Introduction to Qi Gong ~ 6-week live online course with Kirsten Wilkinson
Are you curious about Chinese Medicine and it’s benefits? Have you heard of Qi Gong, but haven’t found a class you are ready to take yet? Are you ready to find your personal rhythmic flow and whole being balance through calm movements? Are you ready to let stress and anxiety melt away while you gather energy around you?
If the answer to any of these questions was “yes”, then it is time to try the ancient practice of Qi Gong.
Qi Gong can be translated as Qi, vital energy, and Gong, skill cultivated through steady practice. It has roots in traditional Chinese Medicine, philosophy, and martial arts. Through coordinated body movements, breathing, and mediations related to nature and our own biology, Qi Gong has been known to improve all layers of health and wellbeing.
In this 6 week course we will learn the fundamental movements, breathing techniques, and short mediations that will introduce the practice, science, and philosophy of Qi Gong practice. Classes will include appropriate Qi Gong flow movement series for balancing states of energy, regulating body organs according to universal elements, and short educational discussions about philosophy and origin of practices for the season.
What are the benefits of Qi Gong?
The approach of this class focuses on traditional Chinese Medicine practices and philosophies that come from ancient eastern philosophies and scientific discoveries based on the Holden and Ta Mo lineages. Kirsten will give opportunities for 5 Elements learning, integration of practices, inquiry, and exploration of personal practice.
Classes will include methodical Qi Gong movement series along with meditative practices and short informational discussions. All Levels Welcome!
This class is for you, if...
MA, TCTSY-F, E-RYT, RCYT, Mind/Body Practitioner
SEP Student Cohort, IAYT Candidate, Qi-Gong Certificate Student, R-DMT Candidate, PhD Student Psychology/Somatic Therapy, Meridian University
Kirsten is the Founder and Executive Director of Legacy Motion, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organisation committed to sustaining the ongoing preservation and documentation of endangered ancient dance forms, as well as promoting resiliency, empowerment, trauma resolution, psychosocial coexistence, community and peace building through restorative, movement based practices. Through interrelated projects Legacy Motion dedicates itself to evaluating, creating and implementing high quality sustainable programs based on experience and collaborations in the field.
Her professional dance career spans over 10 years during which she performed with such companies as The San Francisco Ballet, David Dorfman and Heidelberg Ballet. She has held positions at The Library of Congress, Dance Heritage Coalition, and various adjunct professorships at American University Cairo, University of Oregon, University of Hawaii and many more.
After much physical trauma sustained in a car accident, she has found sanctuary in her yoga practice and teaching. She is a certified Hot Yoga and 200YTT yoga instructor with thousands of hours teaching moving bodies. Kirsten’s training comes from a broad background including Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Nidra, Alexander Technique, LabanNotation, Dance Therapy, TCTSY, and Mind/Body Therapy.
She is also the Founder of Healing Motion, a place where you can discover your innate wisdom, restore your embodied strength, and transcend to holistic wellbeing through private sessions, community events, and free offerings.
www.legacymotion.org / www.healing-motion.org
Dates & prices
Starts July 8
Thursdays 18:00-19:00, for 6 weeks
Included in this course:
practices for self exploration, self restoration, and discovering your currently present wholeness.
Price: $60 for all 6 Weeks
*Note that 25% supports Legacy Motion’s programs with individuals and communities impacted
by trauma worldwide
Sign up via Kirsten's website here!