"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.
All of my 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 your emotions, and to build whole-body coordination, mental focus, a relaxed yet energized feeling, and a deeply rooted, quiet joy. All-levels, drop-in, open enrollment. Read more about the forms I teach.
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.
Please wear sneakers, and clothes you can breathe and move easily in.
Weekly Live-Stream Qigong Classes - 1 hour
☞ Mondays & Fridays ∞ 4:30 pm PST via Zoom
$10 for the class, $10 for the video, or $15 for both
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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, as well as Dao Yin and 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 Neijing scholar, Dr. Edward Neal. Past studies include Taiji Wuxigong with Ann Sheldon and Chris Fernie, Paul Grilley's Yin Yoga and functional anatomy course, a 200-hour Anusara Yoga teacher training, studies with Iyengar teacher, Richard Rosen, Aikido training, competitive fencing, improvisational dance and Butoh study, Reiki mastership, shamanic training, and a lifetime of movement and meditation practices.
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.