Tai Chi teaches us skills to improve balance, posture, breathing and releases tension from the body.
 Using gentle exercise we discover ways to improve our inner health.
Amongst other things students say – better sleep, better circulation, less stiffness, less pain, more relaxed.

Tai Chi is a bit like gardening … you plant a seed and nothing reveals itself for a few weeks – you need to water and nurture any seed to grow. Any garden needs attention for it to continue to grow, patience helps too. You discover subtle benefits as your practice continues.
As you start playing with Tai Chi, give it time, play with it gently, over time you will feel little changes in your body. It is a gentle art, as you adhere to the principles the body starts to respond.
Take time, be patient, enjoy the subtle feelings that become stronger as you start to listen inside.

There is much written about the origins of Tai Chi. Such is the art that the classics are still relevant today and the principles remain the foundation. Many different styles and forms have evolved, with common principles. Just like you can travel on a variety of airlines to fly to a destination, same flight principles apply no matter who you fly with.

The drills, skills, Qigong, 4 Pillars of Health, Mindful walking,  are all based on the principles and allow us to refine the skills and then bring them into everyday life. I enjoy being a student and a teacher of this wonderful Art.
Personal discoveries continue, change is inevitable as Tai Chi nurtures and improves our inner health.

Everything is connected, it’s a body, mind and soul exercise and can be enjoyed at many levels.

Some of my students just enjoy an hour away from busy, some build practices into their everyday routines and some transform previous ailments and enjoy a better body!

Tai Chi isn’t magic – it takes some effort, like any new skill you have to be prepared to work at it.
Like any new skill, it takes time and practice to reap the benefits.
New learning is good! Discover ways to help your body recover from stiffness, tightness and tension.

You know your body best. Consult with your health professional if you have questions about your fitness suitability for Tai Chi. My oldest student is 93 my youngest 5 – anyone can play. 

If you are keen to improve your inner health, want to improve your balance or just want to relax and release tension from the body come and give it a try.
Along the way I have been lucky to have teachers that have appeared at the right time as my journey continues.

My Qualifications

  • Darren Cox Li Chi Hsiang Inner Health Tasmania Zoom classes
  • John Hartley Inner Health Taijiquan Adelaide
  • Inner Health Taijiquan Sydney Mindful Walking Modules with Steve Duncombe and Darren Cox
  • My training with Roman Czerniasky (Sydney) in push hands
  • Four Pillars of Health - Roman Czerniasky and Trish Tan (Lismore NSW)
  • Paul Lam (Sydney) –T’ai Chi for Arthritis, T’ai Chi for Diabetes & T’ai Chi for Osteoporosis Instructor
  • Teaching the Xing Yi form – taught by Karen Anderson (Goolwa SA)
    Qigong – Shibashi
  • T’ai Chi for Health and Falls Prevention – Alice Liping Yuan (Sydney)
  • Member of  TCAA (T’ai Chi Association of Australia)

What I offer

Individual or group classes in Strathalbyn, Goolwa and Milang

Personalised sessions to suit you or small group sessions

How does T’ai Chi and Qigong work?

T’ai Chi and Qigong are suitable for almost anyone,
As time goes on scientific studies continue to show the benefits of this art.
Each student comes with their own body history, that is the starting point.
Tai Chi allows you to gently find your postural alignment,
as you learn to release stiffness and tension the body can rejuvenate itself.
You have to be prepared to have a bit of stamina, to persevere, as it is a process.

It helps support and protect your joints.
The flexibility helps you to move easier.
The fitness improves circulation and function of heart, lungs and muscles.
Chi moves through your body helping to maintain good health.
Breathing deeply improves the quality of oxygenated blood in your system.
People interested in improving their flexibility, balance, relaxation, posture and
general wellbeing continue to refine and discover layers in this amazing Art.


Relaxing way to exercise, building flexibility, balance and letting go of tension
No equipment needed, just space to stand or sit a little sunshine is a bonus!!!
You can do it by yourself or with a group
The best way to understand Tai Chi is to feel it - start, keep going! Stop if it hurts
The body systems need movement to function well, stillness creates movement.