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Tai Chi & Qi Gong
Tai chi (taiji) and Qi Gong (chi kung) are life enhancing arts which have been practised for centuries for health, self defence and personal development.
Tai chi and Qi Gong exercises are low-impact, slow-motion mind-body exercises that can improve a person’s general functioning and quality of life. The health benefits include enhancement in muscle strength, more vigour and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being and confidence.
This programme is designed to enable the student to gain an appreciation of the practices required within a traditional Tai chi and Qi Gong training programme. The training programme is based on the Chen style Tai chi system that originated in the Chen Family Village, Henan province, China.
The Tai chi & Qi Gong exercises are suitable for everyone, the young and the not so young. They are safe and no fancy equipment is needed, so it’s easy to get started – just wear loose comfortable clothing and flat shoes. This class is suitable for both beginners and improvers.
The student will be introduced to the following:
· Exercises for loosening joints
· Breathing technique for relaxation
· Standing Meditation for conditioning the mind and body
· Introduction on Tai chi philosophy
· Perform a set of Tai chi and Qi Gong routines to consolidate the above and to produce health benefits mentioned above.
By completing this 10 week programme, the new student will have acquired the basic skills to enable them to be able to relax and cope better with daily stresses.
Seated Tai Chi Class
A variety of seated Tai Chi and Qi Gong movements will be introduced over the course of the 4 weeks, concentrating on upper body movements. Learn how to be centred and to release stress and anxiety using simple but powerful techniques. As exercise forms, Tai Chi and Qi Gong suit all adults regardless of age or gender. Students should wear loose fitting clothing, use a chair without sides and if preferred use a cushion for back support.
The tutor, Mr Ming Ng, received his training in Chen style Tai chi with various teachers and he is currently studying with Master Ying Jun Chen and Grandmaster Chang Hai Zhu. He received Qi Gong training from the Chinese Health Qi Gong Association. Ming also travels to China for continual professional development in Tai chi & Qi Gong on a regular basis.
The tutor, Master Dong Yang, comes from a traditional Chinese Kung Fu family. He is a native of Ji Lin province and an 8th-generation Shaolin Fo Han practitioner, a distinctive ancestral or family tradition-style learned under Grandmaster Zhang Qi Chen. Master Dong is also a member of the Chinese Wushu Association, and is a qualified instructor in Taiji Quan (Tai Chi), Shaolin Fo Han Quan, and San Shou (Chinese Kick Boxing).
The tutor, Rita Kelly is a certified Level 1 Tai Chi instructor with the Jade Sun School of Tai Chi & Qi Gong. She started learning Tai Chi more than 20 years ago with Gary Collins, founder of the Jade Sun School of Tai Chi & Qi Gong and has had the opportunity to practice Tai Chi & Qi Gong with various teachers over 6 years while living in China. Since returning to Ireland, she has completed the Jade Sun School Level 1 Tai Chi Instructor training course, allowing her to bring Tai Chi to those in her community. Rita continues her Tai Chi & Qi Gong development by attending workshops and courses with the Jade Sun School.
Book your place on a class
Book Monday Evening
7.00 – 8.15pm
Book Tuesday Evening
Yang Dong 7.30 – 9.00pm (12 weeks)
Book Wednesday Evening
Seated Tai Chi Class
7.00 – 8.00pm