Qi Gong: An Autumn practice ~ 6 Week Live Online Class Series with Kirsten
Autumn is a time of transition, transformation, and balance. In the ancient tradition of 5 Elements Qi Gong and Traditional Chinese Medicine, finding harmony within ourselves, with our own life force energy, and with the natural cycle of the seasons is a main foundation of this moving meditation.
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 fundamental movements, breathing techniques, and short flow mediations that will introduce the practice, science, and philosophy of Qi Gong practice specifically for the season of Autumn. 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. The season of Autumn practice will focus on the element of metal, the health and balance of our lungs and large intestines, channeling the power of our animal frolics from the tiger, moving our practice towards the West, and discovering our Yin and Yang energies both externally and internally. 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 warm ups to awaken body sensations, movement flow series, guided mindfulness, and breath work along with meditative practices and short informational discussions. All Levels Welcome!
What are the benefits of Qi Gong?
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 October 12
Tuesdays from 10am - 11am PDT, 1pm - 2pm EST, 6pm -7pm London
October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, & 16, 2021
Included in this course:
Practices for self-exploration, self-restoration, and discovering your currently present wholeness.
*Early Bird Special until October 1 - $40 for all 6 weeks. After October 1 - $60 for all 6 weeks.
Sign up via Kirsten's website here!