STILLNESS IN MOVEMENT
Wellbeing through movement and meditation practices.
WHAT I OFFER
I am offering regular group classes in Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan in South Devon and tailor-made wellbeing sessions for individuals or small groups.
For people with no experience of practising either Qigong or Tai Chi Chuan, I am offering 'Dragon and Tiger Qigong', a relatively simple form to learn, comprising of seven movements paired on the left and right sides of the body. Despite being relatively easy to learn, it offers numerous health benefits. For some, this form will be enough and will serve as a valuable asset to any regular health practice, whilst for others, it may serve as an 'introduction' to a regular Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan practice.
This form will be taught as a short 'course' over a period of 4 weeks.
£40 for the 4-week course.
Please contact for details of the next course (please note, this is not a 'drop-in' class).
Tai Chi Chuan Classes
For those with prior experience, or for those who wish to dedicate time to learning a more extensive practise, I will be teaching the 99 movement Tai Chi Chuan form of the Cheng Ming System, as developed by Wang Shu Chin.
Initially, classes will focus upon learning and perfecting the first 14 movements of the form, which act as a foundation upon which the other movements are developed. Each class, the 14 movements will be practised repeatedly and a small section of the form will be studied in detail, with the aim of perfecting the postures and sequences. Alongside this, Qigong (Zhan Zhuang) postures will also be introduced gradually, As such, classes are suitable for beginners and indeed, as this will be a new class, everyone will be a 'beginner' irrespective of any prior experience.
Once students have a solid foundation, classes will develop to include the full range of Qigong (Zhan Zhuang) postures, push hands practice, and applications, which are also integral parts of the system.
To learn the full 99 movement form takes approximately one year and although progress is slow, the benefits of learning the form in this manner should not be underestimated.
It is my hope that after teaching students the full 99 movement form, to teach Hsing Yi Chuan and Tai Chi Sword, which are also elements of the Cheng Ming system of 'internal martial arts'.
Class times: (t.b.c.)
(*I will be initially limiting class sizes to 8 students to allow me to give sufficient attention to each student).
Tailor-made Wellbeing Sessions
Alongside regular group classes in Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan, I am also offering tailor-made classes for individuals or small groups. Depending on the desired aim, whether it be more of a 'physical workout', a 'relaxing meditative practice', or a combination of both, I use my knowledge gained through over 25 years of practice in martial arts and meditative practice, to provide a tailor-made combination of physical movements coupled with meditative exercises, to achieve the desired aim - an improvement in one's holistic health and well-being.
Please contact for more information or to book.