qigong is an ancient chinese practice rooted in chinese medicine that helps clear, balance, and cultivate energy through gentle movement, breath, sound, and visualization; think of qigong as comprising highly specialized forms of active meditation— and a little bit like tai chi.
in traditional chinese medicine, the supportive element for the season of fall is metal— the element that rules the lungs. the focal point of this workshop will be a practice that helps us energetically transmute sadness, grief, & depression held in our lungs while simultaneously cultivating courage, strength, and integrity.
a short opening talk will introduce the concept of energy work and the benefits of qigong. this will be followed by interactive instruction of practices.
depending on how the group flow unfolds, the latter portion of this workshop may also feature a guided meditation centering self-healing.
please come prepared for group sharing and conversation— time permitting— to support our practice and enrich our community.
at 1pm, the formal workshop will conclude and we’ll gather to commune and enjoy adaptogenic whole flower tea by the qi, compliments of the wing.
an awareness of our personal energy and the innate ability to heal ourselves is a human birthright that many of us have forgotten; as such, one of the primary goals of this workshop series is to offer accessible instruction of qigong and basic energy principles to the community.