Join us in Croudace Bay in Newcastle for a Free Tai Chi Lesson!
Start with Tai Chi as a fresh start to the year in maintaining and nourshing your health! Add Tai Chi to your new years resolution list and come to a free Tai Chi session in the park at East Gosford. Learn the relaxing art that you see people do in the early morning which aids to help raise the Yang Qi ( Energy ) in the body as it is exposed to the sun and wake the body. Tai Chi has special techniques and exercise which helps to relieve the body of aches and pains, it improves flexibility, stability, corrects posture, calming the mind and is a non strenuous exercise. Contact us now and start today!
If the weather looks threatening, please contact Horst 02 4948 9966
Lohan – Shibashi – Mindfulness Tai Chi Workshop with Grandmaster Khor
Mindfulness for Physical & Mental Health
Relieves Aching Joints & Muscle Pains
Increases Flexibility, Strength & power
Footwork: Legs, Balance & Mobility
Body Methods: Head, Torso & Waist
Arm and Hand Techniques: Self Defence
Lohan: During meditation at the Shaolin Monastery Bodhidharma created Lohan Qigong. He found that lack of movement over a long period of time caused fatigue and bodily aches and pains. To increase their fitness and strength Bodhidharma put together a sequence of exercises known as Lohan Qigong. Lohan forms have an equal proportion of hard and soft movements, going from one extreme of yin to another extreme of yang and vice versa. This demands a greater expansion and contraction of the muscles as well as a deep pattern of breathing. As a result, the qi is activated and flows in a vigorous way and it is believed that, in terms of health, qigong is relatively more effective in the time it takes to achieve fitness and strength.
Just like tai chi, Lohan qigong is concerned with the cultivation of qi energy (life force). The difference between them lies in the degree of 'hardness' and ‘softness’ of the two exercises, and their intentions. Hardness refers to the power of the mind in extending the limbs and muscles. The strength increases in proportion to the mind’s ability to project the thought of extension. The hardness is created by the rising of the qi and is activated by the mind — much like the flow of water hardens a soft length of hose. The softness refers to the contracting and relaxing of the body and the gathering of the qi between movements.
Shibashi & Tai Chi: Mindfulness techniques for physical & mental health is a more advanced way of practising Tai Chi with sensitivity, mindfulness, and diaphragmatic breathing. To be in our present moment and not racing to complete the set. Postural alignment, centering, plus soong & peng. Present mindedness is well known to be healing and restorative to mental health.
Cost: $ 55.00 (Early Bird) or $65 (At Door)
Saturday 7 Dec 2019 1.30pm to 4.30pm
New Lambton Community centre 14 Alma Rd, New Lambton
Bookings: 9797 9355
AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF TAI CHI
Join Grandmaster Gary Khor on amazing and fantastic journeys to China. Visit places you have never been before; the tours are not your usual tourist places you see but areas you would not have thought of going or even heard of in China.
A trip through China with Grandmaster Khor is an eye-opening experience. This tour is full of magical wonderland scenery, ancient history, adventure, exotic food, and Tai Chi, with the convenience of a Brisbane departure"!
Training workshops with temple masters, in-depth sightseeing, sumptuous Chinese health cuisine, and exquisite shopping. A magic cultural experience you will never forget! Plus, training with Grandmaster Khor & Master Aaron Khor. Travelling with the Academy is a fun filled adventure.
You are never lonely or neglected. You are with friends! It is like travelling with an extended family. There is always someone to share your delights and excitements. With Grandmaster Khor leading the tour, you can truly relax, knowing that you are always in safe hands in China. Friends and spouses are welcome. Tai Chi is optional. Join in only if you wish. No previous experience necessary.
The tour itinerary is personally selected by Grandmaster Khor, visiting only the most worthwhile sights with particular focus on history and culture relevant and meaningful to you. Training workshops with temple masters, in-depth sightseeing, sumptuous Chinese health cuisine, exquisite shopping.
Ice Festival - Ice & Snow sculptures,
Siberian Tigers Snow Park
Ocean Silk Road
Southern Shaolin Temple, Lao Tzu
Earth Round House - To Lou Earth Round Houses
Ji Lin Meteorite Museum
Maritime Silk Road - Admiral Zheng He
AND BEST OF ALL! NO COOKING OR WASHING UP FOR 2 WEEKS! BOOK NOW AND SAVE YOURSELF A SPOT BEFORE ALL SPACES ARE FILLED
Flights, Hotels, Meals, sightseeing all included, Book now with a $500 to secure a spot. Send an e-mail below or contact (02) 9797 9355
Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain)
Terracotta Warriors - Xi An
Great Wall of China
Jin Sha Ling Taoist Mountain
Tiger Dragon Mountain
Chang Sha - Mawangdui Han Tombs
Hang Zhou & Westlake