"Yoga and Qigong (Chi Gong) are practices that engage the mind, body and breath to create relaxation, with the potential for mindfulness or meditation to arise and thereby release the body's capacity for self-healing"
One Studio was created by yoga and qigong teacher, and practicing osteopath Dr Ilona McGavock in Perth, Western Australia. She is offering qigong and yoga therapy for supporting wellness in chronic illness and in health. Although yoga and qigong are ancient practices, the research with regard to their efficacy is an emerging field, and as time goes on we hope to be able to offer you links to resources that support the use of these modalities in the modern era. If you would like any additional information or would like to get in touch please contact Dr Ilona McGavock (Osteopath) here.
QI GONG or CHI GONG harnesses the power of body, breath and mind to create a moving meditation. Sometimes called “Chinese yoga”, qigong developed alongside acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, and over three thousand years, has flowered into myriad forms. Like Tai Chi to which it is related, the movements are graceful and fluid, with the focus of connecting with feeling and the present moment. Daily practise of 15 -20 minutes of these simple, gentle movements may improve well-being and create deep relaxation and calmness of mind.
YOGA is an ancient wisdom from Northern India that continues to inspire and be relevant in modern life. Through the practice of yoga we may aspire for strength and mobility in the body, balance of our lifestyle and emotions and peacefulness of the mind. Where calmness of mind is elusive we can develop self compassion and acceptance. While there are many styles of yoga to draw upon, the fundamental aspect of yoga is the mindfulness that arises from the focus of mind, body and breath. Yoga therapy is an individualised approach that creates an accessible practice embracing all ages and capacities
A place to find resources and research about the Art of Qi Gong, Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation and relevant information to inform and inspire you. Currently under development.
REST, RESTORE, ENERGISE One Day QIGONG RETREAT on SATURDAY 28th APRIL (8.30am-4pm)
Join us for a full day of luxurious, meditative movement and stillness. Enjoy the space to discover how your rhythms reflect the rhythms of the day, how your personal energetic universe is a reflection of a greater universe. Read more here.
QIGONG IN BAKER'S SQUARE
The intensives in Baker's Square have been so successful that Ilona is offering another two week intensive from Monday 12th February 2018 till Friday 23rd February 2018, weekdays only from 6.45am to 8am. You are welcome to attend for only some of the duration if that suits you better, please making sure to make space to rest before you continue on your day.
These classes are an introduction to this ancient approach to health and wellbeing. Qigong is an easy to follow, simple meditative movement form, that has been shown to promote mobility, relaxation and a calm mind. These classes are suitable for beginners and experienced.
Dr Ilona McGavock (osteopath) is presenting this opportunity to enjoy qigong in your local community. Please meet a little before 6.45am, at the barbecues in Baker's Square Hamilton Hill (Cnr Mortlock and Weavell). Entry is by donation. Please note that a small meal prior to qigong is OK.
Dr Ilona McGavock
Osteopath, Qigong and Yoga therapist
Ilona is a successful osteopath, well established and practising in Fremantle since 2000. She has been teaching qigong and yoga in the area since 2014.
Ilona has always been fascinated with health and well-being, commencing the practice of yoga at the age of twenty one. She completed teacher training with Iyengar-trained, Martyn Jackson in 1984 and vinyasa style with Tamara Graham in 2015. She is currently undertaking further Iyengar teacher training with John Leebold. She has completed 350 hours of training as a yoga therapist, and continues to develop in this field.
Keen to gain a thorough grounding in the western medical sciences, Ilona graduated with a Bachelor (1996) and Masters Degree in Osteopathy in 1998 from Victoria University, and has been a registered, practising osteopath since.
For many years, Ilona worked alongside a team of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners, osmotically absorbing the theories of TCM and discovering qigong through guest teacher Dr Bisong Guo. She has practised qigong since 2005, completed 400 hours of training with Master Zhenhua Yang and continues to study in this field.
Osteopathy is governed by the principles of holism and self-regulation and has been shown to improve nerve and blood supply to the tissues of the body. As a practitioner and teacher, Ilona aims to create a unique environment for each person to enhance their self-healing potential.
If you would like to contact Dr Ilona McGavock (Osteopath) please click here.