Qi Gong and Tai Chi Courses
Dr. Michael Milburn offers a wide range of world-class Qi Gong and Tai Chi courses to suit all ages and abilities. Current course offerings are listed below, followed by a description of some of the most popular programs. You can find more detailed program information by clicking on the link. All programs come with a guarantee: improve your health or your money back. Contact Michael directly to find the program best suited to meet your needs or if you are interested in a weekend workshop or ongoing class in your community or workplace. You can reach Dr. Milburn by email CBtcm@eastlink.ca or phone (902) 562-2507.
2012 Fall Course Schedule
Tai Chi & Qi Gong at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River
Beginning Oct. 15th
Monday 11:00 AM 24 Form Yang Tai Chi for Beginners and Advanced Students
Beginning Oct. 10 th
Wednesday 6:30 PM Sun Tai Chi for Beginners and Advanced
Tai Chi & Qi Gong at Town House in Glace Bay
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Sun Style Tai Chi
Starting Tuesday Oct. 9th
Contact Michael if you are interesting in a presentation or course in your workplace or community.
Qi Gong for Women's Health
Developed by Tai Chi Master Tina Zhang, the Earth Energy for Women program is an easy-to-learn set of 8 qi gong exercises. It is an excellent set for beginners, both simple enough to perform at home on a daily basis and very effective. You will feel the difference qi gong can make to your health and well-being within a few weeks.
Tai Chi @ Work
This Tai Chi form is extremely simple and easy to learn. It is a very flexible form that can be performed sitting or standing, in 5 minutes or 30 minutes. Tai Chi @ Work is essentially a stress reduction tool. You will learn to turn negative energy into positive and develop more effective interpersonal skills. It also helps maintain circulation and relieve tension in the arms, hands, neck and shoulders to prevent problems from overuse of the computer. If you're interested in learning more about having a workshop or ongoing classes in your workplace, please contact Michael.
Tai Chi for Arthritis and Chronic Pain
Tai Chi has evolved from martial art into a proven medical therapy. This program was developed by a team of Tai Chi experts and rheumatologists led my a medical doctor who suffered from severe arthritis as a student. This MD has been completely free of arthritis for several decades because of Tai Chi practice and the Tai Chi for Arthritis program he helped develop has been clinically proven to reduce pain and increase mobility as much as arthritis medications -- without the side effects. It is also very valuable for related conditions such as fibromyalgia and have been shown to prevent falls in the elderly by over 50%. Even if you don't have arthritis it is a good beginners form of Tai Chi for anyone over 40.
Tai Chi 24 Form
The 24 Form is the most popular form of Tai Chi in the world. It was developed in the 1950s in China based largely on the Yang style. It is much easier to learn than traditional long forms, yet contains all the essential elements. If you're new to Tai Chi this old standard is a great place to start.
Tai Chi Fan 16 Form
For students wishing to explore Tai Chi at a deeper level, consider Tai Chi Fan. Tai Chi Fan 16 Form is a short fan set developed by Tai Chi Master Chunna Zhang based on Yang style with influences from the rare Northern Wu style. Working with the fan is an exciting way to extend Tai Chi practice into weapons forms. The Fan was developed as a weapon during the Qing Dynasty but is also a very graceful and elegant Tai Chi style.
Qi Gong for Men's Health
Based on the Qi Gong for Women's Health program developed by Tai Chi Master Zhang, this is an easy-to-learn set of 8 qi gong movements. The Men's Health Qi Gong set was developed by Michael, adapted to account for the unique needs of men's health. You will be able to quickly develop a daily practice and feel the difference that qi gong can make to your health.
Relaxation Breathing and the Five Animal Frolics
This course introduces all the essential components of qi gong and tai chi: relaxation, quiet concentration, and deep breathing. An easy to learn set of Qi Gong movements called the Five Animal Frolics helps improve health problems ranging from arthritis to balance. It is the perfect antidote to the “stress” of life in modern times.
Six Healing Sounds and Advanced Five Animal Frolics
Level 2 features a very easy to learn, yet extremely powerful qi gong set called the "Six Healing Sounds." This exercise helps to balance the essential energy-organ systems and their associated emotions according to traditional Chinese medicine. A deeper level of practice of the Five Animal Frolic set works to blend mind, body and breathing, improve balance and flexibility, and refine the basic movements.
If you have friends or family members who may enjoy Tai Chi and Qi Gong, you can let them know about the benefits and upcoming classes by sending the following link:
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