Workshops & Coming Events

FIVE ANIMAL QIGONG WORKSHOP

December 7 & 8, 2019.

The Wudang Five Animal qigong set is one of the most important exercises practiced by the Wudang Taoists and is required to be practiced daily. The set is comprised of five major forms, Tortoise, Crane, Snake, Tiger, and Dragon. These are some of the most powerful and treasured creatures in Chinese culture. 

The Five Animal Qigong set has a long history with-in the Taoist society and dates back some 4500 years. It is based on the observation of various animals and their daily life. There have been many sets and many exercises and sets based on the movements of various animals. In the modern era of the Five Animal Frolics or Play it is believed it was Taoist Master Jiun Chiam who developed the set during the time of the Eastern Han dynasty (25 – 220A.D.) and Hua Tuo (110 – 207A.D.) a Chinese Medical Physician and Surgeon, who perfected its application and passed it on to his disciples’ including Wu Pu, Fan E, and Li Dangzhi. It is now part of the Chinese Medical Qigong schools.

There are so many aspects to each animal including the organ, the healing sound, element and overall benefit. An example; Look at the first animal of the set, Tortoise: Yin Organ; Kidney, Yang Organ: Bladder. Element: Water. Healing Sound: Chui. Mental Aspect: Creative, Willpower. Spiritual Home: Intention. These are just a few of the benefits of this animal form from the set.

When: December 7 & 8, 2019.

Where: Southport Masonic Hall 76 Nerang St.  (Air Conditioned)

Time: 10am – 4pm both days with 1 hour lunch break. (refreshments provided).               

           Bring your own lunch, or there are café’s and shops toward Australia Fair. 

Cost:  $200, Deposit $50, balance at the door. Please note: This is a TWO DAY Workshop. Prepayment Option: BSB: 484-799. Acc: 507567278 . Ref: 5AP and Your Name. Please bring your Payment receipt with you on the day.

Please Pre Book your place to ensure you have notes by December 3.

To Book, call or text Dennis :0419763360.

Instructor: Master Dennis Watts, Gold Coast Tai Chi Academy with 47 years                experience in Qigong and Taiji in many styles. Trainer of State and National Grand Champions. Trained in China and Australia. International Wushu Judge, Member of the Martial Art Industry Association Australia. Member of Tai Chi Association of Australia. Australian Sports Institute Level 1 Tai Chi Coach.