schedule

Spring Qigong (March 26 to June 1, 2019)

In qigong’s Five Element Theory, spring is the time to cleanse and detoxify with the help of the spring yin organ (the liver) and spring yang organ (the gallbladder). Just as in nature, our energy is ascending, out of the cold, still winter months, to start fresh, with new clarity, vision, decision, growth and flow. We work with the spring element of wood and the spring animal, the dragon, to move out anything old, stale, or stagnant, including the emotions we hold in the liver—anger, resentment, and impatience. We activate kindness, compassion, and the power of creativity. Join me for the inspiring and transformational practice of qigong, including Qi massage, Dao yoga, and guided meditation, with all the fresh new life force Qi of spring as our teacher.

Sandra has designed the spring series of qigong classes to do the following:

  • Gently but powerfully cleanse and detoxify body, mind, and energy, and balance metabolism and hormones.
  • Transform the stuck—no longer useful—anger that causes blocks and stagnation in the flow of the human electrical energy system.
  • Activate and cultivate the natural, virtuous energies of the liver and gallbladder—compassion, kindness, clarity, new spiritual vision/perspective, decision-making power, the ability to act on one’s vision—to support new growth.
  • Cultivate strength, resiliency and flexibility (in life and in the tendons, ligaments, muscles, and fascia) so that energy in the body and in one’s life and new vision will flow smoothly.

The first three classes are for cleansing and detoxifying, the next three classes to empower a new vision or perspective, the next three classes to ensure that vision and one’s life can flow smoothly, and the last class to bring it all together. In addition to meditation, Qi self-massage, and Dao yin yogic postures and movements, we will practice the wonderful, ancient Swimming Dragon Qigong—a form that offers a wealth of benefits when done regularly, including weight loss, improved digestion, balancing of endocrine system, relaxation of nervous system, increase of healing Qi, and transformation of conscious energy. The practice is so beneficial it is sometimes called the “Qigong of Longevity.”

Tuesdays: 10 – 11:15 am (Mar 26 – May 28, 2019)

  • Guided meditation (10 min.)
  • Qi self-massage (10 min.)
  • Dao yoga (10 min.)
  • Standing flow qigong (45 min.)

$140 for 10 weeks or $17 drop in.
Bring a blanket for the first part of class (on the mat with mat provided) and bring indoor shoes and/or socks for the standing portion of the class.

Students who know ahead of time that they will be away for a specific date(s) can contact Sandra about make-up classes on other days or request a payment adjustment when registering.

 All spring classes are held at Cranberry Community Hall (6828 Cranberry St., Powell River). Classes are scent-free. Please dress in layers. The room will be well heated, but windows will be cracked open for fresh Qi to circulate.

Class size is limited. To register email Sandra.

Thursdays: 2 – 3:15 pm (Mar 28 – May 30, 2019)

  • Guided meditation (10 min.)
  • Qi self-massage (10 min.)
  • Dao yoga (10 min.)
  • Standing flow qigong (45 min.)

$140 for 10 weeks or $17 drop in.
Bring a blanket for the first part of class (a mat is provided) and bring indoor shoes and/or socks for the standing portion of the class.

 Students who know ahead of time that they will be away for a specific date(s) can contact Sandra about make-up classes on other days or request a payment adjustment when registering.

 All spring classes are held at Cranberry Community Hall (6828 Cranberry St., Powell River). Classes are scent-free. Please dress in layers. The room will be well heated, but windows will be cracked open for fresh Qi to circulate.

Class size is limited. To register email Sandra.

Saturdays: 10 – 11 am (Mar 30 – Jun 1, 2019)

  • Standing flow qigong (including a brief Qi self-massage) (60 min.)

$120 for 10 weeks or $15 drop in.
Attend both Saturday sessions (qigong + Dao yoga) for a discounted total of $200 for 10 weeks ($40 discount) or $25 drop in.
Bring indoor shoes and/or socks.

Students who know ahead of time that they will be away for a specific date(s) can contact Sandra about make-up classes on other days or request a payment adjustment when registering.

 All spring classes are held at Cranberry Community Hall (6828 Cranberry St., Powell River). Classes are scent-free. Please dress in layers. The room will be well heated, but windows will be cracked open for fresh Qi to circulate.

Class size is limited. To register email Sandra.

