Qi Gong is a 4000 year-old ancient Chinese discipline that has its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Tai Chi is derived from Qi Gong. They are both disciplines that involve the mind, breath, and movement to create a calm, natural balance of energy that can be used in work, recreation or self-defense. 

There many styles of Qi Gong and Tai Chi. The Qi Gong practices we'll be sharing with you are a combination of traditional and modern Qi Gong. The three most popular Tai Chi styles are Yang, Wu, and Tai Chi Chih. The style we teach and practice at saigon om is the short Yang style, which includes 32 movements in its simple form (108 movements in the traditional form). 

By the end of both immersions, you will learn a handful of Qi Gong tools and sequences to help release and activate your Qi for a deeper spiritual practice, as well as the first third of the Yang Tai Chi sequence with a deeper understanding of this energetic and physical practice.

Unlike yoga, Qi Gong and Tai Chi are done in slow movements while standing up. It is ideal for people of all ages. 

This course will also include how to integrate mindfulness in our daily lives. Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with ourselves and with those around us. When we learn the art of mindful living; enjoying our breath, our steps, and the many wonders that each moment offers us, we nourish our happiness and our capacity to be present. Research has indicated that a mindful lifestyle can reduce stress & anxiety, cultivate joy, inner peace and overall well-being. 

Space is limited as the training will kept small for more one-on-one instruction and personal attention. 


Hang Nhan lead tai chi teacher

About the Lead Teacher, Hang Nhan

Hang spent many years (20+ ) practicing and competing in mixed martial arts (MMA), including WTF Taekwondo, Brazillian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Kung Fu, Cali (stick fighting), hand-to-hand combat. She’s known for her unstoppable arm-bar and rear choke techniques, as taught by her most patient teacher, Derek.

It was repeated MMA injuries that closed her door of joy and competitive path. It was also a huge blessing that initiated her Qi Gong and Yang Tai Chi journey in Canada and eventually in southern China in 2006 where she spent two solid years diligently deepening her internal martial arts practice.

Hang is known to be a passionate person of what she practices; from Qi Gong to yoga to mindfulness to Reiki to self-defense. As an experienced school teacher, Hang’s teaching style is inclusive, lively & fun! Hang has also written a book called “Self-Defense for Women” from a woman’s perspective.

IN IMMERSION 1, YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Basic energy activation exercises to clear energy blockages, increase circulation and get the "qi" flowing

  • Qi Gong warm-ups & stretches

  • Hand/Palm energy opening sequence

  • A 12-step Qi Clearing sequence

  • Digestive sequence

  • Qi of Joy seuqence

  • First 3rd of Yang Tai Chi sequence

  • How to incorporate breath with movement

  • Tips to remember movements, using name association

  • Formal and informal mindfulness practices and how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life

IN IMMERSION 2, YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Philosophy of Taoism - yin & yang

  • Martial arts and self-defense applications of Qi Gong & Yang Tai Chi

  • Movements, postures, directions in Qi Gong & Tai Chi

  • Healing aspects of Qi Gong, as used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) energetic meridians

  • How "Qi" flow, or lack there of, can cause and effect physical and emotional imbalances and balances

  • Energy activation and release in hand and foot reflexology

  • Acupressure points to release tension

  • Formal and informal mindfulness practices and how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life

DAILY SCHEDULE
Qi Gong & Tai Chi Practice
Break
Philosophies & Theories
Mindful Lunch
Qi Gong & Tai Chi Practice
Philosophies & Theories

INCLUDED IN THE FEE
A comprehensive course manual & certificate.

* All levels of practitioners are welcome to Immersion 1.
* Immersion 1 is a prerequisite for Immersion 2.
* Both immersions are a chance for you to learn and practice. If you'd like to teach Qi Gong after Immersion 2, a minimum of three additional months of practice is required as well as send in a teaching demonstration video.

Make “your appointment with life”, come play with us and meet new friends on the path. You will gain insights into the art of energy (qi) healing with Qi Gong, Yang Tai Chi & mindfulness.

To register, please email Hang & Sarah at saigonom@gmail.com 


** We also provide private training courses at your location. **


CANCELLATION POLICY
We appreciate that you've made this commitment to cultivate joy in your life. Should circumstances change and you wish to cancel your registration:
1) If cancelled 30 days prior to the training date: A full refund, minus a $100 CAD processing & administration fee, will be issued.
2) If cancelled within 30 days prior to the training date: A 50% refund, minus a $100 CAD processing & administration fee, will be issued.
3) There will be no refunds 7 days prior to the training.