As a parent or caregiver you will get a friendly community, expert advice and support to help guide you to develop yourself and your child, student or clients in applying movement and mindfulness techniques to aid their wellbeing.
Physical development through movement helps build key life skills and abilities in awareness, balance, coordination and core strength giving a better range of movement, muscle strength, flexibility and fitness.
Emotional development through combining the mind body and breath, can aid mental health by increasing the ability for self-regulation which helps reduce anxiety, gain confidence and find happiness and calm.
Our accessible content ensures participants can really get engaged, there are suggested adaptations and varied content such as seated, audio described, visual supports, captions, low stimulation and sensory.
Our inclusive programmes have been enjoyed by people with a wide range of disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, sensory disabilities, developmental delay and dementia.
The techniques and movements practiced in the programme can complement physical therapy and occupational therapy exercises and allows the continuation of the activities from the school/centre to the home.
If you are living in Auckland and you are supporting a child or young adult that has a disability or a mental health challenge – you can join the programme for free for one year.
That’s a pretty large question but to describe it in its simplest terms, they both involve movements that are done to a set of principles that combine the mind, body and breath.
Many studies have shown that doing regular tai chi and qigong has many positive physical improvements on your health and wellness. What makes this form of exercise special is the internal nature and mindfulness that is combined with the physical movement which provides a fantastic boost to your overall wellbeing.
Yes, yes and more yes. Most of us will have mental health challenges in our lives at some point. Practicing tai chi and qigong can give you improved mindfulness and wellbeing strategies which can help you balance your emotions and help with your self-regulation. Our programme pathways can match what you need in the moment and help you to find focus, energy and calm.
We will always be working on improvements for not only the accessibility of our website but also making our content inclusive and fun for all. We make use of captions, audio description, low stimulation, sensory and other techniques where we can. Our movements are offered with adaptations and simplifications and because tai chi has an internal nature, the mind can do some of the movement that the body can’t do.
While we will always say check with your medical professionals before starting any new exercise programme, our content is quite gentle and we have/suggest modifications so you can stay within your own comfort zone. We focus on developing abilities rather than thinking what we can’t do. We have often found carers are surprised in discovering abilities found through doing the different tai chi activities for the participants.
Whether you are a caregiver in your home or it is your occupation, your wellbeing is important, not only for yourself but also the people that you care for. At times, as you know, caring for others can be stressful and draining, the movement for calm membership programme can help you to look after yourself, take a break and find moments of calm in your day.
Yes, tai chi for kids is great. We have content that you can share with your children, there are different styles of videos that can help develop their physical and emotional wellbeing. We have the added motivation of the Tai Chi Cats, Chi, Geo and Aqua – our best instructors!
Wellbeing is for everyone and our content can be enjoyed whatever your age and ability. We have had adults of all ages find something new in our programmes – whether they have done tai chi before or they are just starting out on their journey. Our focus is on being in the moment and enjoying the holistic nature of tai chi play.
We are far from being masters of tai chi ourselves. Our programmes are all about using simplified movements inspired by tai chi and qigong – albeit sticking to the principles as much as possible, so participants can quickly gain some of the benefits and feelings of practicing tai chi. We see tai chi practice as a journey that hasn’t got a particular destination, it is a lifestyle.
We produce content for parents and carers and content to share with those they care for. Wellbeing is best centred around the whole family. We believe tai chi should be for everyone and we can grow our wellbeing together.
Hopefully you will never want to leave us, however, we do understand, things change or something comes up. You can cancel anytime easily by navigating to the cancellation page within the membership menu. You will still have access until the end of your current billing cycle.
Yes, sure you can, we would love to have you back. You can still login with your previous account details. From the menu you can select which level you would like to rejoin with. You will however, have to rejoin on the current price whatever that may be at the time.
Yes, it works great for participants with learning difficulties from both an educational progress and a physical/emotional development perspective. The programmes can be accessed and followed easily in classrooms and in halls, the movements do not need much space and you will be able to fit the mini sessions into your day for transition times, breaks and activity sessions.
Hopefully we’ve got you covered – if you do have any other questions, you can get in touch with us on the contact page.
Wellbeing in the workplace is not just about health and safety regulations, it is about your company/place of education functioning well as an organisation, our programmes increase wellbeing and easily fit into your daily activities.
Our programmes increase the wellbeing of your staff/students which will also increase their and your organisation’s resilience by having fewer sick days, heightened performance, better adaptability to change and less staff turnover.
Our content is for all ages and abilities and can be easily accessed on multiple devices, including large screens at meeting spaces, in classrooms and in halls, to help maintain a sense of calm, energy and focus in your employees or students.
The programme is not just for employees and students – the content is for all the family, so if you are at work or working from home, at school or university, or you are at home with the family, you can gain a good, healthy, work life balance.
Studies have shown that productivity and quality of work increases when staff/students in stationary positions can take effective breaks or a spaced learning approach and are able to stretch, move and focus on their breathing.
Being the organisation that cares matters, when employees/students and their families feel valued and supported in looking after their physical and mental health, it positively affects the DNA and wellbeing of your organisation.