out how at a FREE class
WHAT IS TAI CHI?
Come, try a class for FREE and discover
what the ancient practitioners knew about the meditative and health benefits of Tai Chi.
Tai Chi is an ancient, Chinese martial art practised as a graceful form of exercise.
It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focussed manner and accompanied
by deep breathing. Tai Chi is low impact and places minimal stress on muscles and
joints, making it safe for all ages and fitness levels.
Although slow and gentle, Tai Chi addresses the key components of fitness: improved
flexibility; muscle strength and co-ordination. Whilst simple to do, it is highly effective and
has a positive impact on both our mental and physical well-being.
IS TAI CHI FOR YOU?
Try a FREE Class and find out.
Simply click on the button below to let us know you are coming.
School Hall, Victoria Avenue School.
Carpark via driveway at 250 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland 1050
WHAT TO EXPECT IN CLASS
The Tai Chi class is 60 minutes long and split into three sections:
Foundation Exercises, Empty Hand Form and Warm Down Meditation.
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Bring a bottle of water and a towel.
During the class, your instructor takes you through a series of gentle movements governed
by Tai Chi principles. These manoeuvres thus bring the body and mind into harmony and balance.
As a holistic workout, the session not only softly bends and stretches your body
but leaves you feeling calm and centred.
First 20 Minutes
The class begins with a sequence of easy, flowing exercises which focus on the principles of Tai Chi.
EMPTY HAND FORM
Second 30 Minutes
Next, your instructor will guide you through the Empty Hand Form (a series of linked postures).
WARM DOWN MEDITATION
Final 10 Minutes
The last section winds down with a simple stretch and a meditative routine, leaving your body relaxed and your mind tranquil.
Classes Have Resumed:
Please note normal classes have resumed under Covid-19, Alert Level 1.
Class times are:
Tuesday, 6:30 - 7:30pm Regular
Thursday, 6:30 - 7:30pm Regular
If you are interested in giving tai chi a try, please follow the links below. Just let us know the day you are coming.
Class Fees Structure
(All prices include GST)
Payment is due at the first formal class. There is NO registration fee.
Casual (Pay as You Go) $15 per Class
Prepaid 10 Class Concession $135 ($13.50 per Class)
Prepaid 20 Class Concession $250 ($12.50 per Class)
Reg Lowe has been a practitioner of internal martial arts for nearly 17 years. Having trained mainly within the Yang style as developed by Cheng Man Ching (Zheng Man Qing), Huang Sheng Shyan (Huang Xing Xian) and Sing Ong Tai Chi, he is currently under the tutelage of Lucas Law. Reg is proficient in a number of empty hand forms, push hands and weapons. He has been teaching
Tai Chi for more than 17 years.
“When I first started learning about Tai Chi 18 years ago, it was more out of curiosity than with any
specific goal in mind. I had a vague notion that it was a martial art but otherwise, I knew very little about it. Initially, I was intrigued by the graceful, synchronised manoeuvres performed by ordinary people in public parks. What was the purpose of these postures? Why were the movements so slow? What benefits
were derived by repeating these sequences? Looking back, I now realise that my first class in Tai Chi
was the beginning of a lifelong journey, a journey of self-discovery.
From the outside, Tai Chi looks easy and this is not untrue. However, it does not take long to
discover that this martial art is like a multi-layered onion. As you delve into the substance of Tai Chi, it
reveals layer upon layer of new insight and a great complexity of the body, mind and spirit.
Practising Tai Chi has given me a calmer sense of mind and reduced my stress levels. In addition,
it has improved my balance, flexibility, coordination and stamina.
For me, to be able to share the benefits of Tai Chi with family, friends and the community,
is both a joy and a privilege.”