"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. This is a gentle class for folks of all bodies and abilities.
Please wear sneakers, and clothes you can breathe and move easily in. $10
☞ Tuesdays ∞ 9am PST via Sarana Acupuncture Clinic
♡ these by-donation classes 100% benefit Sarana Acupuncture Clinic ♡
Video Classes - Watch anytime, & Keep for two weeks, $20-$30
Qigong Self-Healing Massage - A simple way to de-stress, improve your mood, and practice kindness towards yourself with gentle massaging of the meridians and organs of the body for physical, mental, and emotional well-being. All levels. 90 minutes.
Benefits of Qigong:
☞ promotes an energized yet relaxed feeling
☞ improves mental focus & builds joy
☞ deepens breath capacity & gently detoxifies
☞ improves balance, coordination, flexibility & strength
Rae's Qigong background:
Rae practices various Qigong traditions, including Wild Goose, Eight Pieces of Brocade, Five Animal Frolics, Primordial, Bone Marrow Washing, and Yijing Medical Qigong, and is a student of 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.