Chi Kung and relaxation: all levels

Discover this ancient form of gentle exercise to calm the mind, relax the body and stimulate energy (Chi). Learn a variety of sequences including: The Eight Pieces of Brocade, Taiji Ruler, Walking Chi Kung and standing postures. Suitable for all levels.

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Key course information

15/01/15 - 02/04/15

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12 weeks

12:30 - 13:30

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

KS - Keeley Street

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Course outline

What is the course about?

Learn a range of gentle exercises designed to stimulate, build and circulate your natural vital energy.

What topics will we cover?

Relaxation techniques, meditation techniques, exercises to build energy, exercises to circulate energy, exercises to improve circulation.

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

-Perform a set of Chi Kung exercises
-Experience a more relaxed body and a quiet mind after practice
-Experience the effect of Chi Kung in your body during practice.

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

No previous knowledge of Chi Kung is needed.
You will need to be able to read and write short sentences; follow verbal instructions; observe and copy physical movements and have the ability to use spatial awareness within a group.


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?

- Demonstrations, verbal instructions, physical correction.
- Explanation of the Chinese approach to health.

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

You should wear loose comfortable clothing and comfortable footwear.

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


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.

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

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

Choose from the extensive range of courses offered by the Health and Movement studies programme.

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

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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Dates Day(s) Time Duration Location Fees Snr Conc Code Availability
18/09/14 to
Thu 13:30 - 14:30 14 weeks KS - Keeley Street £116 £60 £60 FFC75 Started » Select
15/01/15 to
Thu 12:30 - 13:30 12 weeks KS - Keeley Street £100 £52 £52 FFC76 Available » Select
14/04/15 to
Tue 15:45 - 16:45 12 weeks KS - Keeley Street £100 £52 £52 FFC77 Available » Select

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Health and movement studies

Tel: 020 7492 2622

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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