Our Personal Stories

Commitment to do Tai Chi in Box Hill during the COVID-19 restrictions

Students from the Box Hill Centre share how they are trying to keep doing Tai Chi and Qigong during the COVID-19 restrictions. A story of perseverance When the COVID-19 struck and the lockdown started, in March this year, I was in the middle of the Yang Style revision, after having learnt the basics in 2019.…
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What to do in Bundoora during COVID-19 restrictions

The instructors and students from the Bundoora Centre share what they are doing during the current COVID-19 restrictions. Some are taking full advantage of the free online resources to continue practising their Tai Chi and Qigong, whereas others are taking this opportunity to volunteer their time to worthy causes. Belinda’s Tai Chi Zoom Class Tai…
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Doing Tai Chi during the lockdown in Keilor

The current lockdown has not stopped our Keilor Tai Chi Centre from getting together to practise Tai Chi and Qigong. Instructors Siew Ang and Jacquie Cannavo have been running park sessions whenever possible (before stage 4 restrictions) or Zoom classes for their students. Here is what some of them have to say about coping with…
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Coping with the lockdown in Moonee Ponds

It is not easy to stay uplifted and motivated during the lockdown and supporting one another now is what we need more than ever. Here is some advice and ideas from our Moonee Ponds Centre, encouraging you to stay well and keep your spirits high despite all the restrictions. From the students… The COVID-19 pandemic…
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Park lessons – from inspiration to commitment

When Rita and I first started Tai Chi in 2008, we were impressed by the various groups practicing their levels of the form at our local centre, Werribee. But it was after taking up the suggestion of attending a park lesson that we really were inspired to commit and become Tai Chi practitioners. Watching a…
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Why I practice Tai Chi and Qigong

When I am asked WHY I practise Tai Chi and Qigong, I say, it’s not only because I enjoy practising, but it also keeps me fit, steady on my feet and helps me sleep better. Tai Chi also helps me stay calm during stressful times. When I am asked HOW it helps me in stressful…
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Reflecting on my Tai Chi experience

In my forties a number of people suggested that I would benefit from and enjoy Tai Chi. At the time I thought I did not have time to add another activity to my over-busy life as a parent and full-time worker. Two decades later, prompted by my 60th birthday and a health scare, I arrived…
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From powerlifting to Tai Chi

I have only been a student of Tai Chi since the start of this year, under the guidance of Joy Muir at the Moonee Ponds branch. Joy asked if I would consider writing an article regarding my experiences so far and I feel it appropriate to offer a bit of my background to give some…
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