You’ve probably heard of Qigong by now: an ancient Chinese health practice designed to increase strength, expand Range of Motion, and improve your health through movement and breathing exercises. But what can it do for you?
The Academy of Martial Arts, Santa Cruz’s oldest traditional Chinese movement school, is offering a rare series to answer just this question. In only one afternoon, you can learn a complete routine in a concentrated, non-Sports, non-competitive, environment, taught by mature instructors with decades of experience. Free follow-up sessions and additional classes are available to deepen your experience.
Sept. 20: 1-5, Qigong Essentials
This class will give you everything you need to do Qigong: relaxed breathing, bone-strengthening posture, and revitalizing movement. You will learn the entire Qigong Tripod: Tiao Shen (Regulate the Body); Tiao Qi (Regulate the Qi); Tiao Yi (Regulate the Mind). After this one session, you will be able to practice Qigong the rest of your life.
Oct. 4: 1-5, Wudang Qigong
What did the Taoists monks at the famous Wudang Temple develop centuries ago as a health practice? This simple, modular routine is one of the treasures of Qigong, specializing in calming and regulating the metabolism. Many of the movements concentrate on strengthening specific organs according to Traditional Chinese Medical Principles.
Oct.18: 1-5, Blossoms in the Spring
This form is a jewel. It encompasses the Three Treasures of Chinese Medicine: Jing (essence), Qi (breath) and Shen (spirit) into a simple regimen that is so pleasurable to perform you would NEVER call it exercise! Yet the benefits of its practice will stay with you throughout your day. It is such a lovely and important Qigong routine, that we have just pubished a book on it.
No experience is required for any of these sessions. Please wear comfortable clothing.
Although pre-registration is not necessary, it would be nice to know you are coming!
$65.00 for each session, however:
10% discount for 2 sessions; 20% discount for the series
20% discount to Acupuncture students and seniors
CEUs available for licensed Practitioners
Academy of Martial Arts
1570 Soquel Dr (across from Dominican hospital)
Santa Cruz 831-475-1429
[email protected] or www.reelingsilk.com/qigongseminars.htm
Please do not hesitate to call or write with any questions. We generally reply faster through email!