Thu, Oct 19|
West Hampstead Community Centre
What is Qi?
A talk and Qi Gong, Tai Chi Workshop
Time & Location
Oct 19, 2023, 7:00 PM – Oct 20, 2023, 9:00 PM
West Hampstead Community Centre, 17 Dornfell St, London NW6 1QN, UK
About the Event
Qi energy (pronouced chee) is the secret to transforming health, the mind and emotions. It is a central idea in Chinese culture and mastering qi can improve our performance in every aspect of life. It is also a foundation for spiritual practice.
But what really is Qi? Does it really exist? How can you get in touch with it and benefit from it? Why are some people sensitive and some people not? Is it possible to develop sensitivity to it? How can you use it to transform your life: physical health, mental and emotional wellbeing and enhancing your focus and performance?
All these questions and more will be answered at this one of a kind interactive workshop. You will discover how the word Qi is used in all different contexts in Chinese languge, culture, medicine and history. You will discover that there are certain types of Qi that you already feel and learn to distinguish these from more esoteric and elusive types.
Most of all, you will get to EXPERIENCE Qi in the workshop with an hour of Qi Gong and Tai Chi. You will also have the opportunity to taste some herbs which can enhance the flow of qi and hence your sensation of it.
The workshop will consist of 1 hour of Tai Chi and Qi Gong, (slow rhythmic, graceful movement that enables you to tap into the powerful flow of Qi) and a 1 hour fascinating talk taking you on a roller-coaster ride through all aspects of this enigmatic concept.
Concessionary rate at £15 is available.
About the Speaker
Alex is an experienced practitioner of Chinese medicine, qualified in Acupuncture, Tui Na Massage and Chinese Herbal Medicine. He is also a Tai Chi teacher. He has had an interest in Chinese philosophy since a young age. This took him out to Taiwan 15 years ago to study Chinese in which he is now fluent. He has read numerous Taoist and Chinese medicine texts in the original Chinese and has been fortunate to have been trained by both great Chinese doctors but also great Taoist and spiritual masters from both West and East. His inspiration is to help make this information and these tools available for the public for their own self-healing, self-empowerment, awakening and transcendence.
This workshop is a standalone workshop but will also be the first class in an 8 week foundation course in Tai Chi and Qi Gong.
You can book this class individually or reserve your place on the full 8 week course at www.daomedicine.com/book
AdmissionFrom £15.00 to £20.00