All the workshops will include the following main themes. These will be explored as an ongoing study. The workshops primarily look at developing a sensitivity to Chi by coming into greater awareness of our physical and energetic body. Physical strength and stamina will increase through regular practice of Chi Kung along with the emergence of a deep equanimity.
This workshop will explore the action and importance of the Water Element. The main focus will be on flow and Jing. In this workshop we will be looking at the properties of Water found in Nature and learning how they manifest in the body.
This workshop will explore the Fire Element and awareness of the Heart and Shen. We will look at the upward expanding energy of Fire as well as the earthy, grounded qualities found in Fire.
In this workshop we will explore the action and importance of Earth. We will be introducing the Support Cycle and the Control Cycle using the Five Element model as well as Five Element guidelines for Earth i.e. taste, smell, time of year, animal and colour.
This workshop looks at Wood Element, the Element of growth and transforming stagnation. We will clarify the relationship between Wood and Harmonious Organ flow and develop the relationship between Wood and Smooth Movement. Wood creates a light delicate flow of Chi through the whole system.
The workshop will explore the Element of Metal. We will be introducing External Chi fields. We will also start to see the importance of synchronising movements and a clear awareness of boundaries.
The workshop will give you a sense of how the Chi flows through the fascia, muscles and skeleton affecting the body to a cellular level. This understanding will help the mind (Yi) to guide and organize the Chi flow in a more holistic manner.
Explore the healing principles of Chi and its unfoldment in the human system. Learn how to access the 8 central channels over four days. The forms focus on using breath and movement forms to open up the Chi flow in the central channels bringing about a deep balance.
In this workshop we will begin to explore Nei Kung, which simply means internal work. Although it is a part of the Chi Kung family it is also a distinctly separate and a more ancient Daoist practise. Nei kung is a very highly developed internal practice, not a specific set of exercises as in Chi Kung although there are forms and exercises and movements which can seem similar. Nei Kung is a life long practice of continual refinement and development. This workshop will give you a foundation for this discipline. At a basic level Nei Kung will strengthen the body, the immune system and the mind. When that has been achieved the more refined spiritual practices (the Shen) can be explored.
Connect more powerfully to your Chi field, discover its composition and learn ways of making Chi quicken and move more deeply through it. Looking at ways of using Chi Kung therapeutically to heal others. Healing skills will be developed to encourage the movement of Chi in others leading to greater consciousness and health..
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