What you'll learn
- Students will learn simple techniques in Grounding, Centring and finding ease in the body.
- They will learn to regulate their Nervous System through slow, gentle, easy, flowing movements done in a titrated way
- They will learn that little is a lot. They will honour their body and slowly expand their body's capacity to explore, expand and allow room for new experiences
- Students will learn simple techniques to self-regulate and be more present and connected with sensations, images, emotions and thoughts that show up
- Anyone can do these practices. Just show up with n open mind
Daily Embodiment practices enable practitioners to find ease in the body by way of gentle, slow, soft qigong movements that enable Qi to circulate throughout the body.
These practices are simple and easy to flow into. Anyone can do these practices and gain mastery over their body, emotions, thoughts and feelings. It's a way of becoming self-aware and being in oneness with one's essence.
This practice helps sensing internally and gaining awareness of spaces within your body. It also helps in drawing your attention to the environment around you and taking in information that feels okay and welcoming it into your Nervous System. This enables the body to feel safe, stable, balanced and settled.
The embodiment practice is a way of being with what feels safe, staying within your threshold and organically expanding your boundaries and body’s ability to even peek into shifting gears, one level at time, and noticing what that feels like.
If any of the movements feel like it’s ‘too much’, ‘too soon’, then, really paying heed to your body’s wisdom and need to slow things down and notice if there is still any discomfort in any part of the body. Often, when we do physical exercises, we’re encouraged to push ourselves and ignore pain and discomfort in the body. Contrarily, the Embodiment practice teaches you to be in harmony with your body, mind and soul. You may begin at your comfort level and gradually move, one notch at a time, to your threshold without diving too deep all at once. This gentle, smooth and gradual way of working on building the body’s capacity feels natural and effortless.
Who this course is for:
- People who are interested in deeper understanding and awareness of Self and Others.
ABOUT CICILY THOMAS
Certified Taiji Quan and Qigong Master, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Creator of the "Vital Force Taichi Academy LLP', a mind and body wellness academy Cicily Thomas is a certified Taiji Quan and Qigong Master, trained in China by Grand Master Fu Sheng Yuan and Master Fu Qing Quan, representing the fifth and sixth generations of the Yang family. Cicily also honed her Qigong skills, training with several teachers including the renowned Dr Yang Jwing Ming in California.
Cicily is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) based in India.
Her spiritual journey began more than 25 years ago through self-inquiry and a deep search for purpose and meaning for her very existence. For several years, she explored and practiced techniques including vipasana and zen. yoga, tai chi chuan, qigong, counselling, NLP, Gestalt Therapy, cranio-sacral Therapy, traditional Chinese as well as ayurvedic acupressure. She has drawn in the essence of ancient wisdom from these practices and blended them with the modern-day holistic healing approaches. For over two decades, she has been teaching tai chi chuan and qigong and, in the past fewyears, she has integrated Somatic Experiencing into her practice.
Tai Chi and Qigong
Cicily’s passion for health, wellness and vitality saw her establish the Vital Force Tai Chi Academy in Bangalore. Since 1998, she has been conducting Tai Chi and Qigong classes at four centers, imparting instruction to students of all ages and making a transformational change in their lives and lifestyles. The relaxing yet powerful movements of Tai Chi and the therapeutic benefits of Qigong have a restorative effect on all participants as they experience the balance and harmony resulting from a combination of breathing, aerobic and meditative exercises that teach one to embrace mind, body, soul and spirit.
Education and training
A graduate in Fine Arts from Stella Maris College, Chennai.
Cicily has completed a P.G. Diploma for Proficiency in Counselling from The United Theological College; the NLP Master Practitioner’s course; Gestalt Therapy with Dr. Richard P. McHugh; a postgraduate program in ‘Mothers, Babies and Children’ with Body Intelligence; and a postgraduate course in ‘Craniosacral Biodynamics: Deepening into practice - Coming to cause’ with the International Institute for Craniosacral Balancing.
Additionally, Cicily has completed a Teacher’s Training Course in Hatha Yoga and holds a Certificate in Acupressure Healing Science from the Acupressure Shodh Prashikshan Evam Upchar Sansthan in Allahabad, India.
Cicily has worked as a Commercial Attaché at the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and taught French for over 15 years at The Alliance Française de Bangalore. She is also a coordinator for the French Association (Rencontres au Bout du Monde) in Sustainable Tourism.
Cicily has conducted sessions at multiple corporates over the years. A small list is presented below:Infosys
Dell, MediaTek, Wipro, Fuller Life