Qi Gong for Winter ~ 4 Week Live Online Class Series with Kirsten
Winter is a time of rest and rejuvenation of our mind, body, and spirit. Just like the earth goes quiet to make way for the growth of spring, our own beings need time to accumulate and balance the ebb and flow of our own vital energy.
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.
5 Elements Qi Gong is the practice of embracing our relationship to the earth and universe while finding balance for our own biological systems through movement flow series, pressure points on the body, and breath work.In this 4 week course we will focus on movement flows and energy lines in the body (meridians) that assist in boosting the functionality and efficiency of our kidneys and bladder, exploring ways to harness the power of the element of water, and draw inspiration from movements of the bear.
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!
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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 January 25, 2022
January 25, Feb 1, 8, & 15, 2022
Included in this course:
Practices for self-exploration, self-restoration, and discovering your currently present wholeness.
35€ (40$) for all 4 weeks
Lifetime access to recordings
*Note that 25% supports Legacy Motion’s programs with individuals and communities impacted by trauma worldwide.