schedule


Thank you to everyone who came out during the 12 weeks of
Outdoor Summer Qigong.

It was wonderful to be outdoors with you!

 

 

 

Fall Equinox Qigong class  (September 21, 2019, 10 – 11 a.m.)

Join Sandra to welcome the fall season into your body, energy, and life, with a fall equinox qigong practice. The element for fall is metal (structure, strength, integrity), and the organs are the lungs (yin) and the large intestine (yang)–both of which govern the ability to take in and to let go and take in with ease and harmony. Start the season off in a truly inspiring way—by moving and balancing Qi, life force energy.

At Lindsay Park (7179 Cranberry St., East of Marlatt) weather permitting.

$10 drop in. No registration required.

 

 

Fall Qigong and Dao Yoga series  (October 12 – December 19, 2019)

Join Sandra as she guides participants through the fall season with mindful movements for body, mind, and spirit. The fall element is metal, strong and resilient, but with the help of the heart’s fire element, also soft and flowing. The yin organ at its peak in fall is the lungs–our means of bringing external Qi into the body.

The emotional and spiritual aspects of this season include healing grief, sadness, and depression with the alchemy of qigong and this season’s natural energies of courage, integrity, strength, and resiliency.

Through the series we will clear the lungs, work with the lung and large intestine meridians, practice the art of Qi self-massage and the alchemy of the inner smile meditation, and strengthen the energies of all the yin organs in preparation for winter. Experience effective ways of letting go. Find your inspiration and releasing exhale.

 

Saturday Qigong: 10 – 11 am (Oct 12 – Dec 14)

  • standing flow qigong (45 min.) (Chairs available if sitting is preferred.)
  • $120 for 10 weeks or $15 drop in. (Register for both Saturday classes, or a Saturday and Thursday class, for a discounted payment of $200.)

Saturday Dao Yoga: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm (Oct 12 – Dec 14)

  • Qi self-massage (10 min.) / Daoist yin yoga with the Six Healing Sounds (40 min.) / guided meditation and relaxation (10 min.)
  • $120 for 10 weeks or $15 drop in. (Register for both Saturday classes, or a Saturday and Thursday class, for a discounted payment of $200.)

Tuesday Qigong: 10 – 11:15 am (Oct 15 – Dec 17)

  • Guided meditation (10 min.) / Daoist yin yoga (10 min.) / Qi self-massage (10 min.) / standing flow qigong (45 min.) (Chairs available if sitting is preferred.)
  • $140 for 10 weeks or $17 drop in.

Thursday Qigong: 2:15 3:15 pm (Oct 17 – Dec 19)

  • standing flow qigong (45 min.) (Chairs available if sitting is preferred.)
  • $120 for 10 weeks or $15 drop in. (Register for both Saturday classes, or for a Thursday and Saturday class, for a discounted payment of $200.)

Thursday Dao Yoga: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm (Oct 17 – Dec 19)

  • Qi self-massage (10 min.) / Daoist yin yoga with the Six Healing Sounds (40 min.) / guided meditation and relaxation (10 min.)
  • $120 for 10 weeks or $15 drop in. (Register for both Thursday classes, or a Thursday and Saturday class, for a discounted payment of $200.)

Notes for all registered and drop-in students:

Saturday and Thursday Qigong: Please bring indoor shoes and/or socks.
Saturday and Thursday Dao Yoga: Please bring two blankets to use for comfort and as props. A mat and block will be provided.
Tuesday: Bring a blanket for the first part of class (mat provided) and bring indoor shoes and/or socks for the standing portion of the class.

All classes: Please arrive scent-free and dress in layers. The room will be well heated, but windows will be cracked open for fresh Qi to circulate.

Payments: Cash, cheque, or e-transfers are accepted. Students who know ahead of time that they will be away for a specific date(s) can contact Sandra before the first class about make-up classes on other days and/or request a payment adjustment prior to registration.

Class size is limited. To register email Sandra.

 

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

Qigong for Digestion workshop (date TBA)

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.

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

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.

 

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.