Recent Posts by Belinda Leong

Why are Bundoora students excited to return to class?

‘I am excited to come back to class, because I enjoy teaching, all my students’ achievements are my achievements. It gives me joy when my students think they can't do a movement, but then it clicks for them — be it a ‘Brush Knee’ or a ‘Needle at Sea Bottom’ movement or the whole level.’…
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30th (+1) Anniversary Park Lesson

On Saturday morning, 24th April 2021, Celestial Tai Chi College held an outdoor event at Anderson Park, Hawthorn, as part of the celebration of the College’s 30+1 years since its foundation. This was a belated 30th anniversary as the event had been postponed last year due to the COVID-19 lockdown. A group of approximately 100…
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Park Lesson @ Riverside Park

We had the most wonderful Park Lesson with Senior Master Chin Min, by the Maribyrnong River in Moonee Ponds. This was a landmark occasion – the first time in 30 years the Week 6 Park Lesson was not held at East Malvern. We were lucky to be the first to have this in our local…
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Reflections on Celestial Tai Chi College Park Lessons

I always look forward to the Celestial Tai Chi College park lessons where I’m met by other enthusiastic learners from centres all over Melbourne. We come together to practise out in the open air, enveloped by trees and sky, in connection with the natural world within our urban parks. It was at my first park…
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A novice student’s perspective – 2 years on

I was always fascinated by the idea of practising Tai Chi. Calm, graceful and meditative qualities come to mind, and the dynamic of a Tai Chi group in unison always impressed me. Back at Christmas 2018, feeling overwhelmed with a busy family, home and work life to manage, I was looking for some calm…just for…
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Take Tai Chi with you wherever you go!

We all know the benefits of Tai Chi, and that practice makes (almost) perfect. So, it’s great that we can take Tai Chi with us when we go on holidays or business trips. I have practised Tai Chi in many different places, and I find it really keeps me centred. There’s nothing like getting into…
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What a joy it is to return to class and reconnect with our tai chi buddies. We’ve spent a large part of 2020 with very little human connection, and where there was connection, it was over Zoom or Skype. We practised our tai chi on our own, or not at all. Those moments where groups…
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Tai Chi is recognised as an Intangible Cultural Heritage

Tai Chi (Tai Chi Chuan/Taijiquan) has now been listed by the UNESCO as a significant cultural heritage of China. The following is the official listing on their website UNESCO. Updated: 28 February 2021 Want to know more? Our Coronavirus update How to start Tai Chi with us? Where and when do we run our classes?
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