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Qigong

Practitioner: Tracey Underhill-Law                                                                                               

Cost: £10 per class

‘Qigong is not exercise, it is dynamic meditation. Doing repetitions is not the focus – it is conscious application of the three intentful corrections – lengthen the spine, deepen the breath, clear the mind or visualise healing.’  Dr Roger Jahnke, OMD

Qigong ( pronounced ‘chee kung’) is a gentle therapy that has its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It follows a similar class structure to tai chi, but you don’t have to learn tai chi. However, you get all the benefits of the breathing and movement.

It is qigong’s gentle movement that demands more oxygen in the system and helps regulate the body’s critical oxygen/carbon dioxide balance. Slow, deep breathing dilates the blood vessels so that the heart doesn’t have to work as hard. Besides muscle contraction, the main way to enhance the functioning of your lymph system is through breathing. The lungs have been called the ‘heart’ for the lymph system, which is key to your body’s immune function as well as removal of toxic metabolic byproducts from your cells.

Your body goes into a waking regeneration mode during qigong practice as your nervous system switches from the overactive sympathetic mode to the restorative parasympathetic mode, with an immediate calming effect and an astonishing increase in focused awareness and effective performance. Note that when you are dreaming, even though you are not awake, your nervous system is still engaged and not in the restorative state.

Research shows that qigong improves immune function, psychological distress, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. It also has wide-ranging health benefits, depending on the focus of the session and the type of exercises that are practised.

Book Qigong

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9-10am

Hatha Yoga with Hannah

7.45-8.45am

Scaravelli-inspired yoga with Laura

9-10am

Tai Chi with Tracey

9.15–10.15am

Hatha Yoga with Shelley

9.30–10.30am

Guided mindfulness (once a month)

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10.30-11.30am

Pregnancy Yoga with Shelley

12.15-1pm 

Vinyasa flow yoga with Hannah

10.15-11.15am

Chi kung with Tracey

10am-12pm

Vinyasa flow workshop with Anna

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5.45-6.45pm

Foundation yoga with Hannah

5.45-6.45pm

Hatha Yoga with Hannah

10.30-11.30am or 11am-12pm

Energising vinyasa flow with Clare, 14 July, 25 Aug & 22 Sept

7-8pm

Ashtanga Yoga with Nova

6-7pm & 7.30-8.30pm

Sound bath (once a month)

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7-8pm

Hatha Yoga with Hannah

7-8pm

Find your inner calm with Natalie, six week course starting 19 July

7-8.30pm

Cosy yin yoga with Natalie (once a month)

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7.15-8.30pm

Yogic relaxation with Hannah (once a month)

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7-8pm

Slow and relaxing vinyasa flow with Clare, 29 June & 21 Sept

Booking

You can book all of our therapies online here, or give us a call to for more information.

Class Timetable

Find details of all of all our regular classes here.

Upcoming Events

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