tonic for the heart

tonic for the heart

this site is set up to promote belinda’s chi kung classes in n1 and se1
and to share the random images and thoughts that surface from the kung
“chi”- breath, vital energy and “kung”- work, practice, a chinese discipline of movement, breath and meditation

tonic for the heart- calming breath from belinda ackermann on Vimeo.

based around gentle, rhythmic movements it is similar to tai chi and yoga and the classes are suitable for all levels
• come home to your body
• unlock you energy
• calm your mind
• here’s a fabulous quote from rick barrent that goes a long way to mapping the dynamics, of this martial art that transforms ‘yang & yin are not opposing forces so much as complementary aspects of an underlying unity. hot is yang because it is an expansion. cold is yin and a contraction. all energy is a pulse between expansion and contraction. computers render all information into ’ones’ (yang) & ‘zeros’ (yin)… its effectiveness depends on first recognising the dual nature of all that exists & then transcending that duality’
come to a class or book a one to one session and experience for yourself
( pronounced ‘chee-gung” can be spelt qigong; chi gong; chi gung; ki kung)

upcoming classes

N1 saturday, tuesday & wednesday am

  • 8.45am-9.45am every saturday morning
  • 11.00am-12.00pm tuesday morning focusing on tai chi/chi kung.
  • 8.15am-9.15am wednesday morning.
  • YOGABASE: 257 Liverpool Road, Islington N1 1LX
  • £9 per class for block of 5 consecutive classes @ £45; drop-in £11

wednesday evening drop in N1

test new class wednesday pm at my studio off essex rd time:7.00pm-8.00pm cost: £10 booking essential

chi kung one-to-one personal training

personal training offered from £35 per hour like a bespoke suit this will be a session designed to address your specific learning requirements
  • you may prefer to learn one to one
  • attending a regular class may be difficult
  • you may want to work on a particular aspect of the kung


dao yin meditation

DARK_GRASS6 SUNDAY 17th August 11am-1.00pm costs:  £12 venue: studio off Essex road will confirm when have the numbers please let me know if you are interested  

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lucy cash photos west square se1

great images from LUCY CASH of monday evening she captures the quality of the chi in this enchanted  square and the tranquility it inspires they fill me with delight       WS3 WS23_2   WS20_2 WS14-2WS21_2 WS13-2  

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