Discover Tai Chi for all the family. A colourful, illustrated children’s book for all ages. Find good posture & breathing with Jing & his friends
You will receive: A printed & electronic copy of illustrated children's book Welcoming Jing. Access to our Community Chit Chat forum to discuss and share our Time Out Tai Chi experience. PLUS a video of Time Out Tai Chi form by Leanne Simpson & the book characters.
Let's make the move to have positive time out together
Time Out Tai Chi – Welcoming Jing provides an opportunity to introduce Tai Chi to the household or classroom and is a wonderful way to start building the habits of good posture, relaxation and movement. Studies have shown that Tai Chi is a healthy and safe exercise that everyone can get involved in. The word “jing” can be roughly translated to mean “serenity”. Welcoming Jing into your life is a positive experience for all.
About the Book: “Time Out Tai Chi – Welcoming Jing.” is a colourful, illustrated children’s book for all ages. Join Jing the Panda as he makes new friends through sharing his love of Tai Chi. Readers are introduced to “Posture of Infinity” for encourag ing posture awareness, “Posture of Tai Chi” for considering the effective use of breath and core muscles, “Posture of Opening & Closing” for adding the breath and an explanation of the Tai Chi salute. This book will be available as a printed copy (receive by post) and electronic copy with the training portal.
About the Video: Join Leanne and the characters from the book at the Mackay Botancial Gardens as we explore the Time Out Tai Chi form. To encourage inclusiveness in exercise we have also provide a video of our seated version.
About the Chit Chat: Gain access to our virtual community where we can chat about our Time Out Tai Chi experiences as we share the book and watch the video. You will also receive priority invitation to virtual workshops/classes plus special prices on all our courses.
The idea for the book, “Time Out Tai Chi – Welcoming Jing” came about when the author Leanne started sharing Tai Chi with children by taking animal drawings and telling a story about them to help keep the youngsters engaged. She collaborated with her daughter and Illustrator Bonnie to make this engaging book to help teachers and childcare workers share this wonderful introduction to Tai Chi.
About the Illustrator: Bonnie Hazel Simpson is an award winning, emergent artist. She has won many awards in Mackay Student Festival of Fashion and last year was voted the winner of the People's Choice Award for Artstreet, as part of the Festival of Arts. Bonnie Hazel has been commissioned by groups to create posters for events, logos and branding, window displays and wearable art gowns. Bonnie Hazel has also received a Starburst Regional Mentorship with Crossroad Arts. She is a Registered Nurse specialising in Community Health & a mum.
Collaboration Specialist …
A passionate wellness educator and coach with more than 25 years’ experience in Research, Training, Assessment and Facilitation in the fields of Business, Communication, Hospitality, Customer Service, Fitness and Health and Well-being. Committed to improving the health and wellness of all Australians through an integrated Tai-Chi approach, Leanne delivers comprehensive customised wellness programs that exercise both body and mind for individuals and organisations, through her wellness platform Balance Minder. She is the author of the illustrated children's book "Welcoming Jing" through good posture & breathing.
"As the Principal Trainer & Assessor for Time Out Tai Chi, I help Educators, Exercise and Health Professionals, who are looking to support their Colleagues, Students and Clients to become calmer and healthier through our Time Out Tai Chi Learn to Teach digital train the trainer platform."
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