Duration: 30 hours
Date: Mondays from May 3rd - Aug 9th, 2021 (No class on May 24th)
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Prerequisite: QIG-802-803 Qigong Self-Cultivation
Qi Gong translates roughly to "energy work" from Mandarin. Qi (energy or life force) circulates through our body through the combination of postures, breathing, and concentration. Our day-to-day life is filled with stress and prolonged sedentary posture which causes the qi to slow down and fester. Symptoms like lethargy, lack of focus, and increased susceptibility to getting sick start to appear.
Therapeutic qigong utilizes a wide variety of exercises in combination with TCM diagnostics. These exercises are prescribed to patients to treat illnesses and to maintain good health. Students learn specific postures, movements, and visualizations that have been shown to benefit common conditions seen in the practice of TCM.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dylan Kirk has spent his life immersed in traditional Eastern practices. He is a senior disciple of Master Chik Qadir Mason from whom he earned the honours of Black Sash and Sifu, or lineage holder and teacher. He received his diploma of TCM from the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he is now campus director and instructor. He has continued his studies, completing a Bachelor of Medicine and Master of Acupuncture from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Dylan is known for his ability to communicate the complex theories and practices of classical Daoist arts to broad audiences. With his foundation in the internal and martial arts of Chinese tradition, he is able to reflect a depth of practice in Chinese medicine not often seen. He has quickly become known in the Toronto area as an excellent practitioner and teacher.
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