For those who want to Experience Physical and Mental Well-Being
Why People turn to learning Tai Chi Online to Relieve Stress and Improve their Health
12 Physical and Mental Health Benefits You can Expect
When You Learn Tai Chi for Relaxaton and Stress Relief with Us
- See your posture and coordination noticeably improve
- Be stronger and more energetic with increased circulation
- Prevent falls with better balance
- Gain greater freedom of movement and relief of back pain
- Think more clearly and concentrate better
- Feel relaxed, calm and connected with your inner peace
You will benefit greatly from our professionalism & 38 years of experience in teaching Tai Chi!
Tai Chi is highly recommended by many doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and health professionals.
Tai Chi is also beneficial for people suffering from heart conditions, blood pressure problems or arthritis. It is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation.
Learn Tai Chi Online and Enjoy the Proven Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Tai Chi Anywhere, Anytime!
Learn to relax and connect with the power of being present in the moment!
Let calmness and wellness be part of your life, even during challenging times!
People from different parts of Australia and from overseas countries followed Brett and Fontane on “Let’s Get Fit”, an innovative exercise television series of 65 episodes based on Tai Chi. They often said that they wished they could attend Tai Chi lessons continuously with Brett and Fontane. Finally, it is possible with these Tai Chi online classes, a comprehensive guide to the unique art of Tai Chi! Brett’s and Fontane’s knowledge and skills are now accessible to you, no matter where you are. These Tai Chi online lessons are methodical and easy to follow, the hallmark of Brett's and Fontane's teaching styles.
Free Tai Chi Introductory Online Session
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the Best Exercise for Relaxation and Stress Relief! Yes, I Want to Try!
In this online Tai Chi course, each video lesson has the following structure.
(1) Warm-ups to get the body moving: a series of simple yet effective joint loosening exercises which help to relax stiff muscles and joints, increasing their flexibility.
(2) Qigong (Chi Kung): an ancient technique for calming the mind and relaxing the body. It improves posture, increases energy levels, and trains us to maintain centredness. Qigong connects us with the calmness within.
(3) Learning individual movements of the Hun Yuan Tai Chi 24 Form: these smooth, circular movements help to restore internal balance and to induce relaxation and tranquillity.
(4) Practising the Tai Chi form from the beginning to the point where the last element was taught. Experience meditation in motion through the flow and unique characteristics of Hun Yuan Tai Chi.
(5) Training tips.
With each Tai Chi video lesson, you enjoy the best of both worlds. The setting of the warm-ups and Qigong, in a lovely park with tall trees, is calming and revitalizing. Then, the setting for learning the individual Tai Chi movements and practising the form is in a studio with a wall of full-length mirrors. You will be able to follow Brett while seeing his movements clearly from the mirrors. In fact, students in physical classes have never seen the movements as clearly as on these videos! You now have the best spot in class!
This online Tai Chi course for physical and mental well-being is excellent in value! By subscribing to the video course for AUD$166 (GST included), you will receive the following:
- 10 weekly video lessons plus 2 bonus video lessons, so a total of 12 Tai Chi video lessons delivered weekly
PLUS, these 6 Tai Chi video bonuses which help you to develop a greater understanding and further assist your training:
- Bonus 1, Warm-ups in Detail
- Bonus 2, Quiet Standing Postures
- Bonus 3, Essential Silk Reeling Exercises
- Bonus 4, Slow Walking to Strengthen the Legs
- Bonus 5, Short Warm-ups & Qigong – use this for a quick pck-me-up refresher on its own or with Bonus 6
- Bonus 6, Level 1 Form 4 rounds – this will come in handy on days when you simply wish to do the Form with Brett and nothing else. Sometimes, you might want to do your own warm-ups and Qigong but would like to do the Form with Brett, as many rounds as you wish.
The Tai Chi video lessons vary from approximately 1 hr 6 mins to 1 hr 26 mins. However, you can always make the lesson shorter by replacing the Warm-ups and Qigong in each individual lesson with Bonus 5 (Short Warm-ups & Qigong).
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I access this online course?
The Tai Chi online course videos are available through streaming. You will be able to view the videos anywhere, anytime, as long as you have internet access. You will be able to do so on all your devices: smartphone (iPhone and Android), tablet, laptop, computer and smart television. Some people might wonder about the capability of their devices. If you are able to watch youtube videos on your devices, you will be able to view our video lessons.
As well as through the lesson notification email, you can access your account anytime by clicking on the Login on the top far right corner of this page,
How do I stream the Tai Chi video from my smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer to my television?
The most common devices people use are Google Chromecast and Apple TV (AirPlay) which are widely available in stores. Chromecast is a very affordable, small dongle which plugs into the HDMI port of your television and streams the content from your device (smartphone – iPhone or Android, tablet, laptop or computer) to the television via your home Wi-Fi network. It makes an older television smarter. There is a good youtube clip that shows you how to set up Chromecast.
If you use Chromecast on a desktop, make sure you open the Tai Chi video lesson link in the Chrome browser. Click on the 3 vertical dots at the top right corner. Select Cast from the drop-down menu.
If you wish to cast from your mobile phone, open the Google Home App. See these pages for Android and iphone.
How often will I receive the Tai Chi video lessons?
