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Fitness & Wellbeing Classes

EPFL Innovation Park, Lausanne

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Outdoor Qi Gong

This activity will focus on the simple but fundamental core foundation exercises at the heart of tai chi and chi kung practice. This activity concentrates on foundation training in Tai Chi, Chi Kung and meditation, with a goal to developing chi (internal energy) and relaxation in both body and mind.

It is an ancient, time-tested traditional Chinese method of self-development, and is a subtle blend of the most refined Medical, Meditative and Martial knowledge combining self-discipline, graceful movement and effortless power.

Students develop increasing physical and mental skills, as awareness and understanding of all aspects of their self increases. You can learn and practise Tai Chi at your individual pace, and, as there are ever-new levels, throughout the rest of your life. These disciplines rely on a mindful re-discovery of the body to enrich and inspire one's experience of any aspect of life.

What you will learn

Tai Chi is perhaps the most effective way to develop balanced health for the body and the mind. Students who persevere in their training will receive a variety of benefits including :

  • Anxiety Relief
  • Improved Balance
  • Aligned Posture
  • Improved overall health
  • Calmness and focus of mind
  • Increased energy
  • Suppleness, strength, co-ordination, balance, and agility
  • Relaxation and freedom from stress
  • Strengthening of the internal functions of the body, such as the immune system, metabolic functions, and cardiovascular system
  • Understanding of the body's processes and self-healing
  • Harmony with the natural laws of human life

What you need to know

These Foundation Exercise class classes are excellent for beginners to advanced students, require no prior knowledge of tai chi and are attended by students at all levels of learning.

What to bring

Please dress appropriately for the weather. You may wish to consider:

  • You'll need some loose comfortable clothes, plain subdued colours if possible.
  • Bottle of water
  • Sun glasses

Cold Weather

If the weather is too bad the class will be cancelled. However in cold weather, even snowy conditions Tai Chi maybe practiced.

"In China people young and old practice outdoors all year round, even in snow, the key is dressing warmly."
Cold Weather Training by Sifu Morgan Buchanan

Wear warm clothes as needed. Wear multiple layers that can be taken off and put on again in order to keep your body at a comfortable temperature. Ensure that you keep the neck wrapped up with a high collared jacket or scarf to protect the "feng" or wind points at the base of the skull.

Available schedules

High-quality, convenient classes at a competitive price. When you want.

TypeDay • Time • PriceTeacher • CoordinatorPlace
Proposed class
Every week on Tuesday at 12:30.
A session lasts 1 hour and costs 50 CHF.
James Murray
Not yet confirmed.
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