Chi Kung: moving from the centre: mixed levels

Continue to learn the postures and movements of this internal breathing art to reduce stress, promote overall wellbeing and regain a sense of empowerment and vitality. Not suitable for complete beginners.

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Key course information

Dates
15/04/15 - 01/07/15

Day(s)
Wed

Duration
12 weeks

Time
12:10 - 13:10

Fees ?
Full fee: £100
Senior fee: £52
Concession: £52

Venue
KS - Keeley Street

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Course code
FFC24

Availability
Available
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Course outline

What is the course about?

A simple translation of Chi Kung is energy cultivation through breath and exercise. The forms demonstrated are easy and creative. The course will guide you through a series of slow gentle movements, breath awareness and slow walking. With regular practice chi awareness is heightened; the body is energised and strengthened; the mind becomes calm.

What topics will we cover?

In this course you will learn a variety of gentle meditative Chi Kung exercises using awareness and intention. There will be a brief discussion around the key principles and philosophy of Chi Kung. The work will include a variety of warm up exercises to help open the joints; various movements and static postures to encourage better chi flow/energy flow; grounding exercises and Chi Kung walks. Regular practise will be encouraged. Time will be given to both standing and sitting meditations.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

- Practise warm up exercises
- Practice standing in Wu Chi
- Perform and practise various Chi Kung forms and walks
- Practise sitting meditation.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is mixed levels course following on from Chi Kung and Relaxation: beginners 1 & 2. Those with little or no experience are welcome to join.

You will need to be able to read and write short sentences, follow verbal instructions, observe and copy physical movements and use spatial awareness within a group.

PLEASE SEE THE PRE-EXERCISE CHECK LIST BELOW:

To assist us in providing a safe and healthy environment for you to exercise in please take a moment to consider the list below. If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed, please check with a medical practitioner whether it is suitable for you to undertake an exercise programme and bring a referral letter from your doctor to your tutor. If you have not checked, or if it is not suitable, please do not participate in an exercise or movement class.

- Do you ever have pains in your chest?
- Have you had any operations or injuries in the last year?
- Do you often feel faint or have spells of dizziness?
- Are you receiving medication for any condition?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Is there anything else we should know about your health?
- Do you have a bone or joint problem, such as Arthritis, Osteoporosis, back or knee problems?

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught through demonstration and active participation. The course tutor will give individual instruction during the class to enhance and develop your practice. Handouts will also be provided.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You should wear loose comfortable clothing. Bring along a blanket/shawl or warm clothing for the relaxation/meditation period along with a cushion or meditation stool if required. Certain books/ DVDs will be recommended.

Do I need to have an interview before I can enrol?

No.

What feedback will I get?

You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. At the end of the course you and your tutor are asked to assess the progress you have made. Feedback and observation from the tutor. Commitment and dedication to your daily practise. Self reflection and personal development. Level of participation and rate of achievement are largely dependent on personal daily practice.

How will I be able to give my views on the course?

Please complete the evaluation form at the end of your course. These are monitored and help us to continually improve our courses.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

You may be interested in: education and careers advice; financial and childcare support; disability support; support for Deaf and hearing-impaired students; dyslexia support; English and maths support; counselling, and library services (supported learning centre). To find out what may be available to you, and how to apply, see page 340 of the 14/15 course guide, or visit www.citylit.ac.uk/students

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

T'ai Chi: beginners/all levels.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Information and Advice Shop, open Monday to Friday 12:00 – 19:00 during term time, and Monday to Friday 12:00 – 17:00 out of term time. See the course guide for term dates and further details.

Who can I contact for further information?

Tel: 020 7492 2622

health@citylit.ac.uk

Advice times:

During term-time Tuesday 17.30 - 18.30 Thursday 12.30 - 13.30 Room 101A

Non term-time Tuesday 17.30 - 18.30 Wednesday 12.30 - 13.30 Room 101A

To enrol on a course, call 020 7831 7831

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Tel: 020 7492 2622

health@citylit.ac.uk

Advice times:

During term-time Tuesday 17.30 - 18.30 Thursday 12.30 - 13.30 Room 101A

Non term-time Tuesday 17.30 - 18.30 Wednesday 12.30 - 13.30 Room 101A

To enrol on a course, call 020 7831 7831

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