"Untie your knots;
soften your glare;
settle your dust.
This is your primal identity."
- Lao Tzu
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.
Weekly OUTSIDE Qigong Classes - 1 hour
☞ Mondays ∞ 8:15 am at Strawberry Creek Park
Be a graceful bridge between the earth and the sky as you breathe and move in the fresh morning air. These classes start with Dao Yin stretches and "tapping on the meridians" to awaken your body and stimulate blood and lymph flow. Learn simple, flowing movements and walking practices that range from meditative to invigorating. For beginner through intermediate level students. Build your strength and vitality with gentleness. At the green space next to the basketball courts.
Fitted masks covering nose and chin and 6 feet distance required. Dress in layers - you will get warm!
Weekly Live-Stream Qigong Classes - 1 hour
☞ Mondays & Fridays ∞ 4:30 pm PST via Yoga Kula
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
☞ Tuesdays ∞ 9am PST via Sarana Acupuncture Clinic
♡ these by-donation classes 100% benefit Sarana Acupuncture Clinic ♡
Qigong Self-Healing Massage - A simple way to de-stress, practice kindness towards yourself, and build physical, mental, and emotional well-being. All levels. 90 minutes.
Bubbling Spring & Ignition points - Connect your movement and breath with four key acu-points to both increase your vitality and release energy you don't need. All levels. 60 minutes.
Rae's Qigong background:
Rae practices various Qigong traditions, including Wild Goose, Eight Pieces of Brocade, Five Animal Frolics, Primordial, Bone Marrow Washing, and Yijing Medical Qigong, and is a student of Qigong master, Dr. Bingkun Hu and of Micheline Bogey. Rae's studies also include Paul Grilley's Yin Yoga and functional anatomy course and an Anusara Yoga teacher training. Her/their teaching style is gentle, contemplative, fun, and therapeutic, with strong emphasis on proper alignment and on mind-breath-body coordination. 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.