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SUMMER QIGONG
July 11 to August 1, 2017  7:15-8:15pm
Location: Hatha Yoga Shala
2050 Fourth St, Berkeley CA (between University & Addison)

Learn how you can prime your system for better overall function through a delightful practice of movement, breath and awareness. In this fun and relaxing hour, we will explore movements from the Wild Goose System of Qigong—refined over centuries—that have been found to promote the circulation of vital energy and develop a stronger, more resilient body and clearer mind.

The practice of Qigong has been shown to have many benefits including:

• initiating the “relaxation response”
• boosting immune function
• increasing circulation
• reducing hypertension
• promoting balance
• strengthening muscle and bone
• relieving pain and stress
• helping manage chronic conditions

Suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome.
Cost: $70 for all 4 classes or $20 per single class



NOTE: While many people experience health benefits from practicing Qigong, if you currently have a serious condition or injury, please consult a medical professional prior to beginning your practice.

Hatha Yoga Shala is a beautiful wood floor studio. Bare feet, socks or non-marking indoor shoes only.

PARKING: Meters on 4th St. are off after 6pm. There is also free 2-hour parking behind the studio, which is in the “4th & U” building. Access is either from Addison by the railroad tracks or 4th St. Parking is also free south of Addison. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Closest BART: North Berkeley Station is 1.3 miles away. Closest Bus: 51B on University Ave.




PAST

SPRING CLEANING QIGONG
April 4-25, 2017  7:15-8:15pm
Location: Hatha Yoga Shala

Learn how to relieve stress and prime your system for better overall function through the delightful practice of movement, breath and awareness from the Wild Goose system of Qigong. In this fun and relaxing hour, we will explore movements designed to remove blockages and promote energy flow, while developing a stronger, more resilient body and a clearer mind.

SPRING CLEANING QIGONG
April 4-25, 2017  7:15-8:15pm
Location: Hatha Yoga Shala

Do a little inner cleaning of your system by practicing elements from Wild Goose System of Qigong. Learn how to use whole body movements to release long-held tensions and clear the way for fresh energy. Come practice simple movements from Dr. Bingkun Hu’s Twelve Treasures and learn elements of Wild-Goose 12 (Qigong for the Kidneys). Spring is the season when everything is growing and pushing through the earth. Many of us know that pushing energy very well in our efforts to achieve more and sometimes it seems, just to keep up. In the process, we often deplete our adrenals which sit on top of the kidneys. Wild Goose-12 builds inner strength, gently tonifying the kidney meridian and organs and promoting whole body circulation. Come practice this refreshing qigong and learn how to balance effort with true relaxation.

QIGONG FROM THE GROUND UP
February 28 to March 28, 2017  7:15-8:15pm
Location: Hatha Yoga Shala

Come cultivate qi flow through the whole body by learning a little bit about your structure starting with the feet. We will look at how to balance the joints and move more functionally through them as a support for practicing movements from the Wild Goose System of Qigong including the entire Wild Goose-6 sequence (Patting Along the Meridians), known for opening up the meridians and tonifying and detoxifying the qi.

INNER BEAUTY QIGONG
Tuesday, February 14, 2017  7:15-8:15pm
Location: Hatha Yoga Shala

Smooth or rough, young or old, green or purple, in my mind, the most beautiful people emanate a vitality of spirit from within. Stress and habits can obscure that light and cause us to feel less than our best. Come uncover your own inner beauty through powerful practices to rejuvenate your face and balance your entire system. Come explore how to: • Trace the meridians • “Wash” the face • Deeply rest the windows to the soul • Balance the senses.

TUESDAY NIGHT QIGONG
Through February 7, 2016  7:15-8:15pm
Location: Hatha Yoga Shala

The Wild Goose system of Qigong uses gentle, fluid movements to help you let go of tension, strengthen your body and renew your spirit. Along the way, many people experience relief from pain and stress and help with chronic conditions or injuries. In this fun and relaxing hour, we will go step by step to realign, stretch and strengthen our bodies and calm our minds. As time permits, we will explore embodied anatomy from the Body-Mind Centering® approach in support of our practice. Suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome.

POPUP EVENT: Changing the Trajectory
Re-energizing Through Non-Linear Movement

Monday, April 23, 2012 7:30-8:30pm
Location: storefront at 26th & Bartlett, San Francisco, CA
info: wearemovement.org

In modern life, we tend to live very linearly—inhabiting grids, achieving deadlines and counting reps at the gym. But even an arrow follows an arc in meeting its goal.  Physiologically our bodies are formed and then continually renewed through non-linear patterns of energy. Outside of our bodies, science observes how vibration, spirals and waves create the world around us. For our optimal well-being, we need to allow our bodies to move in accord with the circular patterns of life. Ancient practices like Qigong and modern ones like Body-Mind Centering® cultivate this reconnection. Join Sanghi Choi for some guided relaxation and movement to slow down, change the trajectory and re-energize to move with life in a different way.

QIGONG
Mondays, April 16 - May 28, 2012 7-8pm
Location: Applied Anatomy Institute

Qigong works with the natural circulation of energy to promote better health, a clearer mind and deep sense of connectedness. Studies have shown that the many benefits of practice include less pain and fatique, better sleep and enhanced immunity. Come explore single movements and short sequences from the Wild Goose System of Qigong to realign, stretch and strengthen the body. Come learn how to relax and renew the Qigong way. Suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome.

QIGONG
Mondays, Feb 20 - April 2, 2012 7-8pm
Location: Applied Anatomy Institute

Sometimes called meditation in motion, Qigong integrates movement, breath and awareness for better health, a clearer mind and deeper sense of connectedness. Studies show many benefits including less pain and fatique, more energy, better circulation and enhanced immunity. Come explore single movements and short sequences from the Wild Goose System to gently stretch, realign and strengthen the body and learn how to relax and renew the qigong way. Suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome.

QIGONG
Mondays, Jan 9 - Feb 6, 2012 7-8pm
Location: Applied Anatomy Institute

Some of the many benefits of Qigong include experiencing less pain and fatique, developing stronger immunity and feeling calmer and more focused. We will explore single movements and short sequences from Wild Goose Qigong to cultivate qi or life force energy while gently stretching, realigning and strengthening the body. Join me for an enjoyable way to de-stress from the day and start each week feeling refreshed. This class is suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome.
NOTE: Elena Tolypko will be the guest teacher on April 23.

TWELVE TREASURES QIGONG
Mondays, Oct 17 - Dec 5, 2011 7-8:15pm
Location: Applied Anatomy Institute

Many studies have shown that practicing Qigong reduces pain and tension and promotes the healing process. The Twelve Treasures as taught by Dr. Bingkun Hu provide an excellent foundation for cultivating our qi or life force energy while gently stretching, realigning and strengthening the body. Culled from the Wild Goose (Dayan) System, they break down Qigong principles into an easy-to-learn format suitable for all levels. Join me for this delightful practice and give yourself the opportunity to start each week feeling balanced and refreshed.

QIGONG
Mondays, Sept 12 - Oct 3, 2011 7-8:15pm
Location: Applied Anatomy Institute

Qigong uses movement, breath and awareness to cultivate energy and balance, strength and flexibility. The effects are cumulative. With continued practice, it provides a powerful means to relieve pain and tension and promote self-healing.
In this class we will focus primarily on basic movements and principles of the Twelve Treasures as taught by Dr. Bingkun Hu.

QIGONG
Mondays, July 18- Aug 3, 2011 7-8:15pm
Location: Applied Anatomy Institute

Use movement, breath and awareness to cultivate energy and balance, strength and flexibility. Disarmingly easy-to-learn movements from the Wild Goose lineage are based in Traditional Chinese Medicine principles and promote self-healing.

