Chi Kung for balance and relaxation
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
What is the course about?
This course is especially designed for beginners and introduces you to the art of Chi Kung (also written as Qigong). Come along and discover the gentle art of movement, where the breath is used in harmony with body movements, thereby helping to create a smooth flow in movement. Chi Kung is a Chinese movement exercise, which has been around for thousands of years. Chi, meaning energy, life force, is also written as Qi or Ki, pronounced Chee. At this workshop you will learn some flowing, strengthening moves, which helps the body to relax. Routine practice helps to maintain overall health and vitality. Among the many benefits, Chi Kung helps in reducing stress, relaxes the mind and body and helps maintain focus and clarity.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
You will learn the basic stance, along with warm up exercises and some Chi Kung movements, with the aim of bringing ease of flow and balance to the movements.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Practise the basic Chi Kung stance, Wu Chi.
• Perform some warm up exercises
• Demonstrate some moves which can be used as a routine home practice
• Practise some static stances to help relax and still the mind
• Practise sitting meditation.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a beginners’ course. No specific skills are required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The tutor will demonstrate all moves; the group will work along with the tutor.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
It is advisable to wear loose comfortable clothing and soft flat shoes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can enrol in a longer, termly, course in Chi Kung.
Heike Clarke is a German tutor, Chi Kung tutor and Craniosacral Therapist. After completing her MA in English and Spanish Philology and Adult Education in Germany, she moved to London, where she has been a German teacher since 2003. Being a life-long learner, she also tried out many courses at Citylit as a student and developed a passion for Chi Kung. In 2011 she became a Chi Kung teacher. In 2017 she graduated as a Craniosacral Therapist at the CTET where she currently also is an assistant tutor. Heike loves the mixture of her subject areas and to develop her knowledge further and beyond and she loves teaching.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.