The Monastery

Yoga, Meditation and Qigong


We are delighted to be working with Manchester Yoga Social Enterprise Society and their qualified teachers to offer these regular classes to all of our visitors.

In 2013, classes will be held on the first Sunday of the month, only.

12:00 - 1:00pm  Dru Yoga
Dru yoga is a way of moving which is based on soft, flowing movements, controlled breathing and visualisation. It is both a graceful form of exercise and a potent means of stress relief. With its foundations firmly set in ancient yogic tradition, Dru is a style that has been passed down through the generations. It works on both the body and the mind, rejuvenating the soul, strengthening core stability and building a heightened sense feeling of positivity and empowerment.

The class will include some gentle activation, an energy block release sequence,some posture work and a guided relaxation. Bring your own mat or use one of ours. We use adaptations of our movements so they are suitable for beginners, children, older people and those with disabilities. Less active participants can take part in chair yoga.

This class at the Monastery is also suitable for experienced yogis - come and try something different.

1:00 - 2:00pm   Meditation
Please join us in the peaceful healing space of the Monastery, for half an hour of meditation, reflection and prayer. We welcome everyone from all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs.

For more information about Yoga and Meditation please contact:
Julia 07852 281434

2:00 - 3:00pm   Qigong (Chi Kung)
Here’s your chance to experience the energy, peace and serenity of Qigong

Qigong (Chi Kung) is an easy to learn system of energy enhancing exercises that co-ordinate movement with breathing and inner concentration. Practiced as a brief five to twenty minute daily routine, this ancient and versatile form of exercise/meditation can reduce stress, increase energy, and promote health, overall well-being... even longevity!

'Qi' or 'Chi' means energy. In Yoga, it is called 'Prana'. 'Gong' or ‘Kung’ means work. Therefore, Qigong means the exercise of your internal energy. It is a 5,000-year-old Chinese healthcare modality that has both endured the test of time and is making a tremendous resurgence in the 21st Century. The benefits of qigong are increasingly recognised for enhancing fitness in mind and body and helping in the cure of degenerative and chronic diseases.

Qigong is practiced not only for the purpose of maintaining health; it is also closely tied in with martial arts to promote energy, both physical and metaphysical. As a moving meditation, many practice it to ultimately attain inner peace and fulfillment.

For more information about Qigong please contact:
Paul Blundell 07801 736098


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