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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 Session will be posted here. 

Glounthaune Summer 2024 Workshops

1. Saturday 20th July - 10am - 1.30pm

2. Saturday 17th August - 10am -1.30pm

Glounthaune Summer Workshops
Venue: Glounthaune Community Centre, Glounthaune, Cork. T45 K124. 

(Weather permitting, some of the workshops will take place outdoors on the Green.)
 

Dates: 

1. Saturday morning 20th July  ***Fully booked - please email  taichi.qigong.haven@gmail.com  to join waitlist***

2. Saturday morning 17th August.  

Booking Essential. 

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

Steadiness & Support - Summer Qigong/T'ai Chi Workshop

Saturday 20th July  10am-1.30pm

Summer Qigong/T'ai Chi Workshop

Saturday 20th July 2024  10am-1.30pm 

A morning of nourishing practices to support ourselves, and explore the ancient meditative movement Forms of T'ai Chi and Qigong.

***Fully booked - please email  taichi.qigong.haven@gmail.com  to join waitlist***

We will explore how we can embody the qualities of steadiness and groundedness, to open to feeling supported, connected, clear and wise. The workshop will include movements from the Qigong and T'ai Chi traditions, as well as embracing the opportunity to practice together,  enjoy community, and learn some new Forms to take home.

 

Guided by the embodiment principles of T'ai Chi and Qigong, Daoist principles, 5-element theory and a sense of lightness, ease and adventure, the morning will offer some time out of our normal routine to ground and centre, to learn some beautiful movements, and perhaps more importantly, to allow the body, mind and heart to rest, relax and self-regulate. 

 

Refreshments included.

Weather permitting, some of the workshop will take place outdoors.

 

 

 

Summer Qigong Workshop
Venue: Glounthaune Community Centre, Cork. T45 K124

(and the adjacent Green, Glounthaune Village, Cork)

Date: Saturday, 20th July 2024.  
Time: 1
0am-1.30pm
Cost: €50

(Dana/Donation welcome if experiencing any financial difficulty. Please contact me at 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

5-Week Course commencing Thursday 18th April 2024.

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. We will also explore the historical and cultural meaning of the Dao and the influence of Daoist Principles on T'ai Chi.

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

Date: Thursdays, beginning 18th April 2024  
Time: 11.15am.

Cost: €70 for the 5 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 - 18th April 2024

Spring Qigong & Daoist Principles

Spring Qigong & Daoist Principles

Church of the Holy Family Hall, Youghal,  P36EC65

​*** This 5-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 

At times of turmoil and unrest, it can be wise to take time to contemplate and connect to trustworthy sources of stability. Our physical Qigong practice will be supported by standing and seated meditation practices, as well as wisdom from various Daoist texts. This is an invitation to cultivate the mystical mind.

For this series, we will explore the historical and cultural meaning of the Dao - the Way of balance and harmony within oneself, others and nature.

Following on from our exploration of Swimming Dragon Qigong, our Spring programme will expand to include the movements and qualities of other animals, including the Phoenix, Tiger and Crane. Our Swimming Dragon will also keep us company over the Springtime.

With Qigong, 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.

A gentle Course. Suitable for most people.

Booking Essential with YARA.

Youghal 5-Week Course:

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

Dates: Thursdays from 18th April 2024  

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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