 

Spring Dao Yoga and Meditation series (March 30 to June 1, 2019)

Following nature’s lead, this series of Dao Yoga classes will embrace the power and depth of cleansing and new growth. Now is the time to cleanse the old and set sights on a new vision to foster growth and flow in body and in life. The yin organs that resonates with this fresh, new season are the liver (yin organ) and the gallbladder (yang organ). The element that resonates with spring is wood and the animal is the powerful dragon.

Dao yogic movements and postures include a focus on the body’s energy pathways (meridians), as well as healing sounds, breath work, and Qi Self-massage (acupressure points). We move, breathe, and rest in the postures (all on the mat, no standing) to allow for deep release—a safe and relaxing opening of the body so that healing and balancing Qi can flow.

Saturdays: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm (Mar 30 – Jun 1, 2019)

  • Daoist yoga movements and stretches (including healing sounds and Qi self-massage) (45 min.)
  • Guided meditation and relaxation (15 min.)

$120 for 10 weeks or $15 drop in.
Attend both Saturday sessions (qigong + Dao yoga) for a discounted total of $200 for 10 weeks ($40 discount) or $25 drop in.

Bring two blankets (a mat is provided).

Students who know ahead of time that they will be away for a specific date(s) can contact Sandra about make-up classes on other days or request a payment adjustment when registering.

 All spring classes are held at Cranberry Community Hall (6828 Cranberry St., Powell River). Classes are scent-free. Please dress in layers. The room will be well heated, but windows will be cracked open for fresh Qi to circulate.

Class size is limited. To register email Sandra.

Qigong for Digestion workshop (Saturday, April 6, 2019)

When you improve digestion you improve overall health and vitality. This workshop will introduce meditation, Qi-self massage (acupressure), Dao yoga stretches, and qigong movements to move stagnant and blocked Qi, so health can flow. We will focus on the five yang organs, including the stomach, as well as the yin organs associated with digestion: the liver and spleen.

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 2 – 4 pm
Cranberry Community Hall (6828 Cranberry St., Powell River)
$40 (price includes an original, printed resource for your home practice)
Note: If you’ve already taken this workshop and would like to attend again you may do so for half the price.

Classes are scent-free. Please dress in layers. The room will be well heated, but windows will be cracked open for fresh Qi to circulate. For this workshop please bring indoor shoes and a blanket.

Class size is limited. To register email Sandra.

Home Practice Qigong workshop (May 25, 2019)

For students who have been attending classes regularly and want to add a home practice to their routine this workshop is for you. Sandra will guide you through an effective routine with options to choose from to open, clear, purge, cultivate, and circulate Qi. Inviting qigong into your life on a daily basis brings tremendous rewards in the form of emotional stability, increased health, present moment experience and awareness, rejuvenation, energy, and more.

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 2-4 pm
Cranberry Community Hall (6828 Cranberry St., Powell River)
$40 (price includes an original, printed booklet for your home practice)

Note: If you’ve already taken this workshop and would like to attend again you may do so for half the price.

Class size is limited. To register email Sandra.

If you have registered with Sandra to attend a class, series of classes, or a workshop, please fill in the Registration Form form, print it, sign it, and bring it with you. Thank you!

For information about the content and structure of a Qigong class click here.

 

Outdoor Summer Qigong  (June 15 – September 7, 2019)

All drop in  –  ONLY $10  –  all summer!

Join Sandra for qigong outside! Summer is the perfect time to experience qigong outdoors, with the earth right beneath your feet, the sky above, and all of nature’s Qi–fresh air, trees, and water–so accessible. As usual, no experience or specific fitness level is required. Enjoy tree qigong, Qi walking, Shibashi set 1, original Qi flows, cleansing, energizing, grounding, calming, balancing and more.

Tuesdays: 10-11 am

Thursdays: 2-3 pm

Saturdays: 10-11 am

All at Lindsay Park (7179 Cranberry St., East of Marlatt)

Summer is a busy time, so for your convenience and to support an ongoing practice, every summer class is drop-in with no need to register. Pay $10 per class as you go (please bring correct change if possible). For more information email Sandra.
Please note that a business licence, commercial booking fee, and insurance has been paid to teach in these City of Powell River parks.

