Autumn/Winter Classes with Barney: T’ai Chi and Chi Kung

Please find a full list of current group classes below. I also offer SOLO Zoom sessions in both T’ai Chi/Chi Kung and in Reiki. Be in touch with me to make an appointment. And take a look at my Reiki Page too.

If you would like to join my mailing list for regular updates on all my classes, please contact me via the email address below.

“You can make a step and touch the earth in such a way that you establish yourself in the here and now. You don’t need to make any effort at all… And suddenly you are free – from all projects, all worries, all expectations. You are fully present, fully alive, and you are touching the earth.” (Thich Nhat Hanh)

1.Evening Zoom Chi Kung Sessions for autumn/winter 2020/21

These gentle, flowing, uplifting classes, with a combination of sitting breath work and standing Chi Kung exercises, are suitable for all. I am currently running them in blocks of 3 or 4 per month.

Tuesday 15, 22 December 6.30 – 7pm. £6 per class

Tuesday 12, 19, 26 January 6.30 – 7pm. £6 per class

Please pre book with with me via email or phone. You can book for as many sessions as you like in advance. I will send the link on the day of the class.

(If you are interested in T’ai Chi, please contact me to arrange a separate Zoom session.)

barney.bardsley@icloud.com

07400 396231

2. Early Birds Chi Kung on Zoom

Thursday 17, 24 December 9.30 – 10 am. £6

Thursday 14, 21, 28 January 9.30 – 10 am. £6

These classes use a more dynamic mix of Chi Kung based movements, to wake you up for the day.

Please pre-book with me via email/phone as above. I will send you the link on the day of the session.

3. Outdoor T’ai Chi and Chi Kung

These usually run fortnightly on Sundays at Oakwood Clock, Roundhay, Leeds. Due to the Lockdown 2 restrictions, there will not be any more sessions until January 2021. Watch this space for updates.

T’ai Chi and Chi Kung combined 1 – 2pm, £5

barney.bardsley@icloud.com

07400 396231

4. NEW!! WINTER WARMER on Zoom.

Sunday 31 January 2021, 10 – 11.30am. £12.50.

This is a 3 part session, starting with a half hour warmup of organs, energy meridians, muscles and joints; half an hour of free flowing Chi Kung; then half an hour of T’ai Chi related movements, ending with a standing, sitting and lying down meditation. (Suitable for all.)

Please pre-book with me via email or phone

barney.bardsley@icloud.com

07400 396231

5. Indoor Seasonal Workshops

Dance Studio Leeds, Mabgate Mills, Leeds LS9 7DZ . Sunday 10 -12 noon. £20

These are deeper, more searching monthly sessions, which use a combination of breath meditation, movement and postural awareness, to enhance our psycho-physical strength and well being. I use elements of Reiki, the Alexander Technique, as well as T’ai Chi and Chi Kung to encourage a more expansive awareness of the mind and body. In each workshop we focus on particular organs and meridians of the body relevant to the season, based on the principles of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The last session took place on 1 November 2020, and we focused on the LUNG and LARGE INTESTINE meridians – the governing channels of autumn, with associate principles of taking in new energy and letting go of the old.

With Lockdown 2 coming into effect from November 2020, our sessions at the Dance Studio will now resume in 2021. Watch this space for happier details to come ….

barney.bardsley@icloud.com

07400 396231

Please contact me for more information. And here is a link to the Dance Studio, which is designated a Covid Secure space and hopes to re-open a.s.a.p: Dance Studio.

Meanwhile… Below the Buddha I am slowly updating links to videos and audios – my own, and others – that might be of interest.

 AUDIO

Taoist Breath Meditation

Breathing through the Bones Meditation

T’ai Chi Yang Style, Part One Instructions

T’ai Chi Yang Style, Part Two Instructions (up to Sequence 5)

VIDEO

T’ai Chi Warm Up

T’ai Chi Part One

T’ai Chi Part Two

Chi Kung Warm Up

Spring Chi Kung

Summer Chi Kung

OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES

Tara Brach is a lovely meditation teacher, helpful for breath and focus.

Grant Ragsdale has some useful Alexander Technique videos, for posture and poise.

Chi Kung using the Shibashi 18 that I teach, is demonstrated here.

Chi Kung warmups and meditations from Jeffrey Chand here. An accessible online teacher.