Tina Faulkner (Aberdeen, Scotland/UK) – Qigong

Tina Faulkner (Aberdeen, Scotland/UK) – QigongFLOWING WATER – kidney routine

Life is movement. Movement is life. Flowing with vitality.
Jing, the life force energy. Soft yet unstoppable.

The Daoyin Yangsheng Gong system works to guide the body’s energy with the mind in very dynamic, fluid movement. The goal is to cultivate and nourish through self cultivation.

I will be teaching the Kidney routine from the Daoyin Yangsheng Gong system. Working with the water element and the organ that houses the Jing. Restoring vitality.

There will be a focus on understanding the movements. We learn to deepen our wisdom of Yangsheng and bringing us more in tune with ourselves.

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Faye Yip (Telford, UK) – Qigong

Faye Yip (Telford, UK) – QigongFaye’s workshops:

  • Qigong, a special medicine for the body & mind
  • Movement in Stillness – Enter the calmness to empower our practice
  • Flowing movements – Play with Tai Chi Fan

! Material needed!
Faye will bring some fans with her. If you already have one, please bring your own.

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Yi-Chun Hwang (Berlin, Germany) – Tea

Yi-Chun Hwang (Berlin, Germany) – TeaKung Fu Cha – Drinking tea in a little bit different way

At this year’s Yangsheng Meeting, I would like to taste some delicately produced Formosa Oolong tea varieties with interested participants in a sociable and healthy way.
Please do not think of the strict Japanese tea ceremony or formal tea ceremonies held in Buddhist temples. The focus will lay on Yangsheng through joy, relaxation and concentration. The tea drinkers, sitting next to each other, will experience tea as a means to encourage easy communication or arbitrary silence or as an agent changing the sensual perception.

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Wang Ning (Frankfurt a. Main, Germany) – Calligraphy

Wang Ning (Frankfurt a. Main, Deutschland) – KalligraphieFlowing ink – Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy as a meditation and movement art sharpens our senses and raises our awareness. Starting with the characters Yi Xin Gong (One Heart Work), the participants will get an insight into the world of the writing art. Leading the brush, we can learn to experience the unity of body and mind.
Building upon a poem composed to capture the flow of writing of the three characters mentioned above, we will dive into the world of calligraphy and go with the flow.

! Consecutive Workshop!
Due to limited available seats, please indicate your interest for this workshop on the registration form.

! Material needed!
Writing material can be purchased directly from Ning at the beginning of the workshop (costs: ). If you will need some, please also indicate on the form so that he can bring enough material with him. If you are already in to calligraphy, do not hesitate to bring your own brushes etc.

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Henrik Jäger (Freiburg, Germany) – I Ching

Henrik Jäger (Freiburg, Germany) – I ChingThe I Ching in theory and practice

  • B1 I Ching – Theory and Practice I: Introduction
  • B3 I Ching – Theory and Practice II: The deeper meaning
  • B5 I Ching – Theory and Practice III: The deeper meaning

The “Classic of Changes” contains over 3000 years of experience with a good “care for life”. To consult the I Ging can help you to discover unforeseen resources and new perspectives in an ever-changing world.
It is advisable to attend all three workshop units as they build upon one another.

! Consecutive Workshop!
Due to limited available seats, please indicate your interest for this workshop on the registration form.

! Material needed!
Please bring along a copy of the I Ching (Book of Changes). Henrik recommends the Richard Wilhelm translation.

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Yang Yunzhong (Hongkong) – Qigong / Water Taijiquan

Yang Yunzhong (Hongkong) – Qigong / Water TaijiquanQigong / Water Taijiquan

Water is a central element of energetic movement. In the mornings, I would like to share some basic Qigong energy exercises stemming from the 13 original postures of Taiji. In the afternoons, we will work on Water Taiji. We will experience both its aspect of individual self-healing as well as its practical application in partnerwork.

Mornings: Qigong

3 animal routines from „Taiji shisan Dan Fa“, the ancient Taiji 13 Form in a variant working with animals. The 13 original energy exercises of Taiji are the 13 postures, out of which today’s Taijiquan forms are thought to have evolved.

