Classes

Inner Radiance Qigong

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Inner Radiance Qigong (Chee-gong) is a set of eight movements that incorporate the medical, martial and spiritual elements of Qigong and is designed to balance and harmonize your system.  The gentle circular patterns effectively release tension from the spine, joints, and nervous system.  Like a moving meditation it strengthens your awareness of, and connection to, your own virtues.   It is accessible to anyone at any stage of life because its movements are adjustable for all body types, for those with injuries or who need to sit.

Moving Words

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Qigong can enhance your creativity! Body pain or fatigue, mind fatigue, writer’s block, and spiritual dryness can hinder the use of our talents.  Learn to synchronize with your energy, keeping your body healthy and your inspiration flowing!

This class blends Qigong (Chee-gōng) and the writing process and is beneficial for people at any stage of life.  Writing can be a powerful tool for self-discovery and so can Qigong.  They also can feel good and are a lot of fun.  This class aims to inspire and support your creative spirit, whether you’re a professional or new to the experience.  Although we will be writing regularly, this class is a place to share your creative projects whatever medium they emerge from.

You will learn various Qigong exercises practice timed writing sessions using the Amherst Writers and Artists methodwhose philosophy is simply: “Every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe environment in which to experiment.”  We will use Zen koan’s, the I-Ching, and the Tao Te Ching along with other texts inspired by the Chinese classics to seed our imaginations and inspire our stories.  Short meditations, writing and movement will happen in every class as well as an opportunity to share with one another.

Evening Qigong

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Collect yourself from the day’s journey, bringing all your pieces back together.  We will practice different styles and variations of qigong, building our library of movements upon the foundation of safe and correct technique.  This class is less than an hour and is appropriate for all levels of experience.  We will work on the same routine all month in order to build muscle memory and depth of understanding, starting a new set each month.

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Harvesting the Imagination

What is the imagination and how can it be a source of healing and personal growth?  Our ability to tell stories and express ourselves creatively is part of the human legacy.  This ability is powerful and science can now quantify it.  Learn how sensory information is stored in the brain and body and how Qigong and Chinese Medicine formulates this knowledge into a beneficial health practice.  Qigong and a creative state have similar effects within the body.  This event will include a slide presentation, movement and prompted creative writing.