Qigong & Taichi Classes & Workshops                                      

To book your place for all classes & workshops, please use the buttons and pay online.

Term 4 

Workshops                                   
28th Oct Qigong workshop 2-4pm $69 Six Healing Sounds, 89 Autumn street, Geelong West Community Hub.
(Online bookings allow 1 person to book at a time)



Taichi Yang style 24 Form
Fri Geelong West 12th Oct - 14th Dec (10 weeks) $160 


Casual Taichi class Geelong West $20 


Qigong Six Healing Sounds
Thurs Barwon Heads 11th Oct - 13th Dec 2018 (10 weeks) $160 


 Fri Belmont 12th Oct - 14th Dec (10 weeks) $160  



Term 3 - Weekly classes:

Taichi Yang style 24 Form 
Fri Geelong West  10th Aug - 21th Sept 
Casual Taichi class Geelong West $20 


Qigong Five Animal Play
Thurs Barwon Heads 2nd Aug - 20th Sept 2018 
Casual Barwon Heads Classes $20 

Fri Belmont 3rd Aug - 21st Sept 2018 
Casual Belmont Class $20



Locations & Times
  
Friday morning Belmont: 9.30-10.30am St. Bernard’s Parish, 74 Fryers Road. In the church or parish hall. 
Friday midday Geelong West: 12-1pm Geelong West Senior Citizens club, 89 Autumn St.
Thursday evening Barwon Heads: 6.30-7.30pm 71-73 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads Uniting church. Hall at the back.
Sunday workshops: 2-4pm, Geelong West Senior Citizens club, 89 Autumn St Geelong West.



Five Animal Play Qigong
'Rub your tummy' like the bear, and 'spread your wings' like the crane.
This form is based on the movements of the tiger, deer, bear, monkey and crane. Come play and enjoy the grounding of the bear, the grace of the deer, the prowess of the tiger, the humour of the monkey, and the soaring of the bird. The movements cleanse and create space on all levels by stretching the tendons and muscles, and opening the meridians. Chi stimulation is increased by alternating expansion and relaxation, leading to improved blood circulation. Enjoy the mental space created by regular practice of this form.

A great form of mindful movement to promote fitness.
 All are welcome, suits beginners and advanced alike. 
Book now! Text Kerry to let her know you're attending 0425 801 912.

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