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Tai Chi & Qi Gong
Tai Chi is an ancient form of mind/body exercise rooted in the unique Spiritual Philosophy of Taoism. This is best summed up by the famous Yin/Yang symbol which reflects harmony, balance and perfect relationship.
Tai Chi is a practical application of this theory and is therefore a perfect antidote to the negative effects of modern life. The practice itself involves subtle postural alignments combined with mindfulness training. It promotes a return to deep natural breathing which improves the flow of Qi [energy] to the internal organs.
The nervous system relaxes and releases stress, leading to a profound feeling of well-being. Qi Gong is a modern term for ancient Chinese Taoist exercises “Dao Yin”. The term itself literally means Energy Work. That is learning to work with one’s own energy, and also with the relationship of one’s own energy to others and the environment.
A variety of Tai Chi and Qi Gong movements will be introduced. Learn how to be centred and to release stress and anxiety using simple but powerful techniques.
As exercise forms, Tai Chi and Qi Gong suits all adults regardless of age or gender. Students should wear loose fitting clothing and bring water to each class.
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
Autumn Term Full
7.00 – 8.15pm