Time is Happening to us ALL...
When we were younger, good quality aging wasn’t even on our minds. As time goes on we realise how valuable every well-lived moment is. Time is happening to us all – and we don’t need to ignore it.
As we all live longer our focus is becoming increasingly on the quality of those extra years than just quantity. The wise want to live well NOW throughout that time – engaged, healthy, mentally alert and able to do the things they want to. Not only is this a direct benefit to us all, but maintains autonomy and wealth, as the NHS comes increasingly under strain. This is good for you and your family.
Chi Kung Supports SuperAging...
Chi Kung has always had longevity and good health at its heart. So, this course will:
look at the best Chi Kung exercises, methods and skills if being a Superager is important to you.
Western research has also been interested in those who already attain Superager status. It has highlighted a number of important common features of a Superagers life. During this course we will:
share some of this research with you,
show how Chi Kung supports those features
explain simple things you can do to impact the internal and external systems that influence the quality of life
We won’t give you more things you worry you should be doing but aren’t. The focus of the course is to help you feel comfortable you are doing the minimum necessary to live a long, healthy, active and fulfilling life – so that you can get on with being a SuperAger.
What challenges will you face with aging?
As we grow older lots of things fail for many people:
Ability to focus
Flexibility and strength
Loss of mobility
Discomfort and pain
These risks are associated with changes to the brain, the nervous system, the body’s “waste disposal” systems, and immune system, which can go into gradual or sudden decline.
In turn, these things have an affect on people’s levels of stress and our ability to engage in and enjoy life.
The worry about these things can also be part of the problem.
It can become an unpleasant downward spiral into chronic ill health.
So, what can you do?
This is not about scaremongering. There is no point in worrying. Equally, ignoring it doesn’t address the challenges. However, it is useful to know what science and old traditions have shown prevent this decline.
People want to get on with their lives. They don’t want to become a slave to looking after their health.
What you'll get at the course...
The course will give you some simple physical, mind, breath and energy exercises that will address the issues of aging. No-one wants to spend all their time worrying about or doing exercises to try and stay healthy. Most people don’t have that kind of spare time. People want to get on with their lives but are prepared to do some things that maintain their health - keeping things flowing with a bit of preventative maintenance.
Science has found that Superager’s body, brains and minds do some things really well and let them live a healthy, active and fulfilling life. Functions and systems like: neurogenesis, neuroplasticity, immune system, serotonin & dopamine, DNA repair, skin repair, weight gain and sleep.
So, we have focused on exercises that affect these systems and lead to the whole of you working well. The exercises we have chosen are the kinds of things you could practice in 10-15 minutes. We will also share with you what we have found works for us – tips and methods you can easily use if things get difficult for you during the day.
Being a Super-Ager
Living a long, healthy, active & fulfilling life
A weekend residential course
2nd - 3rd March
with Tim Franklin and Barry Smale
The course starts at 9.30am on Saturday 2nd March. You can arrive in the afternoon on Friday 1st March for dinner at 6pm and a welcome talk.
Cost: £240 + Board
Please book your accommodation direct with Monkton Wyld Court. The cost of the accommodation is in addition to the course fee. You do not have to stay at Monkton Wyld Court to do this course. If you prefer to stay somewhere else or just come to the course only, then this is an option for you.
Monkton Wyld Court also provide delicious organic meals. This is included in the full-board cost, but you can also pay for the meals separately if you are not staying. Most participants choose to stay there as we all get together for eating, chatting and sharing. As such it makes the whole experience more immersive for you.
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What Fully Alive Students Say...
I'd been to Tim's Qigong workshop the weekend before, and had already let go of a lot of old stuff. I've done quite a bit of tai chi and qigong, but the work with Tim was really something special.
Tim and his teaching partner Barry amplified the chi so that we could feel it moving in our bodies, so strongly that it was impossible not to move with it. The powerful flow of chi quickly and easily dissolved really old blockages, and what's also amazing is that after only two days at the workshop I can get chi flowing like that on my own, and it's pure pleasure to practice.
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What People are Saying...
I found this residential two day immersion in Qi Gong most helpful. It gave much more space and time to establish familiarity with the foundations of Qi Gong than shorter sessions, or even one day courses. I appreciated the opportunity to revisit these each day over a longer time period, rather than just be expanding a repertoire of exercises ('less is more').
We were also able to consider how to bring this into the daily life, discussing with others in non class time ways that we might do this.
A great course, thank you!
I have been practicing Qi Gong on and off for two years, discontinued because I was not able to find the Joy within my practice. Then I was introduced to Fully Alive. After finishing the course my whole perspective of Qi Gong changes a 180 degrees, never expected to experience this amount of laughter and profound teachings at the same time. This course allowed me to reconnect with my inner child, see it's qualities and re-integrate this with who I am now, meaning to play like I did before and now with focus and flow towards better health and a happy future. To learn all these things with so much enjoyment and laughter still amazes me. My deep gratitude to Tim and Barry of Fully Alive.
Many thanks to you and Barry for clearly and generously sharing your experiences of Shaolin Cosmos Qigong over the weekend. I found the workshop fun, informative and practical.
>Coming away from the Qigong retreat it feels like channels are opening up, I just feel more alive, more relaxed, more going on internally. What can I say… it just makes me feel happier. Things seem to be a lot easier, mentally and physically. The mind is more relaxed, and I’m just not getting stressed like before. I’m not so bothered about the things that bothered me before.