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Tai Chi with Jeni

Gentle exercise (as found in Tai Chi):

  • Produces a refreshed, greater mental focus
  • Creates better sleep patterns
  • Boosts the body immune system
  • Protects joints and bones
  • Creates good body posture and skeletal integration
  • Promotes muscle fitness
  • Stimulates body endorphins production

When: 10.00 am - 11.00 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays during school term.

19 JANUARY 2022: Please note that, in the interest of providing a safe environment for our staff, volunteers, participants and the Ballarat East community in the current COVID-19 situation, we are currently considering when to start Tai Chi in Term 1, 2022. We will be contacting registered participants to gather feedback about what best suits those involved. At this stage, it is unlikely that Tai Chi will start until early March 2022.

Where: Eureka Hall, near the corner of Stawell Street South & Eureka Street, Ballarat East (across the car park from the Eureka Pool).

Cost & Payment Details: $10 per class, cash on the day. Please try to bring the correct amount to mimimise cash handling. 

Limits: When there are no density limits, up to 20 people are able to be in the large hall for this activity (19 participants + Jeni). Bookings are currently required.

Vaccination requirements: It is a requirement of the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House that all people aged 12 and over are double vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical exemption to participate in this activity.

About Jeni

Jeni qualified to be a Tai Chi teacher in 2010. She started teaching Tai Chi as a volunteer when living in Queensland and wanted to support older people in her community with arthritis to stay active. Jeni started running Tai Chi classes for the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House in 2019 and they continue to be extremely popular.

Arrival time

Access to the Hall will be available from 10 minutes before the class starts. As this will be the only activity taking place in the Hall at this time, for security reasons the external doors of the Hall will be locked at 10.00 am to enable the class to start on time. There will be no access into the Hall during the class, so please don't be late.

Location & getting there

Classes are held in the bigger (south) room at Eureka Hall (104 Stawell Street South, Ballarat East). Please enter via either the door from the off-street carpark (near the Eureka pool) or the door on the east side (Stawell Street South).

Walking: There are two entrances to Eureka Hall. One on the north side (pool/car park) and the other on the east side (Stawell Street South).
Driving: You can park in the car park between Eureka Hall and the Eureka Pool, entry from Stawell Street South.
Bus: Catch either the Ballarat-Canadian Bus (Route 20) and hop off at Stop 35385 (Kline Street/Eureka Street) or the Ballarat-Brown Hill Bus (Route 15) and hop off at Stop 35379 (Eureka Stockade Memorial Park/Eureka Street). Walk along Stawell Street South to Eureka Hall.
Bicycle: Please secure your bicycle outside Eureka Hall.

Public toilets are available adjacent to Eureka Hall. There are no toilets inside the building.

Conditions of participation

  1. Please read the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Activity Terms and Conditions. You will be asked to agree to these upon registration for this class.
  2. If you are feeling unwell and/or have cold/flu symptoms or have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, please do not come to class.
  3. Bring a face mask in case you are required to wear one inside the Hall. Check the Victorian Government's COVID-19 guidelines for exercising and face masks for updates.
  4. Please sanitise your hands upon entry to and exit from Eureka Hall. Hand sanitiser will be available.
  5. Keep at least 1.5 metres from other people in the class.
  6. Please bring your own drink bottle as there will be no access to the kitchen at this stage.
  7. Arrive 5-10 minutes before the class starts to allow time to complete any paperwork, which may include confirmation of your attendance for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes.
  8. Wear comfortable active wear including shoes.
  9. If you have any injuries or issues which may affect your ability to partipate fully in the class, please arrive early and discuss with Jeni.
  10. Turn off your phone/digital devices and store your possessions in the Tai Chi room.
  11. A maximum of 19 participants will be permitted to participate in the class. 
  12. Tickets are not transferable.