Tai Chi Group Leader Volunteer
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.
Tai Chi is a gentle, low-impact exercise that involves slow, controlled movements and postures. Classes begin with warm-up exercises, and 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 ends with cool-down exercises.
CDCH has Tai Chi groups in Castlemaine, Guildford, Newstead, Fryerstown, 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.
Why become a Tai Chi Group Leader?
In addition to getting the health benefits of regular Tai Chi practice, our volunteers also get to improve the health of our community. Being a Tai Chi leader is a wonderful opportunity to enhance your depth of knowledge and practice of Tai Chi. Plus it offers the chance to make new friends, build confidence, challenge yourself and have fun!
What is involved in becoming a Tai Chi Group Leader?
In preparation for the role, CDCH provides training for our Tai chi leaders through Musculoskeletal Australia. There is an initial training, and then updates are provided every two years.
We also provide CPR training annually for all Tai Chi volunteers. Once trained, our Tai Chi volunteers lead a weekly group, sharing this role with other trained leaders on a rostered system. This volunteer position is overseen by the physiotherapist at CDCH.
If you are interested in becoming a Tai Chi Group Leader, please complete the volunteer interest form. Alternatively, you could call us on (03) 5479 1000 and ask to speak to our Physiotherapist.