Compared with training indoors practicing chi kung outside offers added, or other, possibilities for development. We train in the good company of trees who can teach us about how to articulate ourselves into space. The natural environment with its sounds, scents, colours, distances and better air quality is beneficial to the senses and beyond. Outdoor practise of chi kung also allows us to move from one season to another consciously and so to address personal needs we might have at such times.
CHI KUNG IN THE NOORDERPLANTSOEN
Tuesday 10.30- 12.00 Leg training, walking chi kung.
CHI KUNG SPRING WALK 25 April 2021
The ‘chi kung spring walk’ is a walk in the forest combined with chi kung training. We walk amongst the trees inviting simplicity, just being, just walking, just standing.
WE TRAIN IN THE FOREST 30 May & 20 June 2021
‘We train in the forest’ is a one day training in a forest not very far from Groningen. The training is about doing and returning to stillness, playing and seriousness, being with trees and water and all of the living world and wandering paths without speaking. The day offers a mix of chi kung, Muay Thai boxing inspired exercises, yoga, walking and climbing.
The spring walk and we train in the forest days are guided by Daniel Hillenga and Berber Geerts. Daniel has been training Muay Thai boxing intensively for a long period starting from his childhood years. More recently he practises yoga and chi kung. Berber Geerts is a longtime teacher and practitioner of yoga and chi kung and founder of House of Movement.