Gain Further Benefits from Learning the Level 2 Movements
For Students who have Completed Level 1
In this Tai Chi online 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 revitalising. 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 Fontane while seeing her 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!
Also, tell a friend and check out our Level 1 online course for beginners to learn Tai Chi from anywhere in the world.
This Tai Chi online course is excellent in value! By subscribing to the course for AUD$166 (GST included), you will receive the following:
- 10 weekly lessons plus 2 bonus lessons, so a total of 12 lessons delivered weekly
PLUS, these 5 video bonuses which help you to develop a greater understanding and further assist your training:
- Bonus 1, Tai Chi Walking to Strengthen the Legs - also enables you to be familiar with the stepping in Level 2
- Bonus 2, Turning the Waist
- Bonus 3, Revision of the latter half of the Level 1 Movements
- Bonus 4, Short Warm-ups & Qigong – use this for a quick pick-me-up refresher on its own or with Bonus 4
- Bonus 5, Level 2 Form 3 rounds – this will come in handy on days when you simply wish to do the Form with Fontane and nothing else. Sometimes, you might want to do your own warm-ups and Qigong but would like to do the Form with Fontane, as many rounds as you wish.
The Tai Chi video lessons vary from approximately 53 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes. However, you can always make the lesson shorter by replacing the Warm-ups and Qigong in each individual lesson with Bonus 4 (Short Warm-ups & Qigong).
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I access this Tai Chi 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: smart phone (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 smart phone, 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 (smart phone – iPhone or Android, tablet, laptop or computer) to the television via your home Wi-Fi network. It makes an older television smarter. If you use Chromecast, 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. There is a good youtube clip which shows you how to set up Chromecast.
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 5 bonuses will be delivered to your account ready to use. Then subsequently, every 7 days, a new video lesson will be available to you until the course is complete. Be sure that you opt-in to accept emails from us when you signup for an account. Then, you will receive 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 the 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 to 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.
The Tai Chi 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 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 a 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.
May the practice of Tai Chi continue to enrich your life!
"I've been doing the online course for a month now. It is very useful to be able to refer to previous lessons for reinforcement. It helps to consolidate my movements. I am a slow learner but I feel more confident learning a new movement now. I enjoy doing the form with Fontane." - Jocelyn, chef
"The mirrors are fantastic! Finally I can be right next to Fontane which is not feasible in physical classes. I never thought it was possible to learn Tai Chi well online. Glad I was proven wrong!" - Nick, electrician
"I feel more relaxed and calmer in general from doing the online course. It is convenient to be able to do the lessons at a time that suits me. Thank you." - Phil, IT consultant
Free Level 2 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.
- Weston: Weston Creek Uniting Church Hall, 16 Parkinson St. Tuesday 12.15 to 1.30pm
- Woden: Canberra College Gym, Launceston St, opposite Eddison Park. Wednesday 6.15 to 7.30pm