Classes have moved online and will continue there for now.
Next Free Introductory Class: Sunday May 3 6:00-7:30pm
Next 7 Week Course is May 10 – June 21 6:00-7:30pm
“Abundant Balance: Working with your Qi ~ Life Force Energy”
We are all grappling with the stress of uncertainty and the changes we have already made to our daily life as well as the uncertainty of how our lives will be in the near and further future. …And some of us are also grappling with mild to extreme health challenges.
Our usual “go to” practices for staying centered and vitalized may not be available or enough right now. Anyway, getting away, grabbing dinner with friends or getting a massage help, but they fix us after we’re aggravated, overwhelmed or exhausted. What if we had a strong center, abundant Qi energy and a clear and loving mind – all the time? What if we had a portfolio of practices that worked with our energies daily – instead of waiting until we “run out of steam”?
The practices we’ll learn in “Abundant Balance” are from traditional Chinese Medicine and have been around for centuries. So, it’s kind of amazing how accessible they are and how deeply they can transform our contemporary lives –both inner and outer.
Scroll down for a description of our curriculum for Abundant Balance course.
Weekday Classes to Ease Stress during Sheltering at Home
We are all grappling with the stress of uncertainty and the changes we’ve already made to our daily life… and some of us are grappling with mild to extreme health challenges. During this time, community is key. Tao methods of Qigong, Visualizations and Sound Making are powerful ways to shift Stress, Distress and support our Health. Beginners are more than welcome at any/all of these classes.
Free Weekly Class: Tuesday Evenings at 7:00pm
Two Morning Qigong Classes (by Donation): Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-9:30am
Weekly Group EFT Tapping (by Donation): Thursdays 7:00-8:00pm
One-hour classes are normally $20. During this time, when so many have lost income, I’m offering a free weekly class in beautiful practices that help work with emotions and energy. The other three classes are by donation.
How to join a one or more of these classes? Two ways:
Register in advance using Calendly ~ you can register for one or several classes from my Calendly scheduling page. The confirmation email you receive will have the Zoom link to join the class and the Paypal.me link to send your donation.
Last minute (class is about to start!)~ Scroll down and use the calendar below. Click on the class and you will see both the Zoom link and the Paypal.me link in the event description. If you’re having trouble with the embedded calendar, you can also view it here:
Why Register? Occasionally I will send links to download handouts, or will contact the group with last minute changes. Calendly offers you email or text reminders as well as the option to insert the info into your own calendar.
Morning: 8:30-9:30am: Morning Qigong – Classical Qigong
Start your day with Qigong sequences that have been handed down through generations: Golden Ball, 8 Pieces of Brocade, Channel Dredging and more.
7:00-8:00pm: Traditional Tao Practice for Emotional Ease in Stressful Times. We will share practices that are easy, accessible and enjoyable yet quite effective in easing the stress and overwhelm you may be feeling during these uncertain, even disrupted times such as the 6 Healing Sounds and the Inner Smile, among others.
Morning: 8:30-9:30am: Morning Qigong – Contemporary Qigong
Start your day with Qigong sequences curated by living teachers: Kuan Yin Qigong, Tao Zen Gyo and more.
7:00-8:00pm: Group EFT: Emotional Freedom Tapping to Release Stress and Pain (old and new). Emotional Freedom Tapping is a contemporary application of Chinese medicine that has remarkable power to release old limitations, fears and patterns.
Next Free Introductory Class: May 3: 6:00-7:30pm (Virtual/Online).
“Abundant Balance: Working with your Qi Energy”
Registration is required, please use this link:
7-Week Course: Sundays: May 10-June 21: 6:00-7:30pm (Virtual/Online)
Focus of the next course “Abundant Balance: Working with your Qi Energy”
–Getting and staying “Grounded” –connected to the Earth, to your center… and cultivating natural, strong boundaries.
–Cultivating a connection to your life force energy so you can support and vitalize yourself before bigger imbalances grow.
–releasing stagnation and murky qi (sitting in front of a pc all day?)
–gathering fresh, vitalizing qi using breath, visualizing and movement
–refining and balancing qi so it can most effectively balance and strengthen you.
–Avoid losing Qi or getting overwhelmed… Enjoy every day!
–Learning traditional ‘time-tested’ energy practices and tools that change the way you relate to your body, your relationships, and the spaces you inhabit.
SHAMANIC SHAKING brings you to your center and connects you to the earth as you release old Qi, stress and negativity, “clearing space” for fresh life force. The MICROCOSMIC ORBIT moves you deep into your inner landscape. By guiding your Qi along internal pathways, you grow your energetic resources, balance your Yin and Yang energies as you settle and center your mind and heart. The fluid movements and nature imagery of KUAN YIN QIGONG move Qi throughout your body, feed your spirit and transform your connection to the natural world and night skies. These main practices will be supplemented by others, such as THE GOLDEN BALL, 8 BROCADES and STAR STEPPING or MOON MEDITATION.
