Summer Solstice Workshop


Weekend Workshop

Join me in Ryde on the Isle of Wight for a Qigong celebration of the summer solstice 2024. Learn to release physical tension and balance the heart-mind through mindful movements, breath work and Taoist meditation.  In the Chinese calendar this is the time of absolute yang, known as Xiàzhì, and marks the beginning of summer with the longest day and the shortest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The summer solstice is the 10th solar term in the Chinese lunar calendar, beginning on the 21 June and continuing for 15 days.  In ancient Chinese culture Xiàzhì is a time for festivities, family gatherings and a time for the farmers to pray to the god of agriculture for a fruitful harvest, and a time to honour their ancestors through worship.  Come along to our studio in Ryde to celebrate the sun sitting over the Tropic of Cancer where it becomes the “upright pole with no shadows”.

Saturday 22 June 1.00pm – 4.00pm

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Lesson Content

  • Celebrating the time of absolute Yang
  • Fire element Qigong
  • Integrated body movement
  • Embodied awareness
  • Nourishing breath work
  • Dynamic relaxation
  • The skill of listening inwardly
  • Taoist meditation

Lesson Details

Dates: Saturday 22 June from 1.00pm – 4.00pm.

Duration: 3 hours.

Cost: £27 per person pay in advance.

Payments: Online via credit/debit card via SumUp.

Number of Students: Limited to 8 places. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Level:  Everyone welcome. No experience needed.

Format: This Qigong routine is performed standing up, moving around slowly with some stepping movements. This class is not suited to students who are not able to stand and move around for the duration of the workshop. The end of the session will be seated on cushions or yoga mats to relax into stillness practice.

Instructor: Nicola.

Questions: Please contact Nicola here.

Location: The Studio, Ryde Chiropractic, 81 George Street, Ryde, PO33 2JF.

Studio Etiquette: Indoor shoes, socks or barefoot only in the studio please.

Parking: Free on street parking directly outside (unlimited on clinic side and 4 hours on opposite side). Further free on street parking in the surrounding residential areas. The Co-op car park is pay and display.

Terms of Online Purchases

Advance Payment: Online via credit/debit card via SumUp.

Workshop Cancellations: Advance online bookings for workshops can be cancelled and fully refunded outside of 48 hours before the class start time. No cancellations, changes or refunds within 48 hours of the class start time. Please contact to cancel. The time/date on your email will confirm whether a cancellation is permitted.

Medical History: As with all medical conditions, injuries and/or ill-health, please consult with your Doctor prior to starting a class. Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation are not a replacement for conventional medical treatment.  Please advise instructor Nicola prior to class of any medical conditions, injuries and/or ill-health that may prevent you from safely taking part.

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