We believe everybody
deserves to enjoy life,
whatever their age
Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that can significantly improve various health conditions.
The slow, gentle and deliberate movements of Tai Chi, makes it the ideal method for older people to maintain and improve optimal health.
Regular practice of Tai Chi has many benefits, including:
- improved balance and flexibility, reducing your risk of falls
- improved circulation and heart health
- improved muscle strength
Tai Chi can also improve health conditions such as high or low blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, respiratory conditions and weight issues.
Enliven Tai Chi has been developed especially for older adults, although people of all ages and abilities are welcome. The exercises can be completed either sitting or standing. The classes are held in a group setting with qualified instructors who hold current Tai Chi for Health Institute Instructor and First Aid certificates.
Join a class
Enliven Central is currently running Tai Chi classes in Wellington, Kapiti, Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt.
The classes are subsidised, so the cost is just $5 per class. Alternatively you can buy a concession card for $25 for five classes, $45 for ten classes or $70 for 16 classes.
What to wear:
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and shoes. You are welcome to take your shoes off during the class if you prefer.
There is no need to book; you’re welcome to just turn up. For your first class we recommend arriving five minutes early so you can meet the instructor.
Newlands Community Centre: Monday, 11.30am to 12.30pm
Khandallah Town Hall: Monday, 1pm to 2pm
Island Bay Community Centre: Tuesday, 11am to 12pm
Karori’s St Ninian’s Church: Wednesday, 10am to 11am
Stokes Valley RSA: Monday, 9.30am to 10.30am
Hapai Building, Upper Hutt: Monday, 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Petone Working Men’s Club: Tuesday, 9.45am to 10.45am (Beginners)
Petone Working Men’s Club: Tuesday, 10.45am to 11.15am (Advanced)
Avalon’s Holy Trinity Church: Tuesday, 1pm to 2pm
Wainuiomata’s Union Church: Friday, 9.30am to 10.30am
Paraparaumu Memorial Hall: Monday, 10am to 11am
Paraparaumu Memorial Hall: Tuesday, 11.15am to 12:15pm
Raumati Yoga Life Centre: Tuesday, 1pm to 2pm
Waikanae Beach Hall: Wednesday, 11am to 12pm
Raumati Yoga Life Centre: Friday, 11.30am to 12.30pm (Advanced)
Download the Tai Chi class timetable by clicking here (PDF)
If you’re interested in joining a Tai Chi class in another region please call us to discuss the options available.
For more information
Enliven Health Support
Direct dial: 04 439 4967