Our Personal Stories

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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How Tai Chi helped me Survive the Coronavirus

I have been learning Tai Chi for more than 20 years and I must confess that before The Virus took control of our liberty and imaginations, my Tai Chi skill level was at best mediocre. Not long into our first lockdown, when Tai Chi classes were no longer possible, my neighbour and Tai Chi teacher,…
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My “lockdown” journey and the “Seated Tai Chi”

I am sure that this has been a difficult year for everyone, and it has been particularly tough for me. In addition to the problems caused by Covid-19, I’ve had to contend with major family issues and treatment for prostate cancer. As you might expect, these issues have caused frequent bad periods that could have…
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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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