Tai Chi & Qigong Classes

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Class Schedule



ALL ‘Physical’ Classes on Hold

Until Further Notice

Due To Covid-19 Pandemic




Franklin District (south of Auckland)


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


Term 1 ~ Tues 4 Feb – Thurs 9 April

ZOOM 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


$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 (most terms 10 weeks)
$8/Class – Casual


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.



(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