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Taiji Shibashi Instructor Course – Autumn 2017

Taiji Shibashi Instructor Course – Autumn 2017

The Taiji Qigong Shibashi Instructor course is designed to provide Qigong instructors with all the tools and information needed to teach the Shibashi as true Qigong.

The Shibashi (also known as the Eighteen Postures of Taiji Qigong) is a set of Qigong exercises based on Taiji that adheres to the rules governing Taiji stances (in particular, the Wuji stance). These stances are fundamentally important if the practitioner wishes to get the most out of the Qigong.

Since the early 1980′s, when the Shibashi was introduced, in, the significance of the Taiji stances has been lost and their true use as Qigong has been diminished and the beneficial qualities have depleted.  Without a solid base (root) there is a conflict of focus and the cognitive mind (Yi) cannot be fully focused on guiding the Qi.  This being the case, during the course a lot of time is spent on attaining and recognizing proper posture.

Testimonials:

  • “Hi Des,thank you very much for this and for the course, it was brilliant and I very much enjoyed it all………… I would love to attend more classes or courses with you and will be in touch hopefully in the near future.”
  • “Subtly expanded upon at each session, so different aspects were lit up once others had been digested/settled into the body/psyche. Update of online info fantastic as a back up and to expand and stay safe as a practitioner.”
  • “Attending this Workshop was a very motivational experience; an exercise of discovery providing a brief insight into the amazing power of QiGong. I would recommend this inspirational workshop to all who have an interest in QiGong”
  • “I discovered that qigong was more powerful than I had ever imagined.  An excellent weekend and I learned so much more about myself that can be brought into my classes, I now feel more confident that I can deliver qigong more effectively to my students and also enjoy the benefits for myself, thank you so much.”
  • “I am so glad that I made the decision to attend a truly inspirational workshop and to have benefited from an introduction to the amazing powers of QiGong. I am aware that we only experienced an ‘insight’ but even so I consider that I am now in a better position to pass on quality teaching to my students, and having been an FE Lecturer for many years, I believe delivering quality is of paramount importance.
    I also thank you (and your wife) for your hospitality in providing delicious lunches and snacks – greatly appreciated!”
  • “Just thought I should send you a wee message to let you know how much doing the Qigong instructors course has helped me personally. I had just started 4th year at Uni when I came on the course. Uni has been horrendous and a few times it has been bad enough to make me consider leaving but doing Qigong has been a life saver. It has got me through some very tough times.
    Big thank you to you for teaching me this beautiful art. Qigong had definitely came into my life at the right time.”
  • “Thanks des. Really exceeded expectations. Will take time to assimilate the information properly before introducing to my classes.”
  • “Really interesting weekend – it has inspired me to continue on my path for which I thank you so much.”
  • “Learning about Chi and feeling the Chi was an experience.”
  • “Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.”
  • “Thank you Des. Really enjoyed the workshop and your style of teaching the group.”
  • “Excellent instructor, easily understood, good analysis, some helpful tips and suggestions. Thank you.”
  • “Really interesting course. Made me want to learn more about he background and how move have different effects on the various parts of the body.”
  • “Felt better about the postures and learning to be aware about the postures.”
  • “This has been a truly wonderful course.”
  • “A brilliant training course.”

Taiji Shibashi Instructor Course – Autumn 2017

Next course: –

Dates: July 22nd & 23rd, Aug 19th, Oct 14th & 15th 2017
Times: 10:00 till 17:00
Location: East Kilbride, Lanarkshire
Cost: £360.00
Booking: Pro Holistic Taiji Shibashi Qigong Instructor Course

A deposit of £60.00 is required, with the balance to be paid on the first day of the course. As spaces are limited, advanced booking is essential.

Embroidered Brocade Qigong courses – 2017

Embroidered Brocade QigongEmbroidered Brocade Qigong is rooted in the principles of Taiji.  It takes around  20 –30 minutes to do the whole set.

