Iron Shirt Chi Kung (Qi Gong), once a martial art, is now a health practice that strengthens the internal organs, roots oneself solidly and unifies physical, mental and spiritual health. Join us for our 2-day workshop with Senior Instructor Olivier Barré.
☯ Iron Shirt 1 uses powerful rooting techniques to create structural alignment and allow energy to flow. With good posture and grounding, you can avoid the effects of tension that eventually deplete your body and mind.
☯ Iron Shirt Chi Kung also develops internal pressure – an important Taoist concept that allows the body to maintain its vitality and tone. Increasing internal pressure allows you to withstand the external pressure the world exerts on you – protecting yourself from stress and physical/mental tension. Internal pressure techniques are used to increase energy and blood flow – to regenerate, strengthen and protect the body. In this workshop, we focus specifically on the waist – known as the Chi Belt – as well as strengthening the organs and bones.
☯ Iron Shirt 2 moves on to tendon power and strengthening the ligaments and fasciae. The old Taoist sages observed that by strengthening our fasciae we can avoid many health concerns. The fasciae provides a holding of the body’s structures and facilitates the flow of chi/qi or energy. Unlike exercising a muscle, which degenerates with age, by working the tendons, ligaments and fasciae, you can achieve flexibility and free movement into old age. We will also learn how to use bamboo sticks to release toxins accumulated in the body – a longevity practice specific to the Tao.
☯ Qi Gong above all is a profound way to develop a connection with yourself – to embody your true sense of being centred, confident and in radiant health.
☯ This weekend workshop is suitable for beginners or for those who wish to deepen their practice. It is taught by the well renowned Senior Instructor Olivier Barré from France. Olivier has over 20 years experience with Universal Tao and assists Master Mantak Chia in transmitting the teachings in the Tao Garden in Thailand and at his workshops in France and Ireland. Olivier is also a practitioner of Chinese medicine using herbs, acupuncture and massage, integrating his extensive knowledge into how he teaches.
BOOK your place below by paying a deposit and bring the remainder with you for the weekend.