Group Classes


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Please rsvp to attend these classes.  There are occasional last-minute schedule changes that may only be sent to those registered. You can email or use the contact form below.

Weekly Ongoing Classes:

SUNDAYS:
SUNDAY MORNING IN PROSPECT PARK  
{9:30-10:45am}
This class is ending soon as weather is getting colder…

SUNDAYS:
SUNDAY EVENING QIGONG IN PARK SLOPE 
{6:00-7:15pm}

WEDNESDAYS:
WEDNESDAY EVENING QIGONG IN CHELSEA 
{6:30-7:45pm}

SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS AND LOCATIONS

Special New Student Offer!
First Class $10.
(New Students registering
for First Class only).

Workshops at Abhaya Yoga-Dumbo:
{Register directly with Abhaya}

OCTOBER 27:
THREE TREASURES OF QIGONG {2:00-3:30pm}
https://abhayayoga.com/workshops/three-treasures-qigong/

NOVEMBER 17:
CULTIVATING QI/LIFE FORCE ENERGY {2:00-3:30pm}
https://abhayayoga.com/workshops/cultivating-qi-life-force-energy/

DECEMBER 15:
WORKING WITH THE 5 ELEMENTS: EMOTIONS & ORGANS {2:00-3:30pm}
https://abhayayoga.com/workshops/working-5-elements-emotions-organs/

VISIT ABHAYAYOGA.COM FOR INFORMATION, LOCATION AND TO REGISTER

Workshops at Abhaya:
$30.
Abhaya Members: 20% Discount

32 Pearl Street
Dumbo Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 682-3271

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For ongoing group classes (not at Abhaya):

Registration/RSVP is required unless you attend regularly Classes require a minimum number of attendees.
We have shifted to CLASS CARDS, Cards don’t expire and can be used at any of the weekly classes,so you have more flexibility and our bookkeeping is simple.
Class Cards: 6 classes for $120 
Drop in: As long as there are enough class-card registrants to go forward with a class, drop ins are still welcome.  Please rsvp as before. Drop in fee is $30.

 

 

 

Sunday Morning in Prospect Park

9:30-10:45 am ~ weather dependent

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We will learn a Qigong warm up for any Taichi or athletic practice as well as elements of Iron Shirt and other Qigong that can be done with Taichi or alone.

And we will learn Taichi movement and principles using the Universal Tao “13 Movement Form.”  We may not get through the whole sequence, but the class will resume in when the weather warms in the Spring.

Location: We will meet at the 9th Street Entrance of Prospect Park (9th St & Prospect Park West) at 9:15 and walk in together to find the best location for that day (given other events, sun, clouds, etc.)

RSVP is essential:  Only those that have rsvp’d will be updated on class status as weather changes.

Wednesday Evening Qigong
at 307 W. 30th Street

6:30~7:45pm ~ beginning August 15

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Current Focus:
WORKING WITH THE 5 ELEMENTS.  We Open with a varied Qigong Practice…  then go deeper into one or more practices. We will learn moving/standing Qigong followed by seated visual meditations such as the “Six Healing Sounds” that work with the Elements to strengthen organs and clarify emotions. Excellent for releasing old obstacles and relieving ‘stress.’

In the Wednesday Qigong class in Chelsea, we will practice a variety of Qigong together drawn from Shamanic, Traditional, Medical and Contemporary styles chosen to bring to your body, mind and breath fundamental elements of Qigong: Grounding, Qi circulation, Sound Vibration and Fluid Movement. This is an ongoing class, but we will spend a series of classes on a set of Qigong, building a depth of understanding.  The focus of the class will change every few months.  Beginners are welcome.