As soon as you subscribe to this course, the first Tai Chi online lesson with the 6 video bonuses will be delivered to your account ready to use. Then subsequently, every 7 days, a new Tai Chi video lesson will be available to you until the course is complete. Be sure that you are opt-in to accept emails from us when you signup for an account. Then, you will receive an email notification once a new lesson is delivered to your account. All the previous lessons will continuously be available for you to use during the course.
What happens once this Tai Chi online course finishes?
Once the course (12 weeks) comes to an end, you may choose to subscribe to the same course again or to a new course. As long as you keep your subscription current, all the courses which you have previously subscribed will also be available in your account for viewing. Once your subscription has lapsed, none of the courses will be available in your account anymore.
Why is this a streaming service?
The Tai Chi video lessons are for streaming only, not for download. Please respect that the skills and expertise that Brett and Fontane have developed have taken many years of effort and dedication. Brett has been teaching Tai Chi, Qigong, and internal martial arts with great passion full time for 38 years. Fontane has been teaching for 30 years full time in the Academy. This is their profession and livelihood.
This Tai Chi (also romanised from the Chinese characters as taiji) online course is already excellent in value! The videos are now for continuous viewing and learning throughout the course; no more forgetting the movement once you get home after a physical class. Your subscription, an investment in your physical health and mental well-being, will be returned many times over. The benefits you receive are invaluable in terms of enhancing the quality of your life.
Who can use my account?
The Tai Chi video lessons in your account are for your own personal use. They are not meant to be shared with others. Each user should have his/her own account and subscribe to the course he/she wishes to learn.
If I live in Canberra or when I visit Canberra, is it possible that I might receive some training support?
Once you have subscribed to this Tai Chi online course, you are welcome to attend free support classes in Canberra conducted by Chief Instructor Brett Wagland and Fontane. See details further down the page.
What payment platform does the Tai Chi Academy use and is it secure?
We use Stripe which is certified to the highest industry standards and has obtained regulatory licences around the world. Like PayPal, Stripe is a trusted secure worldwide online payment system. However, Stripe welcomes more payment options than PayPal. As well as major debit and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, JCB), Stripe also accepts digital wallets (Apple Pay, Ali Pay, Google Pay, Microsoft Pay, Masterpass by Mastercard, Visa Checkout, WeChat Pay). Millions of companies in over 120 countries use Stripe, such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Kickstarter, Spotify, Expedia, Booking.com, Uber, Deliveroo, Unicef, National Geographic and many others.
When you experience our Tai Chi online lessons, you will understand the reasons it has become one of the most popular and effective ways to relaxation and better health.
Experience the Difference for Yourself!
An old Chinese proverb says, "your life is in your hands," so "don't wait until you are thirsty before you dig a well". Take responsibility for your health and well being NOW.
May the practice of Tai Chi enrich your life!
"Thank you both so much, what a wonderful initiative! I’ve just completed my first class, it was fantastic - thank you again. Technology and sound is wonderful. The videos look sensational - wonderful quality!" - Jain, retired
"I am really enjoying this course. It is helping me to relieve stress physically and mentally. I've done other online courses and found them difficult to learn from. Your instruction is clear and the mirrors make it so much easier to see the movements and follow. Thank you for the effort you have put into producing these Tai Chi online lessons." - Michael, director
"I recently went to my first ever session of Tai Chi at the Tai Chi Academy and am writing this because of the amazing experience I had.
I have been looking for many years for a way of de-stressing as I have been diagnosed with stress migraines. They are very debilitating, manifesting themselves as vertigo, including a fogginess of the brain and lightheadedness. After trying meditation many times and just not being able to still my mind long enough to get any benefits, I thought I would try Tai Chi.
I was very surprised because I found that by concentrating on the slow, deliberate movements, my brain did not have the usual busyness of thoughts during the lesson. This resulted in a feeling of calm and relief from stress. It felt like my brain had had a little mental health holiday for the hour, a great sensation!
It had a profound effect on my mood and I did not have the normal fog in my head after the lesson. I am really looking forward to doing this at home every day via the Tai Chi online lessons and I will look forward to the regular catch-ups just to confirm my technique." - Renata, mortgage broker
"It is great to have this 'private tuition'. I'm loving the lessons! I feel calm after doing the lesson and I sleep better." - Anita, public servant
"I am now halfway through this Tai Chi online course. The gentle movements are loosening my stiff shoulders. Now I can feel when I tense up my shoulders and neck and remind myself to relax. I move better and feel more relaxed. Thank you for passing on the knowledge of Tai Chi to someone who is a thousand miles away!" - Richard, carpenter
"After a long day, there is nothing like doing Tai Chi to recharge my batteries. I look forward to my Tai Chi time. I feel refreshed after the lesson. It helps me sleep deeply. Thank you for these wonderful online lessons." - Caroline, counsellor
Free Level 1 support classes for online course subscribers are available from Monday 20 July to Wednesday 23 September 2020.
You are welcome to attend as many classes per week as you wish.
- Aranda: St. Vincent's Primary School Hall, Bindel St. Monday 7.30 to 8.45pm
- Weston: Weston Creek Uniting Church Hall, 16 Parkinson St. Tuesday 12.15pm to 1.30pm
- Woden: Canberra College Gym, Launceston St, opposite Eddison Park. Wednesday 6.15 to 7.30pm