I am experimenting with a new model for my online Qigong teaching this year. I will be offering more and shorter classes covering every day of the week. Instead of enrolling for individual classes you can now enrol for a week and attend as many classes as you like. The fee for this will be £10 per week.
This new series begins on Monday January 25th 2021. I will initially run this programme for three weeks and then review.
Here’s how it works:
• you enrol, once only. The system sets up an automated weekly payment and automatically adds your name to a participant list
• you can cancel or pause your payment at any time with ease
• you will be sent a new link by email each week
• this single link works for all classes
Mondays 8-8.30am Meditation, 5-5.40pm Hua Gong Forms
Tuesdays 8-8.30am Meditation, 7-7.40pm Qi Ball
Wednesdays 8-8.30am Meditation, 5-5.40pm Qi Ball
Thursdays 8-8.30am Meditation, 7-7.40pm Hua Gong Forms
Fridays 8-8.30am Meditation, 5-5.40pm Shen Form
About the classes
Meditation. The meditation can be practised on the floor or on a chair. The practice will build in weekly stages with the same practice being repeated for five days then further developed the following week. The themes for the first four weeks will be settling, adjusting the breath and connecting to the lower and heart dantiens.
Hua Gong Forms. These are the fundamental self healing practices of Hua Gong, consisting of flowing movements which open the channels, activate the Qi and animate the body, heart and mind. They are rich and potent enough to serve as a lifelong practice, supporting our health at all levels and helping us heal. The Thursday class will repeat the Monday class, meaning that if you miss one you won’t have “missed out” and that if you manage both you will have a chance to reinforce what you have learned.
Qi Ball. The Qi ball practices are universal to all Qigong styles. Working with the ball includes a variety of still postures and movement sequences. As well as significant health benefits, it is one of the best ways to develop our “Qi capacity”- our ability to contain strong experience – and our ability to directly feel the Qi. As with the healing forms, Tuesday’s material will be repeated on Wednesday meaning that if you miss one you won’t have “missed out” and that if you manage both you will have a chance to reinforce what you have learned.
Shen Form. In Qigong we talk about Jing, Qi and Shen. The Jing refers to the more physical level, Qi to the energetic and Shen to light or consciousness. The Shen form is simple sequence of gestures whose effect is to help contain the Shen, to help keep the light in and around the body and prevent us from “leaking”. Psychologically we can experience this as the mind being well rooted in the body and a feeling of “coming back to ourselves”.