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Courses

All courses/classes and workshops are paced and designed at a gentle level to suit people new to T'ai Chi and Qigong as well as those deepening their practice. Please read the Safety Statement at the bottom of this page. Thank you all for your efforts, interest, engagement and enthusiasm.

OPEN DAYS 

Open days are held a number of times throughout the year in various venues to offer opportunities to experience these slow meditative movement practices for yourself. In the course of a morning or afternoon, you can learn how they can help to refresh, strengthen and renew our energy.  We will explore how we can use these practices to help build a sense of steadiness in the midst of change and challenge, and as a resource to help us move towards processing our experiences with more ease. The flowing movements can be inspiring, beautiful, but also grounding and centering. 

The next Open Day in 2023 will be at the end of March 2023. Details will be posted here.

Glounthaune Cork & Fermoy

Introduction to T'ai Chi / Taiji -  History Culture & Practice

Introduction to T'ai Chi / Taiji

Glounthaune & Fermoy   6-week Courses

In January, we will begin the year with an exploration of the historical and cultural background to the practice of T'ai Chi.

T'ai Chi and Qigong are ancient Chinese systems of movement using gentle, relaxing body movements for the promotion of health and wellbeing. For this course, we will focus on the T'ai Chi Form. The training combines physical movement, meditation practice and energy work to promote personal growth, balance and strength on all levels. It has been called moving meditation and shadow boxing due to the hidden strength and martial applications which form an integral part of the circular flowing movements.

The Course will include learning a short T'ai Chi sequence of continuous flowing movement, together with the energetic and martial applications of each movement. We will also focus on both T'ai Chi and Qigong embodiment principles, and learn how to incorporate these experientially into our movements. 

​As with all courses, we take a slow, meditative approach with inner listening to the body and its feedback. We will continue to build on mindful awareness as we practice. 


Glounthaune  6-week Course

** This course is currently booked - however, spaces are available on the Qigong & T'ai Chi for Health & Wellbeing Course starting on 19th January at 11am. Scroll down for details. **

Venue: Glounthaune Community Centre T45 K124. 

Dates: Thursdays, beginning 19th January 2023

Time: 9.45am

Cost: €75 for the 6 week Course. Dana/Donation welcome if experiencing any financial difficulty. 

Contact me: taichi.qigong.haven@gmail.com

Fermoy  6-week Course

** Spaces available**

Venue: Fermoy Community Youth Centre, P61TK73
Time: 12noon 
Date: Fridays, starting 20th January 2023
Cost: €75 
(Dana/donation welcome if experiencing financial difficulty)

 

Booking Essential for all courses.

Cancellation Policy - Please notify me at least one week before the beginning of the course, so your place can be offered to someone else.

Online Course - Introduction to T'ai Chi / Taiji -  History Culture & Practice

Introduction to T'ai Chi / Taiji

Online 6-week Course

In January, we will begin the year with an exploration of the historical and cultural background to the practice of T'ai Chi.

T'ai Chi and Qigong are ancient Chinese systems of movement using gentle, relaxing body movements for the promotion of health and wellbeing. For this course, we will focus on the T'ai Chi Form. The training combines physical movement, meditation practice and energy work to promote personal growth, balance and strength on all levels. It has been called moving meditation and shadow boxing due to the hidden strength and martial applications which form an integral part of the circular flowing movements.

The Course will include learning a short T'ai Chi sequence of continuous flowing movement, together with the energetic and martial applications of each movement. We will also focus on both T'ai Chi and Qigong embodiment principles, and learn how to incorporate these experientially into our movements. 

​As with all courses, we take a slow, meditative approach with inner listening to the body and its feedback. We will continue to build on mindful awareness as we practice. 

Online  6-week Course
Dates: Fridays, beginning 20th January 2023. 
Time: 9.30am

Cost:  €75 
(Dana/Donation welcome if experiencing any financial difficulty. Email:  taichi.qigong.haven@gmail.com)

Glounthaune Cork - Qigong & T'ai Chi for Health & Wellbeing Course

Health Qigong, Meditation, T'ai Chi. Learning of traditional health Qigong Forms and T'ai Chi Forms. 

I currently teach courses, workshops and retreats in T’ai Chi and Qigong with this focus on healing, meditation, contemplation and spirituality. Aspects of meridian health, physical and mental health, meditation and general wellbeing are explored, to help us build resourcefulness, resilience and groundedness. 

T'ai Chi and Qigong are ancient Chinese systems of movement using gentle, relaxing body movements for the promotion of health and wellbeing. I am delighted to offer a new introductory course to explore these slow-moving, meditative practices. 

In this course, I will be exploring T'ai Chi and Qigong embodiment principles, and we will learn movements from both traditions. We will explore the health benefits from a traditional Chinese medicine perspective, as well as the history and cultural background to these practices. 

Qigong movements target a specific meridian or energy pathway, helping to remove stagnation, improve circulation and felt sense of strength. Due to the meditative and slow nature of the movements, they are also of wonderful value to the nervous system, to help focus the mind, improve clarity and ease stress and anxiety.

​As with all courses, we take a slow, meditative approach with inner listening to the body and its feedback. We will continue to build on mindful awareness as we practice. 

Booking essential as places are limited.
 
Glounthaune  6-week Course
**spaces available**

Venue: Glounthaune Community Centre, Glounthaune, Cork. T45K124
Date: Thursdays, starting 19th January 2023
Time: 11am.

Cost: €75 
(Dana/donation welcome if experiencing financial difficulty:  Email:  taichi.qigong.haven@gmail.com)

Youghal  - T'ai Chi & Qigong

T'ai Chi & Qigong Course

*** This Course is organised by YARA - Youghal Active Retirement Association *** 

Spaces are available for non-YARA members.

Please email: info@youghalactive.ie  for more details and to book a place. 
https://www.youghalactive.ie/
Tel: 087 2061934  /  086 1066226

In this course, I will be exploring T'ai Chi and Qigong embodiment principles, and we will learn movements from both traditions. We will also learn a short sequence which you can take away and enjoy at home. 

We will explore the health benefits from a traditional Chinese medicine perspective, as well as the history and cultural background to these practices. Qigong movements target a specific meridian or energy pathway, helping to remove stagnation, improve circulation and felt sense of strength.

 

Due to the meditative and slow nature of the movements, they are also of wonderful value to the nervous system, to help focus the mind, improve clarity and ease stress and anxiety. A gentle, yet rejuvenating course, to learn to enjoy movement and discover moving meditation. My hope is that you find in these practices, resources, that can be relied upon as we navigate our way through the journey of life. 

5-week Course

Venue: Brú na Sí, Youghal,  P36H265

Dates: Thursdays from 26th January 2023 

Time:  1.45pm - 3pm

Cost:   Contact YARA

Safety Statement: Before you begin these practices at home, in class or by following the videos, please note that T'ai Chi and Qigong are gentle forms of exercise and will generally suit most people. Nonetheless, always move gently and well within your capabilities. Please inform and get advice from your doctor of your intention to train in these practices if you currently have any medical condition/illness. These movements can also be practiced seated.

Dana/Donation: Dana/Donation welcome if experiencing any financial difficulty. 

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