2Tamara Bennett

Master Trainer Tai Chi for Health Institute

My Journey:  I have been practising Tai Chi and Qigong since 1999. I continue personal development and training, so I can offer up to date tai chi and qigong benefits to my classes. My dream is to help people connect their mind, body and soul … by incorporating tai chi & qigong into their daily lives. Moving gently, discovering your Qi, smiling within and learning to breathe effectively are the most important changes people can make to improve their health and happiness. 


The mind is the presence of intention,

the eyes are the focus of intention,

the movement is the action of intention,

the breath is the flow of intention.

These are the “secrets” of Qigong.

-Unknown Author 

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Qualifications & Instructor Certifications:

  • Master Trainer TCHI ~ Tai Chi for Health Institute (since 2015) www.taichiforhealthinstitute.com
  • Senior Trainer TCHI ~ Tai Chi for Health Institute (2010-2014) www.taichiforhealthinstitute.com
  • Tai Chi for Rehabilitation (2016) Dr Paul Lam, Australia
  • Tai Chi for Osteoporosis Instructor (2013) Dr Paul Lam, Australia
  • Tai Chi for Energy Instructor (2012) Dr Paul Lam, Australia
  • Exploring the Depth of Sun Style 73 (One-Week Sydney 2011, 2015)
  • Tai Chi 4 Kidz Instructor (2010) Dr Paul Lam, Australia
  • Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Instructor (2009) Sifi Wing Cheung, Canada/China
  • Tai Chi for Diabetes Instructor (2008) Dr Paul Lam, Australia
  • Exploring the Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis (2006, 2010, 2012 & 2014)
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 Instructor (2006) Dr Paul Lam, Australia
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor (ACC) (2005)
  • Universal Healing Tao Qigong Associate Instructor (2003) Mantak Chia, Thailand (Initial training 1999-2003)
  • Workplace First Aid (current)

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Memberships and Offices Held:

  • Tai Chi for Health Community NZ Inc ~ Secretary TCHC NZ (since 2011) www.tchc.co.nz
  • ACC Provider contracted to deliver the Tai Chi for Falls Prevention programme to Franklin District (2006-2012)
  • NZ Qigong & Traditional Chinese Medicine Association ~ Member & Level 3 Qigong Teacher of NZQTCMA www.qigong.org.nz (since 2010)
  • NZ National T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association ~ Member of NZNTCCA (since 2010)
  • NZ Kung-Fu Wushu Federsation Inc ~ Constituent Member of NZKWF (since 2014)
  • Franklin Health Group Inc ~ Member & Executive officer of the (since 2008) www.franklinhealth.co.nz
  • Franklin Health Expo Coordinator (2010, 2011 & 2012)