Chi Kung introductory course - Chi Kung in the tradition of the Masters

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Chi Kung course via Zoom
Chi Kung Foundational Course via Zoom with Sifu Thomas Apfel

8 weeks from 21. October 2021, Thursdays at 18:30 (6:30 p.m.) CET

Learning Chi Kung from the comfort of your home.

Studying with Sifu Thomas Apfel, a teacher in the tradition of the Masters for 24 years.

Getting direct feed-back and answers to your questions.

Taking your internal energy and power to new heights.

Welcome to my Chi Kung course via Zoom !
Bonus #1
Metal Shi-Li to strengthen the lungs​

Earlier this year, in the "Movements of Power" course, I taught an advanced Chi Kung exercise to strengthen the lungs: Metal Shi-Li. The feedback on this was extremely positive.

In one case, I was told that this exercise was instrumental in fully restoring lung function completely - the performance of the lungs had been impaired since a Covid-19 disease last year.

As the pandemic is currently heading for a new high point (in Europe), this particularly effective exercise is of special importance to all of us.

I will therefore teach Metal Shi-Li also in the foundational course.​

​About the benefit of Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung in connection with Corona I had published the article "Chi Kung in times of Corona" on this website a year ago.​
Bonus #2
Extra lesson with Claudia​

The upcoming course provides a solid foundation of Chi Kung in the Tradition of the Masters in eight lessons.

As an anticipated Christmas bonus, Claudia, a long-time student, will teach an additional ninth hour.

Claudia has already represented me several times and the feedback from the participants has been excellent each time.

On the the first page of this website in the section "Videos - What our students are saying" you'll find a short video in which Claudia talks about her experience with Chi Kung.
Chi Kung training via Zoom

When the Corona crisis began in March 2020, we looked for ways to maintain the Chi Kung training of our local students. In mid-April, we've met via Zoom for the first time.

It 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 you to my foundational Chi Kung course in our living room.

In the 8 hours of this course, you will learn basic positions of Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung and the first 4 exercises of Ba Duan Jin.
Sifu Thomas Apfel
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 with a sedentary lifestyle, e.g. working from home.
Course content

The focus of the 8-week entry-level course is hands-on training practice.

We will also cover some basic aspects of Chi Kung theory, which is rooted in classical Chinese medicine. And to give you an authentic insight into our tradition, you'll get to see historical film footage, which has never been shown before.

The highlights of what you'll learn are:

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: the 3 Tan Tians + 3 essential energy points.

As an accompanying book, I recommend the classic by Master Lam "The Way of Energy".

To complement the curriculum, a one-on-one coaching session with me (Sifu Thomas Apfel) is included in the course.

Please note that the exercises, especially Zhan Zhuang, can be physically demanding and strenuous. Participation in the course is at the participants own responsibility.

The course is held in English with translation into German. Lessons will take about 60 minutes.

We'll meet every Thursday at 18:30 (6:30 p.m.) Central European Time (CET). If you're living in another time zone, please check the local beginning time of the Zoom meetings following this link.
Upon completion

After completing the course, you'll know how to practice on your own, with a diversified program at your disposal.

If you like to further expand your knowledge and skills, you may also join my Chi Kung Academy. As a member, you can take part in my weekly Zoom training sessions and in all my Chi Kung courses via Zoom at no extra costs.

In addition, you'll meet the requirements for further training and qualify for reduced membership prices for our workshops. For example, you'll get a discount of 50 EUR for the yearly weekend-workshop with Master Lam.
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 registration. Please use the button below.

Subsequently, you'll get a confirmation message, and you can download the Zoom dial-in data and additional information.

Your 100 % Guarantee

If you cancel before the start of the second lesson on 28. October, payments already made will be reimbursed in full and without delay - no questions asked.
Technical requirements

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 not allowed 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.
Yes, I'd like to participate in the Chi Kung course via Zoom.
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