Anxiety and stress relief in Brighton
Vitality Qigong’s wellbeing sessions offer a gentle mindful workout combined with a meditation practise to improve mental health. Sessions help with stress-relief and anxiety which in turn leads to more wellbeing, better metal health and improved physical health too. Think of qigong as like a mindfulness gym.
Through tailored mindful workout classes, you will discover the power of these ancient qigong exercises for healing. Qigong or Tai Chi Qigong is suitable for all ages and abilities. Classes are engaging and relaxing and improve strength and flexibility.
You can choose from one-to-one qigong workout classes, community mindfulness classes, workplace wellbeing sessions, simple mindful workouts in your school or wellbeing classes for your clients (I have experience of working with those who have complex needs). You’ll learn powerful qigong exercises to use in your daily life.
Qigong mindful workout classes can help you:
- Cope with anxiety
- Exercise for mental health
- Manage stress
- Get physical health and healing
- Get more energy
- Feel more in shape
- Concentrate better
- Feel more creative
- Get better sleep
- Heal and recover
- Manage addictions
Qigong and mindful workouts classes are for community groups, schools, businesses and retreats. Get in touch if any of the options below are of interest:
- 1-1 sessions fully tailored to your/ your clients specific needs and health
- Group and 1-2-1 sessions online for clients in the US, and around the world
- Wellbeing retreats
- Staff wellbeing days
- Gym/ leisure centre/ yoga studio mindful workouts
- Care home/ residential home clients simple meditative movement classes
- Sports teams’ warm up or wellbeing practice
- Charity clients (inc those with complex needs) who need help with wellbeing
- Students and school pupils
What is mindful movement/ qigong?
Each class is different and involves simple movements designed to calm the mind and help the client enter a more meditative zone, as well as relax and refresh the body. Qigong (sometimes known as Tai Chi Qigong, chi kung or Chinese yoga) works the smaller muscles of the body and so is an excellent complement to more demanding sports and fitness activities.
This type of exercise is suitable for people of all levels of health and fitness, it can even be done in a chair with very limited movement.
Classes are based around the ancient Eastern practise of Qigong which is done daily, en masse in China and is becoming more popular in the Western world. In China, the exercise is traditionally used as a way to prevent illness and increase longevity and mindfulness. See an excerpt from a sample class.
Try a qigong class
Current public classes run at the following times:
Tuesday evenings 6-7pm , Cornerstone Community Centre, Brighton and Hove. £11 or discount for block booking.
Wednesday 12pm – 12.40pm on zoom, £6.
Private group and 1-2-1 qigong, meditation and mindful movement classes are also available.
Book a session by emailing email@example.com.
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The Times, 2018
Why qigong maybe the perfect mind, body & spirit exercise:
The Good Men Project(Qigong)
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Claudia has a Diploma in Qigong Teaching
The Shiatsu College, London 2015-2017
Claudia’s first career is as a journalist and editor. She has a long history in the media industry, including working in-house as a Guardian Newspaper Networks’ editor.
She discovered Qigong in 2013 as she tried to keep up with the stress of deadlines and the demands of life. Claudia now has a lighter media schedule and teaches regular qigong & mindful movement classes in Brighton, London and beyond.
Claudia loves working with clients to bring improved flexibility and wellness. She brings a warm, fun and clear teaching style and receives much positive feedback.
In turn, Qigong boosts her own wellbeing, creativity, physical and mental energy. She currently runs regular classes with several charities, businesses and individual groups.
Claudia is fully insured by Balens Ltd & is certified by the Shiatsu College London with a Diploma in Qigong Teaching. She is fully DBS checked.
Jane: “Thoroughly recommended!”
“Claudia has run a number of Qigong sessions for the Pathways to Health staff team, a group of 15 individuals. Her inclusive approach and calm manner meant that the exercises were easy to follow, enjoyable and suitable for all abilities and levels of experience. Thoroughly Recommended!” – Jane Healey is Project Co-ordinator Pathways to Health, Brighton
(Pathways to Health is a wellbeing service, which has received lottery funding at various times to run weekly classes for service users working on their wellbeing. )
Pathways to Health client, Sarah: “Over the years I’ve tried many things to help with my stress and anxiety, I can truly say that Qigong is the one thing that has helped me.”
“When I first started Qigong, I was made to feel very welcome and Claudia the coach gave very clear instructions how to do the movements and breathing. Her visualisation was superb. Over the years I have tried many things to help with my stress and anxiety, I can truly say that Qigong is the one thing that has helped me. At the end of the class I feel extremely relaxed and well, my mind and body just feel lighter, it has made me definitely realise how much stress and tension my body carriers around.
The exercises relieve this and it certainly a very welcome feeling to get rid of this. I highly recommend Qiqong to anybody of any age. At the classes, I have learnt different techniques to deal with stress that I can use on a day to day basis. I look forward to my classes very much, the only regret I have that I did not discover Qigong years ago, I believe my life would of been made a lot easier.” – Sarah was a regular at Pathways to Health classes at Pavilions/ CGL, Brighton.
Anna: “I’ve been to many classes and Claudia’s is by far the best…”
“Attending Claudia’s qigong class is an absolute treat for the mind, body and spirit. She holds space beautifully with lovely visualisations and breathing whilst encouraging movement to the best of everyone’s abilities.
It’s obvious she is well practiced and lives what she teaches. I’ve been to many different types of classes and Claudia’s is by far the best – so welcoming and I leave feeling blissed out.” – Anna, participant of Wednesday class at Mind, Brighton.
“It is a fantastic group, bringing joy to my life,”
(Participant 1 from The Wellbeing Hub, Preston Park).
Participant 2: “very empowering and a lovely atmosphere”
Participant 3: “many thanks for having these sessions. Claudia is a fantastic facilitator, she listens notices and controls the group very well, she makes the session fun while still making it very effective”
Participant 4: “it is a very important activity”
– This selection of comments (above) is from clients in Claudia’s mental health recovery class for Southdown Housing
Testimonials and reviews for Vitality Qigong