Note: This is a post from July 2019
If you want to get fitter without puffing, feel healthier and live stronger for longer, then tai chi can help you.
If this sounds like something you want then the team at Kia Ora Tai Chi would love to hear from you. We are looking for adults of any age and ability, who are keen to make a regular commitment to learning tai chi.
To find out if tai chi is for you, please come along to one or both of the free “taster sessions” on Monday 29th and Wednesday 31st July 2019, in Manurewa.
To RSVP or to ask questions about the classes, please use the Contact Form
After the free sessions, we encourage anyone who can attend AT LEAST once per week to enrol in a new tai chi class for beginners, which will start on Monday 5th and Wednesday 7th August 2019, 6.30 – 7.15pm.
Cost of classes: The classes on the 29th and 31st of July 2019 are FREE. After that, prices start from $9.50 per class. A discount is available for those who are referred by ACC and Age Concern for the Community Group Strength and Balance Exercise programme (“Live Stronger for Longer”). You must be aged 65+ to be referred.
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.
Here at Kia Ora Tai Chi, we are all constantly amazed at the health improvements that our students tell us about once they attend our classes on a regular basis:
- sleeping better at night
- finding it easier to go up and down stairs
- improved breathing, with less wheezing or feeling like they’ve ‘run out of breath’
- playing with their children or grandchildren for longer without getting tired
- lowering their high blood pressure
- feeling more flexible and moving better with less aches and pains
- better balance/less falls
- feeling better all over and less stressed
- toned muscles.
There have been hundreds of clinical studies over many years that confirm the health benefits of tai chi, especially for the Tai Chi for Health programmes that we teach at Kia Ora Tai Chi. You can read more about these clinical studies here.
One aspect consistent across all studies and trials is that none of these benefits happen overnight or after just one class. The trials take place over several weeks, sometimes several months, and the people being studied do tai chi at least 2 -3 times per week.
Most of my students attend at least one class per week, often two, and several practice between each class.
We are now looking for a group of new beginners who accept that their health and well-being is worth a regular commitment to tai chi.
Find out more about Kia Ora Tai Chi classes, how to get to the venue, and what to expect.
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Please RSVP for the free classes on the 29th and 31st July 2019 by using the Contact Form. You are welcome to attend one one or both of these classes.
Come along and say kia ora. We’d love to see you. We’re a friendly bunch at a great venue that has lots of free parking.
H Jocelyn, reading your website about Tai Chi classes, which I have been looking to do for some time and very interested to come along with my husband (Jon) do we need to book ourselves in or just turn up on the night, we would be interested in coming along to the class on Monday, 29 July.
I had a hip-replacement February 2019 and do lots walking throughout the day to try and keep it strong, would Tai Chi be a benefit for me?
Look forward to hearing from you, kind regards, Gina : )
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Kia ora Gina, I would love for you and Jon to join my new tai chi class for beginners, which starts on 20th and 22nd July. You’d be most welcome to come along for a free class on Monday 29 July, 6.30 – 7.15pm. This will be in the Clayton Park School hall (Wattle Farm Road entrance to the school). I will be in the hall from 6.15pm and please arrive anytime between 6.15 and 6.25pm.
Tai chi is good exercise but it is also gentle on your joints. As such, I believe it will be suitable for you and your hip. You can always talk it over with your health/medical professional become you start tai chi.
I will also send you an email to email@example.com
Kind regards/ Nga mihi
I’m interested in learning Tai chi is there anything in Manurewa I’m just over 60 yrs old
Kia ora Greg, Great to hear from you. Yes, I teach tai chi at Clayton Park School hall in Manurewa and I will be starting a new beginners class on Monday 17 February and Wednesday 19 February. Both are evening classes from 6.30pm – 7.15pm. Your first class is free and after that prices start at $9.50 per class. Being just over 60 is a great age (I know because that is also me). The beginners learn a modified form of tai chi called Tai Chi for Arthritis. It is easier to learn that other forms of tai chi and is easier on your body. I would love to see you. Contact me if you’d like to talk, using the Contact Form on this website. Nga mihi, Jocelyn