Three-year Qigong Practitioners Course.

Tutors: Karel & Eva Koskuba

Course Aim:
  - to study Qigong in depth
  - to train to a professionally competent level in the teaching of Qigong, if so desired
  - to enable practitioners to use Qigong as a therapy

Entry Requirements:
   No prior qualifications required. Willingness to practice Qigong on a regular basis essential.

Each year there will be three residential weekends and four day seminars in Swallowfield.

The course starts on Sunday 19 February 2017 in Swallowfield

Course Outline

The course will be suitable for students who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Qigong and for those who are interested in either teaching Qigong and/or using Qigong as a therapy. At the completion of the course students will have gained both a practical and theoretical understanding of Qigong and its many aspects.

During the course the students will:

Those who wish to teach or use Qigong as a therapy will have to pay particular attention to the following:

Each course session will include both theoretical and practical work, with individual help given where needed. In addition to the Qigong course, students, who wish to teach or use Qigong as a therapy, are still expected to attend weekly session of Qigong or Taijiquan.

Six Harmonies Qigong

Qigong is a special form of traditional Chinese soft exercises, which enable the participant's attention to be focused on all parts of the body. This kind of practice promotes cultivation of internal energy, creating harmony and balance between body and mind. The 'Six Harmonies' in the title are composed of Three External Harmonies, and Three Internal Harmonies. The External Harmonies refer to the coordination of the body, whereas the Internal Harmonies refer to the coordination of Yi (mind), Qi (breath or energy) and Li (strength). Some Qigong exercises are stationary positions concentrating on breath and the abdominal area. They combine breathing with meditation and relaxation. There are also other Qigong exercises which are performed as a series of slow, continuous movements, outwardly similar to Taiji, but done solely for their health benefits.

Students will need to wear clothes and shoes suitable for Qigong practice both indoors and out of doors, and have a pen/pencil with a writing pad for making notes.

If you would like to know more, or you are not sure whether the course is for you, feel free to telephone on 0118 988 9856 to discuss it with Karel or Eva before coming to your decision.

Tutors:

Karel Koskuba has been studying Internal Martial Arts and Qigong since 1978, and teaching since 1984. Karel is the head of the Chinese Internal Arts Association and leads the Taijiquan and Yiquan Instructors Courses and the Qigong Practitioners Course. He devised and wrote the Taijiquan and Qigong-based exercises for the Battle Hospital, Reading. He gives seminars on Internal Martial Arts and Qigong in UK and abroad.

Eva Koskuba has been studying Internal Martial Arts and Qigong since 1982 and teaching since 1986. She teaches (and organizes) on the Taijiquan and Yiquan Instructors Courses and the Qigong Practitioners Course, and was the head of the Battle Hospital project teaching Taiji and Qigong based exercises there. She gives seminars on Taijiquan and Qigong in UK and abroad.