LEARN THE INTERNAL ART OF

KUNG FU BREATHWORK

  • BREATHWORK / QIGONG – Find inner stillness through movement
  • INTERNAL ARTS – Access energy through stillness
  • MEDITATION – Rest in your natural state of meditation

WHAT YOU will LEARN:

☮️ Practical tools for increased energy, peace and wellbeing

☯️ Techniques and mental attitudes for life time of practice:

Qigong for bodily health and vitality

The inner art of qi cultivation

Meditation for peace and release

Natural living and breath awareness

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”

Patrik’s experience with martial arts, yoga, breathwork and qigong has lead him to the profound Daoist practices shared in this course. 

He is a teacher of mindfulness, vipassanā, qigong and the internal arts. He brings his experience across many disciplines together in his work as a coach, facilitator and trainer. Besides the internal arts, he currently studies with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. He loves to share practical tools and profound teachings and is passionate about creating safe spaces that enable deep learning and transformation. More about Patrik.

The first thing I noticed was your energy. There is an inner stillness emanating, which supports my sense of safety. You have an awareness and attunement which allows me to stay in presence.

Opening, epiphany, presence, calmness, liveliness

I had absolutely no idea what to expect from the workshop and I was really surprised by the powerful excersises. Thank you so much for creating a safe space for deep healing!

Deltog under 2020 i en av hans kurser och det var den kanske bästa investeringen jag gjort!

Kung fu breathwork

When we hear “breath work” we may think of energising breathing techniques that put us into altered states of consciousness. Used correctly, forceful breathing can promote health and emotional – but it is not the focus of this training.

功夫; gōngfu = any skill or art acquired and perfected through practice

Kung fu breathwork refers to the inner art of mastering the subtle breath and resting into our being.

#1 BREATHWORK

Qigong (“energy work”; “breath work”) is the art of cultivating the subtle breath (qì ). Through specific qigong forms, we increase energy and vitality in the body and lay the groundwork for our inner exploration.

#2 INTERNAL ARTS

Through the internal arts of neigong (“inner work”; “internal arts”) we learn to anchor the breath and cultivate the energy body for increased peace, flow and balance. 

#3 Meditation

Meditation is about finding peace within ourselves. Daoist and Zen meditation helps us release blockages and rest into our natural state by absorbing into the subtle breath.

無爲; wú wéi ; "non-striving"

PART 1: The body as the foundation

If the physical body is out of balance, the subtle energies cannot flow properly. Stagnation of qi prevents our organs from functioning properly and manifests as symptoms and disease. For this reason, we start by building a strong foundation in the body. Using specific qigong forms that promote health in the physical and energetic body, we lay the groundwork for our kung fu breathwork.

Frame 1: Open heart and subtle breath

  • We learn “Smiling Heart” qigong to increase our somatic awareness and experience of the subtle breath (qi; prana). Through coordinated breathing and gentle movements we open the heart and relax the mind.
  • Leg strength and standing posture
February 3

Frame 2: Flow and health as the foundation

  • Baduanjin qigong builds a stable container for the inner breath. This practice promotes strength and health by stimulating the energy pathways (meridians) of the body.
  • Health qigong form

February 17

PART 2: inner breathWORK

Once the body is fit, we turn to the subtle breath. A key aspect of the Daoist internal arts known as 內功 (nèigōng; “inner work”) is the cultivation of the breath because it serves as a bridge between our physical body and our energy body (qi ).

Frame 3: Cultivating qi for health

  • Lian qi ba fa gong is a wonderful seated qigong form where we use our hands and awareness to bring balance and healing to the body. This way of working with qi  is as pleasant as it is powerful.
  • Seated posture
  • Basics of acupuncture and energy meridians

March 3

Frame 4: Building the lower dan tian

  • Next, we allow the breath to settle and learn to build a container for the qi  in the lower 丹田 (dāntián; “elixir field”). This is a crucial step in all neigong systems as it enables storage and circulation of qi in the body. 
  • Sinking the qi

March 17

Frame 5: Anchoring the breath

  • Learning to anchor the breath in the lower abdomen is a crucial step in our practice as it prevents agitation  of the the nervous system and mind. This process reduces stress and lays the groundwork for spiritual development.
  • Basics of mindfulness
  • Relaxation and breath awareness

March 31

PART 3: MEDITATION

Once the breath is anchored and we are familiar with the circulation of qi, we are ready to enter into meditation. These Frames are about peace. Although we keep chasing after things in the external world, on some level we know that we never find true peace in any external object. Meditation is about finding what we long for inside of ourselves. 

Frame 6: Letting go

  • “Spirituality is the burning of that which is false” – this is the way of the Daoist water method of meditation. By learning to release whatever inhibits us, we discover peace that is inherent to the depths of our being.
  • Letting go & attitudes of mind

April 14

Frame 7: Our natural state

  • The physical breath provide a gateway to the subtle breath, which connects us with the natural state. We do not enter meditation through effort or intention but through non-striving. 
  • Wu wei & The path of becoming natural and awake human beings.

April 28

Master your energy, not your time

The course in a nutshell

Starting February 3!

@ Amoeba, Gothenburg (online participation possible)

🇬🇧 or 🇸🇪 depending on participants

 12 week program

7 workshops – Fridays 16:00 to 19:00:

February 3, February 17
March 3, March 17, March 31
April 14, April 28

Investment: 3500 SEK

EARLY BIRD: 3150 SEK
(before December 24)

Take the first step today!

You will receive an email with useful info and payment details

Welcome

I hope to see you on February 3!

Let me know if you have any questions.

// Warmly, Patrik