"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 centers around breath and awareness. 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 PDT via Yoga Kula
$10 - $20 sliding scale
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 you'll need:
Please wear sneakers, and clothes you can breathe and move easily in.
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
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.
I work with all kinds of folks. Many of my students have unique physical, neurological, and/or developmental issues. Qigong is therapeautic and enjoyable for all.