Forest Qigong - Outside
In this unique Qigong class in Christchurch, we head outside to reduce stress practising in nature - in the forest at Little Hagley Park. Stress and anxiety are transformed into inner peace, tranquillity and courage in a full mind-body workout.
We deep dive into various Qigong styles to bring balance and harmony to your mind, body and emotions. We explore breathing techniques, warm-ups, stretches, flows and standing postures. Each class finishes with a relaxing guided meditation.
Small class size for well-being and focused attention
Personal instruction by Emily Drysdale (Advanced Holden Qigong Teacher)
Suitable for beginners
Single class $18, 10 class pass $162
(10 class passes can be used throughout the year for Forest Qigong classes)
Tuesday, 1.30pm - 2.30pm
- Term three: 18 July - 19 September
- Term four: 10 October - 5 December
Little Hagley Park, Christchurch (meet in the park, just over the footbridge on the corner of Rossall St and Carlton Mill Rd).
If the weather is too wet or cold, we'll have class at the Kotare Room at St Barnabas in Fendalton.
If you'd like to join the weekly class email where we confirm if the class is outside or inside, drop a note to Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your teacher Emily Drysdale is one of a select group of Certified Advanced Holden Qigong teachers in the world, personally trained by Lee Holden. Emily has also studied different styles of Qigong under masters Robert Peng, Mantak Chia, Daisy Lee, Dr Roger Jahnke and John Platt. In this class we explore various styles of Qigong including Tao Yin, Five Elements, Three Treasures, Iron Shirt, 8 Brocades and Yi Jin Jing.
I love these classes outside, and I have found Qi Gong to be exactly what I need - recovering from ill health. It's a very powerful and healing practice, and still quite physical despite how gentle it is. Emily gives lots of information about how things work as you move through the steps. 100% recommend to anyone.
I love Bliss Calm Qigong in the Forest, it feels like my pocket of peace each week. That extends to the rest of my life. Emily is a lovely instructor. Di
I’m really enjoying Forest Qigong. Emily is an excellent teacher bringing the essence of Qigong into the practise. It is a physical and spiritual journey. Being outdoors heightens the experience. Thank you Emily 🙏🏻
WOW I purchased an online class during the lockdown. I did not manage to attend it live but was given access to view it in my own time. I cannot explain how much better I feel. Emily explains everything so clearly, even though this is my first time trying Qigong I benefited hugely due to the clear instructions . So pleased to have discovered you.