Qigong & Tibetan Bowls Workshops
Settle into Winter's Stillness with
Qigong & Tibetan Bowls
Friday, December 7th, 2018, 7.30-9.30pm
Friends Meeting House,
91-93 Hartington Grove, CB1 7UB
Price: £15 on the door
Do you struggle in the year's darkest months?
Do you crave some stillness amid the bustle of Christmas?
Are your energy levels low?
As nature sinks into stillness in the run up to the year's shortest day, join us to find your own still space within the joyful bustle of the festive season. Our Qigong movement to the sounds of Tibetan Bowls will help us align our own energy with the seasonal shift from Autumn's inward-turning to Winter's full contraction, so we can navigate both Christmas and the darkest months with greater ease.
By December, animals and plants have wisely stored their resources inside and are preparing to sink into the deep stillness of hibernation or dormancy. For Winter is the nighttime of the annual cycle - the vital counterbalance to the Summer. More than that, this dark time of rest, reunion and restoration holds and nurtures the seed that makes Summer's bright and vibrant display possible.
Us humans are not so wise as our fellow beings. In fact, we are perfectly out of sync with nature - our cultural tendency is to do the opposite of moving into stillness. Instead, December's holiday season is one of the busiest and most social times in our annual calendar.
A glow of light in the darkness is welcome and necessary. But pushing on through the Winter with busy activity and shunning nature's call for peaceful rest has its consequences. It depletes our vital (Kidney) energy, leaving us exhausted and increasingly disconnected from who we really are. So we have little energy to shine our gifts into the world as we emerge from Winter back towards Summer.
At December’s Qigong and Tibetan Bowls, we'll feel into an embodied awareness of the restorative goodness of tranquillity, so we can tune back into that feeling when we need to pause and recharge amid our daily and festive busy-ness.
Do join us for this evening of relaxing and harmonising practice.
Open to all - men and women.
No experience is needed.
What to expect
Qigong - gentle movement, breath and focused awareness.
Stillness - to bathe in the sounds of the Tibetan Bowls.
A relaxed, friendly and unintimidating atmosphere.
What to bring
Yourself in comfortable clothes.
Friends (but let us know).
A cushion or small blanket (if you wish, not essential).
Why we run these workshops
These Qigong and Tibetan Bowls workshops happen four times each year (at Solstice and Equinox) to honour and align ourselves with the seasonal shift.
They are run by me together, with acupuncturist, shiatsu therapist and sound healer Karen Merritt and sound healer Nick Tischler.
Nick also hosts monthly Tibetan Bowls sound baths at the same venue, sometimes working with healers from other disciplines. See the Self-healing With Sound and Movement Facebook page.
We started the Qigong and Tibetan Bowls sessions because we find that, by bringing together the gentle movements of the ancient Chinese art of Qigong with the beautiful sounds of Tibetan 'Singing' Bowls, we amplify the deeply healing powers of each.
We wish to share these benefits with other people who are looking for new ways to nurture their own health and well-being.
Each of our sessions is a healing moment in itself as we bathe ourselves in sound and movement, which open up energetic blockages as they draw us away from our daily cares towards sensations of our bodies.
It is also an opportunity to deepen our understanding of how to use sound and movement to self-heal at home.
- You can do the Qigong movements sitting on a chair, if standing for long periods or getting down on the floor is a problem for you.
A couple of requests:
- Please try to arrive on time so we can start punctually at 7.30pm (any time from 7.15pm is fine).
- Please bring the right change, don't forget to pay and sign your name in the book (even if you have been before) and tick to confirm payment. Payment is done on trust - we ask that no one abuses this. Thanks.
What others say ...
“Tiffany holds this feminine space with utmost integrity, authenticity and truth.”
- Alison G.
"You bravely and skillfully created a friendly, safe place where I could express myself verbally and physically."
— Cecilia T.
"Tiffany treats everyone and every body as an individual… She has endless patience and a keen eye… It is treasure. Thank you."
— Sophie W.
"I really loved the workshop. I found it very tranquil and promoted a great sense of meditation. In fact, I had a moment of complete serenity which is something I have been searching for."
— Rebecca C.
"Tiffany is a wonderful teacher with the perfect blend of clear instruction, spirituality and humour."
— Cilla C.