Qigong Workshop and 4 Week Series

What is Qigong?

Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. There are likely thousands of qigong styles, schools, traditions, forms, and lineages, each with practical applications and different theories about Qi (“subtle breath” or “vital energy”) and Gong (“skill cultivated through steady practice”).

What are the Benefits of Qigong?
Qigong opens the flow of energy in meridians. It enhances our ability to feel the Life Force underlying the physical world and to deepen our communication with it.

Physically, slow gentle qigong movements warm tendons, ligaments, and muscles; tonify vital organs and connective tissue; and promote circulation of body fluids (blood, synovial, lymph). Thousands of studies have shown qigong effective in helping to heal life challenges ranging from high blood pressure and chronic illness to emotional frustration, mental stress, and spiritual crisis.

IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN BASIC THEORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF QIGONG. PRACTICE WARM-UP EXERCISES, WUJI MEDITATION AND STANDING PILLAR.
THE EIGHT PIECES OF BROCADE IS WHAT WE WILL PRACTICE. FOCUSING ON GROUNDING, BREATHING, RELAXING, PROPER BODY STRUCTURE AND CORRECT MOVEMENT. THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR EVERYONE. BEGINNERS , THIS IS FOR YOU AS WELL AS PRACTITIONERS TO EXPERIENCE MORE.
WE WILL FOLLOW UP ON THIS WORKSHOP WITH A
WEEKLY CLASS FOR 4 FRIDAYS
BEGINNING AUGUST 16TH.
12:30 – 1:30PM
Workshop $25 in advance $30 at the door
4 Class series $60, drop in $20

ETHAN BALNO was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, AND grew up in Sarasota. In order to further his studies of martial arts and meditation, he moved to Thailand then Indonesia when he was 26 years old. He has been living in Indonesia for 24 years but for the past 6 years has been splitting his time between there and Taiwan. He has been practicing martial arts for 36 years and teaching for 25 years. Although having learned many martial arts, he specializes in the internal systems, such as, Qigong, Baguazhang, Xingyiquan, Taijiquan and Yongchunquan because the theory and principles of these arts can be applied in every style of martial arts training, sport, dance and also every aspect of life.

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