NEW Hove Thursday evening class

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From March 2018 on Thursdays at 5.45 pm at the Cornerstone Community Centre, in Church Rd, Hove
we will be offering a drop-in class for all abilities. Led by Christine, it will involve a range of calming, energising and accessible exercises drawn from Chen Tai chi and Qigong. Informed by Alexander Technique, these exercises will encourage strength, flexibility and balance through mindful movement.

Saturday Monthly Workshops 2018

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We will soon be confirming venues for the Spring in Hove and Uckfield.
We’re enjoying planning for the workshops which will lead up to World Qi Gong Day events in August 2018.
It’s long been our desire to bring Qi Gong and Tai Chi out into the open; the breeze on our skin, the grass under our feet, practising together as they do in China. For us, a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the work of our students.

Termly Round Up – Summer 2017

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Classes have been continuing at Hadlow Down and Newick on Mondays, with students developing a deeper understanding. Beginners have been welcomed in to both classes and it says a lot about them and about the groups that they have fitted in and progressed so well.

Last term we decide to give a class in Newick on Friday mornings that concentrated entirely on QiGong, as we felt that people would derive great benefit in physical and mental health  from this very gentle yet rigorous discipline. To learn more about QiGong: its roots, its rationale, and its health benefits, see our FAQ page.

The Friday QiGong class is welcoming new members.

 

 

New term, new year, new you, begins January 2017

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Happy New Year and every best wish for a happy and productive 2017.

Winter/Spring term begins in January 2017 (see calendar)

Contact me for details:
07454 330138 or use the contact form

 

Principles of Internal Martial Arts workshop

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Chichester Saturday 26th November.  Joining other practitioners for a one-day seminar with Eva and Karel Koskuba of CIAA (Chinese Internal Arts Association). Marvellous! A whole day to experience a blend of the best of Tai Chi, QiGong, YiQuan, Shili and Bagua.  A reminder of the fundamental value of internal focus  in developing the ease and power of fully integrated movement.

Chen Bing in Athens

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A magical week of lightness and physical possibility.
Chen Bing is a modest teacher, and an awe-inspiring example of softness, suppleness and strength.
We were both very happy to be informed, mid-week, that our ‘chi’ was flowing well. Chen Bing particularly singled out Christine as an exemplar of mind-body connection through relaxation.
We return, brimming with health, tranquillity and vitality, and inspired to incorporate something of Chen Bing’s enabling style within our own teaching.

 

Summer School – latest

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The last three weeks Outdoor Summer School has been lovely.  Having two well-qualified instructors enabled students to enjoy and experience a well-rounded introduction to the principles and methods of Daoist Qigong. It was enhanced by being outdoors in the sunshine in two parks in Brighton and in Hove as well as in the well-tended gardens of the Hove Club.

Contact us if you would like further details of outdoor sessions in the coming months.

Hove Club

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Following the success of Tai Chi in the wonderful Hove Club, we will be running a new session on Thursday 11th August at 10.30. A combination of relaxed and dynamic movements to enhance your day. Followed by refreshments and a chance to chat to the instructors in the garden.

Summer School

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Start the day well.

With the summer here and with term-time classes not running, we are offering the chance for you to join us for a time to pause and reflect in a session of morning moving meditations in a park, one in Brighton and one in Hove.

Each session will last an hour and will cost only £5, following the same pattern throughout:

QiGong (Chigung) warm-ups and exercises led by Christine (flowing, repeating, getting the body relaxed and prepared)

QiGong Chinese Health set, Yi Jin Jing led by Lisa (series of movements specifically to lengthen muscles and tendons for flexibility and strength)

 

Week 1: 8–14 August 2016

10.00am Monday 8 Aug: Preston Park Velodrome (cycle track), off Preston Drove, Brighton BN1 6LA

8.30am Tuesday 9 Aug: The Scented Garden, St Anne’s Well Park, Somerhill Ave, Hove BN3 1RP

10.30am Thursday 11 Aug: Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue, Hove BN3 2PJ

9.30 am Saturday 13 Aug: Preston Park Velodrome (cycle track), Brighton

10.30am Sunday 14 Aug: The Scented Garden, St Anne’s Well Park, Somerhill Ave, Hove BN3 1RP

Week 2: 15–21 August 2016

10.00am Monday 15 Aug: Preston Park Velodrome (cycle track), Brighton

8.30am Tuesday 16 Aug: The Scented Garden, St Anne’s Well Park, Somerhill Ave, Hove BN3 1RP

8.30am Thursday 18 Aug: Preston Park Velodrome (cycle track), Brighton

9.30am Saturday 20 Aug: Preston Park Velodrome (cycle track), Brighton

10.30am Sunday 21 Aug: The Scented Garden, St Anne’s Well Park, Somerhill Ave, Hove BN3 1RP

Week 3: 22–28 August 2016

10.00am Monday 22 Aug: Preston Park Velodrome (cycle track), Brighton

8.30am Tuesday 23 Aug: The Scented Garden, St Anne’s Well Park, Somerhill Ave, Hove BN3 1RP

8.30am Thursday 25 Aug: Preston Park Velodrome (cycle track), Brighton

9.30am Saturday 27 Aug: Preston Park Velodrome (cycle track), Brighton

10.30am Sunday 28 Aug: The Scented Garden, St Anne’s Well Park, Somerhill Ave, Hove BN3 1RP

 

Engage South East

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A small local charity, called Engage South East is sponsoring the Hadlow Down Tai Chi drop in class. The charity’s main aims are to bring local communities together, combating social isolation and loneliness, in order to improve the quality of life for older people. We encourage local volunteering with over 20 volunteers helping us at the moment. We also support people with memory loss and dementia and their carers. We have two clubs, the TN22 and TN22 Plus club and we meet at Hadlow Down village hall, near Uckfield, East Sussex.

 

We also work with our sister charity Sound Architect in developing courses and activities, such as computer classes, physical exercise, such as tai chi and educational projects in schools. For more information on the website: www.engagesoutheast.org.uk