The workshops in Chi Kung are an ongoing series that interested participants can enter at any point. The workshops can either be attended individually or as a whole series.
The overall intention of the workshops is to present Chi Kung as a way to open up to a deeper and richer connection to the life force within the human system and within Nature. In particular to listen and be aware of the subtle power of your health and become more aware of movements of Chi within your body and mind.
The workshops will teach the following skills:
A series of 10 workshops is offered as four day intensives covering a range of foundational material that represent a grounding in Elemental Chi Kung. Students are encouraged to practice daily and to study some of the basic literature in the field in order to gain a comprehensive knowledge of Chi Kung.
Each day will run from 10-5 and the last day 10-4 with a lunch and tea breaks. The day will be mostly experiential work following a series of Chi Kung forms and exploring the different aspects of the workshop theme
For those students wishing to deepen their knowledge of Chi Kung there will be some guided learning to study between workshops and for those wishing to teach, an additional set of studies along with supervision during the workshops.
is a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Chi Kung Teacher. He has also studied shiatsu, healing and attachment based psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He is the founder and director of Body Intelligence Training offering a practitioner training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy internationally. He also set up and directed the College of Elemental Chi Kung offering Chi Kung classes, workshops, retreats and a Chi Kung Teacher Training program in Europe, North America and Australasia. He has studied with a variety of Chi Kung teachers and has created an integrated form that has the Five Elements and Internal Alchemy as its foundation. He is the author of 'Body Intelligence – Creating a New Environment' and 'You are How you Move - Experiential Chi Kung'. He has a degree in Chemistry.
Wilhemeena Isabella Monroe
Wilhemeena Isabella Monroe is the founder and director of the Soul Centre (www.soulcentre.co.nz). She has been working in movement, holistic health and wellbeing for over 15 years. She is an established artist, choreographer, filmmaker, dancer and poet and has performed all over the world. She is also one of New Zealand’s top somatic practitioners and has a current practice combining, biodynamic cranio-sacral therapy, massage, movement therapy, dance, yoga, chi kung and meditation. She is a Skinner Releasing Technique certified teacher, a Shin Somatics Registered Movement Therapist and Trainer (with EastWest Somatics), a certified Birth into Being instructor and is delighted to be a facilitator for the College of Elemental Chi Kung- she is a registered member of ISMETA and has taught somatics and movement in many institutions, universities, training programs and communities, worldwide (www.mswilla.com).
Asho Gevorgyan has been continuously inspired to explore movement, meditation and energy practices since her late teens. Over many years she has been refining, widening and delving deeper into her personal practice. This is strongly reflected in her energetic and creative approach to her teaching. She facilitates classes and workshops in a wide variety of genres including dance, Pilates, yoga, meditation, Sufi techniques, Tantra and Chi Kung. She has studied these modalities with a variety of teachers over many years. Asho is an Osho follower and has been a sannyasin for the past 20 years. She has a degree in Architecture.
The price for each workshop is NZ$600. The workshops are non-residential.
For those wishing to attend the whole series the payment of the full course fee up front attracts a discounted fee of NZ$5700.
20-23 August 2015 (Ged Sumner)
8-11 October 2015 (Ged Sumner)
25-28 February 2016 (Asho Gevorgyan)
19-22 May 2016 (Wilhemeena Monroe)
11-14 August 2016 (Asho Gevorgyan)
Internal and External Fields
10-13 November 2016 (Wilhemeena Monroe)