Tai Chi (Qigong) for Beginners (4 week course) Learn Tai Chi in this 4 week Introductory Course Join us for some fun and learn Tai Chi with the Local Learning Network over 4 Friday afternoons. This course is for anyone wanting to learn tai chi, strengthen the body and mind, while meeting other like minded community members. Tai chi and Qigong practice helps for release and healing of physical tension especially to parts of the body that hold stress (eg neck, back and joints). All parts of the body are strengthened and with practice participants may experience improvements in general health, coordination, balance, flexibility, self awareness and concentration . Over the 4 weeks (1 hour per week) learn the foundations of Tai Chi movements, how to relax through body work and breath. This is a beginners workshop but those with experience are also welcome to attend. Where: The Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre, 22 Charles Street Pialba. When: 4 x Fridays: 8 October, 15 October, 22 October, 29 October. Time: 2.00pm-3.00pm Cost: $20 per person (includes 4 lessons). * This course is best suited for beginners aged 12 and over. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings: Please book as soon as possible as numbers are limited. Bookings are essential. This event is part of the HBNC’s Local Learning Network, a series of courses and workshops aimed at introducing Fraser Coast residents to new ideas, skills and friends. About your Volunteer Instructor: Merilyn Robertson is a retired teacher and has taught all ages from preschool to university. She has been practicing tai chi and qigong for about 20 years and teaching it for the past 15 years. Merilyn says it’s an integral part of her life since sustaining a back injury. "I was told I possibly would not walk easily again. However by practicing Tai chi and Qigong I have been able to lead a normal daily life," Merilyn says. Q - What do I need to wear? A - Please wear loose clothes and comfortable non slip shoes Q – What if I can’t attend or need to cancel? A – If you cannot attend please let the Learning Hub know by calling 41943000 or emailing [email protected] Q – Is this event Covid Safe? A - Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre adheres to strict COVID safe practices. We ask that all attendees practice social distancing and stay home if unwell. All attendees for events of the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre must adhere to the following practices: Stay at home if unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath. Seek assistance if becoming unwell during the event (locate security, event officials or first aid) Maintaining physical distancing requirements is the individuals' responsibility Sorry, this event is now sold out.