Qi Energy Fest

Welcome to Qi Energy Fest at Confucius Institute – Sofia! The festival is dedicated to practices of cultivation and management of Qi energy, which, according to Chinese culture, is the vital force that flows in us and around us, and from its balance depends our harmony.

Lectures and practical lessons will be given on Tai Qi and Qi Gong.
The purpose of Qi Energy Fest is to familiarize people with these ancient practices that can help us overcome everyday stress in the dynamic urban life and to create a space for sharing ideas and practical experience between the traditional and the new practitioners in this field.

Look, hear, try and choose a practice that will help you feel healthier, more energetic and more confident in your everyday strenuous life.

Free entrance!

Program of Qi Energy Fest 2018 – Autumn edition

Saturday, November 10, 2018

13:00   Opening ceremony
13:30 – 14:20   Lecture and open lesson: 
Yin and Yang’s Relationship in the Chen Taiji Movements – CHEN TAIJI ACADEMY
The lecture will explain the three basic techniques of the Taiji, the Yin and Yang principles, their role and connection with the forms and the individual movements. In the practical part, we will apply this knowledge to a few simple movements so that everyone can feel it for themselves.

14:30 – 15:20   Lecture and open lesson
Formal Exercises in Taiji –  Yang, Chen and Wu Styles – XUANGUI Kongfu Center
Explanations, discussion, and answers to questions such as: “The relationship between the five elements of traditional Chinese philosophy and the eight trigrams of the ancient Book of Changes (Yi-jing) in the Taiji practice”.

15:30 – 16:20   Open lesson
Qi Gong: Healing Smile and Healing Sounds – UNIVERSAL DAO BG

16:30 – 17:20   Open lesson
A brief history and basic principles of Yang style Taiji, practical exercises with basic movements.

17:30 – 18:20   Open lesson
Yang Taiji – Yin and Yang’s balance in body shape and pushing hands – YANG TAIJI ACADEMY

Sunday, November 11, 2018
10:00 – 10:50   Lecture and practice
Pulling the ears of the naughty ones – Dr. ELENKOVA
Lecture on ear accupuncture.

11:00 – 11:50   Open lesson
Traditional Chen style Taiji – SPORTS CLUB “BLACK DRAGON”
The concept of Qi in Taiji. What is the systematic training in Taiji and why it is so important to the practitioner’s progress. How to train for significant progress in Taiji. Practice of some of the basic movements of Chen style Taiji.

12:00 – 12:50   Open lesson
Basic Principles and Biomechanics of Yang Style Taiji – TAIJI ACADEMY HEAVENLY DRAGON
The principle “full-blank” and the principle of connectivity and reunion of the individual zones of the body. Basic movements and Peng, Liu, Jie and An and their application.

12:50 – 13:30   Lunch break

13:30 – 14:20   Open lesson

14:30 – 15:20   Open lesson
The Shape of the Old Yang Style – the Movements “Home” and “Catching the sparrow by the tail” – BULGARIAN TRADITIONAL YANG TAIJIQUAN ASSOCIATION
These are the most important movements that contain the basic principles of Yang Style Taiji. In the lesson, these movements will be linked in a short form that can be learned very easily, and its practice will give much of the benefits of Taiji. This form is a good basis for further studies.

15:30 – 16:20   Open lesson
Yang Taiji as a self-defense – YANG TAIJI ACADEMY
Yang Tai Chi as a self-defense is an important step towards the inclusion of Taiji not only as breathing gymnastics and a means of balance and harmony, but also as a martial art and a method of self-defense in an attack. We will demonstrate the main movements of style in a different environment of real application and self-defense.

16:30 – 17:20   Open lesson
Concepts for the Position of the Human Body in Chen style Taiji – CHEN TAIJI ACADEMY
The open lesson will give a basic explanation of the basic principles of body positions in Taiji.

17:30 – 18:20   Open lesson
Practical manifestations of the Taoist concept of non-activity, non-action and non-doing in the pushing excercises – KONGFU CENTER XUANGUI

If you wish to visit any of our additional activities, you need to sign up in advance on the following site: https://chifest.eu
Female practice – The jade egg
Fundamentals and Practice of Chinese Calligraphy