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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 will be posted here. 

Glounthaune  - Qigong - 19th October 2023

Ma Wang Dui Health Qigong Form

Qigong - Ma Wang Dui Form

Glounthaune Community Centre 

A 6-week course commencing Thursday 19th October 2023.  (Note: No session on 2nd November)

The Health Qigong Form we will explore for this series is based on movements depicted on ancient Silk Scroll paintings, excavated as part of the Ma Wang Dui tombs discovery of Changsha, in the Hunan Province of China in the 1970s. These vital and important archeological scroll relics date back to approximately 168BC, and give a clearer picture into how health and wellbeing were sought historically through physical movement, the use of intention and the cultivation of energy flow.

The Ma Wang Dui Health Qigong Form was created by the International Health Qigong Federation from images depicted in these silk scroll paintings. The Form consists of 12 gentle movements, which are very graceful yet strengthening, making this Form a much loved and popular one throughout the world. 

It is said to help improve circulation of Qi through the body, as well as enhance the overall functioning of the organs and systems of the body. Each movement works specific energy pathways or meridian lines within the body. By inviting these movements into the body with mindful intention, we are helping our whole system to strengthen, balance, recalibrate, heal and integrate. 

We especially welcome the benefits to the Nervous System, the Body, Mind, Heart and Spirit. Wellbeing is felt as a sense of being grounded and centered, with a more embodied experience of the movements. These slow flowing practices can remind us of the reasons why they are often called Meditation in Movement. Through regular practice, this mindful, more embodied way of being becomes more effortless, habitual, and comfortable. 
A return to naturalness. 

 

Glounthaune 6-Week Qigong Course
Venue: Glounthaune Community Centre, Glounthaune, Cork. T45 K124
Dates: Thursdays, beginning 19th October 2023. 
Time: 10am
Cost: €75 for the 6 week Course. Dana/Donation welcome if experiencing any financial difficulty. 
Contact me: taichi.qigong.haven@gmail.com

Booking Essential. 

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 - Qigong  -  Ma Wang Dui Health Qigong Form 

Qigong - Ma Wang Dui Form

Online 6-week Course commencing Friday 20th October 2023.  (Note: No session on 3rd November)

The Health Qigong Form we will explore for this series is based on movements depicted on ancient Silk Scroll paintings, excavated as part of the Ma Wang Dui tombs discovery of Changsha, in the Hunan Province of China in the 1970s. These vital and important archeological scroll relics date back to approximately 168BC, and give a clearer picture into how health and wellbeing were sought historically through physical movement, the use of intention and the cultivation of energy flow.

The Ma Wang Dui Health Qigong Form was created by the International Health Qigong Federation from images depicted in these silk scroll paintings. The Form consists of 12 gentle movements, which are very graceful yet strengthening, making this Form a much loved and popular one throughout the world. 

It is said to help improve circulation of Qi through the body, as well as enhance the overall functioning of the organs and systems of the body. Each movement works specific energy pathways or meridian lines within the body. By inviting these movements into the body with mindful intention, we are helping our whole system to strengthen, balance, recalibrate, heal and integrate. 

We especially welcome the benefits to the Nervous System, the Body, Mind, Heart and Spirit. Wellbeing is felt as a sense of being grounded and centered, with a more embodied experience of the movements. These slow flowing practices can remind us of the reasons why they are often called Meditation in Movement. Through regular practice, this mindful, more embodied way of being becomes more effortless, habitual, and comfortable. 
A return to naturalness. 

 

Online  6-week Course
Dates: Fridays, beginning 20th October 2023.  
Time: 9.30
am
Cost: €75 for the 6 week Course. Dana/Donation welcome if experiencing any financial diff
iculty. 
Contact me: taichi.qigong.haven@gmail.com

 

Booking Essential. 

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

Glounthaune Cork - T'ai Chi Continuation

T'ai Chi Short Form Continuation & Qigong

Glounthaune Community Centre

6-Week Course commencing Thursday 19th October 2023  (Note: No session on 2nd November) 

This Form Class is open to those who have already completed some introductory courses with me in Qigong/T'ai Chi, or those who have previous experience of T'ai Chi.

This weekly class will work on both Qigong Forms and the T'ai Chi Short Form.

Each week we will explore and add on new postures, thereby developing and expanding our movements into the longer T'ai Chi sequence. 

The class will feature partner work, and learning the energetic and martial applications of movements. It is designed to bring forward all the Qigong and embodiment principles we have learned from the introductory/previous T'ai Chi and Qigong courses, and incorporate these experientially into our movements. It should offer a rich exploration for those who wish to develop or deepen into their Qigong and T'ai Chi practice.
 

 
Glounthaune 6-Week T'ai Chi Course
Venue: Glounthaune Community Centre, Glounthaune, Cork. T45K124

Date: Thursdays, beginning 19th October 2023 
Time: 11.15am.

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

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

 

Booking Essential. 

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

Youghal  - Qigong & Meditation Practices

Qigong & Meditation Practices

Church of the Holy Family Hall, Youghal,  P36EC65

​*** This 6-week Course is organised by YARA - Youghal Active Retirement Association.*** 

Limited 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 


For this Course, we will enjoy some gentle meditative movements from the Qigong and T'ai Chi traditions, as well as seated meditation practices. We will also explore some Autumn-themed Qigong practices.  

By inviting these movements into the body, we are helping our whole system to strengthen, balance, recalibrate, heal and integrate. We especially welcome the benefits to the Nervous System, the Body, Mind, Heart and Spirit. Wellbeing is felt as a sense of being grounded and centered, with a more embodied experience of the movements. These slow flowing practices can remind us of the reasons why they are often called Meditation in Movement. We take a meditative approach with inner listening to the body and its feedback. We will continue to build on mindful awareness as we practice. 

A gentle Course. Suitable for most people.

Booking Essential with YARA.

Youghal 6-Week Course:

Venue: Church of the Holy Family Hall, Youghal. P36EC65

Dates: Thursdays from 12th October 2023   (Note: No session on 26th October)

Time:  4pm

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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