Instructor

Trevor Slattery

Bio

Trevor has been a keen advocate for tai chi for health since first having the opportunity to learn Tai Chi for Arthritis in 2013.

Since that first workshop Trevor has assisted Master Trainers Jenny Day and Libby Godden with the organisation of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Update workshops throughout Western NSW Local Health District.

These workshops have given Trevor the opportunity to meet and engage with many new and experienced community tai chi leaders, and inspired his own tai chi journey, while affording the privilege of opportunities to spread the benefits of tai chi to communities across NSW. Trevor’s passion and enthusiasm for tai chi has been described as contagious.

In addition to Tai Chi for Arthritis, Trevor has completed Instructor training in Tai Chi for Diabetes with Master Trainer Fiona Black. He has been lucky enough to study Sun Style 73 Form instructed by Master Trainer Janet Cromb, prior to an awesome week in Sydney studying the Exploring the depth of the Sun 73 Form with Fiona in January 2016.

Also known to dabble in the Yang 24 in the interests of understanding more about the similarities and differences between the styles Trevor hopes to have the chance to explore this form in more depth. Since completing Tai Chi for Energy Instructor training in 2016, he has found a fascination with Chen and hopes starting (relatively) early in life will give him enough time to appreciate some of the depth and unique characteristics that they each style has to offer.

Trevor has a background in capacity building and community development. He completed his Certificate IV in training and assessment in 2012. As part of his role he supports tai chi leaders around the local health district and assists with the Orange Community Tai Chi for Health group as a volunteer leader when work permits. The local branch of the Office of Sport & Recreation has also asked Trevor to support local programs through the provision of tai chi classes, which have been very well received.

Having a background in basketball refereeing, in his spare time Trevor helps to coach up and coming basketball referees on and off the court. He has found that tai chi has greatly improved his movement and speed on court while helping him to recover more quickly from injuries. A firm believer that tai chi practice can and should be incorporated into everyday life, Trevor encourages referees to use breathing exercises as a means to manage stress and maintain focus in challenging situations, while being more conscious of protecting their joints and safely transferring their weight before fast changes in direction on court.

When he gets the chance, Trevor also loves to fence. He likes to think that tai chi brings a different style to his technique that gives him the edge against the more traditional fencers. Even if it doesn’t make him more difficult to beat, it certainly adds an element of fun!

Trevor hopes that his own example can serve as motivation for people to engage with tai chi as early as possible, not just for the health benefits, but also for the fun and friendships found along the way.

Contact

Email Trevor.Slattery@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone 0418364194
Country Australia
State / Province / Region NSW
City Orange

Qualifications

  • Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor
  • Certified Tai Chi for Diabetes Instructor
  • Authorised Master Trainer
  • Certified Tai Chi for Energy Instructor
  • Authorised Master Trainer Tai Chi for Arthritis
  • Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 Instructor
  • Master Trainer Tai Chi for Arthritis 2
  • Premier Instructor

Info

Class Information

Wednesdays 09:30 - 10:30

Location

Bloomfield Recreation Hall, Forest Road. Orange.

Other

Community-based group 16+

Beginners classes commence with each new school term. Enquiries welcome.

Upcoming Workshops

No upcoming workshops.