PAST WORKSHOPS:

Inner Smile Meditation workshop

Join Sandra as she guides you through the complete Inner Smile meditation. Relax, enjoy, and develop a new relationship and understanding with your body, its organs and their energies. This meditation can transform held or blocked emotional energy, boost immunity, increase heart health, effectively release stress and anxiety, cultivate true peace and harmony, and nourish your body, mind and spirit. Learn how to bring this simple and powerful practice into your daily life.

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10 am – noon
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 2 – 4 pm
Cranberry Community Hall (6828 Cranberry St., Powell River)
$40 (price includes an original, 10-page printed booklet for your home practice)
Note: If you’ve already taken this workshop and would like to attend again you may do so for half the price.

Classes are scent-free. Please dress in layers. The room will be well heated, but windows will be cracked open for fresh Qi to circulate. For this workshop, please bring two blankets.

Class size is limited. To register email Sandra.

Qigong for Women workshop

Join Sandra as she guides you through a meditation, Qi self-massage, and standing Qi flow movements with a specific focus for supporting women and their requirements to be healthy, balanced, and confident in their body and life. The practice will include techniques and movements for hormone balance, true energy, organ health, calm, confidence, energy protection, and joy. We will explore how we lose energy, how to cultivate it, the energy gates along the front and back energy channels, and how to use the microcosmic orbit for health, balance, and protection. Find your centre.

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 10 am – noon
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 2 – 4 pm

Cranberry Community Hall (6828 Cranberry St., Powell River)
$40 (price includes an original, printed resource for your home practice)
Note: If you’ve already taken this workshop and would like to attend again you may do so for half the price.

Classes are scent-free. Please dress in layers. The room will be well heated, but windows will be cracked open for fresh Qi to circulate. For this workshop please bring indoor shoes and a blanket.

Class size is limited. To register email Sandra.

Qi Self-massage workshop

This workshop introduces the traditional practice of Qi self-massage to improve overall physical, emotional, and spiritual health by clearing energy blockages and stagnation from the meridians (energy pathways) and rejuvenating the body’s senses and organs. In qigong, the organs are associated with both acquired emotions and natural energies. For example, stuck or stagnant anger or frustration (emotions held in the liver) may cause blockages or depletion in one’s energy and therefore in one’s body and life. By working with this organ and emotion via the acupressure points along the liver meridian, the energy can be moved or transformed, allowing for new, fresh Qi (life-force energy) and the liver’s natural energies of kindness and creativity to flow and expand. You do not need to understand traditional Chinese medicine or even qigong to experience significant benefits.

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10 am – noon
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 2-4 pm

Cranberry Community Hall (6828 Cranberry St., Powell River)
$40 (price includes an original, 14-page printed booklet for your home practice)

Note: If you’ve already taken this workshop and would like to attend again you may do so for half the price.

Classes are scent-free. Please dress in layers. The room will be well heated, but windows will be cracked open for fresh Qi to circulate. For this workshop please bring  a blanket.

Class size is limited. To register email Sandra.

Qigong for Stress and Anxiety workshop 

Join Sandra as she guides you through a meditation, Qi self-massage, and standing Qi flow movements for extra care of ourselves and our emotions. Learn how to calm, smooth, and move stress and anxiety. Relax into a simple daily practice that can support, soothe, and uplift the body and soul.

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10 am – noon
Saturday, January 12, 2019, 2-4 pm

Cranberry Community Hall (6828 Cranberry St., Powell River)
$40 (price includes an original, printed resource for your home practice)

Note: If you’ve already taken this workshop and would like to attend again you may do so for half the price.

Classes are scent-free. Please dress in layers. The room will be well heated, but windows will be cracked open for fresh Qi to circulate. For this workshop please bring  a blanket.

Class size is limited. To register email Sandra.

Home Practice Qigong workshop

For students who have been attending classes regularly and want to add a home practice to their routine this workshop is for you. Sandra will guide you through an effective routine with options to choose from to open, clear, purge, cultivate, and circulate Qi. Inviting qigong into your life on a daily basis brings tremendous rewards in the form of emotional stability, increased health, present moment experience and awareness, rejuvenation, energy, and more.

Saturday, November 24, 2018, 2-4 pm
Cranberry Community Hall (6828 Cranberry St., Powell River)
$40 (price includes an original, printed booklet for your home practice)

Class size is limited. To register email Sandra.