Tai Chi and Qigong – Intermediate

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.

This course builds on knowledge and techniques gained in the tai chi & qi gong for beginners course. In this course, the students will progress to learn a new tai chi standard routine known as “bafa wubu” (eight methods – five steps) and will learn the qigong sequence called “wu xin qi” (five animals).

Tai Chi routines are sequences of smooth and flowing movements that promote health benefits that could lead to a harmonious balance of mind and body. Because of that, sometimes tai chi is called “meditation in motion”. Research has shown that the long-established practice of tai chi is a fantastic form of exercise that can develop muscular strength, improve circulation, boost immune functioning, increase vitality, while working on flexibility and improving coordination and balance.

Combined with qigong which focuses on using breathing, posture, movement and/or sound to cleanse, refine, accumulate and circulate energy in the body, it is recognised as a method that can improve overall health and fitness.

Benefits of practicing tai chi and qi gong can include better resistance to disease, preventing imbalances and dysfunctions and development of a clear, tranquil state of mind that helps to reduce stress.

Participants will be encouraged to incorporate the routines that they will be learning into their daily activities.

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 course, the students will progress to learn a new Tai Chi standard routine known as “bafa wubu” (eight methods – five steps) and will learn the qigong sequence called “wu xin qi” (five animals).

Course outcome

This course can 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

Although routines are easy to learn and suitable for all ages and fitness levels, ideally the students will have completed at least one term of tai chi and qigong for beginners and learned the basic tai chi movements and routines.

What you need to provide

Please wear comfortable clothes and flat-heeled shoes.

Coming soon

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Please check back later as classes are added regularly or get in touch for more information.

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.

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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.