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Five Element Qigong Instructor Training with Dr Paul Lam

When and Where

Date: Jul 31st 2020
Time: 9-5
Address: Shangri-La Hotel
The Marina
Cairns

Information

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A special workshop where you can study the Five Element Qigong with Dr Paul Lam

Please attend scent-free in consideration of those with allergies, including Dr Lam himself

Reasons to Come

Dr Lam enjoys sharing his forty plus years of tai chi experience so much that he has travelled over a million miles teaching it. His workshops are usually fully booked, people travel thousands of miles to attend his workshop, some attended several in different countries in the same year. He has a knack of making complex theories easy to learn. You can expect to enjoy his friendly interactive teaching method, and gain a significant improvement in your tai chi.

What is Qigong?
"Qigong" comes from two Chinese words. Qi is the life energy inside a person that circulates throughout the body to provide inner strength and maintain good health. Gong is a method of exercise in this context. So Qigong is an exercise which cultivates better and stronger Qi. The stronger Qi you have, the healthier and stronger you are.

Qigong is especially beneficial for health and mental relaxation. My 5 element Qigong is easy-to-learn and powerfully effective for health.

The Five Element Qigong
According to ancient Chinese philosophy, all things in the universe are made up of five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. These elements have different properties: earth nurtures all living beings, metal is sharp and changeable, water runs down and irrigate the earth while wood is characterised by growth and fire is hot.

The five elements represent five major internal organs of the body. They interrelate and influence each other. While one enhances another, they also negate each other. The positive relationships are: metal gives life to earth, earth gives life to water, water gives life to wood, wood to fire and so on.

The negative relationships also work in a continual circle; earth negates water, water negates fire, fire negates metal, metal negates wood and wood negates earth and so on. The 5 Element Qigong is based on this theory of nature, and is effective in promoting all aspects of health, including relaxation, mental concentration and cultivating Qi.

How to do Qigong well
The ultimate goal is to use your conscious mind to direct the Qi, use Qi to direct your physical body, thus combining the mind, Qi and body as one co-ordinated entity. This may sound challenging, but the actual learning and practice is relatively easy. With regular practice you will progress steadily to the ultimate goal. You will gain health benefits almost right from the start of your practice. The most enjoyable part is the practice, and the many health benefits you gain as you progress.

About Dr Paul Lam

Dr Lam, an Australian family physician and tai chi expert, is a world leader in the field of tai chi for health. He wrote "Teaching Tai Chi Effectively" which has been a key factor in the great success of the Tai Chi for Health programs. Many enjoy learning from him so much so that they travel thousands of miles year after year to attend his workshops.

Dr Lam is the author of several other books on tai chi and best-selling instructional tai chi DVDs. His tai chi programs are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.gov), and health departments and arthritis foundations around the world. Millions of people have improved their health and wellness by learning his programs.

Who Can Come?

Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Five Element Qigong.  

Preparation

Study Dr Lam's Qigong for Health DVD.

What to Wear

Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

Updates

At this workshop participants will have the opportunity to update their Tai Chi for Health qualifications.  Prior notice is essential and a written assignment must be submitted one month in advance.  An administration fee may apply.

Details

please attend scent free in consideration for those with perfume allergies, including Dr Lam himself

Cost

Early Bird before 10 April 2020

$230 plus lunch $35

After 10 April  $250 plus lunch $35

Book this workshop first and receive a $50 discount code with your confirmation to be applied to the Exploring the Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention.

Attend both and pay $630 before 10 April

or $690 after

Closing date 15 July 2020

Refunds before 20 March will incur a $40 fee

Refunds after 20 March wil incur a $60 fee

No refunds after 1 July 2020

Registered participants receive a 20% discount code for purchase of study materials with their confirmation email.

 

Fee includes morning and afternoon tea and certificate.

Location

Shangri-La Hotel

The Marina

Cairns

Book your accomodation at a special rate when you mention the workshop to the hotel

Or use the Group Code   TAI300719A

 

Local organiser:

Yoshi Ochiai 

0407 341 916

healthylifetaichi@gmail.com

Contact

Di at Tai Chi Productions

02 9533 6511

or workshops@taichiproductions.com