Geelong West Neighbourhood House

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Qigong Classes

Dates: 
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 to Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Time: 
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West
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

Face to face classes. Book the full term, and you'll save $$ on each session.

Qigong Classes - Full Term 2 - 2021
Qigong Classes - Full Term 2 - 2021
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 to Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Cost:
$100.00

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Face to face classes

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

Available booking dates:
Wednesday 21 April
Qigong Classes - Apr 21 2021
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost:
$12.00

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Wednesday 28 April
Qigong Classes - Apr 28 2021
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost:
$12.00

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Wednesday 05 May
Qigong Classes - May 05 2021
Wednesday, 5 May 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost:
$12.00

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Wednesday 12 May
Qigong Classes - May 12 2021
Wednesday, 12 May 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost:
$12.00

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Wednesday 19 May
Qigong Classes - May 19 2021
Wednesday, 19 May 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost:
$12.00

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Wednesday 26 May
Qigong Classes - May 26 2021
Wednesday, 26 May 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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$12.00

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Wednesday 02 June
Qigong Classes - Jun 02 2021
Wednesday, 2 June 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost:
$12.00

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Wednesday 09 June
Qigong Classes - Jun 09 2021
Wednesday, 9 June 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost:
$12.00

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Wednesday 16 June
Qigong Classes - Jun 16 2021
Wednesday, 16 June 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost:
$12.00

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Wednesday 23 June
Qigong Classes - Jun 23 2021
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost:
$12.00

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