Classes, Courses + Workshops

Classes – How they work…

There’s two options for attending Qigong classes at Chi Space; Modern Qigong and Classical Qigong. Both of these require commitment to a series / course of classes. We don’t offer casual classes, why? Quite simply, Qigong is not a casual practice. Much like going to the gym once, or meditating a couple times, practicing Qigong irregularly won’t bring you the benefits and powerful outcomes that the modality offers.

Modern Qigong offers an experience of Qigong that is delivered in an accessible and contemporary manner. It’s a powerful, integrative approach to the ancient practice, bringing together movements from thousands of traditional forms into a more accessible style that complements our modern lifestyles. It allows you to experience the benefits of qigong without the thousands of hours of practice that is often required to master a classical form. The core of the traditional practice remains, the movements are still precise and differentiated, typically though the practice is performed a little quicker and the format of practice is different. The Modern Qigong approach gives the student the experience of the practice without having to learn and master a particular form, and can be in a variety of practice lengths, i.e: a 10 minute self-practice in the morning or a 60 minute in-studio class.

Modern Qigong is seasonally themed, in alignment with Traditional Chinese Medicine and offered in a series of nine (9) week terms. A commitment to the entire term is required.

Classical / Traditional Qigong is a practice of slow, precise, differentiated movements that are learnt as a form – a set series of movements / postures. At this time we offer the forms; Eight Sections of Brocade and the Five Animal Frolics, the forms are as transmitted by Master Wang of Wang Zhi Ping Tai Chi School – Yangshou China. Video and written Form Notes are provided as support for these courses.

These forms are learnt in 75 minute sessions over a period of 8-12 consecutive weeks. A commitment to the entire course is required, along with personal practice.

To find a class or course to join please visit our timetable here.

 

New to Qigong? We recommend our Discover Qigong – introductory workshop

The Discover Qigong workshop is offered several times per year, around every 6 weeks. It is best suited to students with little or no experience with the practice. Its suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.

In this workshop we cover:

  • What is Qi

  • What is Qigong?

  • Roots, history and connection to TCM

  • Types and styles of Qigong

  • Basics and fundamentals

  • Purpose and Benefits

  • You’ll discover your Qi

  • You’ll experience both Modern & Classical styles of Qigong

To find an upcoming Discover Qigong workshop please visit our timetable here.

 

Other workshops and short courses

We regularly offer other workshops and short courses such as:

  • Zhan Zhuang – Standing Qigong

  • Medical Qigong for Self-Healing

  • Shen Gong – Qigong for Spiritual Practice

  • Nei Gong & the Microcosmic Orbit

  • Buddha Palm Healing Qigong

  • Seasonal Qigong Workshop – for home practice

  • Taoist Meditation practices

To find a class, course or workshop please visit our timetable here.

 

 

Chi Space

281 Inkerman Street, Balaclava, VIC 3183

We’re open 30 minutes prior to scheduled classes, or by appointment.