Bodywork Workshops

Mindfulness Qigong - the Path of Relaxation (Apr)

Sat 29 Apr 2017, 13:30-16:30

Zhineng Qigong is a Chinese non-diagnostic health training. It involves a meditative training in active relaxation during both movement and stillness in order to reduce unnecessary mental and physical effort. This leads to increasing health and power.

You will learn how to employ the four foundations of mindfulness to relax correctly in standing, sitting and reclining postures, plus some easy to practice methods. Some of the methods are; 'improving the upper and lower spine', 'La Qi energy accumulation' to help us get a feeling of chi, and 'arm swinging' to aid relaxation, Qi Washing, arm and leg training, and Qigong healing. Making correct use of the Gears of Relaxation we will build good foundations for effective relaxation.

The aim of these methods is the ever increasing cultivation of mindfulness, relaxation and enjoyment. Unifying these three qualities will naturally guide us towards deeply satisfying relaxation and well-being
With: Vimokshadaka
Costs,
£30 waged
£20 concession

Open to All
Booking required
Mindfulness Qigong for Health Recovery (advanced) - Sat 20 May

Sat 13.30-15.30
every third Saturday of the month:
20 May, 17 June, 15 July and 19 Aug

Mindfulness Qigong, based in Zhineng Qigong Non-diagnostic Health Training, involves a meditative training in active relaxation to reduce unnecessary mental and physical effort.

These sessions include intensive Qigong and Qigong healing exercises. Do Qigong and get a workout at the same time!

Vimokshadaka (Patrick Baigent) is particularly interested in the deeper principles connecting mindfulness and relaxation and has written a book “Mindfulness Relaxation” on this subject.
With: Vimokshadaka
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Going Deeper
Booking required
Daoist Yoga: Alchemy of Baguazhang - Sun 21 May

Sunday 21 May 2017, 10.00-14.00

This workshop will cover preparatory sequences and circle-walking. The Daoist practice of Ba Gua is a physical manifestation of the ideas of the Trigrams (representations of the eight basic forces of the universe) that combine to make up the sixty-four hexagrams of the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle text.

The workshop will cover Alchemical sequences designed to improve the strength and structure of the body. We will do this through study of movement and stillness based around the central 'axis' of the body, the pole that connects Heaven (yang) and Earth (yin) through us. In this way we use the practice to balance the energies and forces within us by deepening the connection of mind and body. In circle-walking, the more dynamic aspect of the practice, our movements create a spiral-type vortex with powerfully transformative effects.

Tea will be provided.
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
Costs,
£35
£25 concession

Open to All
Booking required
The Mindfulness Process and the Path of Relaxation - Sat 3 June

Sat 13.30-15.30
every first Saturday of the month:
3 June, 1 July, 5 August.

This session aims to increase cultivation of mindfulness, relaxation and satisfaction. We learn to reduce unnecessary effort and deepen mindfulness using reclining meditation and other relaxation methods. The process is tailored to suit the needs of the students at the class.

This workshop alternates with the Mindfulness Qigong workshop (3rd Saturday of the month), a 'high gear' Qigong for health recovery.

Vimokshadaka (Patrick Baigent) is particularly interested in the deeper principles connecting mindfulness and relaxation and has written a book “Mindfulness Relaxation” on this subject.

With: Vimokshadaka
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required
Mindfulness Qigong for Health Recovery (advanced) - Sat 17 June

Sat 13.30-15.30
every third Saturday of the month:
20 May, 17 June, 15 July and 19 Aug

Mindfulness Qigong, based in Zhineng Qigong Non-diagnostic Health Training, involves a meditative training in active relaxation to reduce unnecessary mental and physical effort.

These sessions include intensive Qigong and Qigong healing exercises. Do Qigong and get a workout at the same time!

Vimokshadaka (Patrick Baigent) is particularly interested in the deeper principles connecting mindfulness and relaxation and has written a book “Mindfulness Relaxation” on this subject.
With: Vimokshadaka
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Going Deeper
Booking required
The Mindfulness Process and the Path of Relaxation - Sat 1 July

Sat 13.30-15.30
every first Saturday of the month:
3 June, 1 July, 5 August.

This session aims to increase cultivation of mindfulness, relaxation and satisfaction. We learn to reduce unnecessary effort and deepen mindfulness using reclining meditation and other relaxation methods. The process is tailored to suit the needs of the students at the class.

This workshop alternates with the Mindfulness Qigong workshop (3rd Saturday of the month), a 'high gear' Qigong for health recovery.

Vimokshadaka (Patrick Baigent) is particularly interested in the deeper principles connecting mindfulness and relaxation and has written a book “Mindfulness Relaxation” on this subject.

With: Vimokshadaka
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required
Mindfulness Qigong for Health Recovery (advanced) - Sat 15 July

Sat 13.30-15.30
every third Saturday of the month:
20 May, 17 June, 15 July and 19 Aug

Mindfulness Qigong, based in Zhineng Qigong Non-diagnostic Health Training, involves a meditative training in active relaxation to reduce unnecessary mental and physical effort.

These sessions include intensive Qigong and Qigong healing exercises. Do Qigong and get a workout at the same time!

Vimokshadaka (Patrick Baigent) is particularly interested in the deeper principles connecting mindfulness and relaxation and has written a book “Mindfulness Relaxation” on this subject.
With: Vimokshadaka
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Going Deeper
Booking required
FIRE: An Elemental Qigong Workshop - Sun 16 July

Sunday 16 July 2017, 10.00-14.00

Fire is the expansive phase of the Five Elements cycle. It is associated with heat, the season of summer and the emotion joy. In the body it manifests primarily through the Heart, seen in Chinese medicine as the emperor of our internal kingdom, but its significance and power is such that it is allotted four meridians.

We will explore a variety of static and moving forms that connect to these meridians and their associated organs, and balance and support this work with the Earth and Water Elements. We will incorporate several bird forms, this being the animal most associated with Fire. Working with the Fire Element can bring clarity of mind, aid restful sleep and help us to fully embrace life. The session will be gently paced and will be suitable for the beginner.

Tea will be provided.
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
Costs,
£35
£25 concession

Open to All
Booking required
The Mindfulness Process and the Path of Relaxation - Sat 5 Aug

Sat 13.30-15.30
every first Saturday of the month:
3 June, 1 July, 5 August.

This session aims to increase cultivation of mindfulness, relaxation and satisfaction. We learn to reduce unnecessary effort and deepen mindfulness using reclining meditation and other relaxation methods. The process is tailored to suit the needs of the students at the class.

This workshop alternates with the Mindfulness Qigong workshop (3rd Saturday of the month), a 'high gear' Qigong for health recovery.

Vimokshadaka (Patrick Baigent) is particularly interested in the deeper principles connecting mindfulness and relaxation and has written a book “Mindfulness Relaxation” on this subject.

With: Vimokshadaka
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required
Mindfulness Qigong for Health Recovery (advanced) - Sat 19 Aug

Sat 13.30-15.30
every third Saturday of the month:
20 May, 17 June, 15 July and 19 Aug

Mindfulness Qigong, based in Zhineng Qigong Non-diagnostic Health Training, involves a meditative training in active relaxation to reduce unnecessary mental and physical effort.

These sessions include intensive Qigong and Qigong healing exercises. Do Qigong and get a workout at the same time!

Vimokshadaka (Patrick Baigent) is particularly interested in the deeper principles connecting mindfulness and relaxation and has written a book “Mindfulness Relaxation” on this subject.
With: Vimokshadaka
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Going Deeper
Booking required