"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 are a good option for you if you have unique issues you want to work through. My private students 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:
☞ 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 Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom.
In person sessions can take place in my El Cerrito office with an added $25 charge, or contact me for a custom rate if I need to travel to meet you at a park or your home.
One hour remote lesson: $110
90 minute remote lesson: $150
Recommended frequency: Once a week, or as needed.
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 and of Micheline Bogey. Rae's studies also include Paul Grilley's Yin Yoga and functional anatomy course and an Anusara Yoga teacher training. Her/their 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.