Heaven Human earth

Heaven, Human, Earth – The Three Treasures

Date: Jun 18 2022

Introduction to Traditional Chinese Energetics: The Lens of Emotions/the Emotional Body


The human body is in continuous pursuit of harmony and balance with nature. As urban creatures we have inherently distanced ourselves from nature and the ability to regain this balance.

Traditional Chinese energetics allows the body to open, release and reconnect with the innate superb capacity of the body to self-heal. For example, pain is one form of expression that the body utilizes to give us warning signs of imbalances. In TCE we don’t kill the pain we open, we listen, we follow, we neutralize, and there by reach harmony and balance.


In this workshop you will learn the general theoretical grounds of traditional Chinese energetics.

This includes:

  • What are the three treasures?
  • What is Qi?
  • The Zang and Fu organs
  • The Chinese body clock
  • The Yin Yang theory
  • The somatic sensory and emotional aspects of the five movements.


The participants will receive a theoretical introduction to traditional Chinese energetics and a practical introduction to medical qigong, which is an essential physical based healing practice.


Noha TCE
Noha Khattab is a performing artist with a background in anthropology, clowning, circus pedagogy, and physical theatre. For over five years, Noha was part of Red Tomato — a social theatre and street clowning collective — as a performer, trainer, and researcher, and has participated in hundreds of performances in public spaces around Egypt, Tunisia and Ethiopia. She acquired her training as a clown through intensive workshops and touring with the french Clowns Without Borders. Noha pursued further studies in circus pedagogy from the Brussels Circus School, in Belgium, in 2017-18. She received her MA in Sociology and Anthropology from the American University in Cairo, in 2014. She is currently a full-time student at Meshkah, studying traditional Chinese martial arts, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Philosophy, where she is also pursuing her personal research, and developing a curriculum on the possibilities of the body in and out of balance — inspired by her background in circus techniques, alignment, and playfulness, in contrast with the focus acquired through kung fu.

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