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:
Live-Stream Qigong Classes - 1 hour
When you book a class, you'll receive an email with a link to join the class. $10 - $17 sliding scale
☞ Fridays ∞ 4:30 pm PDT via Yoga Kula
☞ Tuesdays & Thursdays ∞ 8:30 am PDT 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. This is a gentle class for folks of all bodies and abilities.
What to bring:
Please wear sneakers, and clothes you can breathe and move easily in.
These classes will resume when possible:
☞ 4th Sundays at 4:30p at Sarana Community Acupuncture Clinic
☞ Fridays at 2:45p at the Albany YMCA
Rae's Qigong background:
Rae practices various Qigong traditions, including Wild Goose, Eight Pieces of Brocade, Five Animal Frolics, Primordial, and Bone Marrow Washing, and is a student of medical Qigong master, Dr. Bingkun Hu. Rae's 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.
Contact me if you'd like private lessons. I work with all kinds of folks. Many of my students are atypical either physically, neurologically, and/or developmentally. Qigong is therapeautic and enjoyable for all. My students should be prepared to alternate between inner stillness and belly laughter.
"Untie your knots; soften your glare; settle your dust. This is (your) primal identity."
- Lao Tzu