schedule

online WINTER QIGONG series  (Jan 11 – Feb 26, 2022)

Join Sandra as she guides participants through winter—the the most yin season of the year—with guided meditation, self-acupressure, and mindful movements for body, mind, and spirit.

The winter practice resonates with the Water element. Water itself is formless and may be still, calm, soft, and strong. The great Chinese sage Lao Tzu said, “Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water.” We can learn a lot by embodying and mirroring the water element, and recognizing that we are mostly water.

Our winter practice will focus deeply on cultivating peace, calm, and relaxation for the nervous system, all the organs and the whole being on all levels. We will build a practice to help us be in the powerful flow of life force qi and strengthen our awareness and ability to choose flow when faced with fear and stress, which tend to be experienced more intensely this time of year and when water element is not in balance. To read more about this important and nourishing practice please visit this blog posting.

Classes: Participate via live Zoom classes and/or access to video replay of live Zoom class
Tuesdays (Jan11 – Feb 22, 2022) from 10 – 11 a.m.
Saturdays (Jan 15 – Feb 26, 2022) from 10 – 11 a.m.

Options: (email Sandra to register or drop in)

  1. Registration for Zoom class (choose Tuesday or Saturday) = $84 ($12/class)
  2. Registration for weekly access to the video replay = $84 ($12/week)
  3. Registration for BOTH Zoom classes (Tuesday and Saturday) AND week-long access to the video replay = $140 ($20/week)
    Drop ins welcome: $15 per class (please email Sandra by noon the day before class) or weekly video replay

Note: Sandra will be able to see students during the Zoom practice for interaction. Students can choose to see others or not by changing their “view” option. No students will be visible in the video replay.

 

 

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.