We invite you to join us for a 12-week course that will lay the foundations for practicing high-level Qigong safely and effectively.
This course will not only give you a fantastic introduction to this amazing art but will provide you with the skills needed to practice on your own outside of class - even if you never take another class or course in the future. Think of it as learning to drive. When you pass your test, you have all the basic skills you need, and yet your skills will continue to grow and develop with practice and experience.
What You Will Learn
Over 12 weeks, students will be gently guided and supported as they develop the foundational Qigong skills of:
- Entering Wuji (a state of relaxed alert focus)
- Generating an Energy Flow
- Entering Stillness
Foundations are critically important in any art. Consider for a moment it is the depth and quality of the foundations that enable a skyscraper to safely soar majestically into the sky.
While this course focuses on foundation skills, do not misunderstand this to mean basic, dumbed-down, or only at beginners’ level. While the course is totally suitable for beginners, it develops the fundamental skills that will pave the way to realising the extraordinary benefits of Shaolin Cosmos Qigong.
Students will also gain an understanding of the history and philosophy of Qigong as well as develop their skills in:
- Relaxing at the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels
- Entering higher states of consciousness
- Focusing the mind
- Applying skills and techniques to generate different levels and qualities of energy flow
- Generating energy flow for thematic and holistic benefits
- Entering stillness, or Zen
- Applying Qigong skills in daily life for increased health, vitality and longevity
Who is This Course for?
This course is suitable for anyone; from complete beginners who have never heard of Qigong (but like the sound of it), practitioners of other martial and spiritual disciplines, sportspeople, business people, therapists, healers, those who are healthy and those who are sick, through to advanced students of other martial arts and other styles of Qigong.
If you have read this far and the course description has resonated with you at all, it means it’s worth finding out what it’s all about.
When This is Course Not For You
While benefits can start to appear typically from the very first session, if not within days and weeks, achieving some of the amazing benefits requires regular and consistent practice. Let’s be completely honest and transparent. Is there any art, discipline or practice that doesn’t need regular practice?
In our experience, it is worth it. Just fifteen minutes a day is all it takes to build momentum and start to create a positive transformation in body, energy, and mind.
We want to provide our students with skills that we know will impact their lives for the better.
If you typically attend a class once or twice a week and don’t practice between classes, then this course probably isn’t a good fit for you. While you’ll be informed, educated, entertained and you will undoubtedly enjoy yourself, you won’t reap the profound benefits that justify the investment in this course.
However, if you are open to it, we challenge you to really commit to the process for just 12 weeks, to GO ALL-IN and practice at least once a day at home. If you can commit to this, you will really benefit from the changes that will take place. And that’s the only way you’ll know whether Qigong is for you.
Course Format and Logistics
This course consists of 12 one-hour classes, intentionally designed with specific objectives in mind, and not as a drop-in format. It builds week by week, with students practicing what they have learned in their daily home practice. This provides the greatest opportunity to share students’ learnings, discoveries and experiences, and to answer any questions about any aspect of their practice and development.
The course will take place on Thursdays between 7pm-8pm at:
St Mark’s School
See Classes page for details.
Qigong does not require any special clothing or equipment. We recommend wearing loose fitting clothing and flat shoes and bring some water to stay hydrated.
The full course fee is £300, payable in advance.
Early Bird Offer
We are offering a 20% discount reducing the fee to £240 for the course starting on 23rd April, if booked during a Workshop Taster Session or by the end of March 2020. Use coupon code "earlybird" on checkout.
We offer a 3-month payment plan for fees paid each month in advance (3% surcharge applies).
Please contact us for more details or to apply for this.
We offer a reduced fee of £180 for pensioners, students and those on low incomes.
Please contact us to apply for this.
Students get access to a private WhatsApp group where they can post Q&A as it comes up, rather than wait for, and more often than not forget, what they wanted to ask in class. They can also use email if their question is personally sensitive.
Students also have access to an online discussion forum and a treasure trove of online written and video material about Qigong, Taijiquan, Kung Fu and Zen from the Grandmaster of our school.