Tai Chi & Qi Gong

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.

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 

Regular Tai Chi - Qi Gong classes 

Weekly Classes 

Tai Chi Chuan - Qi Gong  various forms 

(suitable for fit and dynamic people)

Wednesday: 6.00 - 7.00 pm 

Cost: 5 clases $ 50.00

Location:      143 Rahu Rd Mackeytown 

Contact: Rielle 07 8627011 or via website 

For the older generation improving their health

Monday:  2.00-3.00 Advanced class 

Monday:  3.15-4.00 Beginners class 


Location Paeroa War Memorial Hall 


Rielle:  07 8627011

Val:      07 8624857 


We have 3 classes available which suits people with particular needs. 

The regular Wednesday classes offer Qi Gong and various forms: 24 Yang style,  42 combined form,  Yang style sword and fan form. 

The Monday classes are geared for older people or people with health issues.

One can join the beginners class at any time, transferring into the advanced class according to practitioners progress.