Eight Brocades Qigong Yoga Course

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Eight Brocades Qigong Yoga Course – starting Sunday 8th March 2020

We are thrilled to announce our new qigong yoga course!

Bring health and balance to your life. Find a fitter, calmer, more focussed you by taking your first steps into the combined practices of Qigong and Yoga. Qigong brings enlightened awareness into your physical life, while yoga takes you to a place of peace.

5-week Qigong Yoga Course

Starting on 8th March, Lily will be leading a five-week qigong yoga course; we will learn the Eight Brocades (Ba Duan Jin) Qigong, breaking down the sequence over 5 weeks into a fuller and deeper practice. These classes aim to balance the mind and body with the exploration of physical postures, focused breathing and the calming of the mind through movement, relaxation and meditation. We hope you will join us…Complete beginners welcome.

Course Details

  • Starting 8 March
  • Time: 9:30am to 10:30am
  • Duration: 5 weeks*
  • 5-week block: £50
  • Drop in: £12

These courses are very popular and spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis, book now to avoid disappointment. See terms & conditions below.

 

*Course dates:

  • 08.03.2020
  • <15.03.2020 – No class due to hall closure>
  • 22.03.2020
  • <29.03.2020 – No class due to hall closure>
  • 05.04.2020
  • <12.04.2020 – No class due to hall closure>
  • 19.04.2020
  • 26.04.2020

Benefits of Qigong & Yoga

Qigong is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that combines movement, mental concentration, traditional Chinese medicine and breathing to increase and balance your vital energy, or ‘Qi’. Pronounced ‘chee-gong’, it loosely translates as ‘vital energy cultivation’ or ‘mastery of your energy’.

Sometimes referred to as the Chinese equivalent to yoga, qigong is more than a physical practice, with many health & healing benefits for the body, mind and spirit. You can practise it as an individual mind-body exercise – as it’s probably most commonly known in the western world – but also as a health & healing practice within Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Yoga is a Ayurvedic (therapeutic) mind and body practice with origins in ancient Indian philosophy. The various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation.

A combined Qigong & Yoga practice – Just as there is a wide variety of benefits, there are also a wide variety of forms. These combined practices focus more on breathing, and movement meditation, bringing together these gentle yet powerful qigong practices and more dynamic yoga movements. Across all, the aim is to increase and balance our vital energy, health and wellbeing

Venue:

Oxley Park Community Centre
Redgrave Dr, Oxley Park, Milton Keynes MK4 4TA

 

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 Yoga Lily

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Lili has been studying and practising yoga in China & UK for 20 years, and teaching since 2007 (7 years in the UK). She draws inspiration from her training within established, classical yoga systems that focus on alignment, hatha vinyasa in its gentler form, yin, yin/yang, and restorative yoga styles, pranayama and meditation; blending the roots of Chinese healing traditions into a more holistic practice. For her, practice covers not just the physical aspects of yoga but also aligning and unblocking the bodies meridian energy pathways to release Qi energy (prana) which flows through the bodies energy highway, bringing the mind, body and spirit back into balance. “I am continually humbled by my students and teachers, my aim is always to teach from the heart and from the idea that yoga is the art of living, listening and learning, to embody this deeply spiritual tradition” – Lili Chen.