Tai Chi and Qigong for Beginners

Course Overview

Tai Chi and Qigong (pronounced chee-goong) are ancient Chinese practices which utilise slow and deliberate movements and breathing techniques to encourage harmony in your body.

In this course, you will learn the basic techniques and simple routines of tai chi and qigong.

Tai chi is a gentle revitalising way to exercise the body and relax the mind. tai chi entails a series of smooth and flowing movements that promote health benefits for anyone, leading to a harmonious balance between mind and body.

Research has shown that the long-established practice of tai chi is a fantastic form of exercise that develops muscular strength, improves circulation, boosts immune functioning, increases vitality, while working on flexibility and improving coordination and balance.

Qigong is the management of vital energy. Qigong utilises breathing, posture, movement and/or sound to cleanse, refine, accumulate and circulate energy in the body. It is recognised as a method of improving health and fitness. Benefits include better resistance to disease, preventing imbalances and dysfunctions and development of a clear, tranquil state of mind that helps to reduce stress.

You will learn simple techniques that can be easily incorporated in your daily routine. Once learned, the routines can be practiced anywhere and are suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

In this Tai Chi and Qigong for Beginners course, you will learn two routines:

  • 10-steps tai chi
  • 8 movements qigong (also known as ba duan jin).

Course outcome

This course will help you to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve posture
  • Boost immune functioning
  • Improve circulation
  • Develop muscular strength
  • Improve coordination and balance

What you need to know

Entry requirements

This course is for the complete beginner and assumes no prior knowledge or experience.

What you need to provide

Please wear comfortable clothes and flat-heeled shoes.

Class details

Start Date08 May 2024
End Date26 June 2024
Time5:50pm - 6:50pm
TutorLarissa Koroleva


Class details

Start Date11 May 2024
End Date29 June 2024
Time9:30am - 10:30am
TutorLarissa Koroleva


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


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How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.