Over the course of the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, we offer a choice of 48 x 45 minute taster workshops. To allow you to make easy choices from the topics we offer they are divided into four distinct sections. Here is a link to the weekend schedule:
Click for a bit more detail on some of the topics at the weekend. Where a teacher only describes two topics these will be repeated on the Sunday so if you have a clash of choices on Saturday you will have the opportunity to catch up the next day.
If you are in any doubt about which topics might be suitable for you here is a general guide. It is not definitive but is intended as an aid for those who may be unfamiliar with some of the topics. If you are still unsure feel free to ask Aileen, Al or the teacher concerned.
All the material in the first column (A) is accessible to everyone, irrespective of their experience level, the topics are also particularly suited to beginners. They are all Qigong sets, basic energy work or work on basic principles, all of which are ideally suited for health maintenance.
The second column (B) may consist of principles of tai chi, slightly more advanced qigong and very gentle partner work, but still suitable for beginners.
The third section (C) may include an introduction to safely-structured partner exercises and a continuation of tai chi principles. These seminars will enable you to gain a deeper insight to both the meaning and purpose of these arts, so some previous experience would be beneficial.
The fourth column (D) provides an opportunity to experiment with other aspects and disciplines of Chinese Internal Arts, as well as more advanced partner work, so previous experience is advised to get the most from your experience.
While we suggest you work in areas from A-D according to your ability you should not miss the opportunity to expand your knowledge and experience and stretch yourself where appropriate. All the instructors have many years experience and will help you to gain more from your learning and practice. Please feel free to ask any questions before participating in these workshops. We respectfully suggest you take responsibility for your own well-being.