Now We Start the Spring Term 2018

More than 80 participants gathered during Epiphany to participate in the Summer Course training together. For many it was a happy reunion with the friends you have got to know during Summer and Winter Courses but also a great opportunity to get started with the training after the Christmas holidays. In conjunction with the course Su Dongyue held a lecture and the course EasyCare for the eyes, both of which were well-visited and well-liked.

Now we continue the spring term with both weekly practice and many courses. The first basic courses in Hold Qi Up are arranged January 20-21 in Gothenburg and Gran. Then follows Bergen January 27-28. After that comes the weekend of February 3-4 when we arrange courses at several locations, such as Stockholm, Kalmar, Alingsås and Ekenäs, when you have the opportunity to learn or repeat the exercise. Check out more and sign up on the course schedule. You who want to participate in this year’s Winter Course can register here directly.

Below follow some pictures from the Summer Course training.

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Bright Spots in the November Darkness - the Autumn Courses 2017

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This year's Autumn Courses were arranged in Karis, Finland and Bergen, Norway during November month. Our Autumn Courses are four days long residential Courses where the participants live, eat and practice together in separated and scenic environments. During the Autumn Course in Finland we stay at Lärkkulla Folk High School, situated on an elevation with pine trees in the south of Finland. The Norwegian course we arrange outside of Bergen in Dyrkobotn Fjellstove with a view of mountains as well as valleys and a beautiful lake. During the Autumn Courses we practice and deepen into what we have learned during a basic course in Hold Qi Up but we also try some Summer Course training.

This year's participants in both Finland and Norway were very happy with the courses. A lot of them was happy about the inclusive atmosphere and feeling of community among the participants. Here are some pictures from the days.

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2017 Autumn Course Bergen, coffee break Coffee break in Bergen. During the breaks the participants also could enjoy the fantastic view.

2017 Autumn course Karis, participants drinking teaThe participants drank a lot of tea during the course in Karis, a nice way to gather during the breaks.2017 Autumn Course Karis, correctionsDuring the Autumn Courses we practice a lot of Hold Qi Up and have time to go through the exercise properly, among other things by getting a lot of help with corrections.

2017 Autumn Course Bergen, participants practicing in the training hallPractice in the training hall in Bergen. The atmosphere was very nice during the course.2017 Autumn Course Karis, the tea-making listThe tea-making lists which are frequently used in Finland is an appreciated way of giving many the opportunity to help out. Traditionally the list was also used during this Autumn Course.

The Summer Course Training Almost Fully Booked - Only Places Left January 6 and 7

There have been many who have signed up for the Summer Course training in Gothenburg this year. We've had to change premises once to accomodate more participants, but now even with bigger premises there are only places left January 6 and 7.

If you want to join the Summer Course training, please contact us and check if there is place, also regarding the other days if there is any cancellation.

There are places left for those who want to join the course in EasyCare for the eyes January 3. The lecture January 2 requires no registration in advance. Welcome!

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Correction during the Summer Course training in Stockholm last year. Also that course was fully booked.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Another term has gone by and we thank you all for the laughter and happy faces and all the good effort you put into your training! Together we have created many amazing courses that we can remember with warm feelings during these bustling, rushing days before Christmas.

A lot of fun awaits us in the months to come, so we will keep on training as we always do!
In January we do EasyCare Eyes and a lecture by Dongyue Su followed by the Summer Course training. Then follow some weekend courses and weekly group trainings and also the Winter Course that so many of you love. If you haven't yet registered, you can do so here.

Now, in December, we have snow here and there but we can remember days with thawing and slush too. Here are some photos of our participants, we hope those fond summer memories will never weaken.

You may be busy with Christmas preparations, like baking and maybe some Christmas carols but
we send all of you our warm wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from European Zhineng Qigong!

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The newsletter for November is published

Zhineng Qigong NewsThe newsletter for november is published. You can read it here on our webpage.

Newsletter november 2017

Besides all the courses this spring, you will find a lot of other things too, such as a report from the summer courses.

Summer course one Nossebro

Summer course two Nossebro

Below you can find the courses this spring.

Our courses

If you want to read a bit about what has happened this fall so you can read our course reports on the website.

Course Reports

 

Winter Course 2018

Have you registered for the Winter Course 2018? The winter course is one of our major courses and very popular. It has come to be a welcome break during our dark and cold season.

The Winter Course starts with a two days basic course during the weekend of week seven, when beginners can join. Then we continue week eight with the winter course itself for six days and the week ends with a training day in Xing Shen Zhuang which you can participate in if you have taken summer course step 2.

