Tuesday, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(May 7 - August 13th, no class May 20th & July1st)
Duration: 30 hours, over the course of 4 months
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Qi Gong translates roughly to "energy work" from Mandarin. Qi (energy or life force) circulates through our body through the combination of postures, breathing, and concentration. Our day-to-day life is filled with stress and prolonged sedentary posture which causes the qi to slow down and fester. Symptoms like lethargy, lack of focus, and increased susceptibility to getting sick start to appear.
This class teaches the fundamental qigong exercises of both moving and stationary styles. Students learn to become deeply aware of their own qi and how to use it to remain centered and relaxed, to cleanse and disperse stagnant qi, and to build their reserves. We also learn how to integrate these exercises and awareness to our sense of well-being.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dylan Kirk, R.TCMP, R.Ac, Academic Dean, Campus Director
Dylan Kirk has spent his life immersed in traditional Eastern practices. He is a senior disciple of Master Chik Qadir Mason from whom he earned the honours of Black Sash and Sifu, or lineage holder and teacher. He received his diploma of TCM from the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he is now campus director and instructor. He has continued his studies, completing a Bachelor of Medicine and Master of Acupuncture from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Dylan is known for his ability to communicate the complex theories and practices of classical Daoist arts to broad audiences. With his foundation in the internal and martial arts of Chinese tradition, he is able to reflect a depth of practice in Chinese medicine not often seen. He has quickly become known in the Toronto area as an excellent practitioner and teacher.