About The Workshop
Taiji Shibashi Qigong is based on the movements and philosophy of Tai Chi. The Shibashi Series were created by Qigong Master Professor Lin Hou Sheng and Tai Chi Master He Weiqi between 1979 and 1990. The soothing rocking movements and gentle stretching of the 18 exercises form a beautiful, flowing and gentle Qigong routine that are a delight to do and extremely relaxing.
The overall effect of synchronising the 18 movements with proper breathing techniques is to reduce mental and physical stress and improve the general health and wellbeing of the practitioner. Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi is very effective, easy to learn and is practiced by over 10 million people worldwide.
Regular practice may improve general health and wellbeing, aid the circulation and digestion and help to release tension held in the muscles of the body.
The upper body exercises and controlled breathing are good for improving lung problems and asthma. The movements of the lower body help to develop strength and mobility in the hips and knees whilst improving circulation of blood and fluids via muscular contractions.
The exercises are easy to learn and are a perfect partner for Pilates, much of the basic theory is similar, simply expressed in a different language.
Pilates Foundation reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any of the above workshops. In the event of a workshop being cancelled, the organisers are NOT responsible for refunding any personal travel arrangements, hotel reservations, etc. All personal financial arrangements are the responsibility of the individual. Therefore please check with your travel agent as to cancellation or transfer fees/policies prior to booking.
Should a workshop be cancelled or re-scheduled and payment for the workshop has already been made, a full refund will be issued, or if you prefer, a transfer of the workshop cost will be made to the rescheduled workshop, or to an alternative workshop hosted by the Pilates Foundation.
The following cancellation penalties apply: Cancellations 4 weeks prior to workshop or more: £25.00 Administration charge; 15 – 28 days prior to workshop: 25% cancellation charge; 8 - 14 days prior to workshop: 50% cancellation charge; 0 – 7days prior to workshop and ‘no shows’ on the day: 100% cancellation charge. Please note, by making a booking, you are deemed to have read and acknowledged the above-mentioned cancellation charges.