Tai Chi – The Supreme Art of Internal Alchemy

Course Overview

Tai Chi is more than just gentle exercise, it is an exploration of internal skill (nei gong), through refined relaxation, body alignment and mental focus (mindfulness). This is known in Chinese as “sung”. This holistic and natural approach, based on Chinese philosophy and Chinese traditional medicine, can create a resilient quality in the whole body. Through this course, we will explore the methods and techniques that have been practiced by the Chinese for centuries.

Tai Chi can promote health, increase concentration, reduce stress, boost energy and improve overall well being. Tai chi’s slow gentle and tranquil movements can encourage mind and body harmony. The graceful movements of Tai chi can lower high blood pressure, improve cardiovascular and metabolic efficiency, ventilate the lungs, strengthen the bones and muscles, and loosen the joints.

The practice is suitable for all ages, with everyone practicing at their own pace. It is also suitable for both beginners or those who have practiced Tai chi previously and would like to deepen their understanding of Tai Chi. The course is based on the system of Tai chi of grandmaster huang sheng shyan.

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 learn Master Huang’s – Five Loosening (or Relaxing) Exercises and will learn the first part of Huang Tai Chi form.

Course outcome

This course could help you:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve posture
  • Boost immune functioning
  • Improve circulation
  • Develop muscular strength
  • Improve coordination and balance
  • With the exploration of internal skill (nei gong), through refined relaxation, body alignment and mental focus (mindfulness), which is known in Chinese as “sung”

What you need to know

Entry requirements

This course is suitable 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 Date07 May 2024
End Date25 June 2024
Time5:30pm - 7:00pm
TutorRobert Russo
Location Chatswood Campus


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.