Tai Chi Exercise Groups

Tai Chi is a gentle low-impact exercise that involves slow, controlled movements and postures. Tai Chi has many benefits. It can improve balance, mobility, flexibility, strength and coordination. Practising Tai Chi can also improve relaxation and promote mindfulness, while also promoting overall general health.

The classes that CHIRP Community Health provides, in conjunction with the Tai Chi volunteer instructors, begin with warm-up exercises. The leader then demonstrates and teaches one or two movements per lesson. Participants are encouraged to learn the movements properly and slowly, working within their comfort limits. The lesson then ends with cool-down exercises.

CHIRP Community Health has Tai Chi groups in Castlemaine, Guildford and Maldon. The ‘Tai Chi for Arthritis’ program created specifically for people with arthritis is used, but you don’t need to have arthritis to attend our Tai Chi classes. Tai Chi can provide physical and mental health benefits for all in the community, including the Tai Chi Leader.

What is the cost?

All of our Tai Chi classes are a small $5.00 donation to cover the cost of the venue hire and up keep of the program.

Who is eligible to join?

Anyone in the community can come to the Tai Chi classes, and new participants are always welcome. Tai Chi is also a suitable exercise class that is suitable for beginners and older people. No bookings are required; just turn up to the class of your choice.

How to find more information?

If you have any further questions, please contact CHIRP Community Health on (03) 5479 1000.


Our Tai Chi sessions are held at the following times and venues during school term:


Castlemaine Botanical Gardens from October to April

Uniting Church Hall from April to October

Monday from 9:30am to 11:00am during school term
$5.00 per session
Contact CHIRP Reception or Janine for more information on (03) 5479 1000

CHIRP Community Health Gym (Behind main building) at 13 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine
Monday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00pm during school term
$5.00 per session
Contact CHIRP Reception or Janine for more information on (03) 5479 1000


Guildford Community Hall on the corner of  Fryers and Templeton Street, Guildford
Friday from 10:00am to 11:00am during school term
$5.00 per session


Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on the corner of Edward and Church Street, Maldon
Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm during school term
$5.00 per session





Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

Mondays from October to April

9:30am to 11:00am

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