Qigong & Taichi Classes & Workshops                                      

Term 1 Taichi Yang style 24 Form & Qigong (1 hour class)

REMINDER:
NO TAI CHI CLASSES FRI 8TH MARCH GEELONG WEST
NO TAI CHI CLASSES TUES 12TH LEOPOLD


Times:
Tues Taichi & Qigong LEOPOLD 6.30pm starting 19th Feb ($150 for 10 week term), please register your interest for this class in particular via text message to 0425 801 912. 
Tues Taichi & Qigong LEOPOLD 2.30pm starting 19th Mar ($150 for 10 week term), please register your interest for this class in particular via text message to 0425 801 912.
Thurs Qigong only BARWON HEADS starts 31st Jan - 4th April 2019 (10 weeks) $170. Casual $20. 
Fri Taichi & Qigong GEELONG WEST 1st Feb - 12th April 2019 (10 weeks) $170. No class on Fri 8th March. Casual $20.
Fri Belmont class is no longer running. 


Locations: 

Tuesday classes Leopold: Leopold Community Hub, 31-39 Kensington Rd, Multi-purpose room upstairs from library.
Thursday evening Barwon Heads:  71-73 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads Uniting church. Hall at the back.
Friday midday Geelong West: Geelong West Community Hub, 89 Autumn St.
Sunday workshops: Geelong West Community Hub, 89 Autumn St.

Tai Chi 
 

Are you looking for a form of exercise that will calm and uplift your spirit? 

Tai Chi reduces high blood pressure and effectively calms the inner chatterbox. It is enjoyable and will help conditions such as arthritis.

"Tai Chi... may safely and effectively be used to treat knee osteoarthritis...Significant improvements have been reported in balance, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular and respiratory function, and reduction of pain, depression, anxiety and arthritic symptoms in a variety of patient populations including KOA."
- Tai Chi for Treating Knee Osteoarthritis: Designing a Long-term Follow up Randomized Controlled Trial - BMC -Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15 Sept 2008.

Yang style 24 form Tai Chi consists of graceful flowing movements that loosen and limber while improving your circulation and joint mobility. It promotes relaxation through slow, smooth movements practiced with a relaxed mind.


What is Qigong (or Chi Kung)?

Regulate the Body, Mind and Qi through postures, movements, relaxation and focus. Qigong is immeasurably beneficial & efficient at moving Qi, calming the Mind, strengthening the Body & harmonizing the physical, emotional and mental aspects of Being. Workshops covering a particular Qigong form are held throughout the year. These are usually 3 hours on a Sunday. Register your interest now and we’ll let you know about future workshops.

Qigong is based on the same principles that are applied in Chinese medicine. Movements & breath harmonise organs, meridians and emotions & rebalance our energy systems. Transform stuck, negative energy into positive healing energy. Subtle energy or life force flows freely through our bodies when we are in good health. Emotions are energy too. When this energy gets stuck or stagnant, it can lead to pain or ill health physically and emotionally. Chi Kung is a healing art that gently moves this energy and transmutes it into vitality and health. It's an enjoyable and gentle way to bring greater equilibrium to our bodies, minds & hearts.

Learn Ancient Methods for Peace and Wellbeing. For thousands of years the Chinese have practiced Qigong and Tai Chi to encourage health, prolong life, reduce stress, cuiltivate awareness, engender a sense of balance and elevate one’s mood.  

Forms that may be taught over the year include

Five Elements 
Tendon & Meridian Cleansing method 
Joint Nourishing & Bone Marrow Washing Method 
Qi Gathering Method 
Da Wu Six Healing Sounds 
Five Animal Frolic 
Taichi Yang style 24 Form