Qi Gong

Meditation in Motion


 

Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice inspired by the healing rhythms and movements of nature, combining flowing movement, deep relaxation and breathing. As one does the movements, the body relaxes completely and the body is brought into a state of harmony and balance.

With regular practice, Qigong can have the following benefits:

  • promote health
  • relieve stress and calm the mind
  • boost the immune system
  • enhance blood circulation
  • balance posture, strengthen the mind and energize the body

Everyone, whatever their age, stage or state of fitness, can learn Qigong and enjoy it. The movements are gentle to the body and easy to learn.


Camps Bay Classes:

  • Every Monday & Wednesday
  • time: 9.30 – 10.45am
Constantia Classes:
  • Mondays 8.30 – 9.45 am
Muizenberg Classes:
  • Thursdays 6.30 – 7.45 pm
  • For further information call: Ruth 021 794 0365
  • Private classes and teacher training available on demand
Ongoing classes in the Southern Peninsula:
  • Noordhoek: Tuesdays 7.30 – 8.30am
  • Kommetjie: Thursdays 8.45 – 9.45am
  • For further info call Katja: 021 7890829

 

TEACHER’S PROFILES  

 

Ruth Kirby-Sporrer Born  : October 24th, 1944 in Bern, SwitzerlandIntroduced to Qigong in Singapore where she lived for 25 years
Has made Cape Town her permanent home since 1998
Has taught Qigong for the past twelve years.

Has been doing ongoing training with several QiGong Masters over several/ years

 

Kathryn Boraine Born: November 10th, 1961 in Oxford, EnglandLives in Camps Bay with her family
Was a student of yoga, dance and Tai Chi for many years
Has been practicing Qi Gong for the last ten years, teaching for the last seven years.
Katja Abbott
Born: November 15, 1968 in Cape Town.
Katja has trained with qigong teachers both locally and overseas.

From a young age she has delighted in accessing energy through movement, including dance and yoga.

She has been teaching Qigong for the last 12 years.

All teachers have attended numerous workshops over the years taught by three different Qigong Masters. Their passion…. helping students with chronic conditions and sharing this joyful way of healing soul and body with others.


TYPE OF CLASSES

CLASSES FOR ADULTS (any age, seniors welcome)

  • class duration 1hr 15min
  • starts with gentle warm-up
  • practicing and learning a Qigong form (sitting or standing)
  • ends with a meditation

 

CLASSES ASPIRING TEACHERS (or students who want to go deeper)

  • on demand
  • some experience with Qigong required
  • duration: Module of three months one class per week
  • places for 3-4 students only
  • cost: R1200
  • venue: Constantia


PRIVATE CLASSES (on request)

  • helps beginners to get used to the movements and to gain confidence
  • students with physical restrictions will be helped to adjust movements to suit their bodies
  • private classes aim to integrate above students as soon as possible into the group sessions.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

A Song for Summer
Qi Gong for the Heart
An afternoon of movement, meditation and sound healing
Little Glen Scout Hall
15 February 2014
2-5pm
R160
Rsvp Kathryn Boraine
072 5546547



COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS


AFTER THE FIRST CLASS….

  • I have not felt this relaxed for a long time
  • I went home feeling much happier
  • This is exactly what I have been looking for
  • Do I NEED Qigong!
  • I feel like I have come home

 

AFTER SOME TIME…..

  • It has changed my life and helps me cope
  • It centers me and keeps me grounded
  • I feel more compassionate and patient
  • I have learned to live more in the moment and to listen to my body
  • There is this tremendous surge of energy
  • I like to feel the Qi and to know it is there for me… comforting..
  • This helped me pass my exam (11yr old)
  • My memory has improved and I sleep much better
  • I like the floating feeling after the class


For further information call:

Ruth     Tel :  (021) 794-0365

Kathryn Tel:   (021) 438-9843 or, use the e-mail form below:

 

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