Surrey and Hants Tai Chi and Qigong

Surrey and Hampshire's authentic Tai Chi and Health Qigong school. Classes for beginners and above near Aldershot Farnham Farnborough Camberley. Our teachers are students of Master Wang Haijun. You'll love what we do!

              Nei Gong - Qigong Meditation


Meditation and Relaxation classes in Aldershot Farnborough Mytchett Camberley Farnham
Your mind is your instrument. Learn to be its master and not its slave
 
Meditation is the gateway, through which you arrive to the world of freedom
 
Plant the seed of meditation and reap the fruit of peace of mind
 
Even masters had to take the first step, so can you.
 
Constant inner peace and serenity can be yours. Take the first step today
 
Meditation is the gateway, through which you arrive to the world of freedom
 
Plant the seed of meditation and reap the fruit of peace of mind
 
Even masters had to take the first step, so can you.
 
Constant inner peace and serenity can be yours. Take the first step today.
 
 
 
 
 
Stressed? Worried? Under Pressure?
 
Is you mind always wandering aimlessly or darting anxiously from one thing to the next? 
 
Do you find that the only time you can 'switch off' is when you are exhausted?
 
Or perhaps you're ready to take your Tai Chi practice to a new level and want to explore the internal elements of the Art?
 
Then you may be interested in our new Friday evening classes entitled
 
 "Meditation & Relaxation - 
Without the Hocus Pocus".
 
These classes, aimed at beginners to meditation, include instruction, theory and practice so you fully understand what you are trying to achieve as well as how to go about achieving it.
 
But they DON'T include any 'new age' rituals or mumbo jumbo, which - let's face it - can be a bit off putting if you're not into wafting around the house in a flowery kaftan or talking to fairies on a daily basis...
 Do you find that the only time you can 'switch off' is when you are physically exhausted?

 Why not try one of our Qigong classes, which focus on meditative realxing movement and deep mindfulness and breathing techniques
 
 "Meditation & Relaxation - 
Without the Hocus Pocus".
 
These classes, aimed at beginners to meditation, include instruction, theory and practice so you fully understand what you are trying to achieve as well as how to go about achieving it.
 
Meditation is the gateway, through which you arrive to the world of freedom
 
Plant the seed of meditation and reap the fruit of peace of mind
 
Even masters had to take the first step, so can you.
 
Constant inner peace and serenity can be yours. Take the first step today 


These classes includes instruction, theory and practice so you fully understand what you are trying to achieve as well as how to go about achieving it. We focus on slow mindful movement and guided meditations.
 
 
 

pic above: Our instructor Cherry Collins practicing Yi jin Jing Qigong 
Why Meditate?  
 
There's lots of medical research to prove the physical benefits:
The brain wave patterns of meditators show why they're healthier. Neuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortex—brain waves in the stress-prone right frontal cortex move to the calmer left frontal cortex.  
 
Recent research indicates that meditating brings about dramatic effects in as little as a 10-minute session. Several studies have demonstrated that subjects who meditated for a short time showed increased alpha waves (the relaxed brain waves) and decreased anxiety and depression as the production of adrenaline decreased.
 
A study at Harvard which used MRI scans to map the brains of participants, has given the first physical proof that meditation can change our minds. The study showed that after just 8 weeks of meditation - for half an hour a day - the  hippocampus area of the brain (linked to self-awareness, compassion and introspection) became denser and the amygdala -(an area known to be associated with stress and anxiety) had thinned. Subjects reported feeling happier, calmer and more in control of themselves. What this means is that the brain we have now doesn't have to be the brain we will have in just 8 weeks time - our brains have a type of plasticity - they are constantly changing.  Mindfulness is the tool which is used to shape the brain. 
 
 
Always check the calendar or email Cherry before coming along for the first time or after a break as occasionally we have a week off when Cherry has a holiday or training course.  
 
We cover some of the following most weeks: 
  
 
1. Standing and seated qigong meditation - standing like a tree / pole standing - in various stances.
 
 2. Breathing Techniques such as Daoist breathing, Buddhist breathing, Universal Breathing & Dragon Breath techniques
 
3. Guided (spoken) Meditation - using visualisation techniques to relax the body & mind - very effective at clearing old negative emotions
 
4. Nei Gong - Connecting with our internal energy and understanding how it moves around the body
 
5. Physical relaxation techniques such as Daoist Self Massage & Tuina (accupoint) Self Massage,
 
6. Colour and sound therapies 
 
7. Gentle movement and light exercise routines
 
 
Sometimes we will use soft music, nature sounds - birdsong / water, and sometimes soft lighting and candles to create an atmosphere of calm.
 
 pic above: Cherry prcticing Standing Meditation on Mount Wudang, China.
 
How to join us:
 
Contact us in advance if you have any questions, otherwise just come along to the class of your choice, after first checking on the calendar that the class is on that week. Pay £6, (£7 eves) and join in :)
No membership fees or advance payment required. 
 
These techniques will be applied to oneself, fully clothed.
 
The class starts with a gentle 5 minute warm up - yes, it's important to warm up for meditation too! Next the instructor will talk about the chosen topic for the session and give the theory behind the practice.
The technique will be demonstrated and you will get to have a go.  During this time our Instructor will correct your posture and technique.Then there will be a quiet period of about 15-20 minutes when the technique is practised. See next page for topics.These classes are on a 'Drop-In' basis. You don't have to attend each one, although you will progress more quickly through regular practice.Each class costs £5 but multi - class discounts are available -  see website for more info.
Next the instructor will talk about the chosen topic for the session and give the theory behind the practice.
The technique will be demonstrated and you will get to have a go.  During this time our Instructor will correct your posture and technique.
Then there will be a quiet period of about 15-20 minutes when the technique is practised. See next page for topics.
These classes are on a 'Drop-In' basis. You don't have to attend each one, although you will progress more quickly through regular practice.
Each class costs £5 but multi - class discounts are available -  see website for more