Advancing Practitioner Training
Does your current practice simply maintain a level of physical and emotional wellbeing within your life of does it really allow you to continue on a journey of self-development?
Energy Play’s advancing practitioner training takes you beyond the surface level of Qigong. We’ll explore the deeper aspects of practice across 3 workshops focusing on key areas of practice that are often overlooked.
- Tong La – Exploring the potential in allowing Qi to flow freely.
- Self-Healing – Going beyond the relief of symptoms in order to explore deeper aspects of healing.
- Wu Wei – The art of not doing.
The Tong La workshop
Tong La, which can be translated as already open, is a term used within Zhineng Qigong to describe a state in which Qi is flowing freely, a state in which all the meridian channels are open and the body is completely permeable to Qi.
The state of Tong La goes beyond the physical into a truly effortless place for both body and mind. It provides the practitioner with the space to let go of the physical and emotional blockages that restrict us all and gain useful perspectives that help us to move forward.
This workshop will employ simple techniques that take you to this place of Tong La and from here we will explore how to make the most of this state in your personal practice and beyond into everyday life.
Healing is not a journey away from symptom and diagnosis; it’s a journey towards health.
Zhineng Qigong is probably best known for its healing ability, thanks to the work carried out at the Huaxia Centre (also known as The Medicineless Hospital). The reason the practice is so effective in healing is threefold:
- Both the Body and Mind are engaged in healing.
- It provides you with a tool with which to practice self-healing at any time so you can immerse yourself in healing 24 hours a day.
- Because the focus is not on specific diagnosis or conditions, the potential of Zhineng Qigong based self-healing is unlimited and applicable to everyone.
This workshop will explore the ideas and practices around self-healing as well as offering group healing and help in developing your personal practice in order to find a new level of health.
Why would you want to come on a workshop in which you did nothing?
Wu Wei is one of those concepts that continues to grow in relevance through practices such as mindfulness and Qigong. Wu Wei is not absence of thoughts or things, it’s having the ability to allow yourself to let go of thoughts and not attach to things. This lack of attachment provides the space to see things for what they truly are.
In this workshop we will explore how the state of not doing can be applied to your qigong practice in order to enhance your state of awareness, deepen your experience and unveil hidden potential.
Are you new to Zhineng Qigong?
Prior to each of the advancing practitioner workshops there will be an morning Introduction to Qigong (on the Saturday). This morning introduction will establish a foundation for personal practice, offer an opportunity to ask questions and prepare you for attending drop in sessions and the next day’s advancing practitioner workshop.
Already experienced in Zhineng Qigong?
Although you are welcome to join the Introduction Workshop you are welcome to just come along for the Sunday workshop. If you’re travelling from a little further afield and would like to make a weekend of it, you’re welcome to join us for a relaxed afternoon on the Saturday walking in nature and relaxing in peaceful surroundings before an evening practice.
- Introduction to Zhineng Qigong 9:30am to 12 noon
- Evening Practice / Meditation 7:30pm to 9:00pm
- Advancing Practitioner Workshop 9:30am to 4:30pm
- Introduction to Zhineng Qigong – £30
- Evening Qigong / Meditation – £10
- Advanced Practitioner Workshop – £60
Food and Accommodation:
Food is on a bring something to share basis, you are welcome to use the Kitchen to store and prepare food.
A range of accommodation is available locally, whether you’re looking to camp in the garden or book into a luxury boutique B&B, please contact John for suggestions.