Practiced in China by young and old alike for over one thousand years Medical Qigong is a complete healthcare system, an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, alongside TCM Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.
The postures, breathing practices and guided relaxation invigorate our innate natural healing ability bringing an enhanced experience of wellbeing and physical fitness.
For this class, Tony Walsh will introduce some of the oldest and most practiced qigong forms.
Yangsheng Gong — Zhan Zhuang — Yi Jin Jing
Featuring soft and even movements that have proven to benefit health and fitness, support immunity, lengthen life and improve the intellect.
In particular, the practice of the Yi Jin Jing has very impressive results on the respiratory system, flexibility, balance and muscular strength.
The class focus will be on relaxing practices to suit the capacities and experience of participants and will be continuously reviewed to ensure enjoyable progress.
Complimenting other systems of personal healthcare such as Tai Chi, Kum Nye, Hatha Yoga, Pilates, Meditation etc., this class is suitable for both beginners and improvers.
About the teacher, Tony Walsh
Tony was first introduced to Qigong, Shiatsu Massage and Zen Meditation practices in 1974, which became the pathway for his interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Tibetan Buddhist Meditation.
In 1975 he co-founded Ireland’s first natural wholefood restaurant and shop in Crow Street, Dublin called The Golden Dawn, which also facilitated visiting teachers, classes and courses on:
The Nutritional Benefits of Wholefoods, Natural Foods Cookery, Do-in (Japanese Dao Yin Qigong), Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi, Aiedo, Aikido, Dowsing, Shiatsu Massage and Buddhist Meditation.
Tony studied acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland, qualifying in 1989 and subsequently completed his clinical experience at The Institute of Acupuncture in Colombo South, Govt. General Hospital, Kalubowila, Sri Lanka.
From 1982 to 1999 he continued to study, practice and teach qigong, meditation and hatha yoga interspersed with regular personal retreats in Ireland, U K, France, India, Sikkim and Nepal.
In 2001 Tony completed a post-graduate TCM Medical Herbalist Course in Milltown College with the Acupuncture Foundation and completed his clinical experience at Nanjing University Hospitals in Nanjing, China.
Tony completed a two year Training Course in Wild Goose Medical Qigong with the Shulan College of Chinese Medicine UK (2015) and a two year Teacher Training Course in Classical Medical Qigong with the Qigong Teachers Association UK at Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery in Scotland (2017).
Tony is now semi-retired, but continues to teach and practice at a reduced level, still teaching for the People’s Adult Education College, Dublin as he has done since 1987.
Dip. Chinese Herbal Medicine, Cert Nanjing. Association Chinese Herbalists in Ireland (ACHI)
Dip. Traditional TCM Acupuncture, Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association (AFPA)
Cert Wild Goose ( Da Yan ) Medical Qigong, Shulan College of Chinese Medicine UK
Cert Qigong Tutor, Qigong Teachers Association UK ( Qigong TAUK )