tonic for the heart

tonic for the heart

this site is set up to promote belinda’s chi kung (qigong), tai chi, dao yin, bagua classes and workshops in islington N1 and WC1
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 the classes are suitable for all levels
an ancient chinese martial art that bring about personal transformation through movement, breath and meditation.
here’s a fabulous quote from rick barrent that goes a long way to mapping the dynamics, of this practice ‘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.
  • 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 £40 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