During the course we stay comfortably in a dormitory or double room at Karlskoga Folkhögskola (folk high school) and eat all meals in the school's dining room which welcomes us with a beautiful view of the lake. Because of pipe repairs we have this year limited access to double rooms and these are at the time of writing fully booked, but there is plenty of room in the dormitories. If we were to have access to an extra room, there is an opportunity to queue up. We recommend that you choose the available options – dormitory, for extra rooms is not something we can count on, it will be a bonus.

A strong qifield, a lot of training, nice course participants and a lovely environment lay the foundation for much needed recovery and good training results. The possibility of nine days of concentrated training under these conditions is something you do not want to miss!

A warm welcome to Karlskoga and the Winter Course 2018!

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We will participate at the fair “Allt för Hälsan”!

ezq Loga 70x7010-12 November you can find us at the fair "Allt för Hälsan" (Wellness boost of the year) in Älvsjö. Usually more than 30.000 people visit the fair and we hope that many new participants will discover our training. During the three days of the fair you can meet us at our stand. We will also hold four lectures where the participants have the chance to try Qigong training. To help curious fair visitors to get started practising we offer discounts at the fair, among other things 500 kronor discount for our basic courses in Hold Qi Up and Shenxin Qigong for those who take the courses for the first time. We have also produced brochures that will be handed out. Please tell friends and acquaintances that might be interested. More information can be found in our digital stand at Stockholmsmässans website.

Welcome to visit us during these days!

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Acupoint Tuina and the traditional qigong method Weituo Jin

Acupoint TuiNaAcupoint Tuina is a massage-like theraphy that can be used to treat disease. Weituo Jin is a qigong method suitable for persons that want to build up their power to do bodywork or martial art.

Courses and Training in Spain 2018

We repeat the last two years’ very successful training trips to Almunecar. This third year we add a day to the course. The course will run from Saturday April 21 to Sunday April 29. Almunecar is situated 70 km east of Malaga and claim to have Europe’s best continental climate. We combine the opportunity for sun and warmth with joint training in a strong qi field. We will also arrange a beginners course on February 17-18, a course aimed primarily at Scandinavians living in the area over the winter.

Beginners course February 17-18, 2018
After the course in January 2017 in Almunecar, we now have a small group at the resort, practicing our method.  Now we are following up with the second basic course in Hold Qi Up, the weekend of February 17-18. In addition, a lecture will be given on Friday, February 16th. Even if the course is mainly targeted at residents in the area, it is of course open to all who wish to participate. Both travel and accommodation is cheap this time of year and some bright and warm days in our strong qi field on location in Spain, will do everyone good. Should you want to come with us, we can help with transportation and accommodation.

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Training course April 21-29
Morning training on the beach by the Mediterranean Sea, group training in our strong qi field on the top floor of our hotel overlooking the sea, sun and warmth in Europe's best continental climate, good hotel and good service, ample buffet for breakfast and dinner - yes, you will have all this and much more if you come with us to Almunecar the last week in April. The evaluations of the two courses we arranged earlier, show an overwhelmingly positive response. Here are some of the comments:

”The trip is fantastic and I really think you should continue doing it. It suits me perfectly combining training with vacation. Thank you so much for a wonderful training course. It brings so much energy to help you cope with everyday life.”

”It has been a super week, I could not have had a better holiday. BOTH vacation and, not least, a huge portion of qigong. The training has been SUPER, as well as everything else. Absolutely nothing to complain about. And the LOVING atmosphere we have experienced throughout the day!”

”The trip has been fantastic in every way. Good set-up (structure) in training sessions. Training on the beach was magical! The hotel was fine, the location could not be better."

”A big thank you for this course. I am very pleased. Have really nothing to complain about, nor suggestions for improvement. Thank you for this amazing memory to write about in the book of life! Thank you for great tools for life.”

Please read the reports from the last two trips on our website. You will learn more about how the participants experienced their training week in Spain:
https://zhinengqigong.eu/index.php/en/courses/course-reports/10210-almunecar-2017-04-22.html

https://zhinengqigong.eu/index.php/en/courses/course-reports/9953-training-trip-spain-2016-04-23.html

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The training course is open to those who have attended a course in Hold Qi Up with us. Last date for registration is November 15. There are 35 rooms/beds booked and here is the first served basis.

Register your interest by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or notification via our course list on the website. Binding registration is made by payment of SEK 2,000: - to our bank account, IBAN SE02 8000 0832 7992 3432 8616 BIC: SWEDSESS. Refund upon cancellation only in case of illness, etc., normal conditions applicable to other trips.

The price of the trip is estimated to be around SEK 7,300:-. Following are included in your package price:

  • Course fees, a total of about 35 hours of training 
  • Accommodation in double room 8 nights
  • Breakfasts and dinners 8 days
  • Day trip with guide to an interesting place
  • City tour in Almunecar

Please note that flights are not included in the price. You will have to book your tickets to Malaga yourself. We arrange transfers to and from the hotel.

