schedule

Outdoor Summer Qigong  (June 20 – Sept 5, 2020)

All drop in  –  all $10 –  WEATHER PERMITTING

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. We will be following strict safety protocols for social distancing before, during, and after class. Please do not attend if you are sick or if you’ve been exposed to anyone who is sick or has recently returned from travel. Please read the COVID-19 Safety Plan for Outdoor Summer Qigong at Lindsay Park before attending.

  • Tuesdays: 10-10:45 am at Lindsay Park (7179 Cranberry St., East of Marlatt)
  • Saturdays: 10-10:45 am at Lindsay Park (7179 Cranberry St., East of Marlatt)

Pay $10 per class as you go or pay ahead for any amount of classes and receive a class card. Please bring exact change or e-transfer class fee using Sandra’s email address: email@qisandra.ca

For more information email Sandra.
Please note that a business licence, commercial booking fee, and insurance has been paid to teach in this City of Powell River park.

 

 

10-week video link Qigong series

Join Sandra to welcome Qigong into your home or yard during social distancing. With pre-recorded video links you can watch any time and as many times as you wish. Videos include guided meditation, Qi yoga movements, self-acupressure instruction, and flow qigong for a total of 1.5 hours each week.

The first five weeks Sandra brings participants through the five elements to restore, balance and activate the health and harmony of the entire organ and meridian network. Classes will include the classic and powerful Inner Smile Meditation as well as the Six Healing Sounds and movements to tonify and regulate the yin and yang organs. The classes are created to open, relax and restore the body and nervous system and calm the mind.

The second five weeks will focus deeper into the wood element–the energy of the spring season. The spring is body’s natural time to cleanse and detoxify with the help of the spring yin organ (the liver) and spring yang organ (the gallbladder). We work with 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 clear vision and creativity.

Qigong is also a wonderfully accessible practice for those needing to calm the nervous system and release tension. We will do movements and access acupoints to help with digestion, insomnia, anxiety, immunity and more.

Start the series any time. To register email Sandra.

The payment for 10 classes (15 hours of practice not including bonus videos and links) is $120.

For free videos of Sandra teaching and demonstrating qigong and self-acupressure, see the “about classes” page.

 

OUTDOOR SPRING SERIES CANCELLED

OUTDOOR Spring Qigong — all drop in ($10)

Join Sandra to welcome fresh qi (life force) into your body, energy, and life, with a spring qigong practice—outside beneath the new and budding leaves and the vast open skies (weather permitting). The element for spring is wood, like the deeply rooted tree. It is a time of new visions, decisions, and growth—just as in nature. It’s also the time to cleanse and detoxify with the help of the spring yin organ (the liver) and spring yang organ (the gallbladder). We work with 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 clear vision and creativity. Qigong is also a wonderfully accessible practice for those needing to calm the nervous system and release tension. Join me for the inspiring and transforming practice with nature as our teacher.

The practice is a standing flow qigong, but can be modified to do sitting (bring a chair or stool).

Note: We will be practicing social distancing with plenty of room between each person. I have obtained and paid for a City of Powell River permit to teach at this City park. Please do not attend if you or someone you have been in contact with have any cold or flu symptoms or have traveled in the last 14 days. Thank you.

Every Tuesday and Saturday (weather permitting, no experience necessary):
April from 2 – 3 pm
May 2nd – 30th from 10 – 11 am
all at Lindsay Park (7179 Cranberry St., East of Marlatt)

 

INDOOR SPRING SERIES CANCELLED

Spring Qigong and Qi Yoga series  (March 24 – May 30, 2020)

In the Five Element Theory, our energy is ascending, out of the cold, still winter months, to start fresh, with new visions, decisions, and growth—just as in nature. It’s time for the seeds we planted in fall, and nourished through rest and darkness in the winter to sprout and grow and blossom. It’s also the time to cleanse and detoxify with the help of the spring yin organ (the liver) and spring yang organ (the gallbladder). 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 transforming practice with nature as our teacher.

The first three classes are for cleansing and detoxifying, the next three classes to empower a new vision or perspective, the following three classes to ensure that one’s vision and one’s life can flow smoothly, and the last class to bring it all together. In the qigong classes 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. We will also practice Shibashi Qigong for benefits on all levels and to cultivate the smooth flow of Qi in the body. In the Qi yoga class we will work with the body’s energy meridians and with the Six Healing Sounds to open, renew, and refresh and cultivate deep and healing relaxation.

Tuesday Qigong: 10 – 11:15 am (Mar 24 – May 26)

  • Guided meditation (10 min.) / Qi 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. (Register for a Saturday class as well for only $10 per class for a discounted payment of $240 total for 20 classes.)

Saturday Qigong: 10 – 11 am (Mar 28 – May 30)

  • Meridian tapping and standing flow qigong  (Chairs available if sitting is preferred.)
  • $120 for 10 weeks or $15 drop in. (Register for both Saturday classes for a discounted payment of $220 total for 20 classes.)

Saturday Qi Yoga: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm  (Mar 28 – May 30)

  • Qi self-massage (10 min.) / Qi yoga (40 min.) / guided meditation and relaxation (10 min.)
  • $120 for 10 weeks or $15 drop in. (Register for both Saturday classes for a discounted payment of $220 total for 20 classes.)

 

Notes for all registered and drop-in students:

All classes are held at Cranberry Community Hall (6828 Cranberry St., Powell River)

Saturday Qigong: Please bring indoor shoes and/or socks.
Saturday Qi 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 pre-heated, but windows may 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.

 

 

 

PAST WORKSHOPS:

 

Qigong for Digestion workshop

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.