Balance your Act
9th Dec 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm| £55
Come explore your personal harmony with the deep dancing flow of Qigong
Get ready to truly find your balance and power up for the winter
Uncover new ways you can access this innately healing directive
In this day workshop/mini-retreat prepare to have fun balancing your act! This is an inner and outer experience as we check in with the elements of Water for buoyancy, cleansing and flow, with Fire for creativity and true expression; all balanced around and on Mother Earth.
- Relaxing Earth Meditation
- Graceful Daoyin warm-up movements
- Specific balancing forms
- Heart expression moves and meditation
- Increase your resource centres – dantiens at the belly and heart
- Qigong walking – great for practicing physical balance
- Taoist Meditation to complete
Balance is an attribute central to our being, we are wired for it, and when in balance, our system works more effectively and we can access moments of stillness in that middle space, the zero point between the breaths, which actually accesses inordinante amounts of energy.
This is open to anyone with a genuine interest in true energy work – and play!
Chi Up Your Life !
There are other Sunday qigong sessions on October 14 and Nov 11
See separate events for more details on these.
“Balance was such an issue for me, when it was suggested I was already balanced, I felt a ripple of recognition and my attention shifted to a broader sense of what balance means now. Can’t say I can balance on one leg for long, but I do feel I can access my inner balance better. Thank you Clara”
Loving movement exercise from a young age – I did ballet – I instantly recognised the feeling of graceful movements when introduced to qigong, this age-old system of energy cultivation. I’d already had two episodes of burnout, running a busy costume design business and bringing up my son in NW London. I was looking for ways I could heal myself and was drawn towards natural energy medicine, unlike my previous training as a Registered Nurse. Here the focus on disease management was only one side of the patient health coin, I was curious about ways of preventative healthcare, still am. Personal research took me through Homeopathy to EFT, Reiki, Aromatherapy Massage, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Shiatsu and CranialSacral therapy. I was searching for a way to take care of myself as well as appreciating treatements and teachings. When a parent of one on my lads friends, Ged Sumner, offered to introduce me to Chi Kung/Qigong I was intrigued and went along. He is a co-founder of the London College of Elemental Chi Kung, where I subsequently trained for 4 years. I am now a student of Grand Master Ken Cohen.
I was hooked by the end of the first session, from this innate recognition of flow and expression, although the tension patterns in my arms and shoulders were needing a warm oily bath, I felt so much better in the inside. My sleep became deeper and more nourishing. Stress levels became manageable and prioritising the time for my space had a strong sustaining effect on both my physicality and psyche.
Fast forward to now, where I live in and around the New Forest, managing the busy Conscious Living Events company, sharing qigong teachings and creating ‘Chi Time’ interview shows, all from living ‘Home-Free’.. It’s not without its challenges – understatement – but my qigong and meditation practice gives me ninja-style aptitude and orgnising abilites, the big one is asigning time. This is where I can help.
I offer you day workshop or mini-retreat sessions, if you have access to the New Forest, where you can dive into your personal energy relationship, alongside other similar folk. I’d love to share more chi secrets with you.
Clara Apollo is an elemental qigong teacher, founder member of the Alliance of Tai Chi and Qigong and Conscious Living Events organiser. She presents Chi Time, the Conscious Living show for UK Health Radio.