Location:
307 West 30th Street, Third Floor
at 8th Ave (Buzzer “Third Floor”)

Nearest Subway Stations:
Herald Square stations as well as
8th Avenue & 34th Street Station

August-October Class Dates:
August 29 ~ Free Intro Class
September 5, 12, 19, 26,
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Sunday Evening in Park Slope

327 7th Street @ 5th Ave ~ 6:00-7:15pm

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Qigong & Universal Tao Basic Practices:  6:00 – 7:15pm

Current Focus:
WORKING WITH THE 5 ELEMENTS.  We Open with a varied Qigong Practice…  then go deeper into one or more practices. We will learn moving/standing Qigong followed by seated visual meditations such as the “Six Healing Sounds” that work with the Elements to strengthen organs and clarify emotions. Excellent for releasing old obstacles and relieving ‘stress.’

Past Series:
JANUARY-FEBRUARY:  We began working with IRON SHIRT QIGONG and MICROCOSMIC ORBIT MEDITATION
 FEBRUARY-MARCH:  We continued with IRON SHIRT QIGONG and moved into SIX HEALING SOUNDS MEDITATION
APRIL-MAY: We learned 5 YIN ORGAN & 5 YANG ORGAN QIGONG and continued with SIX HEALING SOUNDS MEDITATION
JUNE-SEPTEMBER: We learned the EIGHT BROCADES Qigong and a variety of meditations.

Location:
C.A.E./Center for Anti-Violence Education
327 7th Street (@5th Avenue in Park Slope Brooklyn)
Buzzer 1 / 2nd Floor

Nearest Subway Station:
F/G/R 9th Street & 4th Avenue

 

 

 

The Universal Healing Tao Foundation Practices
and Qigong done in Class

Universal Tao Foundations:

Mantak Chia describes his lineage as “Inner-Alchemy-Just-Practice Taoist.” It embraces any knowledge and any method from the Tao that are effective to refine the states of inner experience and consciousness that are the birthright of all humans and that are accessible by all, without unnecessary rituals. After having inherited the complete Taoist internal spiritual cultivation system from his master, Yi Eng, Chia followed the master’s instruction to teach the “Nine Formulas” to others.

We will begin learning the practices of “Inner Smile” “6 Healing Sounds” and “Microcosmic Orbit” as well as “Simple Qigong” and “Qi (Chi) Self-Massage”  It takes longer than six weeks to learn all of these.  But we will start and begin to build our familiarity and skill.

More information on “the Nine Formulas” can be found here:

tiger-heart-tao.com/universal-healing-tao

 

Qigong Practices:

Shamanic Shaking – Heart Drumming:  A traditional Qigong practice from Mt. Emei using movement, seed syllable mantra and intention to clear old stale emotions and energy, to soften all the tissues and to connect deeply with Earth and Heaven.

— EBQ Qigong: from Center for Taiji & Qigong Studies (Yang Yang) is a collection of 5 standing Qigong that gather Qi into your body, use Silk Reeling to work your tendons, open and lubricate the joints {strengthening the  muscle, bone, tendon structures of the body}.

— 6 Healing Sounds: Seated or Standing, this internal practice using breath, imagery and uttered sound is transformative. With the Sounds you Digest and elevate the emotional energies and support your organ health.

Kuan Yin Qigong:  We will close with this lovely, fluid contemporary Qigong ending our class with nature imagery of the night.

Taiji Practice:  

Tenshin Ranman Taichi is a beautiful contemporary form devised by Masahiro Ouchi (founder of TaoZen) and Li Jun Feng (founder of Shenzen Gong).  It is predominately in the Yang Style, but also has fast, explosive movements from Chen Style.  Like Tai Chi Chi Kung, it takes about 7 minutes when you know it and only requires about 2 square meters of space. ~An excellent form for our contemporary life.

Memory too short for the 108, 36 or even the 24 Yang form?  This form “Yang 13” or “Tai Chi Chi Kung” from Mantak Chia is only 13 unique movements, repeated to create a longer form (about 78).  It is a beautiful sequence that moves you in a circle, around the Bagua, and is the only body-symmetric Taiji form around.

We will lay foundation with the large movements of the Chen form.  As you progress, we will apply those fundamentals to the Yang 13… This may take a few weeks or a few months.  Class will progress at a reasonable pace for the students attending. Our goal is to know both forms and to add depth to both through learning how they contrast and intersect.

If you want to train but need a reduction in fees, contact me.

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