“You can live sixty days without eating food and two weeks without drinking water, but you’ll live only a few minutes without breathing air.”
Qigong Master Hung Yi-hsiang
Tai Chi Qigong Classes in London
Join one of the Qigong classes and make the practice of mindful movements your healthy habit.
Classes are offered as 4-week or 1-day courses in London (locations: Camden Town, Soho, Wood Green) – see schedule below.
Tai Chi Qigong (Shibashi 18), suitable for complete beginners, can be practised by anyone regardless of age and fitness.
After each class you receive resources by email to support you in practising the movements at home.
Course fees for 4-week regular practice are £40, complete beginners courses are £60, 1-day courses £80.
Locations in London
Camden Town: Academy Mews Dance Studios, 15 Pratt Mews, Camden, London, NW1 0AD (3 minutes’ walk from Camden Town Underground Station – Northern Line)
Westminster: Charing Cross Library, 4 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HF (1-minute walk from Leicester Square Underground Station – Northern and Piccadilly Line)
Wood Green: The Community Hub Haringey, 8 Caxton Road, Wood Green, London, N22 6TB (6 minutes’ walk from Wood Green Underground Station -Piccadilly Line)
What is Tai Chi Qigong (Shibashi 18)?
Qigong (or Chi Kung) means energy work and breathing skill. Qigong is an ancient Chinese art of integrating mindful movements, focused attention, body posture and breathing techniques.
Regularly practising the art of Qigong improves your health in general, makes you become more aware of your own energy, supports you in developing your spirituality and strengthens your physical, and internal power for your martial arts training.
You will notice body posture improvements, your attention is more focused, your breathing eases, your muscles loosen, you feel less stressful, your emotions are more balanced, your organ functions improve.
There are many different types of Qigong.
With Owahan.com you learn the ‘Shibashi 18’ Taiji Qigong form, a very easy to learn form for complete beginners. The 18 moves are based on ancient Taiji (or Tai Chi, a Chinese martial arts form) and Qigong (energy work) movements.
Here is what Gemma* (UK, 2016) said about attending a Tai Chi Qigong course:
“Shirley’s teaching of Taiji Qigong is remarkable. My experiences, whenever I have a class, is one of relaxing, calming and knowledgeable learning. I feel at home during these sessions as she takes you step by step, with ease through the moves whilst keeping you informed of what each movement means and represent.
I recommend and welcome Shirley’s teaching…. she is calm and very patient.
What I like the most is the fact that she meets everyone in class… taking each individual on their own personal journey in her teaching method and approach.
She is highly trained and knowledgeable in her teachings… she brings her authentic and empathic side to every teaching I have attended…”
*Names of clients are changed to protect their privacy.
Businesses, organisations, schools
I run stress management sessions which include Qigong for businesses and organisations.
Practising Qigong is an effective way for managers and employees in the workplace to experience peace, calm and focus in a hectic environment.
In schools and colleges exercising Tai Chi Qigong helps students, teachers and parents/carers to reduce (exam) fears and cope with daily pressures.
For therapists, counsellors, teachers, customer services officers, care and support workers and anyone dealing with people in an intensive way exercising Tai Chi Qigong can beneficial in setting and maintaining boundaries. Practising Tai Chi Qigong is an effective form of self-care.
Businesses, organisations and schools can book an appointment for more information.
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