schedule

Outdoor FALL Qigong  (Sept 22 – Oct 31, 2020)

All drop in  –  all $10 –  WEATHER PERMITTING

Join Sandra for fall qigong outside! Fall is a beautiful time to move mindfully in nature as it transitions from the yang of summer toward the yin of winter. Fresh air, falling leaves, the lake, and wild birds and tall trees all help to inspire our practice. The ability to experience our moments as precious and be present in them, whether they are happy or sad, is the power of lung Qi. Strong and balanced lungs–the yin organ of fall and of the metal element–provide us with the courage to bring in life and also to let it go.

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 Qigong 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.

 

 

Fall Qigong and Dao Yoga series  (Nov 3 – Dec 12, 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 and balance the energy of the lungs, work with the lungs 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 and find your inspiration.

Tuesday Qigong: 10 – 11:15 am at Cranberry Community Hall (6828 Cranberry St., Powell River)

  • 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.)
  • $100 for 6 weeks.
  • Bring a yoga mat and blanket for the first part of class, and indoor shoes and/or socks for the standing portion of the class.

Saturday Qigong: 10 – 11 am at Cranberry Community Hall (6828 Cranberry St., Powell River)

  • standing flow qigong (45 min.) (Chairs available if sitting is preferred.)
  • $80 for 6 weeks.
  • Please bring indoor shoes and/or socks.

Saturday Dao Yoga: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm at Cranberry Community Hall (6828 Cranberry St., Powell River)

  • Qi self-massage (10 min.) / Daoist yin yoga with the Six Healing Sounds (40 min.) / guided meditation and relaxation (10 min.)
  • $80 for 6 weeks.
  • Please bring a yoga mat and two blankets to use for comfort and any props you like to use.

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. Full six-week registration required.

Class size is limited to 9 during social distancing. To register email Sandra. The COVID-19 Cranberry Hall/Qigong Safety Protocol document will be provided and strictly adhered to.

 

 

10-week video link Qigong at Home series

Join Sandra to welcome Qigong into your home or yard. 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 for 10 weeks.

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 creativity and kindness, which is so necessary during challenging times. We work with the wood 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 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 only $120.

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

 

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.