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

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Shieling House Farnborough Tai Chi - Qigong classes
aka: The Friday Big Chill

Fridays 7.30-8.30pm
Shieling House
Invincible Rd
Farnborough GU14 7QU

I'd normally write a long flowery paragraph about how amazingly great 


your body, mind and soul 


will feel after this one-hour Qigong exercise and relaxation class, 


but I think this picture of my cat Billy sums it up perfectly



More Info

What's Qigong then?


You say it 'Chee Gong'


 Qi means 'Energy' and Gong means 'Work'

or learning to work with your energy 



Qigong is a Chinese energy art with a 5000 year old history. It forms a foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine which influences the energy (Qi/ Chi/Ki/ Prana) of the body to prevent and cure diseases of the body and mind. 


This can be done with herbs, acupuncture, massage or specific exercises (called Qigong) 


It's particularly effective at combatting stress related diseases, which is accountable for over 80% of doctor visits each year. Shocking isn't it ;( 



Now look at it another way: 


By learning a skill that helps us deal with / switches off our stress response, we can avoid suffering from 80% of sicknesses




About this class


I've chosen slow calming Qigong sets for this class to detangle the mind and unknot the body. 


Somewhat like Yoga, but performed standing up throughout, we move in and out of stretches on the natural breath. 


Applying a gradual decrease and increase of effort we follow the rule of Yin Yang theory which says that everything is in a constant state of change or flow - this is why we don't hold the postures using force, but flow between them. 



We finish with about 10 minutes of guided meditation - you can stand, sit or lie down

 


The setting


The studio used for this class is gorgeous - it's a purpose built space decorated in a Zen style, : Simple but soothing. 


The paper floor lights give a soft luminescence, Buddha statues and bamboo transport you to another world....

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If you'd like to join us in January you can reserve your place in a couple of clicks 


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(click to pay £28 for the four classes in January)


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VIDEO LEARNING

As well as face to face and Zoom classes we also have a video channel which supports learning for students attending our classes. 

This is a subscription-based service costing £10 for any month you want video access. 

Please see our Video Links page for access to the videos
If you attended in Autumn 2021 we covered
Yi Jin Jing set. You'll find it about half way down the video links page