Xiao Rong graduated from Guangzhou University in China and also from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. She has been teaching Chinese to both adults and children since 2005.
Her classes, which she hopes to be lively and dynamic, focuses on conversation but also on the recognition and the writing of Chinese characters. Certain aspects of Chinese culture are also covered according to the themes and to meet the needs of the students.
Wang Yue graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University in Chinese Linguistics. She has been teaching Chinese as a foreign language since 2010 in various Chinese universities, including BLCU and Qinghua University. Since 2014, she has been a professor at the Confucius Institute in Brussels.
Mr. WANG Zhu has been working at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) since 1978. He has been a professor in the Department of French, member of the Academic Committee of BFSU (09/2014-08/2018), editor-in-chief of the magazine Apprendre le français (01/2008-12/2016), associate professor at the National Administration School of China (04/2015- 04/2017) and Vice-President of the Chinese Association of Teachers of French (12/2008-12/2015).
Zhang Wenhai studied Chinese painting at the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, then he pursued a Master’s degree in Plastic, Visual and Space Arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. He masters the traditional techniques of Chinese painting and calligraphy, which he has been teaching to adults and children for several years in Brussels.
Valérie is a trainer at the Belgian Federation of Health Qi Gong. She is in continuous professional training at the Life Care Centre: Belgian and International School of Dao Yin Qi Gong, in collaboration with the teachers of the Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Centre of the Beijing Sports University and the Chinese masters of Heath Qi Gong. Valérie also gives “sitting” Qi Gong classes for reduced mobility people.
SONG Ruiying teaches the 85 movement form of Yang style Taiji quan. It is a style that was developed and popularized by a great master of the 3rd generation of the Yang family, Mr. Yang Chengfu, in the last years of his life. “Taiji is a way to relax. It requires skills and dynamic and supple movements. It sounds simple, but once you start learning it, you realize that it is not. When I was learning it, I was sometimes discouraged, but my teacher used to tell me: “If you are not afraid, you are a dumb student. If the only feeling you have is fear, then you are a lazy student. So I held on and persevered. Practicing Taiji makes me calm. My favourite movement is the “hands on the cross”. This movement reminds me of a bird opening its wings to take off, to cross the clouds and fly over rivers before landing peacefully and smoothly.”
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