EMBODIMENT ARTS

EMBODIMENT ARTS


CHI KUNG LESSONS
Chi Kung lessons introduces awake and in-the-body explorations around upright stillness, posture, energy management and seasonal rhythms.

HOW IT WORKS
During the course of the lessons, you will explore in your body the architecture of standing and some of the fundamental forces that inform our stance in life.

The content of the lessons focus on rooting, structural alignment, the seasons and presence.

You can attend per session or apply for the whole series.

Chi Kung Lessons are being offered both online and in-person.

FOR WHO? This classes are meant for everyone who is looking for an effective combination between body & energy awareness practices, who wishes to foster clarity, flow and agency in how we stand in life and nurture health.

We engage in easy-to-follow practices, such as:
- still chi kung (zhan zhuang, archetypical postures for health)
- ba duan jin
- walking chi kung
- meditations
- auto massage



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"I felt almost straight away in the practice really connected, still and present.
And as it continued it really afforded me such deep internal experience, of different aspects of my body, my energy body, my boundaries, my connection to that beyond my skin. 
Gosh, it was so good, I really loved it!! And I have to say that it is such a powerful Nature Resonance practice, really deeply dropping into that place of BEingness. 
I have been reaching for words to describe that state, BEingness is the best I’ve come up with so far.
But I think you know what I mean, in that primary state, which is baseline wellness for us, and which is our truest nature, the animal of our bodies, but more than that again, the energetics, the synergy with all around. That state we can touch into when we spend time in living spaces, in wilderness .
Suffice to say that this practice is such a direct gateway to that. Wow, I’m so impressed!
Thank you so much for the chance to practice with you, I’m really grateful!”


Jenny O’Hare, deep ecologist, writer and facilitator

"First of all I want to thank you for all the past Chi Kung sessions. It's been quite an experience for me, a very positive one, one of coming home. I was surprised how minimal the movements were and how deep their effect. I also thought it is a pity I didn't discover it earlier, after chemo therapy ten years ago. During recovery, which was an ongoing issue for so many years, most physical practices somehow asked more from me than they would give me in return. So I'd never stick with a practice for a long time. Besides that, it was new to me that a physical practice for adults would be accompanied with such nourishing stories and images. I think the last time I've experienced nourishment that was both grounded in the body and in spirit was in childhood. So even after the sessions with you, during the week, poetic sensorial awareness was continuously more awakened, and my "entire system" much more open for inspiration." 

A.K., Amsterdam


Offline Classes at De Meditatietuin
Wednesdays, 13.15-14.30
Spring Series:
April: 28
May: 12, 19, 26


Fee:
€17,50 per lesson

Registration:
raqueljes@mailbox.org

Location:
De Meditatietuin, Amstelpark 6, Amsterdam
Online Classes
Mondays 9h30-11h00
12, 19, 26 April
10,17,24, 31 May
7, 14 June

Extra Life Workshop
Saturday, 19 June
7.30-10AM
(in a forest near Amsterdam)

Fee:
Only Online Lessons:
€15
per lesson
€110 for the whole series of 9 sessions

Online Lessons+ Life Workshop
€133

Registration:
raqueljes@mailbox.org

Location:
Zoom Room (link is sent after registration)

The exact location of the life workshop will be delivered later in the season.


Classes in the Park
Saturday, from 11h00 till 12h00 (except school vacation or other specific dates, upon notice)

Fee
11Euro
per session

Classes are open to all levels of training and previous experience with chi kung is not a requirement

Registration
raqueljes@mailbox.org

Location
Park Zwolle
(currently not available due to corona regulations)


General preparation:
- Do bring comfortable, flexible clothing and shoe wearing suitable for the weather.
- Do eat a nutrient-rich meal before attending class.
- Registration is mandatory.


Refund policy:
-if by unforeseen reasons you need to cancel your participation, the fee will not be refunded
- if due to pandemic or other social regulations the classes cannot take place, a new date will be set and your place transferred to this new cycle of classes

Coronavirus extra safety requirements:
- there's a limit for the number of participants
- the 1,5 meter distance between participants should be respected at all times
- do disinfect or wash your hands with soap at arrival
- please inform if you have any symptoms such as a cold or fever before the lesson takes place. In case of complaints, please stay at home. You can book your place at other lessons. Please see dates above.