Eight Pieces of The Silk Brocade

Saturday and Sunday 27th & 28th November, 7.30am – 4pm GMT each day


“…thousands of illnesses vanish into dust.” –  the last line of the Eight Pieces of Brocade poem.Also known as “Ba Duan Jin,” The practice was developed by General Yue Fei about 1000 years ago in China. It was originally created to help warriors become stronger and heal for battle, but soldiers soon realised that it was effective far beyond the battlefield. Not only did the practice give the soldiers greater physical strength, but it increased their focus, resilience, and sense of internal peace. The practice contains eight separate movements (or pieces) that practitioners use to work with various energies and meridians. It can be completed in 15 minutes. The eight movements help you redirect and protect yourself from negative or toxic energies that come your way… so you can maintain peace of mind even in the face of negativity and stress. .

In this weekend workshop exploring the “Eight Pieces of the Silk Brocade” Qigong Practice you’ll learn

  • How to Activate Your Qi,
  • Improve Circulation,
  • Stimulate Your Immune System,
  • Strengthen Your Internal Organs,
  • Receive an Abundance of Energy
Maintaining a happy heart, both physically and emotionally is part of Qigong and Chinese medicine. These two aspects of our overall health are inextricably connected. I have sometimes quoted this Qigong and mindfulness advice: “Don’t dig your well when you’re dying of thirst, do so while you’re still strong.” This strategy holds true for how we care for our hearts. When we practice Qigong and meditate regularly we help to lessen stress and increase vitality. And stress is a major cause of heart problems, so anything we can do that helps us physically, in the mind and emotionally can only be good in the long run.

Qigong mirrors the flow of nature, keeping us connected to our source. Now is a great time to enliven and awaken our energy, celebrating our physical, energetic and spiritual bodies. Summer is the time of soothing our wounded and vulnerable hearts, establishing protection for them and allowing our infinite capacity for compassion, loving kindness and joy to flourish.

Come for both days – best – or either the Saturday or Sunday.
Feedback from this series:
‘I’ve so enjoyed this weekend … Absolutely wonderful. Subtle deep soft strong happy sad and so I could go on. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you xxx”‘Helen, Yoga teacher, Scarborough

‘Fabulous, mind-blowing, heart-warming, regenerating, inspiring – thank you.Xxx’ Barbara, Aylesbury

‘I send much gratitude for a superb weekend’ Allison, Qigong teacher, Scotland.

‘Thank you for an excellent weekend.  I really enjoyed it.  Plenty of things to work on!  I did find it a profound experience, so I am still digesting it.’ Linda, T’ai-Chi Instructor, London

The practices of both Qigong and meditation go towards building our Wei Qi, or protective energy, our immune system. By tapping into the wisdom held in these Qigong practices we can utilise our energy sources and convert lethargy into vitality, depression into cheerfulness.

Saturday and Sunday 27th & 28th November
7.30am – 8.30am, pre breakfast practise of Qigong & Meditation
Morning session: 10am – 1pm.
Afternoon session: 2pm – 4pm
There will be short breaks in the morning and afternoon session.
All times BST

No requirement to have attended the any in this series previously. All welcome. Via Zoom.

Fee: £60 or £35 for either Saturday or Sunday (but weekend best!)

Please contact Sue for registration, payment methods and  Zoom login link.


Five Element Qigong & Meditation Weekend