Special Offering on EFT one-on-one Sessions: If you would benefit from more focused work with EFT, I’m offering private sessions for half my usual fee. $54/hr instead of $108. Here is a link to more information about EFT:
And here is a link to set up a session in my calendar.
If you don’t have the EFT Instruction Sheet for group tapping or just for your home practice, here is a link to download it:
If you have questions about any of these offerings, don’t hesitate to reach out:
Do you feel stressed or unable to really relax? Your mind either racing from one topic to another or obsessing over a situation so that you end up “living in it” either past episodes or future uncertainties.
Do you have body discomforts that have grown from occasional to continuous or chronic? Injuries or inflammations that should be gone, but aren’t healing? Or maybe for you it’s sleep—you can’t let go and sink into a deep sleep that allows you to be truly rested and energized in the morning.
Do you endure other imbalances that you can’t fix by yourself? Low libido or fertility issues, burdensome PMS or period pain, anxiety about your sexuality or other issues you’re “just living with.”
Do you find yourself “hating on” your body or your life? Held captive by some inner critic, you might not even remember when she showed up or where she came from, but you have a hard time silencing the undermining inner dialog that is “always on.”
Is nourishing yourself well a challenge? Your digestion may be sluggish or sensitive; your blood sugar levels are out of whack. Reflux or IBS aren’t going away on their own. Or maybe you know you need to take better care of yourself, but you just don’t do it.
Or maybe it’s more mind than body: you feel a longing for something? Perhaps the lack is vague, or maybe you feel a need for more connection than you have: with a partner, a community or spirit.
I know from my 20 years of practice and 10 years of teaching that (as contemporary as all these issues are) they can be deeply shifted by the ancient Chinese energy practices of Qigong and traditional mentoring that is integral to Tao healing and teaching.
There’s a reason people have been doing it for centuries… and a reason I’ve dedicate my life to sharing it as widely as I can: It’s simple, easy and powerful.
The Power of Coming Home to your Body
The profound journey of coming home to your body begins with discovering the feelings and experiences continually arising inside you. In Taoist practice, you’re guided to make friends with your emotions and the symptoms of discomfort–of dis-ease –that we all can experience. Through Qigong, energy blockages from stress, illness and aging are released, and healing Qi flows through your body. Through Qigong, emotions—even painful volatile ones—are acknowledged and digested… at the pace that is right for you. Meeting challenges with greater awareness and acceptance, you come home to your body with a renewed sense of joy and vitality.
Many of the practices I share are so accessible that some people don’t see their power. But when you practice them over time, they offer deep transformation. This can be a little scary, but it’s SO worth it. I gently support and guide my clients and students as they investigate, learn and progress. One of my main goals is to offer a transformative practice in a very safe space.
The Power of Qi: Working with Energy
Qi animates all life. Qigong cultivates the qi that flows within and around you. A Qigong practice brings Qi into your body, heart, and mind, awakening energetic pathways that can create robust health and emotional clarity. Working with a skilled Qigong teacher-healer can add depth and power to your transformation and healing. They are also a guide, ensuring your practice is the right one for you and that your approach and form are excellent.
I work to share the practices in their wholeness – making sure my students know the traditional technique and details as they have been conveyed through generations. Although I teach a wide variety of Qigong and Taiji, it’s clear where each comes from and what each has to offer. Yes, we learn how to apply them in our 21st city lives! But it’s always clear what is core and what is adaptation. This clarity carries over into my energy work and transmission also.
The Power of Connection & Interconnection
Practicing with others is a rich body-mind tool. In Asia, community practice has been valued for centuries. The healing energy of Qi is amplified when a group practices or meditates with shared intention. Practicing in person with a teacher offers “transmission” of the energy of the practice and lineage along with technique.
Learning movements and meditations done by so many others over such a long time connects us to ancestor generations (and descendant generations) and to fellow practitioners across the Earth. And at the heart of Taoist Qigong, Taiji and meditation is returning to connect with the Earth and Nature and Spirit. Connections are powerful ‘cures’ for so many modern maladies.
Not only are movements and imagery conveyed through the centuries and across the planet, but also energy: from teacher to student, who then teaches and transmits to her students. Along with my knowledge, I share the energy transmitted to me… These relationships through time carry some small bit of originating teachers all the way down to us.
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Please contact me if you have questions, or you’d like to know more about Weekly Classes, Special Classes, Private Training or Qi Healing: