World Tai Chi Day

qigongWorld Tai Chi and Qigong Day is a world-wide annual event used to both promote and celebrate the benefits of T'ai Chi (Taiji) and Qigong (Chi Kung). It is held ever year on the last Saturday in April - and falls on Saturday, 27 April in 2013.

We're planning a fun fundraising event for 3pm on the 27th in Christchurch. I thought it would be a great idea to promote T'ai Chi and Qigong - and help to raise funds for my favourite Christchurch charity - the Otamahua | Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust.

What's happening on World T'ai Chi Day?

We're holding a public T'ai Chi Qigong session at 3pm. I've chosen to teach T'ai Chi Qigong as it is less complex and easier to learn than T'ai Chi and is likely to be more enjoyable to learn in a short space of time - while providing many of the benefits you would get from T'ai Chi.

There are two sets of 18 T'ai Chi Qigong movements (we teach these as short courses if you are interested in learning them). We'll be doing moves from both sets, but concentrating on moves from the lesser-known second set - which contains several of my all-time favourite Qigong moves.

It is easy to learn, relaxing and invigorating.

Where will the class be held?

We've booked a studio at Salsa Latina. We'll be on the first floor, at 12 Bath Street. That's just behind South City Mall in central Christchurch.

How do I take part?

Arrive about 10 minutes before the scheduled start to allow time to settle in and find a space in the studio.

There is no set fee or cost - but we are asking for donations for the Otamahua | Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust. You are welcome to bring cash on the day or to make a donation into the Trust's bank account (BNZ - 02 0864 0071578 02). Please put your name and "Tai Chi" in the reference fields.

The Otamahua | Quail Island Ecological Restoraton Trust is a registered charity and can provide you with an invoice (donations over $5 are tax deductable) if you would like one to claim the tax benefit. We will need to get your contact details from you either on the day or via email.

Volunteers from the Trust will be on hand to tell you more about the Trust and the restoration and conservation work they do on Quail Island. They will also have a couple of books on the island available for sale if you are interested in the plant life or the interesting history associated with the island.

Bob and I will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have about T'ai Chi and Qigong.

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05 April 2013, 01:00
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