Chi Kung Flow: When Martial Arts Meet Yoga
Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves meditation, controlled breathing and movement exercises.
Qigong has been called “Chinese Yoga”, just as Yoga has been referred to as “Indian Qigong”. Qigong can be considered as a combination of a number of Yoga (the science of self-realization) and Ayuerveda (the science of self-healing) practices. Both Yoga and Qigong are excellent for focused stretching, strengthening, and health maintenance. Qigong is the foundation of both Tai Chi and Kung Fu as well as being considered both part of and precursor to Traditional Chinese Medicine.
This class combines the key principles of Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Kung Fu with Vinyasa Yoga to create an energizing Yoga flow practice that will improve both physical and mental well-being. Challenging Yoga poses, breathing, guided relaxation and meditation – this class has it all!
This class is taught by UK-based Rach Cox, who has a decade-long experience in both Yoga and martial arts. She is coming all the way from Oxfordshire to teach at the festival.
This is a mixed-ability class. Suitable for both beginners and experienced Yogis.Yoga and Wellness Zone full timetable
1:00 - 1:45
Om & Bass Yoga Rave
Om & Bass draws upon the discipline of traditional yoga and combines it effortlessly with modern music. It rejuvenates your energy centres (or chakras), starting gently with ambient music and moving through various genres building up to an energetic “Drum & Bass” climax. It’s OM… and BASS.
Less common in yoga and dance workshops, Om and Bass features an incredibly good teacher, Rach. Rach is both qualified in yoga and dance, with a background in freestyle and hip-hop dance. Om & Bass encourages the participants to “feel” their way through the experience without feeling exposed or intimidated.Yoga and Wellness Zone full timetable
2:00 - 2:45
Core Power Flow for Beginners
Core power yoga is that it is a multi-disciplinary style of yoga and draws heavily from Ashtanga Yoga. This style combines different styles and disciplines which all ultimately aim to give those who practice it more flexibility, increased strength through training, and aerobic activity.
Please don’t get scared. It is challenging but the teacher, Rach Cox, will it make it so fun that you will love it. Beginners are encouraged to join as the teacher will simplify the hard postures and give alternatives so that you can build strength in your core – abs and arms!Yoga and Wellness Zone full timetable