Learn tai chi online, available 24/7

Learn tai chi online, available 24/7

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could learn tai chi from me without having to leave home? Totally awesome and don’t just dream about it.

If you want to live stronger for longer with better strength, balance and mobility, this online course is for you. You can learn at any time that suits you, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and anywhere you have computer, tablet or mobile phone. Read More

No classes during Alert Levels 3 and 4

No classes during Alert Levels 3 and 4

During Level 3 & 4 lockdowns, all Kia Ora Tai Chi classes are cancelled.

Take heart – we’ve all been through this before and we can successfully do it again. Keep warm, be kind and we’ll all see each other again soon. Arohanui (big love) and tautoko (care/support) to you all. 
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Reducing your risk of dementia

Reducing your risk of dementia

Due to our ageing population, Aotearoa/NZ’s rates of dementia are surging. There is some very good news though. A recent study by the University of Auckland says we can limit this surge by managing 12 risk factors. 

How much difference will these 12 factors make?  Absolutely massive!! Almost half (47.7%) of NZ’s overall cases of dementia are considered preventable. Discover what these 12 factors are. Read More

Beginners tai chi class starts early August 2021

Beginners tai chi class starts early August 2021

If you want to get fitter without puffing, feel healthier and live stronger for longer, then tai chi and qigong can help you.

Adults of any age and ability and high school students will be welcome to attend one or both of the free introductory sessions for beginners, which will be held on Monday 2 August and Wednesday 4 August 2021, 6.30 – 7.15pm, in Manurewa, Auckland. Read More

Mini retreat: Tai chi for stress and balance, November 2021

Mini retreat: Tai chi for stress and balance, November 2021

An out-of-this-world mini retreat to learn how to relieve stress, sleep better and create a calm and centred new life with tai chi and qigong.

Can you imagine how good it would feel to escape from the black hole of stress from too many demands at work or from life in general? Absolutely, positively YES. At this mini retreat, through the booster rocket that is tai chi and deep oxygen-rich breathing (called qigong), you’ll learn how to avoid the gravitational force of stress. After the retreat, you’ll know how to rebalance your mind and body at anytime you feel stressed, wherever you are.

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Celebrate Matariki with free tai chi and qigong 

Celebrate Matariki with free tai chi and qigong 

Join in with the Kia Ora Tai Chi team on Saturday 3 July, 2021, for a free tai chi and qigong session to celebrate Matariki and the wonderful Māori New Year.

Have fun, breathe better and make new friends with 5-Element Qigong, which is a meditative breathing programme to harmonise your mind and body. This is a great chance for a new and healthier you for the New Year. You will also learn the beautiful and flowing Hikitia te Hā (“uplifting breathing”, also known as Māori Tai Chi). Read More

Learn tai chi online, available 24/7

Tai chi with me anytime online

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could learn tai chi from me without having to leave home? Totally awesome and don’t just dream about it. 

With my new online course, called “Tai Chi for Strength, Balance and Mobility” you can learn from me at any time that suits you, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and anywhere you have computer, tablet, big screen TV or mobile phone.  Read More

We led the world with tai chi on 24 April 2021

We led the world with tai chi on 24 April 2021

We all had a fantastic time at World Tai Chi & Qigong Day on Saturday 24 April 2021.

It’s not every day that we get the chance to lead the whole planet in a tai chi and qigong session. Due to our geographical position, Aotearoa/New Zealand was first on 24th April to celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in 2021.
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No tai chi in Cornwall Park, Sun 7 March 2021

No tai chi in Cornwall Park, Sun 7 March 2021

Sorry everyone, there will be no tai chi session in Cornwall Park on Sunday 7 March 2021.

This applies to all organised events in the park. However, you can still visit the park for your own individual recreation and exercise.

There is some good news. I provide a YouTube clip with step-by-step instructions on how to do Tai Chi for Memory so you can practice and enjoy the benefits of tai chi. Read More