The conference has a distinguished line-up of world-class authorities on qigong practice, theory and research. The one day online programme provides a stimulating mix of talks, practice, and discussion.
Qi in Harmony for a Better World: Qi and Harmonious Culture in Wellbeing
The study of Qi Theory in Chinese medicine is the key to revealing the truth of human life. Studying and exploring the Qi of the human body through the lens of modern science can help us reach a breakthrough in the dialogue between ancient traditional Chinese medicine and modern science, and may also constitute a breakthrough in the overall modernization of Chinese medicine and Qigong.
- 10:15 - 11:00
- Zhao Zhangyan Jiangxi University of Chinese Medicine
Introduction to the Lung Strengthening Qigong Exercise
This session introduces an effective medical qigong method: Lung Strengthening Qigong Exercise. It can effectively promote the recovery of lung function and a variety of chronic conditions.
- 11:00 - 11:15
- 11:15 - 12:45
- Multiple speakers
Current Research into Qigong in the UK and Europe
We present the very latest research from around the world on the impact that qigong exercise has on different medical conditions and wellbeing. Scholars and academics from the UK, Europe, China and Mexico show the important role of scientific research in breaking down the barriers to qigong exercise being recognised as a valid health promoting intervention.
- 12:45 - 13:30
- 13:30 - 14:15
- John Millar
Qigong for a Western Audience
The way in which we create learning spaces is changing. While the traditional approach to teaching qigong remains important, finding new ways to share the benefits of this powerful practice with a broader audience needs to be a part of the future of Qigong. In this session we will explore fresh approaches to teaching Qigong to a diverse Western Audience while looking at how the benefits of qigong can extend well beyond the traditional focus areas.
- 14:15 - 15:00
- Tim Franklin
Power of the Pause - Shaolin Practice of the Six Harmonies
As largely frenetic beings, we are often pulled towards what comes next or find ourselves caught in the past, resisting to pause in the moment. Within many practices is the concept of harmony. Within the Shaolin tradition is the important concept of ‘Liu He’, the Six Harmonies – mind, energy, essence, feet, body, hands. In this session we will explore the practice and application of the six harmonies in qigong for health, vitality, focus and connection.
- 15:00 - 15:45
- Pol Wong
Shaolin Kung Fu
- 15:45 - 16:00
- 16:00 - 16:45
- Alex Jacobs
Chinese Medicine, Yang Sheng (self-help) and Qi Gong: A potent combination for self-healing and self-empowerment
Chinese medicine and Qi Gong share the same fundamental principles and core logic. Qi Gong is the jewel in the crown of Chinese medicine, having the capacity to not only to aid self-healing and to heal at the deepest levels but also to reach the greatest heights of vitality, happiness and resilience. In this talk, I will explain how deep insights from Chinese medicine can tangibly enhance your Qi Gong practice with practical examples that you can try right away.
- 16:45 - 17:30
- Mauro Lugano
Breathing with Nature
Breathing with Nature is a series of crafted exercises based on Qigong and mindfulness, and is an innovative way to help relieve problems caused by a sedentary lifestyle, depression and related issues.
- 17:30 - 18:00
- Zou Ping
Zou Ping will lead the evening Meditation Sessions during the conference. You will have the opportunity to discover how meditation is an integral part of Zhineng Qigong and how the simple frameworks that are used can enhance your meditation practice.
- Mauro Lugano's Workshops
Taiji Ball / Breath With Nature
Since 2010 Mauro has been exploring his therapeutic vocation studying Oriental Manual Therapies, and during that time began practicing traditional forms Qigong and Taiji Quan. He has received instruction and collaborated with western teachers such as Gustavo Villar from El Centro, Argentina, and later in Europe with Anne Hering from the Zhigong Institute. His wondering spirit led him to visit China where he trained under ex-Hua Xia teachers such as Yuantong Liu, Tao Qingyu, Zhao Liancheng, Liu Jianshe and Yuan Ming among others. He currently lives in Slovenija.
- Pol Wong's Workshops
Qigong: Practice and Culture - Going Deeper into Qigong
Pol Wong is founder of Hafan Shaolin Cymru School of Gung Fu and Qigong and has been teaching in North-East Wales for the last 25 years. He has studied various Southern styles including Lau Gar Kune, Wing Chun, Gong Lik kune and won medals in World and European Championship level for kickboxing. In 1995 he left Wales to join a Shaolin Temple and trained under various monks and other teachers, in the three aspects of Shaolin gong fu, - Wu Gong, Qigong and Chan. In 2000 he became a 33rd generation disciple of Shaolin Temple and began training under a single master in the internal Shaolin Gong fu system (Xing Yi Ba) until 2004.
- Yu Feixia's Workshops
Wuqinxi Five Animals Frolics / Eight Phrases Zhineng Qigong
Yu Feixia is Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Central Lancashire Confucius Institute and is the founder of YuTaichi. She teaches several forms of qigong and is active in exploring the benefits of qigong for patients with Parkinson’s and Hypertension.