Qigong – Chinese Health Exercise Class

 Qigong – Chinese Health Exercise class

Mondays, 7.30pm to 8.30pm

contact:  tse.tse@ntlworld.com for more information

What is Qigong? Qigong is an Chinese health excercise but it is different than pilates or aerobics or even yoga.  This because the movements are based upon the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Yin/Yang and Five Element theory. Qigong helps us to balance the body and body.  We have pain and illness because our Qi (energy) cannot flow. When Qi is blocked for a long time, illness and disease can develop. There are many factors that can contribute to illness. Some of the most common are stress, worry, genetic disposition for certain diseases, poor diet and lack of exercise. Today people we over use our minds as we are bombarded with social media, emails and mobile phoning so it is easy to have stress as our everyday companion. However, with Qigong practise, we will find ourselves becoming more relaxed and calm.  When the body is relaxed, the Qi can flow more and our thoughts will be more clear.  It is simple, the more Qi we have, the better we will feel. Most people who practise Qigong will find that they worry less, feel better and are happier.  It is not magic…it is just your Qigong practise making you healthy by making the immune system, bone marrow and Qi strong. This is how Qigong fights illness and make us live longer and happier lives.

Kunlun Dayan Qigong Kunlun is a tall mountain range in Western China where Daoist went to cultivate. Da means Great and Yan means Wild Goose. The Kunlun mountains are also home to the Bar Headed Goose, a goose so special that it can fly through the Himilayan mountains. It lives longer and can fly and live in more strenuous conditions than other geese. That is why the Daoists began to imitate the movements of the Da Yan, to help them live longer and healthier lives. This is how they developed the Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong system over 1600 years ago.

Movements & Meditation The Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong system also has meditation. There are many special Qigong meditations:-  some standing, some sitting, some with the eyes closed, some with eyes open. Most people will find the Qigong meditation easy to follow and practise. Meditation helps us to store the Qi we gather through our practise and helps the body to heal itself and calm the mind. In the Dayan Qigong system, there are many different Qigong forms but you will start with a set of movements called Balancing Gong and then Healthy Living Gong. These give you a good foundation for the later forms, including Dayan Qigong a form which imitates movements of the Wild Goose, like fluttering, flying over the ocean and sleeping peacefully.

Classes Times Classes are each week on Monday at 7:30pm.  You will be taught a lesson based upon where you are in the syllabus. So if you are away on holiday, you will not miss out and you can carry on from where you left off.  There will be different levels of students in the class. Some people are beginners and some are more advanced and they can share with you their own experiences of practising Qigong.

For further information about class fees and special offers, please email to:  tse@tseqigongcentre.com or call Jessica at 07800 747 764



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Botanical Art: Drawing and Watercolour

Wednesdays  1-4pm

Taught by Marcia Hughes, you will be learning the art of botanical painting and drawing using watercolour and pencil.  Topics covered include colour matching and mixing; drawing and painting techniques; glazing; perspective and composition.

The next class starts again on 12 September 2018.  Contact Marcia Hughes to book at marciahughesart@gmail.com     www.marciahughesart.co.uk

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Unlock the Artist within you

thu art class 5MBThis 36 week course starts again on Thursday 13 September 2018  from 10 – 1pm or 2-4.30pm.

This is a carefully constructed creative course for three  12 week term classes  based on the student’s individual progression in drawing and painting. The course is designed to further develop your artistic ability with like-minded individuals.

Open to intermediate and beginners in a non-competitive learning environment.

The course includes demonstrations (oil, watercolour, pastels etc.), life drawing and landscapes.

To give the course its aim, students are given the opportunity each year to exhibit in the Art House Open  Studio, to display their achievements.

Course details are on www.kareniredalelucas.com

While this course is new to the Langdon Centre, Karen has previously been running this course in Hampton for the past 5 years; where it’s reputation has attracted both beginners and advanced artists. Many of her students have gone on to develop professionally.

