Qigong is a self-healing art within the Chinese medicine system that centers around breath and awareness. There are many forms and styles of Qigong, ranging from vigorous movement to meditation in still poses.
Benefits of Qigong:
☞ promotes an energized yet relaxed feeling
☞ improves mental focus
☞ deepens breath capacity
☞ gently detoxifies through the lungs, and through moving the lymph
☞ improves balance, coordination, flexibility & strength
☞ builds joy, especially when practiced in community
In Qigong classes, we practice:
☞ rhythmic & circular movements to build energy, and cultivate positive movement & change
☞ breathing techniques, and coordinating breath with movement to deepen relaxation and increase energy flow
☞ cultivating awareness of energy flow - while in still poses, and while in motion
☞ aligning with the seasonal energy
When & Where:
Community Qigong Classes - 1 hour
Fridays at 4:30p at Yoga Kula
no class on Friday, 1/31
4th Sundays at 5:30p at Sarana Community Acupuncture Clinic
no class on Sunday, 1/26 - class resumes on Sunday, 2/23
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. Drawing from several 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. This is a gentle class for folks of all bodies and abilities.
$10 - $20 sliding scale
What to bring:
Please wear clothes you can breathe and move easily in.
For classes outside or at Sarana, please wear sneakers or martial arts style shoes.
Outside community classes will resume in the spring and summer.
Rae's Qigong background:
I practice various Qigong traditions, including Wild Goose, Eight Pieces of Brocade, Five Animal Frolics, Primordial, and Bone Marrow Washing. I began studying with Margit Galanter in 2014, and currently study with Wild Goose master, Dr. Bingkun Hu. My work is contemplative, energetic, and therapeutic, and is informed by over two decades of study of Yoga, Taoism, Buddhism, meditation, and the Chinese medicine system, and over 15 years of professional practice of energy healing.
"Untie your knots; soften your glare; settle your dust. This is (your) primal identity."
- Lao Tzu