Classical Qigong - Five Animal Frolics - 2 x 6 week series
September 17, 2019 December 17, 2019

Series Of Classes

Total # of Classes
Class length
75 minutes
** Spaces are available in this course... must join by Tuesday September 17th, 2019. Get in touch to join!

This is a 2-part series to learn the Classical Qigong form - the Five Animal Frolics.  A commitment to both series is required, the fee listed here covers both series. 

Frolic Series 1 - Tuesday September 10th, through October 15th, 2019
Frolic Series 2 - Tuesday November 12th, through December 17th, 2019

The Five Animal Frolics or Play is also called Wu Qin Xi and dates back to the Han Dynasty (25-220). This form is considered the earliest form of Medical Qigong and is associated with famous Chinese physician Hua Tuo who lived from 110-207 CE, he is often referred to as the Father of Chinese Medicine. 

Wu Pu was one of Hua Tuo's outstanding disciples, he lived for over 100 years, and practiced the Frolics daily.  Wu Pu wrote a book called The Five Animal Classic, from which only a few fragments have survived.  Wu Pu reported that Hua Tuo once said:

"Man's body must have exercise, but it should never be done to the point of exhaustion.  By moving about briskly, digestion is improved, the blood vessels are opened, and illnesses are prevented.  It is like a used doorstep which never rots.  As far as Tao Yin (bending and stretching exercises) is  concerned, we have the bear's neck, the crane's twist, and swaying the waist and moving the joints to promote long life.  Now I have created the art called the Frolics of the Five Animals: the Tiger, the Deer, the Bear, the Monkey, and the Crane. It eliminates sickness, benefits the legs, and is also a form of Tao Yin.  If you feel out of sorts, just practice one of my Frolics.  A gentle sweat will exude, the complexion will become rosy; the body will feel light and you will want to eat."

This form is considered a Chinese Health Association Qigong form and consists of a series of movements that imitate the actions of animals based on the habits of the tiger, deer, bear, monkey and bird. Classical qigong is a practice of slow, precise, differientiated movement, presence and breath-work.

This is NOT an entry level form and it is highly recommended that students have experience in qigong prior to undertaking this course. 

The form is learnt in 75 minute sessions over a period two six (6) week series. A commitment to the entire course is required, along with personal practice. As taught by Master Wang of Wang Zhi Ping Tai Chi School - Yangshou China.

Frolic Series 1 - Tuesday September 10th, through October 15th, 2019
Frolic Series 2 - Tuesday November 12th, through December 17th, 2019

Please note that there is a no refund policy on classes, events and trainings.

The class takes place on...

September 10 at 7:30 pm (Tuesday)
September 17 at 7:30 pm (Tuesday)
September 24 at 7:30 pm (Tuesday)
October 1 at 7:30 pm (Tuesday)
October 8 at 7:30 pm (Tuesday)
October 15 at 7:30 pm (Tuesday)
November 12 at 7:30 pm (Tuesday)
November 19 at 7:30 pm (Tuesday)
November 26 at 7:30 pm (Tuesday)
December 3 at 7:30 pm (Tuesday)
December 10 at 7:30 pm (Tuesday)
December 17 at 7:30 pm (Tuesday)

This class series has already started. Please contact us directly to register.