Tai Chi & Qigong

for Health Redlands

Classes & workshops in Redlands which includes Cleveland, Redland Bay, Victoria Point, Capalaba, Ormiston & North Stradbroke Island "Straddie"

All Tai Chi & Qigong for Health classes and workshops are suitable for both beginners and for more advanced students who aim to progress beyond beginnner's level through an "In Depth Study of Tai Chi for Health" and to learn new styles and forms for a modern Tai Chi & Qigong for Health.

Classes and workshops include an introduction to Tai Chi for Health “short forms” which have been specially adapted from SUN, YANG and CHEN styles to make the “magic” of Tai Chi as a health art accessible to a wider range of people who are interested in a gentle, safe and effective form of exercise which has been based on a modern duty-of-care with mind-body co-ordination and focus. 


These short forms of a modern Tai chi for Health, as distinct from traditional Tai Chi Chuan martial arts long forms, are relatively easier to learn and follow as they have been created especially for health which includes the most popular Tai Chi for Health short form in the world. the Yang 24 Bejing Form.  This short form was created in 1956 by the People's Republic of China especially to assist in enhancing health, wellbeing and fitness in the broader population.  


DVDs of most Tai Chi for Health short forms may be available from your local library and/or for purchase direct from:


Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi  Productions    Website www.taichiproductions.com



Alice Liping Yuan's Exercise Medicine Australia   Website www.exercisemedicine.com.au



Tai Chi & Qigong for Health has a MODERN FOCUS on health, fitness and well-being of the individual student, on a safe and effective form of exercise, and not on martial or combat performance as in traditional styles of Tai Chi Chuan practiced as a martial art for self defence. 


  • SAFETY – modern duty of care on health, fitness and capability levels of individual student – each student works at their own level - it is non-contact, there is no physical pushing, throwing, grappling or sparring

  • SCIENTIFIC & SECULAR – gentle, safe, and effective form of exercise based on scientific or evidence-based reasoning and research

  • LEVELS of PERFORMANCE - providing levels of progression from beginners to advanced with all levels modified to  suit individual student


For a detailed understanding of the differences between modern Tai Chi for Health and

traditional Tai Chi for Martial Arts, please see articles on this website presented at

the First International Tai Chi for Health Conference in Korea in 2006 as follows:


Australia Dreaming - Qigong Conference Papers - Tribute to the Ancestors


For information on Tai chi for Martial Arts and Self Defence contact Denis 


For further informtion about Tai Chi for for Health Classes or Workshops please contact Elva or Denis



Phone:  3286 2779 (messages)    Email:  elvamarie@tpg.net.au


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