“I realise how very much you have taught me over the years and I wanted to say a massive thank you for introducing me to drawing, painting and colour. I’m not sure I’ve ever said that to you before but your influence on my creativity is significant. So thank you!!” Ex-Student Deb. M.A.

Course dates are:  13/9 – 6/12 -with half term on 25/10

10/1 – 11/4 – with half term on 21/2

25/4 – 11/7 – with half term on 30/5



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Yoga Class

Thursdays, 6.30-7.45pm – Next term starts in September 2018.   There may also be a class starting on Tuesday evenings (tbc)

Have you ever wanted to take up Yoga but felt too intimated to join an existing class?  This is your change to take up a truly amazing discipline which will not only inspire you physically, it will also open you up mentally and emotionally.

Classes are 75 minutes long, the first part of this course will run until half term and will focus on the most popular Yoga poses and moves as well as simple breathing and mindful meditation exercise.

To find out more or book your place,  call Diego Avila on 07720 837 083 or email info@diegofitness.comwww.diegofitness.com

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South West London Art Class

Tuesdays 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm

next term starts on Tuesday, 4 September 2018


Learn how to draw and paint even if you´ve never picked up a paintbrush before.

14 week course – 3 hour morning  classes and 3 hour afternoon classes, with full tuition.

Learn new skills, meet new friends and enjoy being creative.

Morning class time:  10am to 1pm                 Afternoon class time:  2 – 5pm



Adult, Beginners and Improvers course start again on 4 September 2018


For more info and to book your place call 07784 161202 or email joakim.allgulander@gmail.com



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A Taste of Opera

A Taste of Opera

The summer course starts on Wednesday, 19 September 2018.

Times: 7.15pm to 9.15pm



This 10 week course on Wednesday evenings from 7.15pm to 9.15pm will be a lighthearted guided tour of opera from baroque to romantic, illustrated with recent and historic audio and video recordings, presented in association with COMMEDIA PRODUCTIONS.

For programme details:  www.commediaopera.com

Cost: £80 (for each 10 week term)

Contact: Rilla Darling – darlingrilla@blueyonder.co.uk Tel: 07757 328999

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Laughter & Relaxation – Everyone welcome

Mondays 10-11am – sessions continue every week.

Drop in session – £5 on the door, children are no charge.  Come in and have a giggle to start your week.   Contact Nargis on 07903 596878 – Cranial Osteopath for further details.

The term starts again in September 2018

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Dragon Drama – Children’s Theatre Company

Dragon Drama

Celebrating 25 years in 2018

Founded in 1993 by Rossy Georgeson, Dragon Drama is now well established as one of London’s premier Improvisation Theatre Companies for children and young adults.  We are now honoured with our glittering patrons of whom we are very proud: Dame Judi Dench, Colin Firth CBE, and the late Robert Hardy CBE.  

Fabulously all workshops are still run by Rossy and her core team of Neil and Harry.  Nothing beats the many years of experience that this core team brings to the children who attend Dragon Drama.  

Rossy Georgeson’s wicked workshops have a concoction of magic, music and mayhem, fusing spellbinding storytelling with accessible, fun improvisation for toddlers all the way up to young adults. Through her unique and un-parrelled method, Rossy provides a space for children of all personalities to connect with their imagination and reap the rewards of confidence, creativity, and collective fun. Creativity and Confidence that will empower children in whatever walk of life they ultimately pursue. 

Why not give Rossy a call on 07590452436 to discuss Dragon Drama a little bit further!

Dragon Drama offers

Term Time Workshops 4 years – 18 years

The autumn term dates are:  Monday, 17th September to Saturday, 8th December –    half term 22/10/18 and 3/11/18

LAMDA Exams from 5 years to Adult level

Holiday Events 5 – 11 years

Customised Parties 5 – 11 years

Dragonsflight Theatre Company for Young Adults

 If you want further details of our year ahead just get in touch with us on askus@dragondrama.co.uk





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