"Untie your knots; soften your glare; settle your dust.
This is your primal identity."
- Lao Tzu
Qigong is a self-healing
practice that improves
not only the wellbeing
of the practitioner,
but also the space
where they practice,
and all other beings.
Qigong is a self-healing art within the Chinese medicine system that utilizes combinations of breath, awareness, meditation, visualizations, posture, and movement to cultivate and maintain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. There are many forms and styles of Qigong, ranging from vigorous movement to meditation in still poses.
I am as in love with teaching, moving, and co-creating in community as I am with Qigong and Chinese medicine. Please join me in this deep and beautiful practice that benefits not only those who practice, but all beings.
Weekly Live-Stream Qigong Classes - 1 hour
☞ Mondays & Fridays ∞ 4:30 pm PST via Zoom
These classes focus on calming and toning the nervous system, centering the mind, harmonizing breath with the movements of the body, and cultivating energy appropriate to the season. Working with various Qigong traditions, these classes are designed to settle the emotions, and to build whole-body coordination, mental focus, a relaxed yet energized feeling, and a deeply rooted, quiet joy. For all bodies and abilities.
Please wear sneakers, and clothes you can breathe and move easily in. $10 - $15
Community Qigong in Berkeley, CA
☞ Thursdays at 10a
☞ Learn the fundamentals of Qigong, including alignment, balance, Qi flow in and beyond the meridians, and working consciously with Yin & Yang. This autumn, we'll focus on practices to condense and store Qi for the winter and learn and develop the Wuji (Primordial) form.
☞ For more information about Wuji, read about the forms I teach.
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Training & background:
Rae teaches practices from various Qigong traditions, including Eight Pieces of Brocade, Wuji, Bone Marrow Washing, An Mo Gong, Healing Sounds Qigong, and Dao Yin, as well as various Taoist and Buddhist meditation techniques, all influenced by her/their studies of Wild Goose Qigong with late master, Dr. Bingkun Hu.
Rae's studies also include ongoing learning with Wild Goose Qigong teacher, Micheline Bogey, Neijing scholar, Dr. Edward Neal, and Iyengar teacher, Richard Rosen. Past studies include informal study of Five Element techniques and theory with Teo Potts, Paul Grilley's Yin Yoga and functional anatomy course, a 200-hour Anusara Yoga teacher training, Aikido training, improvisational dance study, and Butoh studies with Doranne Crable. In her youth, Rae was a competitive fencer, and placed 2nd in the junior world championships, circa 1988.
Rae's teaching style is gentle, contemplative, fun, and therapeutic, with strong emphases on proper alignment, mind-breath-body coordination, and energy flow. Rae's approach is informed by over two decades of study of Buddhism, Taoism, Yoga, meditation, and the Chinese medicine system, and over 15 years of professional practice of energy healing. Read more about Rae's Qigong story here.