Tai Chi has been an important part of my life for over 25 years. For much of that time, it gave me the focus, grounding and inner strength to be a positive influence in a dynamic yet difficult school environment. Unfortunately, as work pressures and stress levels grew, I neglected my practice at a time when I needed it the most.
Recently, I stepped back into my Tai Chi shoes under Fang’s wonderful guidance and thanks to her inspired teaching, I have rediscovered the grounding and energy that a daily practice brings. Fang’s expert application of the martial aspect in her teaching clarifies and informs every movement. Her clear instructions and gentle energy are a positive and encouraging reinforcement of the principles of Tai Chi.
It is such a delight to once again be flowing with the sequences of Tai Chi and enacting the narrative that underpins every move. I’ve noticed my sleep patterns have improved since renewing my practice and I feel more in touch with my inner core. I look forward to continuing my Tai Chi journey as it is such a rewarding and enriching practice.
Move It Marion Coordinator
City of Marion
I have found both Fang and Luke from Meridian Connection Tai Chi excellent to work with. They are both engaging and participants really enjoy their sessions. They explain and demonstrate the various movements in a way that makes it easy to understand and I have seen noticeable improvements in the balance and strength of our participants. They understand the need to cater for various levels of ability and mobility and are kind and encouraging to participants who initially struggle with particular movements. They also continually demonstrate and explain ways that participants can adapt the movements to suit mobility restrictions and varying levels of strength and balance. They are always more than happy to stay around after the session to answer participant’s questions. I would highly recommend Meridian Connection Tai Chi as a provider of Tai Chi for the community.
I’ve been learning Tai Chi with Fang now for about two months. The blink of an eye really and I’ve developed a deep respect for her personally and for the skill with which she teaches. She’s very patient, willing to repeat a movement many times if necessary, and is always encouraging, never asking me to ones-extend, just to do what I can. Fang is a very warm person and always makes me feel welcomed and “able” in her lessons. A real plus for me. I’m so glad to have met Fang and very happy to continue learning Tai Chi with her.
I feel centred when I do Tai Chi with Fang because I enjoy working on my Qi. I have more energy when I do Tai Chi and I feel my energy flowing. And I feel calm and connected with myself. I can really feel the difference when I do Tai Chi, I feel balanced in myself. I feel relaxed doing Tai Chi. Thank you Fang for teaching me.
Paul Williams – Managing Director, Comace Pty Ltd
Fang is a fantastic instructor and all my staff were guided through the steps with ease. Fang has a way of making each class enjoyable even when dealing with apprehensive tough macho males. Surprisingly it became a session that all staff looked forward to and after the initial (get over yourself) period every person participating made the effort to exercise each movement to the best of their ability.
I don’t recall a session that we didn’t have a laugh and all come away smiling, which in, itself, is a fantastic result. I can honestly say that it made each of us feel more relaxed and ready for the day compared to the days that the Tai Chi didn’t occur.
I can recommend it as not only an exercise programme but as a group bonding session and a good start to the day. Happy for anyone to ring me for a more detailed perspective for the experience at Comace.
“On a whim I decided to attend Fang’s Tai Chi class. I had attended one lesson offered by another practitioner at another venue at the beginning of the year, but did not feel any inclination to continue. For this reason I did not have high expectations when I went along to my first class with Fang. Fang was very welcoming; her smiling face and gentle demeanour offered great encouragement to me. I especially liked the fact that she explained the health benefits of the movements to the class. My body does not permit me to perform all the movements as they should be performed. When I explained this to Fang she smiled and told me that I should only do what I feel I can and just imagine in my mind that I am performing the movements to their full extent. This took the pressure off me – if Fang had been stern and insisted that I push my body further than it could go, I would not have continued with my classes. After each lesson I felt uplifted and this feeling lasted with me for a few hours afterwards. When the term finished my fellow class mates and I felt sad because we had all grown to feel comfortable and supported in each others company during the lesson. I have no doubt that Fang’s nurturing style of teaching was appreciated by all who attended.”
Sue W – Seacliff
For me, the Tai Chi & Qi Gong class makes me feel relaxed and powerful at the same time. I am sure that on several occasions my Tai Chi has saved me from a bad fall as I have much better balance and ankle strength now and can recover from tripping over. I have great ankle strength and core strength when walking around steep hills on my property. I also notice that I can turn my head better than a lot of people my age…this is so important when driving a car, reversing a car etc. When we do “the Lotus” I remind myself each time….patience, patience, patience!……..I am not a patient person so I can use Tai Chi to try to learn new things and apply them to myself. I love the Tai Chi flow when everything is going well and I can feel energy in my hands. A great way to feel warm and strong especially in winter!
Lisa J – Port Noarlunga South
I really enjoy learning Qi Gong and Tai Chi with Fang from Meridian Connection. I recently started looking into Qi Gong and Tai Chi to rehabilitate a neck pain and the associated stress that can come with such a pain. I am so grateful to have found a local southern teacher who is knowledgable, genuine, motivated and caring. I now practice Qi Gong and Tai Chi everyday and I find it helps me feel focused, balanced and energised as I am enthusiastic to learn more.
Having been to other Tai Chi lessons and sessions, I was very impressed with Fang’s style of teaching and her prepareness o share her knowledge with each of us. She is a very caring person and took a personal interest in each one. She has a very gentle, respectful and encouraging way of relating to both the beginners and the more experienced. I am really looking forward to attending more of her classes and can’t wait to learn more.
Thank you once again, Fang. I found everything relaxing and invigorating at the same time. It has helped me go back to the centre. I have just started so everything is new and wonderful. When working on patients I find that many have lumps and buckled muscles under the front of the axilla which have resulted in deltoid and shoulder pains as well as breathing restrictions. With what we have done today, I could feel the energy “burst” through and then gently flow.
Thank you, I will come again