  • FRI – The Lion
    1. Shaking the head like a lion playing with the pearls – A routine to open the meridians
  • SAT – The Snake
    2. Wringing the string of pearls with the hips like a snake – A routine to loosen the hipjoints
  • SUN – The Crane
    3. Opening the body relaxedly like a crane and dancing, resting in oneself – A routine for fluid movement

Afternoons: Taiji and Partner work

  • FRI
    The mother of Taiji forms I – Basic exercises for energy flow
  • SAT
    The mother of Taiji forms II – Basic exercises for energy flow
  • SUN
    Fluid force and waves – Water Taiji and its application in Push Hands (partner work)

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Luigi Zanini (Caldogno, Italy) – Taijiquan / Xingyi / Bagua

Luigi Zanini (Caldogno, Italy) – Taijiquan / Xingyi / BaguaWorkshops: “Flowing Water”

Seminars are intended as single events, but also as a coherent sequence from simple exercises to higher skills work with a partner. They are all stemming from internal martial art experience.

  • The Mirror Play (with partner)
    A series of two persons exercises collected from Taiji, Xingyi and Bagua, intended to make body and mind strong, supple and coordinated. Amazingly, what we learn via the body through the movement with a partner is capable to inspire and change the way we think. Simple and deep at the same time, two persons work becomes a playful moment of self-discovery.
  • The Garden Play (with partner)
    The space around us is our personal garden. Often, we do not know how to manage our garden because we are not aware of it, we let others coming in and manage it for us. This simple analogy with combat allows us to perceive our space better and find out effective strategies to keep it safe. When space is managed, we can start working on time and choose the correct answers.
  • Flowing Water (with partner)
    As human beings we are designed to move, change place in space and to adapt with the whole body in a natural way to what comes to us. The main goal of this workshop will be to be able to move around our partner’s body in a natural, flowing way, so that we can always have the first hand and not waste time and effort to adapt. Flowing water is the best image we can use to inspire our work.

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Gunawan Wibisono (Hannover, Germany) – TCM / Tuina

Gunawan Wibisono (Hannover, Germany) – TCM / TuinaWorkshops: 12 heavenly star points

From the point of view of Traditional Chinese Medicine, we can care for our health and wellbeing by enabling our Qi (life energy) to flow freely and without obstacles through the meridians. If there are blockages and/or impediments hindering this free flow of Qi in the meridians, which cannot be remediated by self regulation, ailments occur. The ailments are signs for a disbalance of Qi, meaning that in one (or more) acupuncture points there is an emptiness (too little Qi) or a fullness (too much Qi). Certain in-depth Tuina hand techniques, e.g. acupressure, support the harmonisation of the energy circulation, by bringing the Qi to flow. The blockages and/or impediments in the meridians are eliminated and the balance is restored. Naturally, acupressure (Tuina) is also a means for prevention (health protection).

In this workshop consisting of two parts, we will work on the 12 heavenly star points as described by Ma Danyang.

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Ernst-Michael Beck (Hannover, Germany) – TCM / Qigong

Ernst-Michael Beck (Hannover, Deutschland) – TCM / QigongWorkshops: Water

  • Friday: Element Water
    Water is one of the 5 Elements, which represent our reality. How is the diversity of water’s qualities integrated into the therapeutic concept of TCM? Which connection do the exercises of Qigong have to the water element and how can we approach the realisation of the water’s qualities in our practice?
  • Saturday: Where is the hidden water?
    There are many different movement routines, but in all of them we can perceive and retrace the nature of water, thereby drawing our therapeutic attention to the elementary qualities of water.
  • Saturday: Where is the hidden water?
    There are many different movement routines, but in all of them we can perceive and retrace the nature of water, thereby drawing our therapeutic attention to the elementary qualities of water.

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Hugo Cardenás (Hannover, Germany) – Qigong

Hugo Cardenás (Hannover, Deutschland) – Qigong

Workshop: 18 Lohan Ch’i Kung

18 Lohan Ch’i Kung was developed by DaMo, the father of Chan (Zen) Buddhism and of Shaolin Boxing. It was designed to further the health oft he monks. Constantly flowing, the exercises interlace tension and relaxation, elements of nature and imagination, internal and external strength. We will work on some parts of the whole sequence.

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Workshop Overview 3rd Yangsheng Meeting