If space is available, it may be possible for family members to come along with without participating in the training.

Read more about beautiful Almunecar: www.almunecar.se

Read more about Hotel Helios Almunecar: www.heliosalmunecar.com

Welcome to a wonderful week in our strong qi field next spring!

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Autumn Courses 2017

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In about a month, our two highly appreciated Autumn Courses will be held in Karis, Finland and in Bergen, Norway. The Autumn Courses are four days long residential courses from Thursday to Sunday. Everyone who has participated in a week-end course in Hold qi up with us is welcome to join.

During the Autumn Courses, we train what we previously have learnt during the basic course but we also try to practise in a similar way as at our Summer Courses, which is the best training we have got to offer. Apart from training a lot of Hold qi up together, we also have time to acquaint ourselves with the Qigong philosophy and to go deeper into how we practise Qigong, not only in the training hall but also in everyday life.

The Autumn Courses are suitable for beginners, who for example wish to try to practise a bit more before joining a longer course, but also for experienced participants who wish to fill up with qi with winter at hand. The courses usually offer pleasant company and it is a good opportunity to meet and talk to other Qigong practisers.

Welcome!

Sign up for the course in Karis

Sign up for the course in Bergen

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Train Your Eyes With EasyCare

EasyCare is the name of a series of simple and effective qigong methods created by our main teacher Su Dongyue. Each separate method aims to take care of a specific EasyCare eye Malin 1 220pxbody part, such as the head or eyes, but is at the same time good for the whole body. Because the exercises can be done anywhere and only take a few minutes they are easy to include in daily life. To learn EasyCare is also simple and takes only about an hour.

EasyCare for the eyes is the second method in the EasyCare-series that we teach. The next course in EasyCare for the eyes is given during the Summer Course training in Gothenburg in the beginning of next year. Everyone who has joined a weekend course with us before is welcome to join.

By practising EasyCare for the eyes you can maintain and improve the health of the eyes but also stimulate the wellbeing of the entire body. In a survey we sent out to previous participants several of them said that practising the method improves their circulation in the head as well as other parts of the body and it also works positively for both the neck and back. Other participants reported that the practise makes them more positive. Welcome!

Despite the Summer Month – the Autumn Term has Started!

ezq Loga 70x70We are as usual early to start the autumn term and have already begun. Now when many are back at work after the vacation it can be nice to get off to practise and fill up with some qi. During this autumn there are many weekend courses to look forward to. During the years there are many who have got good results after only participating in one of our two days courses. Tove-Karin is one of them. After having suffered a stroke and then brain haemorrhage her language, endurance, initiative and ability to take action were reduced dramatically. For over two years she needed help with everything she did. 2015 she joined a two days course with us and already the second course day she had great improvements. She went from being able to lift her right arm about 20 cm to lifting both arms over her head. Her language improved so much that neither her speech therapist nor health care staff understood what had happened since the improvement was so quick and unexpected. Read more about Tove-Karins improvements here. The schedule for the autumn term's weekend courses you can find here. Be sure to book a bunch already now before the calendar is full. Welcome!

Here are two pictures from this year's summer course:

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Postcard From Nossebro

After four days of intense and rewarding training, the first half of Summer Course one has passed. Participants have already been able to share their health improving results, such as retrieved joy of life after a heart surgery and shoulder pain that has disappeared. On Saturday the time came for half a day off with excursion and cabaret. For those of us who chose to join, the organised trip went this year to Västergötlands museum in Skara. Others chose to go to “the Strawberry’s day” in Vara, to café Magnolia at the outskirts of the Vara plateau or to stay in Nossebro and take it easy. Here one can find Elin’s café and Elin’s bakery where many of the participants took the opportunity to have a coffee together. Before the evening’s cabaret, there was also time to take a walk in the sun, to do some laundry or to buy some new clothes at Aina’s. The day ended with song-and music-performances at the course’s usual cabaret. In not too long it is time for Summer Course two, sign up here if you have not already done so.

Summer greetings from a sunny Nossebro wishes European Zhineng Qigong.

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Training together

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Elin's café

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Having a fika at Elin's

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Nossebro's clothing store Ainas

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A green plant at Magnolia garden

Summer Course One Now Begins – Welcome!

We are many participants just like last year who will gather in Nossebro to practise. Now the course is close to fully booked and we are looking forward to practise together with all of you. The more we are who practise, the stronger the Qi-field and the possibility for getting good training effects increase. We wish you all the best of results!

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Thinking of What to Pack for the Summer Course?

