Beginners are welcome in any general class in either Sunnynook or Epsom. If you are new to the Tian Quan Gong school then please call the relevant teacher before you come to a class.
However if you are interested in a specific beginners class then there is a beginners class on the first Monday and the third Wednesday of each month in Epsom with Kerry Castell-Spence.
The beginner classes are for people who are new to qigong and are wanting to get a bit more information on what qigong is and a bit of theory behind the practice that we do in the regular classes. There will be more discussion and theory than the regular classes and this is a great opportunity to find out what the practice is about and set your self up for the qigong practice.
The aim of regular classes is to become more aware, conscious and connected to your body, mind and spirit. It allows you to feel parts of your body that need more attention, gives you gentle techniques to help you relieve tension and stress, and helps you to gain greater clarity of how your tensions arise in the first place.
It includes self-massage, Somatic Restoration (dynamic stretching), movement qigong and quiet healing qigong.
Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays each week. The cost is $20 per casual class, $180 for a ten class card, or $90 for five classes, paid in advance.
The class is taught at the School of Acupuncture and TCM, 382 Manukau Road, Epsom.
Enter off Manukau Rd and come up the stairs at the entrance closest to Greenlane/Balmoral Rd to the first floor (across the rd from the Lido Cinema). Classes will be in the second room on the right down the hallway (Room 4) on both nights.
Please call Kerry on 021794333 first to confirm you are coming and talk about the class and your particular needs further.