Tai Chi, Yoga, Bridge, Pilates & Mahjong
Tai Chi is one of the “soft” martial arts developed by the ancient Chinese. It is practiced as a means of meditation, exercise and stress management. Tai Chi is a series of slow controlled movements or postures often practiced outdoors to take advantage of the surrounding energy of nature.
Regular practice can increase flexibility and strength and improve cardiovascular fitness. Best of all, it is fun, it is non competitive and helps to stimulate the learning process.
Classes at the Wagstaffe Hall, on Tuesdays during the school term, are suitable for both beginners and advanced.
Beginners includes Warm Up & Joint Exercises, Qigong Shibashi and Tai Chi.
Advanced includes Warm Up Exercises, Qigong, Tai Chi and Weapons.
Phone Jacquie Dawson on 0408 602 669 OR Lesley Sieper 0410 479 884 for more information.
Instructors are registered with the Australian Academy of Tai Chi (AATC) and have undergone a comprehensive training programme before gaining their teaching certificate.
Yoga classes are held every Monday and Friday morning between 9.30 and 11am.
Monday, the instructor is Gai Davies. Ring Gai on 0432 119 940 for further information.
Friday, the instructor is Laurie Jones. Ring Laurie on 0423 589 877 for further information.
Every Friday afternoon, the wonderful card game of Bridge is available in the Wagstaffe Hall starting at 1.30pm. Members, mostly from the local community, have been playing for many years under the name of the Old Wags’ Bridge Group.
The game is a friendly one lasting a couple of hours. East-West players do not move around, but bid and score in duplicate and players can see how they have performed on each hand against others in the group.
Participants are not members of the Bridge Federation and do not play for points of any kind.
The level is approaching intermediate, but beginners, who have completed basic lessons in the game of bridge, have the opportunity to increase their experience and confidence in this environment and are most welcome to join the group.
An experienced player is usually on-hand to advise anyone who may like assistance with their bidding and/or card play. Also, it is not necessary to come along with a partner.
For Sydney weekenders it is a pleasant chance to come up early on a Friday and join in. Subscription cost is minimal can only be called reasonable!!! All proceeds are returned to the Association.
Enquiries can be made by telephoning Graeme Anderson on 0414 689 922.
This class is on Mondays from 6pm to 7pm. Details from Simon and Michelle Wannacott 0425 224 532.
The Mahjong group plays regularly each Thursday, 2pm to 5pm, with the exception of School holidays.
There is a charge of $3.00 each week of playing.......where else can you enjoy such a fun and friendly afternoon at that price ?
This group provides an opportunity for people to learn the game and enjoy the social contacts made. The game is suited to all ages of men and women. Over the years many people have been taught the game at Wagstaffe. For some it has meant rekindling fond memories of family holidays and a treasured set of tiles . For others this is a new skill and offers special opportunities to purchase a set of tiles and share the game with grandchildren ........a new generation of fond memories from Wagstaffe !
The game played at Wagstaffe Hall is the modern game which has evolved from the original Chinese form. While we all learn the basic game we can move on to more challenging games. The more you play the more proficient you become. There is a measure of luck as well as skill in the playing of MahJong. Here is an invitation to join in a stimulating and friendly afternoon of MahJong located in the Wagstaffe Hall amid the ambience of parkland, birds, ferries and the beautiful Brisbane Water.