Qigong Lessons + Qigong Therapy
"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.
Private Qigong lessons and Qigong therapy are a good option for you if you have unique issues you want to work through. My private students and patients have a wide range of specific needs, including particular developmental, neurological and physical conditions, chronic pain, degenerative diseases, post-operative complications, and injuries.
Benefits of Qigong:
☞ stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest mode)
☞ brings Qi and blood flow to specific areas of the body, which can help reduce inflammation/pain, and promote healing
☞ 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
☞ balances emotions
What you'll need:
Please wear sneakers, and clothes you can breathe and move easily in.
Where, When & Pricing:
Remote sessions are via FaceTime or Zoom.
In person sessions take place at Woodard Park in Olympia, WA.
One hour lesson: $110
Recommended frequency: Once a week, or as needed.
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 Nei Gong 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 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.