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Chi Kung Week

21st - 28th June 2019

The Club La Santa Chi Kung Week has been created for people who would like to learn ways of improving their health, in terms of both their physical and mental condition through breathing and conscious exercise.

What is QiGong (Chi Kung) and who will it benefit?

 

Qigong (pronounced Chi Kung) is a transcription of the Chinese ideograms, Qi (vitality) and Gong (work), into Latin characters. Qigong is often also known as Chi Kung, but both terms essentially refer to the same thing. It could also be translated as the energy work and it aims to cultivate our vitality through breathing and conscious exercise. Chi Kung is a physical activity suitable for all type of people, irrespective of gender, age or physical condition.

The Club La Santa Chi Kung week has been created for beginners, as well as people who may already have some knowledge of Chi Kung, and who would like to learn more about ways of improving their health, in terms of both their physical and mental condition.

To ensure that our daily sessions are as enjoyable as possible, we will alternate between physical activity and theoretical explanations. This helps you to better understand how the exercises work and, above all, to avoid the fatigue that can result from long periods of work.

 

Disciplines covered during the Chi Kung week

 

Zhan Zhuang: A Chi Kung training method based on static postures, through which we develop and release an extraordinary energetic flow. This practice can considerably elevate the mind and body on a physical level as well as in terms of equilibrium.

 

Zhineng Qigong: A Chi Kung system that involves a series of physical and mental exercises, as well as physical and emotional habits to, encourage the cultivation and increase of energy (Qi). We will study a basic level of this practice during the Chi Kung Week.

 

Tai Chi Kung: Chi Kung exercises based on Tai Chi Chuan movements; Tai Chi Kung focuses more on repetitive movements with a view to cure, prevent, strengthen and toning. Our Chi Kung Week will look at a structure of 18 movements.

 

Wu Qin Xi (Hua Tuo’s Five Animal Chi Kung): A Chi Kung system created by Taoist doctor Hua Tao, during the Han dynasty (145-208), inspired by the movements of five animals: tiger, crow, bear, monkey and crane. He established a relationship between the movements of each of these animals with each of our five organs. Wu Qin Xi is currently one of the most effective practices for health maintenance. We will study the modern model of the Chi Kung system.

 

Programme

 

Friday 21st June

17:00 Welcome meeting, registration and accreditation

 

Saturday 22nd June

07:30–08:30 Collecting energy Zhan Zhuang

10:00–11:00 Tai Chi Kung.

11:30–11:50 Tea Break 20 min.

11:50–13:00 Tai Chi Kung.

15:00–16:30 Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Chi Kung)

16:30-16:50 Tea Break 20 min.

16:50–18:00 Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Chi Kung)

 

Sunday 23rd June

07:30–08:30 Collecting energy Zhan Zhuang

10:00–11:30 Tai Chi Kung.

11:30–11:50 Tea Break 20 min.

11:50–13:00 Tai Chi Kung.

15:00–16:30 Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Chi Kung)

16:30-16:50 Tea Break 20 min.

16:50–18:00 Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Chi Kung)

 

Monday 24th June

07:30–08:30 Collecting energy Zhan Zhuang

10:00–11:00 Tai Chi Kung.

11:30–11:50 Tea Break 20 min.

11:50–13:00 Tai Chi Kung.

15:00–16:30 Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Chi Kung)

16:30-16:50 Tea Break 20 min.

16:50–18:00 Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Chi Kung)

 

Tuesday 25th June

07:30–08:30 Collecting energy Zhineng Qigong.

10:00–11:30 Tai Chi Kung

11:30-11:50 Tea Break 20 min.

11:50–13:00 Tai Chi Kung.

15:00–16:30 Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Chi Kung)

16:30-16:50 Tea Break 20 min.

16:50–18:00 Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Chi Kung)

 

Wednesday 26th June

07:30–08:30 Collecting energy Zhineng Qigong.

10:00–11:00 Tai Chi Kung.

11:30–11:50 Tea Break 20 min.

11:50–13:00 Tai Chi Kung.

15:00–16:30 Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Chi Kung)

16:30-16:50 Tea Break 20 min.

16:50–18:00 Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Chi Kung)

 

Thursday 27th June

07:30–08:30 Collecting energy Zhineng Qigong.

10:00–11:00 Tai Chi Kung.

11:30–11:50 Tea Break 20 min.

11:50–13:00 Tai Chi Kung.

15:00–16:30 Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Chi Kung)

16:30-16:50 Tea Break 20 min.

16:50–18:00 Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Chi Kung)

 

Friday 28th June

07:30–08:30 Collecting energy Zhan Zhuang and Zhinen Qigong

10:00–11:30 Tai Chi Kung

11:30–11:50 Tea Break 20 min.

11:50–13:00 Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Chi Kung)

 

Instructors

Jorge Beltrán Ruiz

A therapist in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture as well as being a Chi Kung, Tai Chi Chuan and Tai Chi Kung instructor with over 20 years’ experience. He spent years studying with Grandmaster Wang Bo, a master in traditional internal martial arts, and later with his daughter, Master Wang Yang. Today, his main source of knowledge in Chinese medicine is Grandmaster in this area, Roberto González González. He has dedicated years to finding ways of maximising the health and energy benefits of every minute of his Chi Kung classes.  His knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine and other disciplines have enabled him to dig deeper and create a particularly rigorous teaching method. Whilst always respecting the tradition and essence of every exercise, it is also an innovative methodology which adds important elements to achieve the best possible results.

Tomas Navas Quesada

Tai Chi Chuan (Yang style) and Chi Kung instructor. His path in traditional teachings began at the end of 1999, by actively participating in classes as well as in monographic courses and seminars organised in Lanzarote. He has been actively involved in promoting this activity on the island. He qualified as a monitor in 2004, under the wing of Grandmaster Wang Bo (check capitals), and his disciple, sifu Gabriel Chávez. He was then promoted as a Tai Chi Chuan instructor in 2014. Tomas has since continued to improve his practice, broadening his knowledge in different related disciplines: Therapeutic stretching, breathing and relaxation techniques, different Chi Kung systems, Tai Chi Sword, the Tai Chi range and Tui shou (Push Hands). He started giving classes in 2004, applying his broader teaching experience in Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung.  Tomas also led classes in Club La Santa between 2010 and 2017, to guests with a range of nationalities.

Book your place now!

The price for the week is 500€ and includes all activities in the programme.


Places are limited, early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment. Please note that the camp is restricted to guests staying at Club La Santa.

From time to time, there are not enough participants in an event to ensure that everyone can enjoy a good experience, in which case we reserve the right to cancel. This happens rarely and should this occur you would be refunded the full amount.

Chi Kung Week €500.00


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