Stressing benefits of an ancient art

Gillian Nunn practising tai chi with instructor Loris Ellis watching on. Picture: Ilsa Sharp
Gillian Nunn practising tai chi with instructor Loris Ellis watching on. Picture: Ilsa Sharp

Founded in 1990 by Ken and Vera Peirce, health and relaxation are promoted through diaphragmic breathing, stretching exercises and the motions of tai chi, instructor Gillian Nunn said.

The Peirces started studying the Lee style of tai chi in the late 1970s, with their daughter Mrs Nunn following in their footsteps, practising tai chi for 25 years and instructing with the school.

‘In this high-stress world, people more than ever need to cope with their stress,’ Mrs Nunn said.

She said classes catered to all levels, with three instructors at all sessions.

‘(The mood of the classes is) to come and de-stress and relax in a social atmosphere, where people can learn in an atmosphere with no pressure,’ Mrs Nunn said.

As well as public sessions, the school hosts classes for businesses, high schools and volunteers in alternative therapy with the SolarisCare Foundation Cancer Support Centre at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Visit www.kvtaichi.com.au.