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.
- Exploring the properties of Earth in Nature
- Support Cycle and Control Cycle
- Looking at Stomach and Spleen
- Movements and forms which support the Earth Element in an effortless way
- The Monkey forms explored
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:
- self reflection
- stability and groundedness
- stillness of mind and body
- sensitivity to Chi
- use of intention
- strength, stamina and flexibility
- synchronicity of movement, along with an understanding and appreciation of the body’s structure, traditional Chinese medical concepts and Taoist philosophy.
Weekend Workshop Format
A series of 10 workshops are offered as weekend workshops 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 10am-5pm 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 Trainingoffering 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.
Price and Payment
The price for each workshop is C$350. The workshops are non-residential.
Balance to be paid one week prior to the start of the workshop
For those wishing to attend the whole series the payment of the full course fee up front attracts a discounted fee of C$3200.
The course offers an integrative approach to Chi Kung that is true to its classical origins and includes Western body-mind concepts.
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