Course dates: 11th November 2017

Embroidered Brocade Qigong

Embroidered Brocade QigongSequence:

  • Folding Over
  • Circle of Light
  • Catching a Ball (aka Billowing Sail)
  • The Five Elements (aka The Sun and the Moon)
  • The White Crane
  • The Snake
  • The Taiji Walk

 

Workshop details:

  • Location – East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire – location map
  • Dates – Saturday 14th May, and Saturday 26th November 2016
  • Time – 10.00 till 17:00
  • Cost – £60.00
  • Details – Focusing on posture, on learning Qigong, in depth, and gaining awareness of Qi flow.
  • Instructor – Des Lawton
  • Guidelines – Can be viewed here

For further datails and booking, visit Pro Holistic – Embroidered Brocade Qigong course

Online Qigong courses – Connecting Heaven and Earth

Sanbao Taiji & Qigong have created the second of a series of online Qigong courses and have hosted them at Udemy.  There are previews available for each of the online Qigong courses, allowing you to get a better idea of what each course has to offer.  Occasionally, we will be providing discount codes for our courses and these will be found at the bottom of each course description.

Save £10.00 on each course by using the coupon codes!

 

Online Qigong courses

Connecting Heaven and Earth Qigong

A Five Elements, stand-alone Qigong exercise.

Coupon code (£10.00 discount – expires 31/3/2017) CHAE.50_FEB717

What Will I Learn?

  • Attain Wuji posture, create a quiet body/mind.
  • The six movements of the Connecting Heaven and Earth Qigong.

Requirements

  • No prior knowledge of Qigong required. This course is for all levels.

View Curriculum

DescriptionOnline qigong courses - connecting heaven and earth qigong

This course is for people who are serious about Qigong, no matter what their current level of experience is. It is for people who want to practice true Qigong, to work Internally, rather than practicing slowed down aerobics.

Qigong is an Internal skill with the function of enhancing the practitioner’s Qi (energy) and the flow of Qi within the meridian system and energy body.

The movements and postures that Qigong uses are NOT Qigong in its entirety. They are one of the tools used to guide the Qi………………. just ONE of the tools.

In this course you will learn

  • To create a quiet body/mind through the use of Wuji stance. Poor posture creates distraction, noise, that interferes with the focus needed to guide the Qi.
  • To make use of the subtleties within the movements and postures to accurately guide the Qi.
  • To use the breath to guide the Qi and to help change the brainwave pattern from Beta wave to Alpha wave.
  • To use listening jing in order to gain tangible awareness of the Qi and the changes produced during Qigong. If you do not know what it is that you are meant to be guiding how can you guide it?
  • To become passionate about Qigong.

You can preview this course at Udemy

Cost: £60.00
Coupon code (£10.00 discount – expires 31/3/2017) CHAE.50_FEB717

Online Qigong course – the 8 Exceptional Vessels

Sanbao Taij & Qigong  have created their first online Qigong course and have hosted them at Udemy.  There are previews available for each of the online Qigong course, allowing you to get a better idea of what each course has to offer.  Occasionally, we will be providing discount codes for our courses and these will be found at the bottom of each course description.

Save £10.00 on each course by using the coupon codes!

The Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong

Working with the Qi of the Extraordinary Meridians

Coupon code (£10.00 discount – expires 31/3/2017) 09MMH45_7_G2

What Will I Learn?

  • Create a quiet body/mind by using Wuji stance.
  • Practice three Qigong exercises that work specifically with the Extraordinary Meridians, the Exceptional Vessels.

Requirements

  • No previous knowledge of Qigong required. This course is suitable for all levels.

View Curriculum

DescriptionOnline qigong course - eight exceptional vessels qigong

These Qigong exercises work with the Qi that is stored in the Eight Exceptional Vessels (aka the Extraordinary Meridians). These vessels are often likened to reservoirs that store Qi and blood while the Meridians can be likened to rivers that carry the Qi.

As well as using the Yi (that is the brain), the eyes and the breath to guide the Qi, these exercises also make use of the Master Points and the Coupled Points.

The quality, essence, of the Qi of the Exceptional Vessels is tangibly different to that of the Twelve Meridians. These exercises will open out an opportunity for you to experience this for yourself.

You can preview the course at Udemy

Cost: £60.00
Coupon code (£10.00 discount – expires 31/3/2017) 09MMH45_7_G2

Taiji Shibashi (十八) Instructors course

Taiji Shibashi Instructors Course – 2017

The Taiji Qigong Shibashi (十八) Instructor course is designed to provide Qigong instructors with all the tools and information needed to teach the Shibashi as true Qigong.

The Shibashi (also known as the Eighteen Postures of Taiji Qigong) is a set of Qigong exercises based on Taiji that adheres to the rules governing Taiji stances (in particular, the Wuji stance). These stances are fundamentally important if the practitioner wishes to get the most out of the Qigong.

Since the early 1980′s, when the Shibashi was introduced, in, the significance of the Taiji stances has been lost and their true use as Qigong has been diminished and the beneficial qualities have depleted.  Without a solid base (root) there is a conflict of focus and the cognitive mind (Yi) cannot be fully focused on guiding the Qi.  This being the case, during the course a lot of time is spent on attaining and recognizing proper posture.

Testimonials:

  • “……………… just wanted to thank you for a wonderful weekend.  It was brilliant, I really enjoyed it.  I gained much more than I expected to.  Thanks for opening my eyes.”
  • “Attending this Workshop was a very motivational experience; an exercise of discovery providing a brief insight into the amazing power of QiGong. I would recommend this inspirational workshop to all who have an interest in QiGong”
  • “I discovered that qigong was more powerful than I had ever imagined.  An excellent weekend and I learned so much more about myself that can be brought into my classes, I now feel more confident that I can deliver qigong more effectively to my students and also enjoy the benefits for myself, thank you so much.”
  • “I am so glad that I made the decision to attend a truly inspirational workshop and to have benefited from an introduction to the amazing powers of QiGong. I am aware that we only experienced an ‘insight’ but even so I consider that I am now in a better position to pass on quality teaching to my students, and having been an FE Lecturer for many years, I believe delivering quality is of paramount importance.
    I also thank you (and your wife) for your hospitality in providing delicious lunches and snacks – greatly appreciated!”
  • “Just thought I should send you a wee message to let you know how much doing the Qigong instructors course has helped me personally. I had just started 4th year at Uni when I came on the course. Uni has been horrendous and a few times it has been bad enough to make me consider leaving but doing Qigong has been a life saver. It has got me through some very tough times.
    Big thank you to you for teaching me this beautiful art. Qigong had definitely came into my life at the right time.”
  • “Thanks des. Really exceeded expectations. Will take time to assimilate the information properly before introducing to my classes.”
  • “Really interesting weekend – it has inspired me to continue on my path for which I thank you so much.”
  • “Learning about Chi and feeling the Chi was an experience.”
  • “Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.”
  • “Thank you Des. Really enjoyed the workshop and your style of teaching the group.”
  • “Excellent instructor, easily understood, good analysis, some helpful tips and suggestions. Thank you.”
  • “Really interesting course. Made me want to learn more about he background and how move have different effects on the various parts of the body.”
  • “Felt better about the postures and learning to be aware about the postures.”
  • “This has been a truly wonderful course.”
  • “A brilliant training course.”

 

Next course: –

Dates: Jan 28th & 29th, Feb 25th, and April 1st & 2nd 2017
Times: 10:00 till 17:00
Location: East Kilbride, Lanarkshire
Cost: £360.00
Booking: Pro Holistic Taiji Shibashi Qigong Instructor Course

A deposit of £60.00 is required, with the balance to be paid on the first day of the course. As spaces are limited, advanced booking is essential.

 

Taiji Shibashi Qigong Course

Taiji Shibashi Qigong Course –  2016

The Tai Chi Chi Kung Shibashi (十八), or the eighteen postures of Tai Chi Chi Kung, is a set of Chi Kung exercises that utilise Tai Chi stances and adhere to the rules governing them. Although this set was brought together in the 1980’s the individual exercises themselves date back centuries, even millenia.

The Shibashi Chi Kung focus on health and well-being, directing and promoting the flow of chi through the meridians. Although each of them can be practiced individually, or in any variation, the set flows beautifully, from one posture to the next,producing a feeling of inner calmness and wellbeing.

The health benefits from the Shibashi become clear when they are practiced regularly and, in effect, you are being proactive with your health and wellbeing. The Shibashi are easy to learn and can easily be practiced in a restricted space where the Tai Chi forms would be impossible.

Feedback from previous workshops

  • Did the workshop meet your expectations? – 100% Yes.
  • Did the workshop cover the syllabus? – 100% Yes.
  • Were the methods taught useful? – 100% Yes.
  • Would you recommend this workshop? – 100% Yes.
  • Is there anything you would like to see added to the syllabus? “Perhaps guidlines about how best to practice with a view to building confidence to teach others” *This is included in the Instructor Course.

“Really enjoyed this workshop – couldn’t have been better, fantastic day and I feel like I learned an enormous amount and had fun doing it!”
“I really liked that the meridians were mentioned within the exercises and found this useful.”
“I felt very well lead throughout the exercises and supported – thought it was a great course.”

 

The Shibashi Qigong course is suitable for everyone including: –

  • Beginners
  • Tai Chi practitioners
  • Chi Kung practitioners
  • Reiki practitioners
  • Shiatsu practitioners
  • Physiotherapists
  • Rehabilitation therapists
  • Exercise instructors
  • Group leaders

This Shibashi Qigong course, which can be used towards our certificated Shibashi Instructor course, provides a firm grounding in the Tai Chi Shibashi Chi Kung system.

Shibashi Qigong course information: –

Dates: Jan 23rd, Feb 27th & March 26th  2016
Times: 10:00 till 17:00
Location: East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire
Cost: £70.00 per workshop, or £180.00 for the block of three.
Booking:  Pro-Holistic Taiji Shibashi Course

A deposit of £30.00 per workshop is required, with the balance to be paid on the first day of the course. Advanced booking is essential.

Further details of courses on Pro-Holistic Courses

This course is being provided by San Bao Martial Arts

A chance to try out all therapies and enjoy free talks and workshops!

a wonderful day is coming to Lanarkshire. On 15th September 2013 11-4pm at alona hotel, strathclyde park we have all therapies from sound therapy, qigong, reiki, copper pyramids meditation, sample crystal healing, learn about mind detox and so much more. Wonderful souls have came together to showcase therapies. Not only that but free workshops and talks will be ongoing throughout day about the many treatments available, meditation through sound and developing intuition through positive thought!

Women’s Self Defence Course – East Kilbride March 2013

Women’s Self Defence Course

The Women’s Self Defence course focuses on practical, no nonsense, self-defence techniques for women.   It is not designed to teach all the complexities of a martial art where it can take  years of practice before you can defend yourself properly. What it does teach is  a method by which you can effectively defend yourself using a handful of proven techniques that will help you overcome most situations.You are not required to be particularly fit to take part in this programme, however if you are significantly overweight, elderly, have not exercised for a long period of time, or suffer from diabetes, heart, respiratory or back problems, it is advisable to consult your doctor before commencing any type of training.

 

PARTICIPANTS’ REASONS FOR ENROLING

  • “I work in a pub so it means finishing late at night, so I signed up for the course
    in case I ever need to defend myself.”
  • “I just want to be able to defend myself when I am out alone and it will be handy
    at home because I live by myself.”
  • “All I came for was to learn how to protect myself because I think it is important
    that you can.”
  • “I’d just like to be able to feel safe and know that I can defend myself should
    something happen as you just don’t know what people are capable of sometimes.”
  • “I think being able to defend yourself is important as anything can happen and you
    need to be prepared for this. I thought this course would be ideal for me to learn
    how to.”

PARTICIPANTS’ FEEDBACK

  • “Very good course – has made me consider my surroundings on a night out and my abilities to get out of a situation.”
  • “Gave confidence so as not to be fearful and that you do not need to use brute force.”
  • “The course has given me confidence to defend myself.”
  • “Excellent course and the instructor was very informative.”
  • “I loved finding out all about the pressure points.”
  • “I have really enjoyed this class; I hope that I won’t need to use it though.”

 

RESULTS FROM OUR FEEDBACK FORM

 

  • Did the course meet your expectations? 100% YES
  • Did the course cover the syllabus? 100% YES
  • Were the tools/methods taught useful? 100% YES
  • Do you feel more enabled as a result of the course? 100% YES
  • Do you think that a ten-week course was long enough? 100% YES
  • Would you recommend this course? 100% YES

 

SYLLABUS – LECTURE CONTENTS

  • Prevention and Avoidance
  • Awareness and Self Confidence
  • Fear and its Effects – adrenaline and how to make use of it
  • Strike Effectively

 

SYLLABUS – PRACTICAL WORKSHOP CONTENTS

  • Awareness and posture
  • Psychological defence
  • Wrist hold escapes
  • Clothing hold escapes
  • Arm hold escapes
  • Choke hold escapes
  • Hair hold escapes
  • Using your voice effectively
  • Finger locks
  • Wrist locks
  • Arm locks
  • Shoulder locks
  • Choke holds
  • Take down methods
  • Body weapons – effective strikes
  • Utilising weapons to hand

 

Location – East Kilbride/Glasgow
Date – Commences on Tuesday 5th March 2013
Time – 21:00 till 22:00
Cost – £80.00

N.B. Pre-booking is essential.  Deposits (£10.00) can be made through Paypal at Pro Holistic

