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Tai Chi & Qi Gong

Zentao Tai Chi School is based in Paeroa and offers  variety of  Tai Chi and Qi Gong courses. It has been established by Rielle Friedrich in the year 2000 and runs regular weekly classes and short courses. Rielle has been practising Tai Chi and Qi Gong for 40 years 


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.


Craniosacral            Qi Gong  Retreat


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

Cost: $350

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Qi Gong - Tai Chi classes


Wednesday   6.00 pm


What Is Tai Chi Chuan? 

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi Chuan is an effective exercise for health of mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits. For many, it continues as a lifetime journey.


Almost anyone can learn Tai Chi. It's inexpensive and can be practiced almost anywhere. In most of the styles, the movements are slow and gentle, and the degree of exertion can be easily adjusted, making it suitable for people of all levels of ability.


There are many styles and forms of Tai Chi, the major being Chen, Yang, Wu, and Sun Style.      Each style has its own unique features, although most styles share similar essential principles.


The essential principles include mind integrated with the body; fluidity of the movements; control of breathing; and, mental concentration. The central focus is to enable the Qi or life force to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body. Total harmony of the inner and outer self comes from the integration of mind and body, achieved through the ongoing practice of Tai Chi.


Retreat teacher:  


Rielle Friedrich 

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

Contact and Info:  Rielle 027 862 8448 or email:   or

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Contact: Rielle  
Ph: 027 862 8448

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