Magick Tree Tai Chi Chuan & Qigong

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Classes, courses & workshops

Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire & Gwent 

Health Qigong & Tai Chi 

Public Class Timetable

£6 per public class unless stated otherwise.
Please see our healing page for details on the Free Qi clinic.


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FRIDAY

USK 09:15 - 10:30  Tai Chi & Qigong

(The Conservative Club, Maryport street, Usk NP15 1AB)

All ages & abilities welcome

MONMOUTH 11:30 - 12:45  Tai Chi & Qigong

(The Bridges Centre, Drybridge House, Wonastow Road, Monmouth NP25 5AS)

All ages & abilities welcome


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SUNDAY

CALDICOT AREA 18:00 - 19:15 Tai Chi & Qigong

(Portskewett Church Hall, Crick Rd, Caldicot NP26 5SQ)

All ages & abilities welcome

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PRIVATE & CORPORATE CLASSES AVAILABLE 

contact us for more information.


 

Public Classes

What will you learn?

The styles you learn are some of the oldest and most traditional forms of Tai Chi & Qigong on the planet and I have been trained using authentic methods. All routines are easy to learn and can be suited to all ages and abilities. We work with the body, breathing, health, mind and spirit as well as Qi energy and how energy travels around the body. 

Health Qigong

  • Mawangdui Daoyin Shu presents a series of qigong forms based on those shown on the famous silk paintings excavated from the Mawangdui tombs of Changsha, Hunan Province. Discovered in the 1970s alongside a wealth of classical texts, they are among the oldest and best preserved silk works in China, and provide a fascinating insight into the early history of qigong. Dating from the Han Dynasty (168 BCE), these easy-to-learn movements work with the flow of vital energy through the meridians and encourage connection between the external movements of the body and the internal activity of the mind. Through rising and squatting, extending and withdrawing the limbs, bending and stretching, the movements help maintain health and cultivate the spirit.
  • Wu Qin Xi - Five Animals Frolics
    The system of Five Animal Exercises were designed by Hua Tuo, a leading physician of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD). Hua Tuo developed this system based on existing ancient Chinese traditional exercises following theories of the functions of the internal organs and meridians as well as the principles of the circulation of Qi and blood in the human body. His inspiration came from the careful observation and study of the characteristic behaviour of tigers, deer, bears, monkeys and birds, concluding that wild creatures regularly performed certain exercises to build up their constitution and improve their life skills. The Five Animal Exercises imitate the movements of five animals and combining physical with mental exercises. The physical movements are designed to show the courage and robustness of the tiger, serenity and poise of the deer, the steadiness and solidity of the bear, the nimbleness and dexterity of the monkey and the swiftness and grace of the bird. The physical movements are at all times integrated with the mental exercises which are supposed to imitate the spiritual activities and expressions of the animals.

    The exercises have the aim of strengthening muscles and bones, promoting the circulation of Qi and blood, preventing and curing diseases, maintaining good health and prolonging the life span. The external dynamic physical activities should be integrated with the static activities of the mind. Exercising limbs, waist, trunk and spine can increase the movement range and physical efficiency.

    Exercises of the fingers and toes are particularly emphasized for improving the blood circulation to the extremities. Physical and psychological tests of people practicing the Wu Qin Xi give high scores to their overall constitution, the functions of the various organs, mental attitude and power of perception, as well as physical fitness.

    The movements are simple and easy to remember as well as very safe and can be exercised by people of different age groups and stages of practice.
  • Ba Duan Jin - Eight Treasures
The Eight-section Exercises date back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and its easy movements and impressive effects on health make it a gem in China's health and fitness culture. Purpose of the exercises is to increase internal energy circulation through spiritual cultivation and physical exercises so as to improve health and fitness. Deep natural breathing is required during the practice of the routines, without any constraint. It has been proved that practice of Ba Duan Jin improves the respiratory system, limb strength, flexibility of the joints, fortifies the nerves as well as enhances the general balance.
It improves the cardiovascular function and helps to cure such illnesses as coronary artery sclerosis and osteoporosis. It strengthens one's immune system to a degree, delays the aging process and also improves one's mental health.
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  • Guolin Qigong - Healing walk
I teach the Goulin in my public classes but use it extensively in my Qigong cancer clinics (Gwo LIN Chi GONG) is also called Qigong Walking, Wind Healing Walk or Xi Xi Hu.
Guolin Qigong creates a powerful force-field of Qi wherever you walk. It imparts wisdom of coordinating breath and movement to regulate the five organ spirits. Guo Lin Qigong has been used as an effective complementary treatment for cancer, and it can also be used to help heal many other diseases. The free Qi clinic has been set up to offer free exercise to those living with illness and; with regular practise, aiming to improve the overall quality of life and wellbeing of students.
Guolin Qigong was named after its developer Grand Master Guo Lin. Guo Lin (郭林) was born in 1909, the daughter of a Qigong Grand Master. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1949 and healed herself with her walking program. In the 1960’s she helped heal millions of others with her Qigong Walking Protocol, and became the most famous Qigong Master of the 20th century. She named the practice Xi Xi Hu, meaning Inhale, Inhale, Exhale. Xi means Inhale. It is also the sacred sound of the Triple burner in Chinese medicine. Hu means Exhale. It is also the sacred sound of the Spleen/Pancreas organ.


Taijiquan (Tai Chi)

Taiji (Tai Chi) forms are taught to students once they are proficient in at least one of the Health Qigong routines. It is important for the body to be healthy, strong, flexible and to have a basic understanding of Qi before gaining the true benefit of regular Taiji training. Different forms are practised at different times of the year so we will always be learning new things and reviewing what has been learnt. Taiji is an excellent form of self defense and exercise routine for the entire self (mind, body, spirit). The Taiji taught is traditional and all encompassing; focusing on on how to control the body & breathing, self defence, consciousness, mindfulness & spirituality. There is something for everybody and the exercises are just the beginning......
  • 8, 16, 24, 42 & 73 step Yang style Taiji
  • Taiji Fan, straight sword & broadsword routines
  • Sun style Taiji forms
  • Push hands techniques 
  • Working with Qi


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Private classes, Workshops & Courses

I offer private & corporate training, hold masterclass workshops, Tai Chi pop up events and welcome working with other organisations in promoting health and wellbeing to all. I am particularly interested in working with hospices and hospitals working with serious illness.
I run several energy healing courses throughout the year, which include Reiki 1 to Master Teacher qualifications, Qigong healing modules and consciousness & spiritual development. 

Why Learn from a BHQA qualified Health Qigong Instructor?
Health Qigong & Tai Chi Chuan is an excellent exercise regime, which brings great health benefits to practitioners. However, in order to reap the maximum benefits of the system, it is important to learn from a professionally trained and fully qualified Instructor.

Drop us a line info@magick-tree.co.uk