Tai Chi with Qi Gong elements
with Master Thomas Nowakowski
LONDON - Teddington
Landmark Arts Centre
Thomas Nowakowski's Shapes of balance - structured development of perception
used as original way of teaching Tai Chi.
Regular classes in Teddington
Tuesdays 19.00 - 20.30
Landmark Arts Centre
We've started new Tai Chi & Qi Gong class. The group is open to all interested in it.
The beginners and those with more experience are equally welcomed.
We're practicing complex system based on Yang style and San Feng - relatively unknown family style. We begin the practice with San Feng's Father form - kind of warm up / relax exercise which is absolutely unique and complete.
As far as we know Thomas Nowakowski is the the only one teaching it in UK.
Adding to that his over 30 years of experience in teaching Tai Chi & Qi Gong on all possible levels and his original methodology is probably the best way to invite you.
You're welcome :-)
How can it help you mentally:
+ Stress reduction – improve work & family relations
+ Health – perfect way to stay balanced
+ Communication – enhance social skills
+ Tackle and change problematic behaviors
+ Improved clarity in decision taking
+ Aggression control
+ Free your Spirit - development of human potential
How can it help you physically:
+ Refine breathing quality
+ Improve cardio-vascular fitness
+ Strengthening and toning
+ Build on your Flexibility
+ Mind – body exercise
+ Relaxation – concentration
Introducing Thomas "Shapes of balance" :
structured development of perception
Thomas unique style of teaching helps
to achieve your goals easier and precisely
Why the way we’re practicing is so effective?
+ Original methodology
+ Experience - over 30 years of teaching
+ 100s of students &10s of instructors
+ Concentration on results – checking the results
+ Different levels for beginners and advanced
+ European attitude –
+ Understanding the roots of our problems
+ Knowing the ways to access them
+ Small groups, individual care and attention
+ San Feng & complete Yang style
+ Qigong exercises
The art of Tai Ki Kung is a relatively unknown and unique style originating from southern China.
Cantonese Tai Ki is the same as Tai Chi.
The term refers to the philosophical principle describing the state of dynamic balance of energy Chi (mutual changes yin and yang).
The impact of Tai Ki’s (complement the opposites) rule can be observed in many of the manifestation of life.
The closest example of this is our own breathing reflex.
Breath in (yin) followed by the breath out (yang).
Both phases of breathing complement one another according to Tai Ki’s rhythm, this assisting us constantly throughout our life cycle.
Kung means to work, practice, and experience over the passage of time through practical action.
Practice Tai Ki Kung can improve your health, inner balance,
breathing quality and core stability.
It develops the ability of noticing the most subtle phenomena:
* The ability to adapt to the changes, the perception, the skills of taking better-considered decisions.
Decisions which are based on more extensive knowledge about situation.
* The perception of the process of changes and multidimensional thinking.
* The ability to notice the aspects of events often overlooked by others,
to think unconventionally and creatively.
* The ability to notice and change the habits disturbing us.
This skills are useful in the martial arts, business, art and whole life.
Master Tomasz (Thomas) Nowakowski
born 1954 in Warsaw, an visual artist and Tai Chi practitioner.
Thomas having been interested in Asian culture
since his youth.
He has been practising different martial arts since 1966 and teaching Tai Chi since 1982.
He works with two styles: Yang and San Feng.
In Yang style he works mainly with the traditional form of
the Yang family (108 forms), push-hands and Tai Chi fencing.
San Feng, rare style from the south of China, is practised in the interpretation of master Ming Wong.
In the past Thomas has had a few teachers. He is a student of Dr. Ming Wong, C.Y since 1990.
Since 1982 he has taught Tai Chi in many European countries (Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, UK)
and prepared over forty Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructors.
When teaching, Thomas concentrates on understanding Tai Chi principles and their use in daily life.
Thomas considers Tai Chi an art (like painting or music) and a way of putting the mind and body in harmony.
Thomas founded the Centre of Taoist Arts Zlatý Kopec in Prague and has been working
as a professor of Qi Gong Teachers Study in Academy for Health and Social Competence in Linz (Austria).
Since 2004 he has been cooperating
with the National Tai Chi Chuan Federation of the Republic of the Taiwan.
Assistant: Zofia Polak
born 1972, Tai Chi practitioner since 1995, has been teaching since 2008
Master of Arts in Philosophy, CAD & Web designer - whitesoffit.com
What to bring to your first lesson:
Tai Chi does not require any specialist equipment or kit. All a student needs is loose, comfortable clothing. A T-shirt and tracksuit bottoms are ideal. Everyday clothing is also practical, providing it is not too tight. Footwear is particularly important, and heavy, thick-soled trainers are to be avoided. Lightweight canvas shoes, such as tennis shoes or beach shoes, are fine.
Price:£12 for a session or £40 for a packet of 4 of them
E-mail : email@example.com
Phone : Zofia Polak - 0 751 409 2687
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