Starting Tai Chi

It is easy to join our classes in three simple steps:

  • Choose a location that suits you best around Melbourne, Victoria: Class Locations
  • To save time at your first class, download our enrolment form, if you can, and fill it out (Celestial tai chi enrollment form PDF -33k). Otherwise, this can easily be done in class.
  • Check the fees below and come to class with your enrolment form as per your chosen location and class schedule.

Getting Started

You may wish to try your first class for free before committing. No need to book. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Come about 15 minutes early to allow for signup. You will see instructors and senior students in Celestial Tai Chi College uniforms. Introduce yourself as a new attendee. Instructors will organise your student record and set you up for that class.

What to Expect

Classes start with a gentle warm up with all the students together doing Qigong and limbering exercises. Then the group breaks up into levels. You will be in a Level 1 group with an instructor and other Level 1 students. If you have trained Tai Chi before, you may spend only one class in Level 1 and move on. But if you like to savour the myriad aspects to Tai Chi practice, you may remain in Level 1 for some time.

You will find the instructors friendly and approachable - don't be shy to ask questions and seek advice. All instructors remember their first day and how it is to be a beginner. Mostly, they remember how it is to recognise one's first improvements and to start a journey of quiet achievement. They will enjoy your desire to improve and take pleasure in assisting you.
You will also find informal mentor relationships develop within the class group. Particularly with advanced students who are also assistants and trainee instructors. This is typical in Chinese martial arts and helps to support students as they explore a new world. Such relationships spill over to the other activities of the College, such as park lessons, annual banquets and cultural tours.
Importantly, you will meet friendly fellow students who are there for the same reasons as you. The universal fellowship in this pursuit is something to behold. We wish to heartily encourage you and welcome you to the Celestial Tai Chi College of Australia.
Grand Master Eng Chor and Senior Master Chin Min

Fees

There are 6 terms per year, lasting 7 weeks. Typically you will train one class per week (with extra classes available beyond beginner levels).

Per term: $79  Concession: $69
Casual attendance per class: $15 Concession: $12

Concession is available to pensioners, Heathcare cardholders and children under 16 yrs. Payment is by cash or cheque only.

Contact us or attend your local centre for more information.