Move through the day with our accessible, fun,
easy to follow, pathways to wellbeing...

Inclusive content for families, a friendly community and specialist advice and support,
helping you and your children gain wellness, balance and calm.

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Easy to access virtually everywhere

"When I get angry or sad, I do the moves and I feel calm."

Student, Danecourt Special School

Wellbeing is for everyone...

Inclusive Programmes

Our inclusive programmes have been enjoyed by people with a wide range of disabilities including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Sensory disabilities and Developmental Delay.

Accessible Content

Our accessible content ensures participants can really get engaged, there are suggested adaptations and varied content such as seated, audio described, visual supports, captions, low stimulation and sensory.

Carers Support

As a carer you will get a friendly community, expert advice and support to help guide you to develop your child, student or clients in applying movement and mindfulness techniques to aid their wellbeing.

Physical Development

Physical development through movement helps build key life skills and abilities in awareness, balance, coordination and core strength giving a better range of movement, muscle strength, flexibility and fitness.

Emotional Development

Emotional development through combining the mind body and breath, can aid mental health by increasing the ability for self-regulation which helps reduce anxiety, gain confidence and find happiness and calm

Connecting Care

The techniques and movements practiced in the programme can compliment physical therapy and occupational therapy exercises and allows the continuation of the activities from the school/centre to the home.

Tai Chi for kids

tai chi cats doing the tai chi salute.

You and your children can join in the fun with Chi the calm air cat, Geo the energy earth cat and Aqua the focus water cat.

Easy to follow pathways so you can choose the content that matches your moment and helps you to 'move through the day'

Tai Chi Mix three pathways - turquiose Air, Green Earth, Blue Water

The Air pathway has programmes that have thoughtful movements that help you to combine your movements with your breathing and enable you to enter into a state of relaxation and calm.

The Water pathway programmes have mindful flowing movements that challenge your awareness, coordination and balance which will help you to concentrate and focus the mind.

The Earth pathway contains programmes that work on posture, structure, core strength and stretching which will give you a sense of grounding and energy.

tablet showing the Tai Chi Mix programme pathways, Air, water and earth.

Just a few of the Tai Chi Mix programmes

Air

Calm

Breath

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Calm, Energy, Focus Qigong Set

Whether it is at school, at work or at home – we all need to take a quick but then we have to get back to our activities. We designed this qigong set of 9 movements, which only takes a few minutes to do, so it can easily fit into moments in your day.

You can unwind with some calming movements, energise with some stretching postures and then, with a couple of coordination movements, gain focus and you can get back to your day feeling relaxed, refreshed, refocused and raring to go! 

Water

Focus

Mind

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Wellbeing 9 Life Management

The Wellbeing 9 is one of our programmes that takes a more holistic approach to improving wellbeing. We manage our countries, our schools, companies and sports teams so why not look at our lives in a similar way.

The programme consists of nine parts within the categories Active, Balance and Community. The idea being if we can just make small positive changes to the nine parts, it will improve our mind, body and breath and affect, in a positive manner, your overall wellbeing.  

Earth

Energy

Body

Yang 9 banner with girl in ward off pose stepped 5 times from left to right.

Yang 9 Forward Facing Form

The Yang 9 Forward Facing Form is a special tai chi form that we created that helps you to experience the benefits of tai chi as quickly as possible. It can be looped for a longer flow and even mixed with our other creations, the Sun 9 and Chen 9 forms.

The movements are all forward facing so it is very easy to follow along with the instructor and on screens. You only need a small space to practice the Yang 9, taking only two steps in any direction. This set of movements will train your muscle memory and quickly feeling the qi(energy). 

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The Tai Chi Mix Community

Hi, it's us, Marian and Pete

and we would love to share our passion for all things tai chi and wellbeing with you.

Marian has loads of experience teaching children of all ages including many years in schools for children that have disabilities. She has a vast amount of training in educational methods, yoga, karate and tai chi. Marian has always had a focus on introducing movement into every day activities and strongly believes in developing children holistically through combining educational methods, physical activities and mindfulness practices and adapting these methods to what works for the individual student. Oh, and the kids always love her positive energy too.
Tai Chi Earth Logo, a tri yin yang with empty air, waves for water and solid earth.
Pete
Tai Chi Earth
Pete has a taught lots of tai chi in the community and a while ago, a bit of karate too. He is always mindful of providing sessions with fresh challenges and a relaxed and calm environment. Pete is a creative thinker and has a knack for combining things together to make new systems that look at things from a different perspective. He really likes to see participants enjoying the tai chi and knowing that a small change can make a big difference in someone's life. People really like his sense of humour, always coming up with the funny at any moment.
Tai Chi Earth Logo, a tri yin yang with empty air, waves for water and solid earth.
Marian
Tai Chi Earth

Nice things that people have said...

