Become a Chi Kung Teacher with the College of Elemental Chi Kung
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College of Elemental Chi Kung
Purpose of the Training
Course Work and Student Assessment
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SEMINAR 1 Chi Kung Basics
The first seminar will begin defining the course and its objectives. The main themes of the course will be explored especially
The Tao, Simplicity, Being Empty
Relating to the whole body and emotional states
SEMINAR 2 Earth
In this seminar we will explore the action and importance of Earth. We will be introducing the Support Cycle and the Control Cycle using the Five Element model as well as Five Element guidelines for Earth i.e. taste, smell, time of year, animal and colour.
Exploring the properties of Earth in Nature; Support Cycle and Control Cycle; Looking at Stomach and Spleen; Movements and forms which support the Earth Element in an effortless way; The Monkey forms explored.
SEMINAR 3 Fire
The third seminar will explore the Fire Element and being aware of the Heart and Shen. In this seminar we will look at the upward expanding energy of Fire as well as the earthy, grounded qualities found in Fire.
Looking at the Heart energetically and physically; Awareness of Shen; Importance of Upper Fire and Lower Fire; Understanding the Heart Protector and Triple Burner; Introduction to the relationship between Blood and Chi; The Bird forms will be explored.
SEMINAR 4 Water
The fourth seminar will explore the action and importance of the Water Element. The main focus will be on flow and Jing. In this seminar we will also be looking at the properties of Water found in Nature and learning how they manifest in the body. Self assessment will also be covered.
Exploring flow and Jing; Water in Nature and how it manifests in the body; Looking at the Kidneys and Bladder; Movement forms which support the Water Element; Emotions and how to support them in the Water Element; The Bear forms explored; Self assessment.
SEMINAR 5 Wood
This seminar looks at Wood Element, the Element of growth and transforming stagnation. In this seminar we will clarify the relationship between Wood and Water and develop the relationship between Wood and Jing.
Looking at Liver and Gall Bladder; Exploring forms to ensure transformation and increased Chi flow; Relationship between Water and Wood; Wood and Jing; Joint suppleness and muscle relaxation; The Deer forms explored.
SEMINAR 6 Metal
The sixth seminar will explore the Element of Metal. We will be introducing External Chi fields. We will also start to see the importance of synchronising movements and a clear awareness of boundaries.
Action of the Lungs and Large Intestine; Breathing forms; Strengthening Wei Chi, synchronising movement and awareness of boundaries; The Tiger forms explored.
SEMINAR 7 Anatomy & Physiology for Chi Kung
This seminar will give you a sense of how the chi flows through the fascia, muscles and skeleton affecting the body to a cellular level. This understanding will help the mind (Yi) to guide and organize the
Bring awareness to the Three Dan Tiens; Working with the fascia and the myofascia (muscle fibres embedded in their associated fascia); Accessing the Central Nervous System.
SEMINAR 8 Teacher Training
This seminar is designed to support graduate teachers in their delivery of the Five Element system to students. We teach safe classroom practices and how to cater to the group and the individual. This seminar also teaches how to hold the classroom energetically allowing for more effortless chi awareness. Holding the Chi fields in the class room; How to create an effective lesson plan (for group or one to one); Creating safe class room environment; Developing observation skills for teaching; Teaching in Wu Wei
SEMINAR 9 Nei Kung
In this seminar we will begin to explore Nei Kung, which simply means internal work. Although it is a part of the Chi Kung family it is also a distinctly separate and a more ancient Daoist practise. Nei kung is a very highly developed internal practice, not a specific set of exercises as in chi kung although there are forms and exercises and
Daoist breathing techniques, meditation; Transformation of the Three Treasures (Jing Chi Shen); Intro to Circle Walking
SEMINAR 10 Developing the Yi
This is the last seminar of the training. In this seminar we will look at basic meditation methods and basic visualisation techniques. We will do this by exploring static and moving forms we have already developed during the two year training. We will also be looking at combining breath, movement and the Yi (mind and intention). Through simple visualisation techniques and symbolism we can enhance and deepen our understanding of the concepts leading to a more effortless practice.