Tai Chi & Qigong Classes

‘Physical’ Classes Start Back

Covid-19 Level 1 Schedule Below

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Online Streaming Class Schedule

Covid-19 Level 1 ~ Safety Protocol

Level 1 ~ Covid-19 Safety Plan for ‘At Risk’ People

Tamara will be following all NZ Government Level 1 Covid-19 Safety Protocols
  • Tamara will continue to clean all surfaces with hospital grade cleaners before and after each class: door handles, light switches, seat benches, chairs, heaters, remote controls, etc
  • Tamara will have hand sanitiser available in several places
  • Tamara will have a box of tissues and a rubbish bin available
  • Tamara has a plan for each venue with regard to physical distancing
  • Tamara will take the roll at our half time break, this roll will also be used for ‘contact tracing’
  • Tamara will not be serving tea during Level 1
  • Tamara has changed the time schedule to allow for one group to completely leave the building, before the next class comes in … PLEASE see the website for class times Here
ALL students/participants MUST:
  • NOT come to class if they are unwell, feel sick, suspect they have a virus or cold
  • Contact Tamara immediately if you have tested positive for Covid-19, or have been contacted by the Ministry of Health as a suspected case
  • Wait in your car until 5 minutes before your class is due to start
  • Enter the class adhering to the 2m physical distancing recommended for ‘At Risk’ people
  • Use hand sanitiser at entrance
  • Place your ‘stuff’ … bags, coats etc, on chairs or bench spacing 2m apart
  • $ Payments via internet banking before class, or if you bring cash … bring the exact change and drop in a designated payment container. (The NZ Government has asked we try to avoid giving change)
  • Maintain the 2m physical distancing during class  … be respectful of others 
  • Bring your own water bottle
  • Bring your own; fan, cane, sword or other items used for class
  • Sneeze in to your elbow, or better yet ‘down the inside of your top’
  • Be kind, be patient, be flexible, be respectful … 
  • Use hand sanitiser when leaving class

NOTE: Many people have allergies … and they sneeze or have a runny nose … this does not mean they are unwell, this does NOT mean they have Covid-19 or the flu …
Please avoid overreaction, shame, sneers, etc … if someone sneezes. Be kind at all time …

Term 3 ~ Class Schedule (21 July – 25 September)

Monday

10-11am
ZOOM ~ Intermediate

11:30am-12:30pm
ZOOM ~ Beginners

Tuesday

9-10am
Intermediate 
(Pukekohe Youth Centre)

10-11am
Intermediate 
(Pukekohe Youth Centre)

11:15am – 12:15pm
Beginners 
(Pukekohe Youth Centre)

1-2pm
Beginners / Intermediate
(Ryman Possum Bourne Retirement Village)

Wednesday

9:30-10am
Advanced
(Tuakau Town Hall)

10-11am
Intermediate/Beginners
(Tuakau Town Hall)

1:30-2:30pm
Intermediate/Beginners
(Mauku Victory Hall)

11:30am-12:30pm 
Intermediate/Beginners
(Wesley Methodist Hall)

7-8pm … NEW
‘Wind Down Wednesday’
ZOOM

 

 

Thursday

9:15-9:30am
Extended
(Waiuku Scout & Guide Hall)

9:30-10:30am
Advanced 
(Waiuku Scout & Guide Hall)

10:30-11:30am 
Intermediate
(Waiuku Scout & Guide Hall)

11:30am – 12:30pm
Beginners
(Waiuku Scout & Guide Hall)

Friday

9-10am
Advanced/Extended
(Pukekohe Youth Centre)

10-11am 
Advanced
(Pukekohe Youth Centre)

Extended – 24, TCE2, fan, cane, sword

Advanced – 24, TCE2, fan, cane

yin_yangTAI CHI CLASSES

ALL AGES ~ ALL ABILITIES

Franklin District (south of Auckland)

PUKEKOHE ~ WAIUKU ~ TUAKAU ~ MAUKU

Note: Wear loose comfortable clothes, flat comfortable footwear and bring a drink bottle of water for hydration and to aid detoxification

CLASS TERMS 2020

Term 1 ~ Tues 4 Feb – Thurs 9 April

Term 2 ~ Tues 28 April – Fri 3 July 

Term 3 ~ Tues 21 July – Fri 25 Sept 

Term 4 ~  Tues 13 Oct – Fri 18 Dec

Note: No classes on public holidays and school holidays

NEW VENUE: For Tues & Fri Tai Chi Classes in Pukekohe

CLASS INVESTMENT

Please pay in to this Westpac bank account:
T Bennett      03 0406 0015704 000

Most terms 10 weeks

$7/Class – Pay for two terms  super gold logo reduced size
$8/Class – Pay by the term
$10/Class – Casual

