The Chair Chi exercise program is a great way of learning how you can calm your mind and energise your body while seated on a chair.
It’s ideal for those who are less physically capable of practicing standing or moving exercises, who are in wheel chairs, or whose work involves sitting for long periods at a desk
- Easy to learn, gentle exercises that require little space
- Will help improve flexibility, co-ordination, and circulation
- The Chi exercises are adapted according to the physical capabilities of participants
- Suitable for all ages and fitness levels
- 30-60 minutes session
- On site – at your premises
About Chair Chi
The Chair Chi exercises are adapted from Tai Chi, which is an ancient Chinese health and self defence system. It includes Chi Kung (energy work) and selected exercises from the Tai Chi form that are adapted so they can be done while sitting on a chair.
The exercises include correct breathing, relaxing the body, calming the mind, developing internal energy, circulating chi and practical Yin Yang philosophy – all of which are essential to Tai Chi.
Chair Chi Training
If you are interested in learning now to deliver a Chair Chi workshop then our Chair Chi Training Program is available. We run public workshops in Melbourne,Victoria country areas, Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney. We also provide on site training too.
The three level Chair Chi Training program is ideal for lifestyle staff, diversional therapists, physiotherapists, health care professionals and/or trainers who run a health and wellbeing business.
Contact us now to book your program.
What Others Have Said
We found that Chair Chi provides our residents with a chance of gentle exercise and relaxation which they look forward to on a regular basis.
We notice they appear more relaxed after the session, more socially active as they chat amongst each other.
David Thomson - Coordinator Lifestyle & Activities
Mercy Place Montrose
I found the Chair Chi to be a worthwhile class. At first I wasn't sure what it would be like, Chris showed us good strengthing exercises. It was also a good form of relaxation. Thanks.
All levels were catered for –even the basic (us!) . Very clear instructions. All our unusual questions were answered. We felt very good afterwards and will continue to follow his 5 minute a day plan. Chris gave us a very good insight to Tai chi.
Linda & Raelene
I loved the one session I had!
Christine McEvoy - AP
Amanda, Linda, Raelene, Christine
Scoresby Primary School
Thank you for your session with us. Very positive comments from all the staff. It was very relaxing - nice to do a shared PL together. The power of collegiate activities is amazing. Great to do something different for health and stress release. It was terrific and so many staff members said how they slept soundly that night.
Ringwood North Primary School
The Chair Chi workshop was well received by all the staff who attended. I think the time went very quickly and the techniques you covered during the hour session were simple to remember and easily applied after the workshop. A few people have told me that they have used the techniques to address stress and to relax. The handout you gave to us was very useful in reminding us of the techniques you shared with us.Thank you for making the session so worthwhile for us. I have only had positive feedback.
Marise Boff - Principal
Norris Bank Primary School
Chair Chi is a great success at St. John’s Park Hostel, with at least 10 residents participating per session. Our residents continue to talk about the sessions happily afterwards. Our residents have said that they are keen for this activity to continue as part of St. John’s leisure program, as they say they are more relaxed following the session.
Jacqui Wolff - Community Co-ordinator
St. John's Park Hostel
Chair Chi is something everybody can do. Chris is great with the residents, explaining the exercises and the benefits well. The great thing about Chair Chi is it is low impact (exercise) in a chair. It is great for all residents but even those that have mobility problems can participate actively. It has the biggest turnout out of all our exercise classes. They enjoy it and return.
Chereyne Colby - Lifestyle Co-ordinator
Willowbrooke Aged Care Hostel
Thank you for a wonderful afternoon. The residents and staff thoroughly enjoyed your delivery of Chair Chi and would love to have you back again.
Your attitude towards the residents was impressive and you interacted with them brilliantly, they responded and participated well and definitely benefited from you.
Once again thank you Chris and I will certainly recommend you to other facilities.
Wendy Toohey - Lifestyles Co-ordinator