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, Newstead 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?

The cost for the Tai Chi classes is a small donation to cover the cost of the venue hire and up keep of the program. See the table below for more information about the cost for specific classes.

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.

How to find more information?

If you have any questions or would like to join a class, please contact CHIRP Community Health on (03) 5479 1000.


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


Castlemaine Botanical Gardens from October to April

Uniting Church Hall from April to October

Monday from 9:30am to 11:00am
$4.00 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
$4.00 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 10am to 11:00am
$4.00 per session


Mechanic Hall on Lyons Street, Newstead
Tuesday from 10:00am to 11:00am
$3.00 per session


Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on the corner of Edward and Church Street, Maldon
Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30am
$2.00 per session





Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

Mondays from October to April

9:30am to 11:00am

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