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Eight Silken Movements Qigong (Baduanjin) Workshop
August 23, 2015, @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm HST$25 – $75
With Bruno Ballestrero
If you had just 10-15 minutes a day to increase your vitality and sense greater calm, this ancient form of qigong would be the perfect choice. The simplicity, brevity and effectiveness of Baduanjin qigong, also known as Eight Silken Movements or Eight-Pieces of Brocade qigong, make this one of the most popular forms of qigong in the world. This holistic practice coordinates breath, movement and intention (mind). Baduanjin qigong is both simple and subtle in its approach. The external benefits include joint mobility, muscle toning and flexibility. The internal benefits include increased circulation in the organs and along the meridians. Modern studies of this 1,000 year-old form of Chinese therapeutics suggest that Baduanjin qigong helps to prevent bone loss and alleviate clinical depression.
No prior experience necessary. This workshop will introduce newcomers to this Qigong form and give a chance for review to those who attended the July 26 workshop.
If you came to The Perfect Qigong Practice workshop in July, 50% off
If you came to The Perfect Qigong Practice workshop AND you bring a friend, 75% off
If you come for first time and bring a friend – you both get 25% off
Bruno Ballestrero was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and began his training with the Professor Sergio Deliens, disciple of the Master Zhang Zhi Guo in 1999. In 2003 he became a disciple of the director of the Kai Men Kung Fu Association, Professor Horacio Di Renzo, who is in turn a disciple of the Grandmaster Chan Kowk Wai. He started teaching Kung Fu and Tai Chi in Kai Men Kung Fu Association in 2004 and formed his own institute, Centro San Bao, in 2008. He has also taught in the National University of Fine Arts of Argentina (IUNA) and in Aequalis Elementary School in Buenos Aires.
He continues to train with Professor Horacio Di Renzo in the styles of Northern Shaolin and Tai Chi Chuan, and has begun to develop other styles such as Praying Mantis, Choy Li Fut, Lohan, etc. He has taken seminars with the Masters Zhang Zhi Guo, Yang Jwing Ming, Kwong Wing Lam and the Grandmaster Chan Kowk Wai. In addition to studying acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Chao Piao-Sheng, disciple of Wang Shu Jin, Bruno has also studied the Kettlebells physical conditioning technique and the physical therapy technique known as “Global Postural Reeducation.” In 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 he traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to train directly with the Grand Master Chan Kowk Wai. In 2012, Horacio Di Renzo presented him with the diploma of “trained professor” at the Academia Sino-Brasileira of Kung Fu in Sao Paulo.
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