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Da Wu Workshop

Da Wu Workshop

Health Qigong Weekend Workshop with Instructor, Orlando GarciaDirector & Principal Instructor, Wushu Culture Association, Auckland Friday 14th & Saturday 15th June 2019Bell Block Hall, Main Road, Bell Block, New Plymouth DA WU HEALTH QIGONG – THE HEALING DANCE The graceful relaxing dance-like exercises of Da Wu, an ancient qigong, originated from the Tang Yao Period (about 4,000 years ago) and is a health-preserving method which channels energy through the joints and meridians. A beneficial and easy qigong form for practitioners…

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World Tai Chi Qigong Day 2019

World Tai Chi Qigong Day 2019

SATURDAY 27TH APRIL 2019 World Tai Chi Qigong Day will be held again at Kunming Gardens, Brooklands Park, New Plymouth, at 10am. This is the day and time, when people and communities all over the world share Tai Chi and Qigong. We, in New Plymouth, have nearly always been lucky with the weather, and people from other schools and the wider community have shared Tai Chi, friendship, and a cuppa at the Tea House on the Lake afterwards. Come and…

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Health Qigong Weekend Workshop

Health Qigong Weekend Workshop

HEALTH QIGONG WEEKEND WORKSHOP Instructed by:  Professor Yang Yu Bing & Professor Li Zheng En CHINESE HEALTH QIGONG ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL INSTRUCTORS 16TH – 18TH NOVEMBER 2018 BELL BLOCK HALL, MAIN ROAD, BELL BLOCK, NEW PLYMOUTH FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2018 6.00pm – 6.30pm        Registration 6.30pm – 8.30pm        Welcome and Special Free Open Class of Health Qigong SATURDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2018 9.00am – 5.00pm  (lunch break from 12noon-2.00pm) DAOYIN YANG SHENG GONG SHI ER FA (12 Methods of Guiding The Chi)  The…

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Practitioners swear by modern benefits of ancient arts

Practitioners swear by modern benefits of ancient arts

SUPPLIED Womad festival goers taking part in the free tai chi classes. Nowadays finding the right work-life balance can be hard to do. For people wanting to relax and unwind from the compounding stresses of their busy lives, Tai chi and Qigong may be right for you. Often referred to as ‘moving meditation’ people who practise the ancient arts swear by their modern benefits SUPPLIED Womad campers getting into tai chi during a free class at the 2018 festival ….

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Tai Chi changes lives, one move at a time

Tai Chi changes lives, one move at a time

Tai Chi instructor Judi Lee has taught Tai Chi for the past 30 and Hawera participants Kathleen Meyer and Lynne Walker are a couple of the many who have experienced health benefits. Tai Chi started in Hawera in May as a trial. Today, many of the participants are convinced it has changed their lives. Three members of the physically and mentally challenging classes said they had noticed health benefits in the past eight months. Kathleen Meyer recently visited her doctor for her annual bone…

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New Plymouth Tai Chi class celebrates World Tai Chi Day

New Plymouth Tai Chi class celebrates World Tai Chi Day

Hundreds of years ago the hand-fans Ellie Arbuckle uses for tai chi would have had razor blades in them. Now razor blade free, the forms and movements she practices are virtually the same as they were 100 years ago. “It was originally developed by monks to defend to help them defend their temples,” she said. “It’s a martial art which can be quite lethal, but is also predominantly about peace.” Arbuckle was one of about 30 people practicing tai chi at…

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