"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 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
In-Person Outdoor Qigong Classes - Starting in Spring 2023
Wild Goose and other Qigong classes at Squaxin Park in Olympia, WA begin in spring 2023. Join my mailing list for further announcements.
Video On Demand Qigong Classes - 1 hour classes - Watch anytime for 35 Hours
Training & background:
Rae teaches practices from various Qigong traditions, including Eight Pieces of Brocade, Wuji, Bone Marrow Washing, An Mo Gong, Yijing Medical 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 Qigong teacher, Micheline Bogey 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, impovisational 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 (5 Element & TCM), and over 15 years of professional practice of energy healing. Read more about Rae's Qigong story here.