Geelong West Neighbourhood House

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Qigong Classes

COVID–19 UPDATE - TERM 3

We are so pleased to be able to once again offer activities and programs to our community.

We want to assure you that we are taking all precautions to ensure your health and safety by providing sanitizer and extra cleaning regimes. We are also carefully monitoring State Government restrictions and updates.

We request that anyone who has any symptoms of COVID-19, who is generally unwell or who has been in contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19 to not attend classes, and contact their GP or Corona hotline 1800 675 398.

 

Dates: 
Thursday, 16 July 2020 to Thursday, 17 September 2020
Time: 
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West or via Zoom
Tutor: 
Paul Burns
Cost: 
$100 per term or $12 per week

What is Qigong?
Qigong (Chi Kung) is a mind-body integrated exercise. It plays a strong part in Daoist philosophy, as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Martial Arts. It is a method for health and wellness purposes.

What do we be do the classes?
The exercises are composed of gentle flowing movements and stretching coordinated with breathing in a calm mindful state.

Is it like Tai Chi?
Tai Chi whilst a martial art is also considered a type of Qigong as Tai Chi contains many qigong exercises and philosophies. Qigong is easier to learn and can be a starting point for Tai Chi (Some Tai Chi may also be taught).

What will I need to do the program?
Wear comfortable clothes, shoes and bring a bottle of water. Also inform your instructor of any health concerns or injuries that may impact on your participation.

What level of fitness does one need to do these “Qigong” exercises?
This Qigong course aims to teach easy to learn practical health promoting exercises to everyday people including those healthy and with injuries or health conditions. Exercises can always be modified to suit in cases of illness/injury or restrictions.

What are the benefits of Qigong exercises?
In China for many hundreds of years Qigong has been used as a therapeutic and preventative health measure.

Modern research on Qigong indicate benefits of

  • Normalised blood pressure, improved breathing and circulation,
  • Calming central nervous system, decreased stress responses (calmness)
  • Increased immune function, digestion, bone density,
  • A low impact exercise that helps balance, co-ordination, strength and flexibility.

 

Your Instructor: Paul Burns

Qualifications:

  • Registered AHPRA Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner
  • Level 1 Ziran Qigong instructor.

Paul trains in the Chinese arts Zi Ran Men Kung Fu, Ziran Qigong, Bagua Zhang, and Tai Chi with Sifu Adam Martin at the 5 Elements Kung Fu Academy Torquay.
http://www.5elementskungfu.com.au

Paul is a also registered Chinese medicine doctor with
Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic https://www.geelongchinesemedicine.com.au

Book the full term

Book the full term, and you'll save $$ on each session.

Qigong Classes - Full Term
Qigong Classes - Full Term
Thursday, 16 July 2020 to Thursday, 17 September 2020
Cost:
$100.00

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Book by dates

Book our Qigong Classes on the days that work best for you.

Available booking dates:
Thursday 16 July
Qigong Class - Jul 16 2020
Thursday, 16 July 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Cost:
$12.00

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Thursday 23 July
Qigong Class - Jul 23 2020
Thursday, 23 July 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Cost:
$12.00

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Thursday 30 July
Qigong Class - Jul 30 2020
Thursday, 30 July 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Cost:
$12.00

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Thursday 06 August
Qigong Class - Aug 06 2020
Thursday, 6 August 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Cost:
$12.00

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Thursday 13 August
Qigong Class - Aug 13 2020
Thursday, 13 August 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Cost:
$12.00

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Thursday 20 August
Qigong Class - Aug 20 2020
Thursday, 20 August 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Cost:
$12.00

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Thursday 27 August
Qigong Class - Aug 27 2020
Thursday, 27 August 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Cost:
$12.00

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Thursday 03 September
Qigong Class - Sep 03 2020
Thursday, 3 September 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Cost:
$12.00

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Thursday 10 September
Qigong Class - Sep 10 2020
Thursday, 10 September 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Cost:
$12.00

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Thursday 17 September
Qigong Class - Sep 17 2020
Thursday, 17 September 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Cost:
$12.00

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