Chi Kung course (level 1) via Zoom - with Sifu Thomas Apfel
8 weeks, every Wednesday at 18:30 (6:30 pm) CEST
At present, this course is running in German language and feed-back from all participants is very positive. Everyone is making good progress in their personal Chi Kung practice.
Concurrently, I've got several requests for an English-speaking class from people in the US, Europe and the Middle-East. Thus, I'm planning to offer an English-speaking course for late summer or autumn.
Please get in touch with me by using the contact form at the bottom of this page, if you're interested.
29. May 2020, Sifu Thomas Apfel
Chi Kung training via Zoom
Since the beginning of the Corona crisis, we were looking for ways to maintain the Chi Kung training of our local students. In mid April, we began meeting via Zoom and it soon turned out that this way of training is working very well - particularly for the Chi Kung practices of Zhan Zhuang and Ba Duan Jin. Most people find it easier to train together in a group of like-minded people, rather than practicing alone - and it's just more fun.
Based on these good experiences, I'd like to invite new students to my entry level course in our living room.
In the eight hours of this course, you will learn basic positions of Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung and the first four exercises of Ba Duan Jin.
Zhan Zhuang: Standing like a tree
"Standing like a tree" is the oldest and most effective form of Chi Kung. Especially in times like these, we can count ourselves lucky to know this effective method that sustainably strengthens our immune system.
Ba Duan Jin: The Eight Noble Exercises
These exercises also have a long tradition and are very popular. They stretch and expand the body and are a blessing, especially for people who have to sit a lot in their job, e.g.working from home.
The focus of the 8-week entry-level course is practical practice. We meet every Wednesday at 18:30 (6:30 p.m.) CEST. Lessons will take approximately 45 minutes to 60 minutes.
We will also cover some basic aspects of the Chi Kung theory, which is rooted in classical Chinese medicine. And you will watch some, never before shown, historical film footage, which will give you an insight into our tradition.
After completing the course, you'll have an approximately 30-minute program for practicing independently. You'll meet the requirements for further training and know:
The 6 Zhan Zhuang Yin-positions: Wu Chi + 5 elements.THe first 4 Ba Duan Jin exercises in their basic form.The most common mistake, and how to avoid it.The 3 most important points for self-correction.The energetic architecture of the body: 3 Tan Tians + 3 energy points.
As an accompanying book, I recommend the classic by Master Lam "The Way of Energy".
By participating in this course, you qualify for the reduced membership-prices of our workshops. E.g., for the weekend-workshop with Master Lam, this corresponds to a discount of 50 EUR.
Please note that the exercises, especially Zhan Zhuang, can be physically demanding and strenuous. Participation in the course is at the participants own responsibility.
Registration and technical details
Course fee and registration
The price for the 8-week course is 88 EUR.
We anticipate high demand and therefore kindly ask for an early reservation. Please use the contact form below.
Subesequently, you'll receive an email confirming your place and further information. After paying the course fee, you'll receive a link to dial into the Zoom meetings.
If you cancel before the start of the course, payments already made will be reimbursed in full.
The maximum number of participants is 18.
For this course, we'll use Zoom meetings. These are private video conferences where all participants can see and hear each other.
Therefore, in order to safeguard personal rights, it is forbidden to record video conferences in any form (audio, video).
To participate in the course via Zoom, it is recommended to install the Zoom software on a smartphone, tablet, desktop or laptop computer beforehand. Registration with Zoom is not necessary.
Furthermore, access to a reliable internet connection should be guaranteed.
I'm interested in English speaking Chi Kung training courses via Zoom. Please contact me for further details.