Sun, 30 Jan|
The Farm for Wellbeing
Taoist Medical Qigong - Health and Healing Through Meditative Movement
Set in the beautiful Adelaide Hills retreat venue, The Farm for Wellbeing, learn a set of Qigong movements and breathing practices designed to restore & support Qi (energy) flow throughout the body.
Time & Location
30 Jan 2022, 9:30 am – 11:30 am ACDT
The Farm for Wellbeing, 11 Willis Rd, Flaxley SA 5153, Australia
About the event
FARM FOR WELLBEING KITCHEN RENOVATION FUNDRAISER! Profits going to help the Farm upgrade so they can continue providing quality holistic services.
Arrive from 9am onwards for a 9:30am start.
You are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch to eat beneath the trees after the workshop. The Farm will supply cuppas, water and some in-season fruit.
What is Qigong? Qi means Energy, and Gong is Cultivation, so Qigong is a way of cultivating your energy. Taoist Medical Qigong is an ancient meditative exercise system for enhancing health and well-being. The foundations of this system are rooted in Classical Chinese Medicine, Lao Tzu Taoism, the wisdom of the I-Ching, and contemplation of the natural world. The White Tiger Qigong Academy adds a modern perspective of applying sport & exercise science to the practices.
This Qigong has multiple benefits, including:
* Promoting deep relaxation
* Sharpening concentration
* Boosting vitality & energy
* Increasing range of motion
* Improving sleep
* Enhancing the immune system
* Building strength & stamina
* Strengthening digestion
Why Should I Take this Workshop?
You will learn a set of Qigong exercises, breathing techniques and meditations to help keep the body energised & strong, sharpen the mind & hone the spirit. These practices can empower you to:
* cultivate self-knowledge
* foster self-love
* find mental, emotional and physical balance
* restore health
* enhance well-being
* experience personal freedom
* attain peak performance
Studies have shown that the chemicals which indicate stress responses in the human body have clearly decreased from just ONE 1-hour Qigong session! Anecdotally, people have told me that they feel more energised, grounded and balanced after their very first session and beyond.
What Will I Learn Specifically During this Workshop?
*Foundational theory and principles of Taoist Medical Qigong which will help you develop your understanding of how a sustained Qigong practice elicits the healing response and supports wellbeing.
*Standing/Seated Meditation and Breathing Techniques for deepening internal awareness, regulating the nervous system, controlling the immune response and revitalising the body.
*A combination set of Meridian Qigong, 8 Trigram Qigong and 5 Animal Qigong.
This set is designed to restore & support Qi flow throughout the body, moving with smooth, continuous flowing movements, reaching one’s full range of motion in the trunk and upper limbs, using ground energy to stay rooted, by feeling rooted from the feet and legs, wringing out the Meridians like a towel, balancing and much more.
About Your Instructor
You will be expertly guided by Sarah Divine, Senior White Tiger Qigong Instructor, who also holds a master's degree in sport and exercise science. Sarah has been practising Qigong for 12 years and teaching since 2015. She trained initially with Master Mantak Chia in the Universal Healing Tao Qigong system, and has been studying and training with Master Tevia Feng in White Tiger Qigong since 2016. She is now the most qualified White Tiger Qigong instructor in Australia.
Sarah is a member of the International Institute of Complementary Therapists and AusActive (formerly Fitness Australia).
Bookings are essential. Please register early to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited to 15 participants.
Please wear comfortable, loose clothing. We either train barefoot, or with flexible thin-soled shoes and will be outside. In case of rain on the day, there will be a contingency plan to teach seated inner alchemy practice. If we know in advance the weather will be inclement, we may postpone, and offer refunds if you cannot make the alternative date.
If you have any health concerns regarding any part of the practice, please contact me in advance. I am a qualified exercise scientist, but you need to get clearance to exercise from an exercise physiologist or other suitable health professional if you have an injury or a chronic health condition.
Please feel free to message me if you have any questions.
Mobile: 0422 309 625
I look forward to sharing these beautiful practices with you soon!