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Winter 2016 Qigong Class

Winter 2016 qi gong class begins soon!

Qi gong is a gentle, meditative exercise that integrates gentle movement, breath, and focused intention to promote health, vitality, and emotional balance.

This season, we will learn the Kuan Yin Standing form of qigong- part of the Sheng Zhen qi gong tradition.  This graceful set of movements increases poise, flexibility, and presence. The practice helps to relax the body and mind, improving the body’s natural healing ability and increasing a sense of balance in a seemingly stressful world. I hope you can join us!

For a preview of the form, check out this video of my qigong teacher, Master Li Junfeng, performing the form: Kuan Yin Standing Qigong- Part 1

Class will meet Sundays, 7:15-8:15 pm, January 17-March 6 at the Yoga Loft (219 Legion Way, SW Olympia).

To register, click here and select the workshops tab:

Spring Qigong Class

Qigong Class- Spring 2015

It’s spring!   Spring is a time of growth and renewal: plants are growing, flowers are blooming, the weather is warming, and days are getting longer.  Ancient Chinese philosophy teaches the key to health and longevity is to keep in harmony with the rhythms of nature.  As the natural world is becoming more animated and active,  it’s a great time to break-out of our winter hibernation, try new things, become more active and move our bodies more.

One great way to attune your body to the spring season is to practice qigong- a gentle mind-body exercise that coordinates movement, breath, and focused attention.  This season I’ll be teaching a rejuvenating qigong form called, appropriately enough, Return to Spring.  This form is part of the Sheng Zhen system of qigong as taught by master Li Junfeng.  It is a profound way to invigorate and energize the body after periods of inactivity or illness. The graceful set of movements detoxifies the body and improves circulation, while fostering a lighthearted and happy spirit- perfect for spring!

The class will meet for 8 weeks, Sunday evenings (7-8pm) at the Yoga Loft in downtown Olympia.  For more information about the class and registration information, click here.  I hope you can join!

If you’d like a preview of what we’ll be learning, check out this video of my qigong master, Li Junfeng as he demonstrates the form:  Return to Spring performed by master Li Junfeng