This course is being provided by San Bao

Facial Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

Facial Diagnosis is an invaluable technique for medical practitioners, consultants and everyone working in interpersonal communication. This intensive seminar will cover the fundamental principles and basic skills of face reading. Topics include: conceptional approach, five phases of Yin and Yang, the facial map, the meanings of features and signs of the face, the relations of the different features, steps to read a face. Students will learn to see constitutional strengths and challenges, as well as momentary conditions and past conflicts. This seminar is a great experience of self discovery together with the beginning to learn how to assess clients in a new way. Certificates of Achievement will be awarded. Follow up seminars are planned. This seminar can be credited towards your CPD.

Introductory Seminar

26.02.2012 in Brighton

09.30 -17.30

Facial Diagnosis is an invaluable technique for medical practitioners, consultants and everyone working in interpersonal communication. This intensive seminar will cover the fundamental principles and basic skills of face reading. Topics include: conceptional approach, five phases of Yin and Yang, the facial map, the meanings of features and signs of the face, the relations of the different features, steps to read a face. Students will learn to see constitutional strengths and challenges, as well as momentary conditions and past conflicts. This seminar is a great experience of self discovery together with the beginning to learn how to assess clients in a new way. Certificates of Achievement will be awarded. Follow up seminars are planned. This seminar can be credited towards your CPD.

Cost:

GBP 70 (if paid in advance)

GBP 80 (on the day)

Seminar by:

Andreas Kuehne

http://thammavong.de

Location:

Brighton: 23 Green Ridge, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 5LT

Information and booking:

info@thammavong.de

Self Defence for women Workshop – Glasgow

San Bao Martial Arts School (in conjunction with Pro Holistic) are running a self defence for women workshop as a precursor/taster for our ten-week course. This is to enable participants to learn some self-defence techniques and to gain an insight into what they will learn, in more depth, during the full course.
Location – The ARC health and fitness centre, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA
Date – Saturday 14th January 2012
Time – 12:30 till 16:00
Cost – £30.00

N.B. Pre-booking is advised as a minimum of ten participants is necessary as spaces are limited.
Online booking Pro-Holistic courses

Both the workshop and the ten-week course focus on practical, no nonsense, self-defence techniques for women. It is not designed to teach all the complexities of a martial art where it can take years of practice before you can defend yourself properly. What it does teach is a method by which you can effectively defend yourself using a handful of proven techniques that will help you overcome most situations.You are not required to be particularly fit to take part in this programme, however if you are significantly overweight, elderly, have not exercised for a long period of time, or suffer from diabetes, heart, respiratory or back problems, it is advisable to consult your doctor before commencing any type of training.
PARTICIPANTS’ FEEDBACK

“The use of circles and the analogies used made me remember things easier.”
“Very good course – has made me consider my surroundings on a night out and my abilities to get out of a situation.”
“Gave confidence so as not to be fearful and that you do not need to use brute force.”
“The course has given me confidence to defend myself.”
“Excellent course and the instructor was very informative.”

SYLLABUS – LECTURE CONTENTS

Prevention and Avoidance
Awareness and Self Confidence
Fear and its Effects – adrenaline and how to make use of it
Strike Effectively

SYLLABUS – PRACTICAL WORKSHOP CONTENTS

Awareness and posture
Psychological defence
Wrist hold escapes
Clothing hold escapes
Arm hold escapes
Choke hold escapes
Hair hold escapes
Using your voice effectively
Finger locks
Wrist locks
Arm locks
Shoulder locks
Choke holds
Take down methods
Body weapons – effective strikes
Utilising weapons to hand

If any of the following comments (all genuine, from previous participants) strike a chord with you, isn’t it time for you to sign up and start that journey to confidence?

“I work in a pub so it means finishing late at night, so I signed up for the course in case I ever need to defend myself.”
“I just want to be able to defend myself when I am out alone and it will be handy at home because I live by myself.”
“All I came for was to learn how to protect myself because I think it is important that you can.”
“I’d just like to be able to feel safe and know that I can defend myself should something happen as you just don’t know what people are capable of sometimes.”
“I was in a situation, before, where a man confronted me with a knife and it was terrifying. I signed up for this class because I’d like to know how to deal with it if something similar ever happened again. I think that it is handy for women to know these things.”
“I think being able to defend yourself is important as anything can happen and you need to be prepared for this. I thought this course would be ideal for me to learn how to.”