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Rielle’s Tai Chi & Qi Gong Journey

Rielle Friedrich started her Qi Gong and Tai Chi journey in 1980 in Germany. With different teachers she has been studying various Qi Gong and Tai Chi styles. Rielle has been teaching since 1983; in 2001 she opened the “Zen Tao Tai Chi”  school, where she runs regular classes in Paeroa, New Zealand.

Qi Gong retreats are offered here and in other locations. 

Rielle works as a health practitioner at her own practice “Health in Motion”, Clinic for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Acupuncture and Physiotherapy.


Qi Gong Retreat

28.-29. May 2022

The Qi Gong weekend is designed to enhance our energy and wellbeing. 

Cost: $350

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Qi Gong - Tai Chi classes


Monday         2.00 and 3.15 pm (postponed)

Wednesday   6.00 pm 


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May 28, 9:30 AM – May 29, 4:00 PM
Zentao Tai Chi Centre,
143 Rahu Road, Karangahake 3674, New Zealand

This two day weekend retreat is offered to explore and experience Qi Gong in theory and practice. We will learn to develop our ability to sense and nourish Qi, to witness our movements and deepen into the expression of Qi. As requested by many a beautiful short Tai Chi form will be taught. 


Qi Gong is a way to improve and maintain health. It is a form of exercise and vital part of  Traditional Chinese Medicine. Its roots go back thousands of years; and different practices have developed according to the needs of times.

Until early 1900 Qi Gong exercises have been kept secret in China. Now various styles are taught openly worldwide, and research has confirmed its many benefits. Regular Qi Gong practise can support our wellbeing and health, and help to overcome anxiety and stress of daily living.


The course content:

  • Standing and moving Qi Gong - (various sets: ShiBaShi…)

  • Enhancing our ability to sense,  build and harmonise Qi 

  • Perception of Qi fields and exchange of external and internal Qi 

  • Empowering the Three Dan Tien and Central Meridian 

  • Medical Qigong - Meridian flow 

  • Four direction Tai Chi (short form) 

  • Going inwards - meditation


All levels of experience welcome.


Venue:  Zen Tao Centre - 143 Rahu Road, Karangahake 3674, New Zealand


When:  Saturday 28 May 9.30 am - Sunday 29.May 4 pm 

             Optional: Saturday evening : Qi Sound therapy/ meditation 


Cost:    $ 350 for 2 days / Day 1 can be booked on its own for $175

            Deposit:   $ 50 ( non-refundable) to reserve your place


Price Includes:  tuition,  morning and afternoon tea,  plus nourishing lunch

Registration:  www.healthinmotion.co.nz/qi-gong-tai-chi

Payment: Please pay via Internet Banking:

Account name: ZENTAO

Account number: 02 0396 0082339 00

Please use your name as reference and Qigong 3 as Code


Retreat teacher:  


Rielle Friedrich 

Teacher for Qi Gong and Tai Chi, Physiotherapist, Phys.-Acupuncture, Craniosacral Therapist  

Contact and Info:  Rielle 021 301282 or email: zentao.nz@gmail.com   or    healthinmotion.nz@gmail.com

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