Very soon the summer courses are here and there are many who will take the course for the first time. With you in mind we have put together a proposal for a packing list that you can use to get some inspiration when it is time for you to start packing. We also gathered tips from experienced summer course participants about things that might be good to bring. If you where to forget something at home, it is not the whole world. Grocery stores and a pharmacy are within walking distance. Please note that the older 1, 2 and 5-krona and the older 100 and 500-krona are becoming invalid after June 30 due to the banknote and coin changeover. We do not have the means to handle payment with the expiring money.

You can get a copy of the list here.

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Summer Course One Almost Fully Booked

The first 9-day course is now almost fully booked and we are looking forward to seeing all of you in Nossebro. Before the summer courses a good way to think is that we always have something new to learn and more to understand in the practise. Our Qi field becomes stronger year by year, the chance to improve our Gongfu and health gets higher and higher. We wish all of you a nice midsummer and wonderful summer course, welcome!

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Kerstin - Why I Come Back to the Summer Course Year After Year

Read about Kerstin who participated in the Summer Course for the first time last year, 2016. She came to the course thanks to her daughter, who participated the previous year and had very good results. This summer they both return.

I am here because I have heard so many positive things about the Summer Courses. My daughter and my cousin have both had very good results.

Kerstin and LiviaI started doing Zhineng qigong because I have an ankle that is still bothering me, 40 years after I broke it. I am stiff in every part of my body and have pain in my shoulders and back. Most of the time I feel very tired and I have a stomach problem. Moreover, I was born with a deformity of the legs in relation to the knees. During this Summer Course, I feel my ankle is improving and the left leg has been straightened out. I also feel more calm. I definitely will come back to the Summer Courses in the future. I feel that I have found a form of training that I can use for the rest of my life and keep me vital. It is wonderful to be here with my daughter and experience this together and later to be able to do some qigong together when we meet.

Livia - Why I Come Back to the Summer Course Year After Year

Read about 21 year old Livia and why she returns to the summer courses year after year.

I had a knee injury that made it very difficult for me, I could barely walk, but that disappeared during my first summer course in 2015. I then also discovered that I am doing well and feel good in every way.

Livia

It is delightful to attend the Summer courses. There is a wonderful community and you socialize with people of different ages. Everybody gives a helping hand and although so many live together it works out amazingly. It’s fun to experience this a couple of weeks a year. Last year I brought my mom with me and she has, like me, had improvements. We have the same genetic defect of the legs. Because of this defect I was so injured that I could barely walk after working as a waitress in Australia.

When I started training I did not feel so good mentally, but today I feel much better. I'm very grateful.
I had been training with European Zhineng Qigong before, but it was quite another thing at the Summer course. It was there I realized that Zhineng qigong is so much more than just the movements and that this method can help me in so many ways. The mind-set, the way of thinking helps me. I have more energy, I need less sleep and I am happier.

Fredrik - Why I Come Back to the Summer Course Year After Year

Read about Fredrik who came back after a ten year break.

After attending a few weekend courses I joined my first summer course in 2004. I cannot say it felt fantastic, but somewhere in my struggle there was a feeling of calm and wellbeing. Some years after the summer course my life changed and it became difficult for me to fit qigong into my daily routine. That meant I took a break from training for just over five years.

Fredrik

The reason I started with qigong was because I had a problem with my neck and back. These issues are completely gone as long as I do my qigong practise regularly. With the training I also feel more flexible and stronger but above all more calm and harmonious. When I stopped training the problems came back. I now do my exercises more on a regular basis again and I immediately feel better.

I think the summer courses are a great way to start your vacation. There is no better way to unwind and recharge. In a couple of days I become relaxed to a level which otherwise takes over a week. Another effect I notice is that my grass allergy disappears. Before the summer course I need medication, but after a few days at the summer course I can stop taking the medicine without any symptoms. There is also a great sense of community and atmosphere at the courses.

Marlene - Why I Come Back to the Summer Course Year After Year

Read about Marlene Lilja who soon will be attending her 20th summer course. Why is she coming back year after year?

I actually did not start training right away for my own sake. I participated because of the Asthma and Allergy project which I was a part of organising in 1997. But I then stayed on and in 1998 I attended my first summer course and have since then participated every summer except one.

Marlene

Qigong is like a good friend as you age. It keeps your body supple and flexible as well as keeping the arthritis under control. I am sure I would have more problems if I had not practised qigong. I had an MRI on my knees many years ago and it was found that I had arthritis. I have been in a lot of pain because of it, but not today. So, for me practising qigong is investing in my health. And even more so an investment in a calmer mind. Nowadays I am as cool as a cucumber, compared to the days before I started practising qigong.

During summer course you detach from your every day life and you are allowed to rest from the upsetting daily news flow from the papers and other media. There is such a friendly and relaxed atmosphere throughout the summer courses. It is also a joy to meet all the people I have got to know, many keep coming back just like me. For me, there will be no real summer if I have not been to the summer course.

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