"Tai Chi has been great for my autistic son. We were driving somewhere and his anxiety was increasing - without prompting or supports, he began using his Tai Chi deep breathing exercise. It's great to see my son linking skills learnt to everyday life. Thanks, Marian and Pete for your Tai Chi programme."

PARENT

Tai Chi Mix Logo, a tri yin yang with turquoise air, blue water and green earth.

Our clients loved the balance and peace associated with the sessions. Amongst all the chaos we could find our inner peace and quiet.

GROUP LEADER - DAY CENTRE FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

Tai Chi Mix Logo, a tri yin yang with turquoise air, blue water and green earth.

“He had such a great time and went to bed early without having seizures. This was a great breakthrough. :)”

PARENT

Tai Chi Mix Logo, a tri yin yang with turquoise air, blue water and green earth.

“The difference Tai Chi has made to our pupils and staff is tangible. The professional delivery of programmes/sessions by Tai Chi Earth’s experts, Marian and Pete, has impacted upon the physical and emotional equilibrium of so many individuals. An essential and highly recommended addition to daily life - Thank you.”

HEAD TEACHER - PRIMARY SPECIAL SCHOOL

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Free access to tai chi mix

If you are living in Auckland and you are supporting a child or young adult that has a disability or a mental health challenge – you can join the programme for free until the end of March 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions... that we made up!

That’s a pretty large question but to describe it in its simplest terms, they both involve movements that are done to a set of principles that combine the mind, body and breath.

Many studies have shown that doing regular tai chi and qigong has many positive physical improvements on your health and wellness. What makes this form of exercise special is the internal nature and mindfulness that is combined with the physical movement which provides a fantastic boost to your overall wellbeing.

Yes, yes and more yes. Most of us will have mental health challenges in our lives at some point. Practicing tai chi and qigong can give you improved mindfulness and wellbeing strategies which can help you balance your emotions and help with your self-regulation. Our programme pathways can match what you need in the moment and help you to find focus, energy and calm.

We will always be working on improvements for not only the accessibility of our website but also making our content inclusive and fun for all. We make use of captions, audio description, low stimulation, sensory and other techniques where we can. Our movements are offered with adaptations and simplifications and because tai chi has an internal nature, the mind can do some of the movement that the body can’t do.

While we will always say check with your medical professionals before starting any new exercise programme, our content is quite gentle and we have/suggest modifications so you can stay within your own comfort zone. We focus on developing abilities rather than thinking what we can’t do. We have often found carers are surprised in discovering abilities found through doing the different tai chi activities for the participants.

Whether you are a carer in your home or it is your occupation, your wellbeing is important, not only for yourself but also the people that you care for. At times, as you know, caring for others can be stressful and draining, the Tai Chi Mix programme can help you to look after yourself, take a break and find moments of calm in your day.

Yes, tai chi for kids is great. We have loads of content and different styles of videos that can help develop their physical and emotional wellbeing. There are the Tai Chi Cats, Chi, Geo and Aqua – our best instructors and we have the added motivation of collecting steps along the pathways to get to the next level and also some fun games.

Wellbeing is for everyone and our content can be enjoyed whatever your age and ability. We have had adults of all ages find something new in our programmes – whether they have done tai chi before or they are just starting out on their journey. Our focus is on being in the moment and enjoying the holistic nature of tai chi play.

We are far from being masters of tai chi ourselves. Our programmes are all about using simplified movements inspired by tai chi and qigong – albeit sticking to the principles as much as possible, so participants can quickly gain some of the benefits and feelings of practicing tai chi. We see tai chi practice as a journey that hasn’t got a particular destination, it is a lifestyle.

We produce a lot of our content for children and for people with disabilities. However, wellbeing is best centred around the whole family and we have lots of great content for adults too. We believe tai chi should be for everyone and we can grow our wellbeing together.

Hopefully you will never want to leave us, however, we do understand, things change or something comes up. You can cancel anytime easily by navigating to the cancellation page within the membership menu. You will still have access until the end of your current billing cycle. After that your account will drop down to the ‘Adult Free’ and you will lose access to the paid content.

Yes, sure you can, we would love to have you back. You can still login with your previous account details (if you didn’t also cancel the ‘Adult Free account’). From the menu you can select which level you would like to rejoin with. You will however, have to rejoin on the current price whatever that may be at the time.

Yes, it works great for participants with learning difficulties from both an educational progress and a physical/emotional development perspective. The programmes can be accessed and followed easily in classrooms and in halls, the movements do not need much space and you will be able to fit the mini sessions into your day for transition times, breaks and activity sessions. 

Hopefully we have got you covered – if you do have any other questions, you can get in touch with us on the Tai Chi Earth Contact page.

What's in the membership?

Programmes

We have several programmes on the go with plenty more to come so there will be something familiar, something new for and your family to enjoy and they are all on easy to follow pathways.  

Support

We are here to help you along the wellbeing pathway, whether it is for yourself or for the physical/emotional development of your child, we will use our many years of experience to guide you on your journey.

Community

The Adult Accounts have access to the Tai Chi Mix Community, a safe, private group of like minded friendly people where you can share and ask questions with no judgement  with all the usual social media features.

Child Friendly

You get two logins with your Adult Account that are view only with no access to the community and live lessons so your child/vulnerable adult can enjoy the videos in safety on their own device.

Live Sessions

The Adult Accounts can join the live online sessions so you and your family can enjoy movements taken from our programmes and experience a session that is longer, random, personal, with a few surprises of live sessions.

Accessible

Accessible design is good for everybody so we always endeavour to make our system easy to navigate and use, with high contrast, readable fonts and clearly laid out logically described content.

Start on the pathway to wellbeing today!

Adult Free

$ 0 (USD) Per Month
  • Access to the Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong programme.
  • Develop Awareness, Balance, Coordination, Core Strength and Self Regulation
  • We do not ask for any payment information to register for the free membership

Adult Annual

$ 0 (USD) Per Month (funded by Auckland Council Grant)
  • Wellbeing for your whole whānau
  • Inclusive tai chi and wellbeing videos that will help you to find calm, enjoyment and balance.
  • Develop Awareness, Balance, Coordination, Core Strength and Self Regulation
  • Community online social group and live lessons (for the Adult member account)
  • 1 Adult and 2 Child/Vulnerable Young Adult Accounts included Until March 2023
  • We do not ask for any payment information to register for the grant programme
BEST VALUE

Adult Monthly

$ 0 (USD) Per Month (funded by Auckland Council Grant)
  • Wellbeing for your whole whānau
  • Inclusive tai chi and wellbeing videos that will help you to find calm, enjoyment and balance.
  • Develop Awareness, Balance, Coordination, Core Strength and Self Regulation
  • Community online social group and live lessons (for the Adult member account)
  • 1 Adult and 2 Child/Vulnerable Young Adult Accounts included Until March 2023
  • We do not ask for any payment information to register for the grant programme

Multiple memberships for your organisation.

Education/Workplace

We have several programmes on the go with plenty more to come so there will be something familiar, something new for and your family to enjoy and they are all on easy to follow pathways.  

Resilience

We are here to help you along the wellbeing pathway, whether it is for yourself or for the physical/emotional development of your child, we will use our many years of experience to guide you on your journey.

Employees/Students

The Adult Accounts have access to the Tai Chi Mix Community, a safe, private group of like minded friendly people where you can share and ask questions with no judgement  with all the usual social media features.

Balance

You get two logins with your Adult Account that are view only with no access to the community and live lessons so your child/vulnerable adult can enjoy the videos in safety on their own device.

Productivity

The Adult Accounts can join the live online sessions so you and your family can enjoy movements taken from our programmes and experience a session that is longer, random, personal, with a few surprises of live sessions.

Care

Accessible design is good for everybody so we always endeavour to make our system easy to navigate and use, with high contrast, readable fonts and clearly laid out logically described content.

Multiple memberships

Adult Multiple Annual

$ 0 (USD) Per Month (funded by Auckland Council Grant)
  • Wellbeing for your whole whānau
  • Inclusive tai chi and wellbeing videos that will help you to find calm, enjoyment and balance.
  • Develop Awareness, Balance, Coordination, Core Strength and Self Regulation
  • Community online social group and live lessons (for the Adult member account)
  • 1 Adult and 2 Child/Vulnerable Young Adult Accounts included Until March 2023
  • We do not ask for any payment information to register for the grant programme
BEST VALUE

Adult Multiple Monthly

$ 0 (USD) Per Month (funded by Auckland Council Grant)
  • Wellbeing for your whole whānau
  • Inclusive tai chi and wellbeing videos that will help you to find calm, enjoyment and balance.
  • Develop Awareness, Balance, Coordination, Core Strength and Self Regulation
  • Community online social group and live lessons (for the Adult member account)
  • 1 Adult and 2 Child/Vulnerable Young Adult Accounts included Until March 2023
  • We do not ask for any payment information to register for the grant programme

If you would like to discuss anything about the multiple membership accounts or would like to enquire about purchasing more than 100 accounts at an improved rate please get in touch at the  Tai Chi Earth Contact page.

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