Free classes to celebrate 50 years of Tai Chi

Free classes to celebrate 50 years of Tai Chi

A local branch of a not-for-profit tai chi group is offering complimentary 'try-it' classes in Taoist Tai Chi to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

They will be joining a dozen other branches of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Australia to offer 50 open classes in 50 iconic locations around Australia during 2020.

"The best way to appreciate the benefits of Taoist Tai Chi is to try it," says Janette Thompson, a spokesperson for the group.

"We invite everyone to join in one of our complimentary try-it classes.

"We have one in Augusta at the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse on Saturday 1 February, and one on the Busselton foreshore on Sunday 2 February.

"Why not bring along the whole family and make it an outing."

Taoist Tai Chi is designed to offer maximum health benefits and to recover the ancient Taoist methods of 'internal alchemy'.

It was introduced to the Western world 50 years ago this year, by a Taoist monk, Master Moy Lin Shin, who had trained with masters of the Taoist arts in Hong Kong.

His training helped him overcome the debilitating ill-health he had suffered as a youth.

He made a vow to devote the rest of his life to share his knowledge to help others.

Today, 50 years later, residents of the Leeuwin Naturaliste area are benefiting from the practice of this health art.

They are among the tens of thousands who are now practising in 26 countries, feeling healthier, more energised and calmer due to the efforts of the volunteer and not-for-profit organisation that Master Moy set up.

Across Australia there are more than 3000 practitioners in every mainland state and the Australian Capital Territory.

Complimentary classes will be held at the following locations:

Sat 1st Feb 1:30 - 2:30pm

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Leeuwin Rd, Augusta

Sun 2nd Feb 10:00 - 11:00am

Busselton Foreshore, West of the Equinox Café

For more information visit www.taoisttaichi.org/50Australia