Bodywork Classes

Elemental Qi Gong

Wednesdays 12.45-14.00

Qigong practice enhances the flow of qi, our vital energy, calming the mind and energising the body. The gentle and flowing movements can help build strength, stamina, balance and coordination. Classes include both moving and static forms that are easy to learn and enjoyable to practice.
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
£10/ £6 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required
Qi Gong - new class starts 5 Jan 2017

Thursdays 11.30 - 12.45

The focus in this class is on sequences of postures and movements. These include more general forms such as the popular Taiji Qigong Shibashi, but also sequences relating to the development and health of particular aspects and parts of the body. It is not necessary to memorise the movements. Through the regulation of body, breath and mind, qigong practice promotes harmony of the The Three Treasures (essence, vitality and spirit) and so cultivates a deep sense of calm connectedness.
With: Richard Thomas
Open to All
No booking required
Feldenkrais Method

Fridays 12.00-13.15

The Feldenkrais Method is an effective approach for learning to improve our capacity for graceful action. It works by enhancing awareness through gentle exploratory movements in order to increase our sensitivity for comfort and ease. Improvement in posture, breathing, coordination and flexibility are among the many benefits the Feldenkrais Method offers the individual and it is suitable for anyone whether they seek improvement developing a performance related skill, support in recovering from injury or want to cultivate more harmony throughout their daily activities.
With: Colin Poole
£10/ £6
Open to All
No booking required
Qigong - last class 19 Dec

Mondays 18.00-19.15

For relaxation, stress release, self-healing, mind-body awareness, general well-being, pure enjoyment. Qi (Chi) is the vital subtle energy that gives us life and connects us to the universe, and Gong means practice accumulated over time. The movements practised may be slow and meditative or more energetic. Qigong originated in ancient China and remains close to the roots of Chinese medicine, martial arts and Taoist practice. Loz Speyer is a long-standing student of Qigong masters Zhixing and Zhendi Wang, the founders of the Hua Gong style of Qigong. The fundamental Hua Gong forms and meditations make a strong basis for any healing, artistic or spiritual discipline.This practice can bring far reaching benefits for health and happiness. Accessible to people of all ages and levels of fitness. No previous experience is required!
With: Loz Speyer
£10
Open to All
No booking required
T'ai chi 2: T'ai chi C'hi Kung last class 22 Dec 2016

Thursdays 13.15-14.15

We will learn the popular and beautiful Yang-style 24 Form, also called the Beijing Short Form. Perfect for the beginner but with great depth it is also a great way to take T'ai chi ch'i kung further.
With: Richard Thomas
£8 (£15 for taking both T'ai chi 1 and 2)
Open to All
No booking required