Kingston resident Lyn O’Halloran has been learning how to teach and perfom Tai Chi for the last nine years.
The Tai Chi classes will be moving to the Kingston Library as of July 24.
Lyn once travelled down to Robe, taking the classes that were available down there. Lyn took her knowledge back to Kingston as she decided to pass on the moves she learnt to the community through lessons of her own.
Lyn will be running the classes in Kingston library from now on, with a number of Kingston residents joining in every Tuesday to learn about the health benefits and the art behind Tai Chi.
Lyn mentions throughout her sessions that Tai Chi is perfect for people who are older and want to work on their balance as well as their fitness through slow movements.
The classes have also become a social group for those involved as all of Lyn's students enjoy having a chat and a cup of tea after the sessions.
Lyn has learnt a lot about teaching Tai Chi through Dr Paul Lam, who has released a number of different books that Lyn has read through to learn how to get more fulfillment through her teaching while attracting and retaining more students to stick around for the long haul and also attract new members to the group each week. Those involved have a great time with one another and are always helping one another out during the sessions.
Tai Chi, or Taijiquan in Chinese, is apart of traditional Chinese culture, promoting health, developing combat and self-defence skills, and improving concentration and overall well-being. Tai Chi has been practiced for general health and fitness purposes since the 16th Century, with benefits coming from slow, gentle and tranquil movements, enabling harmony in mind and body, improving mobility, suppleness and mental alertness.
Anyone, regardless of age or level of fitness, can practice and benefit from Tai Chi. Loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes should be worn to classes. The Yang style of Tai Chi is the most well-known style of Tai Chi for health and relaxation.