What’s it all about?
Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) is a moving meditation practice that comes from ancient China and is connected to traditional Chinese medicine. Qi (chi) translates to mean life-force energy, and gong to mean work, or cultivate. The literal translation of Qigong being ‘energy work’.
The best way to describe the practice of Qigong is as a gentle and restorative exercise therapy. The purpose of the practice is to release tension (physical, mental and emotional) in order to allow the energy of the body to circulate freely and without stagnation or blockage. Qigong activates our body’s energy system and the innate self-healing capacity of the body. Ultimately the practice is a moving meditation that incorporates acupressure, slow stretches, gentle flowing movement and stillness.
What will we cover?
- We will explore the different types of movements and postures that are Qigong
- Cover some of the philosophies and theory that underpins the practice.
Who will be teaching?
Nicole is internationally certified in Qigong, trained in both modern and classical styles, she is also trained in meditation and mindfulness and holds a Bachelors in Complementary Medicine. Nicole discovered Qigong as a way to bring more spaciousness, clarity and vitality into her life. Nicole has taught hundreds of Qigong classes, workshops, teacher training programs and corporate events. She has worked one-on-one with people to help them with various lifestyle related challenges such as anxiety, sleep disorders, recovery from serious illness and fatigue related disease.