Tai Chi and Qi Gong Beginners´Course
Tai Chi og Qi Gong courses at Venabu
Tai Chi and Qi Gong have been shown to have positive benefits for the body and mind. Through gentle exercise the connective tissue becomes more flexible, the muscles stronger and the mind more focused.
Learn Tai Chi and Qi Gong in the peaceful atmosphere of Venabu Fjellhotell on the edge of the Rondane National Park.
We offer this beginners´course and also “Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia” for those with this and other musculoskeletal conditions. For both courses you can choose the all-inclusive package or to take the course only
Tai Chi og Qi Gong beginners´course
Discover this holistic practice that develops both strength and relaxation.
4th – 6th July 2021
10th – 12th December 2021
Per person, sharing a double/twin room
Price includes accommodation, meals and Tai Chi/Qi Gong course.
2600,- per person, course only, plus lunch on Sunday
Minimum 8, maximum 20.
This course will equip you with several Qi Gong exercises and a Tai Chi form to practise at home. These practices can help to revitalise the body both physically and mentally.
Brynjulf Haugan, from Shan Tai Chi, has 25 years´experience as an acupuncturist and Tai Chi teacher. Benefit from his depth of knowledge as you explore Tai Chi and Qi Gong for yourself.
Day 1: Arrival and introductions
Check in from 15h
19:00 Dinner is served
20:30 Introduction to Tai Chi and Qi Gong – what can you expect from this course?
Day 2: Basic principles
From 08:00 Breakfast
09:30 – 11:30 Warm-up with Qi Gong exercises, followed by part 1 of the Tai Chi course.
We go through the basic positions and principles of Tai Chi and Qi Gong.
11:30 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 13:30 Second part of the Tai Chi course. The class ends with Brynjulf talking about the origins and history of Qi Gong and Tai Chi.
13:30 – 16:00 Lunch and free time.
We recommend a relaxing walk in nature. There are plenty of options for a leisurely walk close to the hotel.
16:00 –18:00 Third part of the Tai Chi course. The class ends with calming Qi Gong stretches.
19:00 Dinner is served
Why not spend the evening in our lounge? Our pianist plays during the evening and there is a selection of teas and coffee freely available.
Day 3: Bringing it all together
From 08:00 Breakfast
09:30 – 11:30 Qi Gong warm up followed by part 4 of the Tai Chi course.
11.30 – 12.00 Break
12:00 – 13:30 Fifth part of the Tai Chi course. We go through the whole form together. The class ends with Qi Gong stretching exercises. there will be a summary of the course with questions and answers.
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
The programme may be subject to minor changes.
About Tai Chi
“Grand ultimate boxing”
Tai Chi has its origins in Taoism, and was originally a martial art. The movements are based on traditional Chinese medicine, in terms of physiology and physics. Tai Chi can literally be translated as “grand ultimate boxing“. Mental focus, relaxation, good posture and effective movements are important cornerstones of the practice.
Tai Chi is suitable for everyone – young and old.
In Tai Chi, sequenced movement patterns, or “forms” are practiced. Some are slow, others fast.
Tai Chi and Qi Gong have many similarities, and the combination of Qi Gong and Tai Chi has proven to be useful in restoring harmony in the body and mind.
As one becomes familiar with the movements, the practice is experienced as meditative. Through the Tai Chi forms you are led into a moving meditation and presence – often referred to as “mindfulness”.
About Qi Gong
Qi Gong is recognized in China as a science and has been used for over 5,000 years for the healing and prevention of disease. Qi Gong can be translated into “the method of the life force” or vital energy.
Qi Gong consists of calm exercises with the goal of bringing the body into balance. This is achieved by stimulating the muscles, joints, connective tissue, nerve pathways and circulation in a gentle and natural way. This mild approach is suitable for most people. Several studies have been done on the effect of Qi Gong on diseases and conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, migraines, indigestion and neck / back pain.
Brynjulf has extensive experience as a Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor. He holds classes for the general public and also trains other instructors. In 2016, he started his school Shan Tai Chi – Mountain Tai Chi.
For Brynjulf, Tai Chi is about helping others to come into balance physically and mentally, through a holistic approach.
Brynjulf has a background as a naturopath and acupuncturist in addition to being a Tai Chi instructor. His lessons are adapted to our modern health challenges and lifestyle. Brynjulf has a calm and relaxed teaching style. The lessons are adapted to each individual, so that you will get the greatest possible benefit from the course.
From the “Hytteboka”:
“Thank you for a fun and educational lesson with Tai Chi and Qi Gong – calm training that was good for body and mind!”
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