Women and men as silhouettes doing tai chi.Free tai chi lessons: Monday 24 and Wednesday 26 July, 6.30pm, at Clayton Park School hall. Perfect for winter wellness and to build your inner warmth against the cold. Address: Wattle Farm Road, Wattle Downs, Manurewa. Please refer to the map in this link for venue location.

Do you want to get warm and be fitter and healthier? Do you feel stressed or have trouble sleeping? Maybe you’d love to wave goodbye to the aches and pains of middle-age? If so, then say hello to Kia Ora Tai Chi.

Come along for FREE 45-minute tai chi lessons on Monday 24th and Wednesday 26th July at 6.30pm, with Jocelyn Watkin, a qualified tai chi instructor, who has been practising tai chi for 15 years. Adults of any age and high school students are all welcome. Join a friendly bunch of people at a great venue, which has lots of free parking.

What to wear: Please wear loose comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes (such as sneakers, trainers or tennis shoes). Please also bring a drinking bottle of water.

What to expect: The class will begin with a sequence of easy, flowing exercises which are low impact and geWoman doing tai chi on a beach at sunsetntle on your joints. Jocelyn and some of her students will then demonstrate the tai chi form so you can see what it looks like. After that, you can have a go for yourself and learn the first few steps.In just one class, you’ll be doing tai chi. By summer, you could be doing a full tai chi set of moves on the beach.

Longer term, tai chi can help you to improve your fitness, health and balance, reduce stress and lower blood pressure. It is an ancient, Chinese martial art that involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focussed manner and accompanied by deep breathing.

Tai chi is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. If you are unable to stand for very long, Jocelyn is also qualified to teach seated tai chi, which you can do alongside the rest of the class.

Dates/times/pricing: Mondays and Wednesdays at Clayton Park School hall, Wattle Farm Road, Wattle Downs, Manurewa. After the free lessons, a beginners’ class will start on Monday 31 July and Wednesday 2 August from 6.30 – 7.15pm. Lessons from $9 per class. To RSVP, contact Jocelyn: 027 493 9851 or use the Contact Form to get in touch.

Big, new hall, surrounded by trees and blue sky overhead

Clayton Park School hall

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