Mon 04.12.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 05.12.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 06.12.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 07.12.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 08.12.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mon 11.12.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 12.12.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 13.12.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 14.12.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 15.12.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm - Probebühne 3
This class begins on the floor to generate connection and grounding. Warming up the physical body and opening 'the gates', these are centers of great importance for the flow of Qi, according to Taoist alchemy. Various classic Qigong and martial art movements follow to strengthen the flow of Qi within the spine and extremities, development of Sung, energy that releases excessive tension in the body. We will explore movements and partner exercises that awaken the coordination and generate an awareness of space, effortless dynamics and velocity in motion. We will stimulate an alertness of the senses and challenge our responsiveness. Putting consciousness into your movement inside and outside the body is essential for the practice. In classical Taoist alchemy, we work with the focus of strengthening body and mind at the same time in order to connect with Qi and thus strengthen Jing, the substance and tissues, that generate movement and health in the body.
Federico Canosa grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina and was involved from an early age in the world of meditation, Qigong, neigong and martial arts. He has studied a variety of massage therapies for the past 23 years, including Thai massage, to which he has been fully dedicated for more than 10 years now. In 2009 he moved to Frankfurt and has been teaching Qigong and Taiji in schools and festivals. He has worked for the Staatstheater Mainz, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the MaCode (MA in Contemporary Dance Education) at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. His interest and curiosity for bodywork, qigong, neigong, and the more alchemical aspect of Taijiquan is ongoing, and he is enthusiastic about sharing these explorations with others.