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Historical Event, Fri 13 Oct 2017


Delve into the world of Chinese physical culture

Delve into the world of Chinese physical culture


with Qi gong (Chi Kung) expert John Mackie

 Qi gong is an ancient Chinese internal healing art.  It is a form of exercise that combines slow movement, breathing, posture and awareness. The simultaneous effect of breathing and slow movement brings the mind into the "here and now" - a space where worries and distracting thoughts become "absent", and an experience of stillness arises.

It is an excellent antidote to the stresses of 21st century living.  Over time it helps to release tension, increases flexibility, improves the immune system and, vitality. Qi gong can be practised by anyone regardless of their level of fitness.  It is widely used in Chinese hospitals as a primary treatment for recovery from many serious health conditions.

Part of Mindfulness Week. A series of free, drop-in sessions to help mark World Mental Health Day (10th October). All sessions will be run in the Colonel North Room, Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

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Dates Times
Fri 13 Oct 2017 14:45 to 15:45



    Leeds Mindfulness & Positive Emotion Enh


    Abbey Road,
    LS5 3EH



    See location of Kirkstall Abbey on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 259363  Lat: 53.82237 Long: -1.60710

    By Car:
    Kirkstall Abbey is located 3 miles from the city centre off the main A65 road, adjacent to Abbey House Museum.

    By Public Transport:
    The number 33 bus stops outside the abbey which can be caught at Leeds bus station.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Headingley & Kirkstall Forge station


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups