Written by Dr. Alex Boyd
Lishi is a Daoist whole-body breathing practice that trains in movement meditation. It has an ancient lineage that dates back over 3000 years, and has elements in common with a number of daoist practices. One of the few remaining complete family traditions quite unexpectedly came to public knowledge and to the West by way of Europe in the early twentieth century, and is unique in the breadth of its practice.
The May 6th and 7th classes at K77 and Dock 11 will cover Yin and Yang Arts training in alignment, breathing exercises and energy work, in solo forms and partnerwork. The Yin Arts explore energy gathering, cultivating, storing and directing. The Yang Arts develop more dynamic movement, responsiveness, speed, stamina, strength and skill. Both focus on balance, responsiveness, self-awareness, stress reduction, health, well-being, internal and external energy control.
May 6th: 17:30-20:30 hrs
Studio 77 e.V. (K77 Studio)
Kastanienallee 77, 3.OG
May 7th: 10-14 hrs
Kastanienallee 79, 1.OG
Contact: [email protected]
+44 77536 11768
These classes offer an intensive in Lishi Arts. Ongoing classes in Berlin are offered by Lynette Hunter, K77, Wednesdays 4:15-6:15pm
Dr. Alex Boyd (PhD Performance Studies) is a senior student in the traditional Chinese system, Weihai Lishi Quanfa. He has been training for over 30 years in energy work, and has built a university-level degree in Lishi that has been running in the UK for 4 years, He consults widely in the fields of entertainment, theatre and dance, sport and health, and trains internationally, including in China.