Workplace wellness

I highly recommend Chunmei Yang as a knowledgeable, highly trained and committed teacher of Tai Chi.  Members of our staff participate in, and look forward to, her weekly sessions at the end of which we feel calm, relaxed and re-energized.  Chunmei is very patient, but also ensures that we continue to learn and practice our movements.  She has enhanced our well-being.” 

Maureen Thomas | Principal, St Ita’s Primary School | Dutton Park

 

“Tai Chi for Health was one of the initiatives brought into our company to increase staff health and wellbeing. Tai Chi for Health ticked all the boxes affordable, low impact and short time frame can be done anywhere in work clothes.  We have a variety of ages and fitness levels therefore Tai Chi has become a great asset to our company it increases staff happiness and gets staff moving.  Chunmei has been pleasure to work with and is very enthusiastic about the health of our staff.”  

Katherine Bodrog | Practice Manager, Guymer Bailey Architects | Brisbane Office

Stress in the workplace is a growing concern for employees and employers in Australia.

Workplace stress can impact employee productivity through increased absenteeism, diminished performance, negative attitude and cynicism, decline in commitment and creativity, decreased ability to concentrate, difficulty to learn and can translate to a difficulty to interact with other employees. Not to mention insomnia, headaches, back pain, gastrointestinal disorders, fatigue, anxiety, irritability and depression.  No wonder employers become involved in stress related workers compensation claims.

How can Tai Chi help to reduce an individual’s stress levels?

Stress can be managed by doing a gentle, relaxing exercise like Tai Chi.  Tai Chi for Health gentle programs allow us to take control of our mind and body, so we are able to increase blood flow and circulation while at the same time stretching out stiff, tired and aching muscles.

Benefits of a Tai Chi workplace health and wellbeing program…

to the employee – Tai Chi enhances our life by improving health and calming the mind. When we integrate Tai Chi into our everyday life it can make the mind clearer and improve concentration. This in turn helps with productivity and can often lead to greater job satisfaction.
to the employer – To be busy and not produce results, will negatively affect the bottom line.  Through a Tai Chi gentle exercise and relaxation program you can better equip yourselves to choose and seize the most important opportunities, so that your company prospers and we grow together.
to the workplace – Tai Chi can have a positive effect on team building.  When you practice together doing Tai Chi, it creates a strong relaxed atmosphere which promotes good team building, trust and confidence.  We all enjoy working together if we are able to have a little fun as well.

Recommended program duration…

Workplace Tai Chi

is one 30 minute session per week, for a minimum of 10 weeks.  This will generally give sufficient time and continuity to your employees, for them to realise and experience the benefits of the Tai Chi gentle exercise and relaxation program.  The program is for the individual and as such they will gain health and relaxation benefits at their own pace.

Suggested session plan – 30 minutes

  • Warm up and stretching exercises – 10 minutes
  • Relaxation & breathing technique – 3 minutes
  • Tai Chi movements – 15 minutes
  • Cool down – 2 minutes

We come to you at a time that suits you…

  • No special equipment or clothing is required (Tai Chi can be practiced in regular work clothes)
  • No need to shower or change afterwards (Tai Chi is not high impact aerobic exercise)
  • No experience required, any fitness and ability level can participate including people with special needs
  • One instructor can lead 1-20 maximum participants per session, with the ability to run multiple sessions on the same day to incorporate staggered lunch breaks

Let’s get started at your workplace!

For more information, download the Tai Chi workplace wellness brochure (pdf) or contact Chunmei directly using the contact form.