An Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong: an afternoon life force experience (4 Dec '21)

Sat Dec 4, 13:30 - Sat Dec 4, 17:00
Bryanston DPE, Sandton, Gauteng


Are you drawn to experience the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi and Qigong and the enhanced wellbeing it brings?

Join Adéle for a rejuvenating afternoon in a relaxed environment where you’ll experience gentle Qigong practices and the foundational Tai Chi energy movements.

This is the last one for the year & just after the complete solar eclipse in the morning.

Connect with a powerful system to strengthen your body, mind and life force energy. 

Integrate the eclipse energy shifts and enter 2022 with a calm mind, open heart & grounded presence.

This practical experience will include:

- Qigong “warm-up” and breathing practices

- Introduction to Tai Chi, learning key principles and experiencing foundational movements and postures

-Qigong meditation to integrate the afternoon’s experience and life force that you’ve generated

- Growing understanding of how to cultivate life force energy that restores, rejuvenates and connects your body, mind, heart and energy

No previous experience is needed; Start from where you are. Qigong and Tai Chi’s non-impact movements can be practised at any age and any fitness level.

Date: Saturday 4 Dec. 2021

Time: Registration and settling in from 1pm, the programme starts by 1:30pm and ends at 5pm 

Venue: A private studio in Bryanston DPE, Sandton (3 min drive from Jacksons Real Food Market)

We'll be in the shade on the patio under a beautiful tree or indoors in a spacious room with aircon if needed.

Energy exchange:

- EARLY BIRD of R380 p.p. if paid by 28 Nov.

- R480p.p; R880 for 2 people; R1290 for 3 people

- R300 for members signed up for monthly online Qigong and Tai Chi classes & repeat participants (ask Adele at Earth Alchemy for the Quicket promotional code to get your discount)

Booking and upfront payment is essential – bookings made easy via this secure Quicket platform or ask for bank details to do an EFT

This session will be limited to 12 people

For details, contact Adele via WhatsApp 082 450 7296, the Earth Alchemy Facebook page or Messenger. 

?Email: [email protected] 

What is Qigong and Tai Chi?

Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) and Tai Chi (pronounced tie chee) are exercises and healing techniques that were developed centuries ago by Chinese masters. They comprise gentle movements, controlled breathing and meditation practices and are generally done standing or adjusted as “sitting or lying down” practices for people with impairments.

Qi is life force energy. Gong means to work. So Qigong is the practice of restoring the body and dissolving energy blockages, bringing unity between body, mind, heart, soul & breath through strengthening the natural flow of life force energy.

In addition to all the benefits offered through practicing Qigong, Tai Chi strengthens the physical body and is a great mindfulness practice.

What are the benefits of practising Qigong and Tai Chi regularly?

-Increased life force energy (Qi) for overall vitality and wellbeing

-Strengthened immune system and organs

-Improved physical fitness, balance, flexibility and breathing

-Toned and strengthened muscles, releasing knots and tension

-Relaxed and regulated central nervous system, releasing stress and fast-track recovery from adrenaline burn-out

-Increased mental clarity, focus, resilience, calmness, inner peace and wisdom

-Improved management of anxiety, depression, pain and chronic health problems

-Increased longevity

-More integrated body-mind-heart-soul-breath

-Increased mindful awareness and connection with ourselves and life, being present in the precious Now 

About your facilitator - Adéle Smith

Adéle is a WuJi Gong lineage teacher - Tai Chi for manifesting a flowing life with wellbeing & inner freedom. 

Before changing to the more simple and gentle training of Qigong, Adéle studied Kungfu and Tai Chi (Wushu) for several years. She travelled to China, training with teachers from the Wudang and Shaolin lineages.

She continues her studies in Qigong, Taoist Alchemy, Wu Ji Gong and Tai Chi with various international teachers.  

As a Wellbeing Practitioner, she specialises in African indigenous medicine & ancestral healing ceremonies, as well as "Living your Destiny" coaching.

Adele designs lifestyle programmes tailored to meet individuals' unique needs using a combination of herbal remedies, mindfulness, meditation, breathing and life force enhancing practices, supported by guided gentle exercise.

What are people saying about "Mindful Movement Qigong and Tai Qi" with Adéle?

Christine: “Thank you so much Adéle, I appreciate your energy of giving. I enjoyed experiencing both Tai Chi and Qigong; and found that Tai Chi also supports me to connect with inner stillness.”

Maryn: "I woke up this morning before the alarm went off. Well rested for the first time in ages. Thank you for a wonderful introduction to Tai Chi."

Orlando: "Amazing participants and the friendliest facilitator who loves what she does. Very enjoyable."

Nalini: "I slept so deeply after the Tai Chi class & woke up earlier than usual feeling well rested."

Mira: “Adéle provides wonderful informative workshops at a reasonable price. You will gain a good understanding of Qigong. Her weekly Qigong classes is bliss for the soul! I feel truly relaxed when I’ve been to her class.”

Belinda: “Adele adeptly led the group through the beginner’s workshop-retreat and we willingly followed and breathed our way to inner peace. We are grateful to Adele for guiding us professionally and soul-fully.”

Earth Alchemy also offers:

·       Flowing Body ~ Smiling Heart ~ Garden Qigong - 16 Dec (11:30 - 1pm). Details:

·       ONLINE weekly Mindful Movement Qigong classes on Monday & Thursday evenings 7pm. Contact us for the Zoom link to join a COMPLIMENTARY class

·        Weekly Tai Chi beginners classes on Wed. evenings 7pm in Bryanston Sandton, to learn the forms in depth and support your practice. Contact us to join a COMPLIMENTARY class

·        Wu Ji Gong - learn this Tai Chi form for a flowing life with wellbeing & inner freedom

For details, contact Adele via WhatsApp 082 450 7296, the Earth Alchemy Facebook page or Messenger. 

Email: [email protected]

Additional information

Refund policy No refunds


An Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong: an afternoon life force experience (4 Dec '21)
Bryanston DPE, Sandton, Gauteng
Devonshire Ave, Bryanston, Sandton, 2191
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