Qigong: Foundations

Qigong practice rests on three basic principles: controlling the body, controlling the qi and controlling the mind. While most Qigongs are simple to learn, these three principles are essential to creating an authentic and ‘real’ practice.

Core Principles and Moves of Qigong,
a Two-Hour Workshop

Fundamentals of QigongThis 90 minute seminar is the first in a series designed to teach a complete approach to Qigong from the basics, through the essentials, to its most fascinating and advanced material.

Qigong practice rests on three basic principles: controlling the body, controlling the qi and controlling the mind.

In this foundational first course, you will learn ten essential exercises to “guide” the Qigong body. In 90 minutes you will acquire a new alphabet, the alphabet of Qigong. Whether you are already practicing a Qigong regimen, or come new to Qigong practice, these movements will guarantee your progress and give you a blueprint for further exploration.

Some areas that we will explore are Alignment, Speed, Tone, Fullness, Relaxation, Pulling Inward, Mobility, Fluidity, Balance, and Serenity.

New! Short interview with Instructor Ted Mancuso on this upcoming seminar, and the (different) traditional approach to Qigong.

Time and date: Click HERE to be notified of next seminar date
Fee: $25.00
Location: Academy of Martial & Internal Arts
1570 Soquel Dr (directly across from Dominican)
475-1429

(google map) http://bit.ly/V7bWAK

Registration required, no experience necessary.
Co-sponsored by the Academy of Martial & Internal Arts, and Moongate Qigong Institute.

 

Ba Duan Jin: Eight Brocade Qigong,
2 hour Workshop

Ba Duan JinThis seminar is the latest in our comprehensive Qigong series. It teaches the most famous Qigong of all, The Eight Brocades.

All Qigong progress rests on an intimate connection of vital energy, our human body, and our minds. For 1000 years, the Eight Brocades has been lauded as one of the easiest ways to learn this subtle coordination. Based firmly on Chinese medical theory, its movements are simple, stretching and turning in such a way as to optimize your health. When conscious direction of energy is added, it lives up to its name of being a precious work of art.

In this 2 hour foundational workshop, you will learn eight essential exercises to develop Qigong skill, as well as an entire regimen which you can practice for years to come. Whether or not you have ever practiced a form of Qigong, this class will give you a blueprint for you to progress.

Taught by Ted Mancuso and Narrye Caldwell.

Ted is director of the Academy. For more than 40 years, he has been teaching, studying, writing about, exploring, and admiring traditional Chinese martial arts and Qigong. He is passionate about teaching others to experience and find freedom through Qigong.

Narrye has been practicing traditional Chinese medicine for over 25 years. She has also studied Qigong as well as taught it at Five Branches University as a crucial part of the curriculum, since Qigong and Chinese health practice are symbiotic.

Pre-registration is required, since this class needs a minimum number of participants to attend. You do not have to pay in advance, but please pre-register so that we know to expect you.

Time and date: Click HERE to be notified of next seminar date
Fee:
$35.00
Location: Academy of Martial & Internal Arts
1570 Soquel Dr (across from Dominican Hosp.)
Santa Cruz

 

Essential Qigong Practice,
4 Week Class

Fundamentals of QigongThis 4-week class is the first in a series designed to teach a complete approach to Qigong, from the basics through the essentials, to its most fascinating and advanced material.

Qigong practice rests on three basic principles: controlling the body, controlling the qi and controlling the mind. While most Qigongs are simple to learn, these three principles are essential to creating an authentic and ‘real’ practice.

This course will focus on teaching this foundation, using routines and exercises to guide you from theory to practice. You will acquire a new alphabet, the alphabet of Qigong, which will allow you to tailor the moves to your own body and situation. We will concentrate on posture, alignment, tone, relaxation, fluidity, balance, breath and intent.

Whether you are already practicing a Qigong regimen, or come new to Qigong practice, these 4 weeks will guarantee your progress and give you a blueprint for further exploration.

New! Short interview with Instructor Ted Mancuso on this BDJSemMar14TedPaolaupcoming seminar, and the (different) traditional approach to Qigong.

Fee: $45.00 for 4 classes

Time and date: Click HERE to be notified of next seminar date
Location: Academy of Martial & Internal Arts
1570 Soquel Dr (directly across from Dominican)
475-1429

(google map) http://bit.ly/V7bWAK

Registration required, (registration ends 7/6/14) no experience necessary.
Co-sponsored by the Academy of Martial & Internal Arts, and Moongate Qigong Institute.

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