Free World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, 2019
Please note: This event has now passed.
April 2019: Come along to the FREE World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Cornwall park. You’ll learn easy, flowing steps of tai chi and the deep, healthy breathing of qigong (pronounced chee – gong).
Free, fun, family-friendly and ideal for all age groups. Complete beginners welcome.
When: Saturday 27 April 2019, 9.30 – 11.30am (The tai chi starts at 10am). (Rain date: Saturday 4 May)
Where: Cornwall Park, on the Big Lawn (Native Arboretum), near the large stone steps (called the Memorial Steps, which face Greenlane Road). There is free parking in the park.
How to get to Cornwall Park: Click on this link: http://cornwallpark.co.nz/visitor-info The main entrance to the park is from Greenlane Road West, Epsom, Auckland. Alternatively, you can get to Cornwall Park from Manukau Road, Epsom, by passing through Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill Domain.
Tens of thousands of people in 100’s of cities across the planet celebrate the wonder that is tai chi on the last Saturday in April at 10am local time. It is a world-wide wave of goodwill – a global tai chi whānau, breathing together as one. The event’s motto is, “One World – One Breath”
Join in with Kia Ora Tai Chi to be the first country in the world to start this celebration. All welcome, especially those who have never done tai chi before.
What to expect: At 10am, Jocelyn Watkin (founder and director of Kia Ora Tai Chi) and her team of instructors will begin with a sequence of easy, flowing, warm-up exercises which are low impact and gentle on your joints.
Then, they will guide you through a Tai Chi for Health form – a series of linked postures and steps, accompanied by deep breathing that will energise and give you a lift. In just under one hour you’ll be doing REAL tai chi. It’s easy, fun and really great exercise.
Gather from 9:30 am onwards and be ready to say Kia ora to tai chi at 10am.
Find out more:
- Contact the event organiser (Jocelyn Watkin of Kia Ora Tai Chi)
- About Jocelyn Watkin and Kia Ora Tai Chi
- Cornwall Park, an oasis in the middle of Auckland. and how to get there.
- What is tai chi?
- The many health benefits of tai chi
- About the global World Tai Chi & Qigong Day