ZOOM Classes

Live Online Streaming Classes with Tamara


Please read the 4 sections below, to join my online streaming classes using ZOOM

  1. ZOOM Class Links
  2. ZOOM Class Levels
  3. ZOOM Class Prices $ and payment
  4. ZOOM Information, Instructions and Disclaimer

1. ZOOM Class Links Week 26 – 29 May

Tamara Bennett is inviting you to Smiling Dragon Tai Chi & Qigong Class scheduled Zoom meeting(s):

Social Catch Up … Tamara will ‘Admit’ participants in to the class via the ‘Waiting Room’, she will start this 10 minutes before each class to allow participants some chin wag time.


9-10am       Tuesday 26 May ~  Intermediate Class
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Meeting ID: 817 1959 9386
Password: 473691

10:30am    Tuesday 26 May ~  BEGINNERS Class
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Meeting ID: 881 0199 4697
Password: 986524

10-11am     Wednesday 27 May ~ Advanced Class
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Meeting ID: 857 3437 9769
Password: 864011

9-10am       Thursday 28 May ~  Intermediate Class
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Meeting ID: 874 0874 2048
Password: 068712

10:30am    Thursday 28 May ~  BEGINNERS ClassSEATED 
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Meeting ID: 868 2868 3341
Password: 047970

9-10:30am  Friday 29 May ~  Advanced & Weapons Class
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Meeting ID: 885 6289 4337
Password: 572899

2. ZOOM Class Levels

Feel free to choose your class level each week (ZOOM classes)


  1. Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Warm-ups
  2. Forms to learn & refine … Tai Chi for Memory, Tai Chi for Rehabilitation, Tai Chi for Arthritis ‘Core’
  3. Five Element Qigong and meditation, cool-downs, tapping

Intermediate ~ One Hour

  1. Warm-ups weekly rotation … (Shibashi #1, Daoyin Yangsheng Gong – Bao Jian Gong, Tamara’s Warm-Ups)
  2. Forms to learn & refine … Tai Chi for Arthritis part 1, Tai Chi Energy part 1, Tai Chi for Work
  3. Five Element Qigong and meditation, cool-downs, tapping

Advanced ~ One Hour

  1. Warm-ups weekly rotation … (Shibashi #2, Daoyin Yangsheng Gong – Shuxin Pingxue Gong, Silk Reeling)
  2. Forms to learn & refine … Tai Chi for Heart Conditions, Yang 10 Forms, Tai Chi for Energy part 1 & 2,  Tai Chi for Rehabilitation ++
  3. Five Element Qigong and meditation, cool-downs, tapping

Weapons ~ 30 minutes (after Friday Advanced class … modified for small spaces)

  1. Forms to learn & refine … Franklin Fan, Traditional Tai Chi Cane
  2. Cool-downs

3. ZOOM Class Prices …

Payment (Thank you, I’m unemployed self-employed)

~ Many of my students have already paid for Term 2 … you do not need to pay anymore.

~ Casual Class, Weekly and Term 2 participants please pay by online banking to my account: T Bennett      03 0406 0015704 000 (reference – your Name and ‘ZOOM class’)

Term 2 – ZOOM Classes 

*** Subject to change after Govt Covid-19 Level changes …
We may be allowed to have community classes at Level 2?
There may be a recommendation that over 70’s stay at home possibly until Level 1. But your guess is good as mine …

~    Casual  … $10/class (reference – your Name and ‘ZOOM class’)

~    Intermediate, Advanced and Weapons
     10 weeks $80 (one class/week)
     10 weeks $100 (two ZOOM classes/week) or Weekly $15
     10 weeks $150 (unlimited ZOOM classes/week) or Weekly $20

     10 weeks $50 (one class/week)
     10 weeks $80 (two ZOOM classes/week) or Weekly $10

Honesty Basis … For now, I am not going to check if you have paid … and if you cannot afford to pay, please still join us. Koha is welcome … please remember I am self-employed.

4. ZOOM Class Instructions, Information & Rules 

Step #1     ABOVE in the Weekly Schedule you will find the link to the classes for the week 
I will email the class links each Saturday or Sunday for the next week

Step #2     Load ZOOM on your computer/laptop/tablet or just follow the links(s)

Step #3     Ryman Healthcare have created wonderful instructions to load ZOOM.
“For full instructions on how to load and use Zoom, click here.”

Step #4     Practise … try a ZOOM meeting with your family or friends … try having a cuppa tea with a friend … or a glass of wine!

Step #5     Get Ready for your tai chi class:

  • Find a quiet spot with some space to practise tai chi
  • Try to place your device about kitchen counter top level, be creative …
  • Have water to drink near your practise area
  • Have a chair handy if you need to practise seated tai chi
  • Wear loose comfortable clothes
  • Open ZOOM about 10 minutes before class, or click the class link
  • Click on the meeting link up to 10 minutes before class, you will be in the ‘Waiting Room
  • Audio and Video – Check the bottom left corner of your ZOOM screen, or tablets & some phones the top?
  • Gallery View‘ vs ‘Speaker View‘ … Top right screen or elsewhere? Try both to see what you prefer.
  • PLEASE avoid feeling bad it the technology doesn’t work well the first few times
  • Please email or text me any requests, I will do my best to cover or include these topics

Step #6     ZOOM class RULES with Tamara

  • I will ‘Admit’ participants in to the class from the waiting room, please be patient
  • I will turn off your recording option for these classes (respect copyright)
  • Once I start the class, I will ‘mute’ all participants to avoid background noise
  • After 30 min, we will have a short break … I will un-mute everyone
  • Classes will resume and I will ‘mute’ everyone again.
  • Please work within your comfort zone, practise seated when needed
  • I will end the class/meeting for everyone

You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Tamara Bennett and Smiling Dragon Tai Chi & Qigong from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of Tamara Bennett and Smiling Dragon Tai Chi & Qigong negligence.

Exercise is not without its risks and this or any other exercise program many result in injury. As with any exercise program, if at any point during your workout you begin to feel faint, dizzy or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult a medical professional.

Internet … We live rural, so the internet sometimes can be unstable. Please be patient and understanding. If you feel you did not get value for a class due to unstable internet, please feel free to join another class for FREE.