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 ~ August 2020

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.


10-11am         Monday 10 August ~  Intermediate  (3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August)
Join Zoom Meeting Click Here
Meeting ID: 889 5768 2264
Password: 081655

11:30am-12:30pm    Monday … August ~  BEGINNERS (3, 10, 24, 31 August)
Note: Class participant numbers have been two low for this class, minimum 2 people for a class
Please let me know if you are interested and I will happily re-start this class.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: Password:

7-8pm     Wednesday 12 August ~  Wind Down Wednesday (5, 19, 26 August)
Join Zoom Meeting  (Note: NO class Wed 12 August, if you paid in advance you will have credit for this class)
Meeting ID: Next class Wed 19 August

2. ZOOM Class Levels

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

Wind Down Wednesday ~ One Hour (evening class)

  1. Warm-ups weekly rotation … (Ba Duan Jin, Daoyin Yangsheng Gong – Bao Jian Gong)
  2. Forms to learn & practise … Tai Chi for ‘Immunity’ Rehabilitation, Tai Chi for Life (NEW)
  3. Five Element Qigong and Inner Smile Meditation, cool-downs, tapping


  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 3 – ZOOM Classes 

Note: If you are starting new, and want to pay by the term, … please contact Tamara for a price for the days left in the term.

~    Casual  … $10/class (reference – your Name and Class day/time)

~    Intermediate, Wind Down Wednesday
     10 weeks $80 (one class/week)
     10 weeks $100 (two classes/week) or Weekly $15
     10 weeks $150 (unlimited classes/week) or Weekly $20

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

~ (Note: Advanced and Weapons … on hold at the moment)

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.

Online banking to my account: T Bennett      03 0406 0015704 000 (reference – your Name and ‘ZOOM class’)

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.