NOTE: Beginners Classes NEW price 
Thursday 11:30am Waiuku and Tuesday 11am in Pukekohe 

$5/Class – Pay by the term 
$8/Class – Casual

yin_yangTAI CHI CLASSES TIMETABLE 

Contact: Tamara Bennett 021 255 1087 or smilingdragontaichi@gmail.com

Pukekohe Youth Centre (1 Roulston Street, Pukekohe 2120)

Tuesday 9-10am (Intermediate/Extended)

Tuesday 10-11am (Intermediate)

Tuesday  11am-12noon (BEGINNERS)

Friday 9-10am (Extended)

Friday 10-11am (Intermediate/Extended)

Possum Bourne Retirement Village (5 Lisle Farm Drive, Pukekohe 2120)

Tuesday 1-2pm (Beginners/Intermediate)

Wesley Church (Crn Queen & Wesley Streets)

Wed 11:30am-12:30pm (Beginners/Intermediate)

Waiuku Scout & Guide Hall (35 Domain Street, next to Massey Park)

Thursday  9:15 am (Advanced)

Thursday 9:30-10:30am (Extended)

Thursday  10:30-11:30am (Intermediate)

Thursday  11:30am-12:30pm (BEGINNERS)

St Andrews Centre (Corner of Queen & Kirk Streets, Waiuku)

Monday  5:30-6:30pm (Beginners/Intermediate) Contact Julie for the Monday night class: 235-9219 or 0275-485-076

Tuakau Town Hall (70 George Street)

Wednesday  10-11am (Beginners/Intermediate)

Mauku Victory Hall (430 Union Rd, Mauku)

Wednesday  1:30-2:30 pm (Beginners/Intermediate) Note:$10 casual

Church By The Seashore (Tokar Road, Clarks Beach)

Sarah is on Maternity  leave so these classes are not active at the moment

(Congratulations Sarah and Ian, and welcome to baby Mardy!!!)

Please consider Tamara’s MAUKU Class 

Monday 10-11am (Beginners/Intermediate) Wednesday   10-11am (Beginners/Intermediate) Contact: Sarah   022-1077-860

Aqua Tai ChiLocation:    TBA … waiting for enough interested people to start a class in Pukekohe

 

 

Contact:      Tamara ~ 021-255-1087

Cost:              ?

 

Gear:             Suitable swimwear, towel, drink bottle with water (Some people may find a light wetsuit top beneficial)

Benefits of tai chi in the water … fun, safe, water provides buoyancy making the movements very gentle on your joints, water aids in the relaxation of muscles which enhances flexibility and serenity, water gives gentle resistance which encourages slow movements and increases muscle strength. Tai Chi is proven to; be beneficial for stress relief, improve range of motion and mobility, reduce falls.

Aqua Tai Chi is ideal in chest or shoulder deep warm water. Relaxing tai chi music will be played.

 

CLASS LEVELS

(BEGINNERS) All Ages ~ All Abilities, Tai Chi for Health programmes & qigong

(Beginners/Intermediate) Depth of Tai Chi for Health programmes & qigong

(Intermediate/Extended) More Depth of Tai Chi for Health programmes, qigong, Yang 24, long form Sun 73, Tai Chi Fan and Cane sets

(Advanced) Skill Building and Instructor Training Workshops … refer to top menu pages

TCHealth_logo170Tai Chi for Health Programmes

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis, Diabetes, Osteoporosis and Rehabilitation are modified tai chi programmes with a high emphasis on safety, designed by Dr Paul Lam, medical and tai chi experts.
  • The Tai Chi for Health programmes are suitale for ALL ages and abilities and are ideal for older adults due to the slow gentle movements, no high kicks, higher stance used in the forms, attention to the breath and relaxation, emphasis on strengthening and flexibility and a social element encouraged.
  • These programmes are evidence based and have gained worldwide acceptance by Arthritis Foundations and Societies and are proven by scientific studies to be safe and effective.
  • Studies have shown the Tai Chi for Arthritis program relieves pain, improves physical function and balance by 30%, and reduces the risk of falls after three months practice.

The BENEFITS Include

  • Improved fitness
  • Increased muscular strength
  • Better balance and mobility
  • Better flexibility
  • A reduced risk of falls
  • Relaxation and Stress Relief
  • Increased cardio-respiratory fitness   

Dr Lam’s Tai Chi for Health programmes www.taichiforhealthinstitute.com