STRETCHING WITH EASE
A BODY-MIND CENTERING® AND QIGONG WORKSHOP
Sunday, July 31, 2011 1-4:30pm
Location: Applied Anatomy Institute
In order to be flexible, people often think about stretching the muscles and can end up with tight spots or joint pain. There is a very easy way to stretch without strain. By honoring your structure and connecting to your natural pathways of flow, you will find that you will go further and more easily than before.

With our own bodies as the map, we'll explore how our bones come together to make joints and where it is safe to "stretch" and where we need to respect our limits. Then through easy-moving Qigong exercises, we'll connect to the fluid pathways that take us through these "intersections" and make stretching effortless.

BEGINNING QIGONG
Wednesdays 9:30-11 (ongoing Nov 2010 - June, 2011)
OJAS YOGA CENTER

Qigong (chee gung) uses movement, breath and awareness to cultivate strength and flexibility, while promoting better circulation, digestion and immune function. People who practice regularly report having more energy and balance in their daily lives through doing these delightful, flowing movements. Disarmingly easy-to-learn and do, these movements from the Wild Goose lineage are based in Traditional Chinese Medicine principles and provide a powerful means to relieve tension and promote the body's own ability to self-heal.

HEALTHY JOINTS: SPINE AND SHOULDER GIRDLE
A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP
Saturday, October 30, 2010 1-3:30pm
Location: Yoga at Change, San Mateo, CA

Aching backs, tense shoulders. We have all been there. How can we find support through a fluid central axis instead and connect with ease through our shoulders so that our arms are free to reach into space? In this workshop, we'll explore how we first grew our spines and limbs as well as our structure now to safely align and find the flow within yoga poses. All levels of experience and mobility are welcome.

QIGONG AT PINE HEAVEN
A BODY-MIND CENTERING® APPROACH TO AN ANCIENT PRACTICE
Tuesdays, June 2-July 27, 2010 7-8pm
Location: Pine Heaven Farm, Oakland, CA

Join me for a beginning Qigong class in a magical setting at Pine Heaven Farm. Come learn how to align with your body's structure and internal flows as we practice basic Qigong moving forms for better health, a clearer mind and a deeper sense of connectedness.

HEALTHY JOINTS FOR YOGA AND BEYOND
A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 17, 2010 1-3:30pm
Location: Yoga at Change, San Mateo, CA

We ask a lot of our joints during yoga practice, and all throughout the day. Whether yours feel crunched or disconnected, you can bring them into better balance by just knowing more about how they work. If you would like some tools to experience less pain and more connectedness, join me for a fun combination of creative visualization and easy moving exercises as we explore:

• The intimate relationship of bones and ligaments
• The magic oil that bathes the joints
• How to optimize your alignment and energy flow

THE ORIGINAL DANCE
EMBRYOLOGY, MOVEMENT AND CONSCIOUSNESS
Saturday, June 5, 2010 10am-1pm
co-taught with Indeera Johnn
Location: Wildcat Studio, 2525 8th St, Berkeley, CA

Life happens in motion. Our lives begin in the womb with the dance of two cells. We grow and spiral, following an unseen hand in our embryological journey.

Join us as we reawaken inner pathways to support fuller, freer movement in the world.

INNER MOVEMENT PATHWAYS
INTEGRATING THE BASIC NEUROLOGICAL PATTERNS FOR FULLER, FREER MOVEMENT
Sunday, May 16, 2010 5:30-7pm
co-taught with Indeera Johnn
Open to the BMC community
Location: 8th St Studio, 2525 8th St, Berkeley, CA

Join us for a fun recapitulation of our development from atom to celll, sea to land. We will dive into the basic neurological patterns from the Body-Mind Centering® approach to explore:
• Inviting Spaciousness and Sensation with Breath
• Your Inner Jellyfish
• How to Connect the Limbs to the Core
• The Juicy World of Yield, Push, Reach and Pull

treeposeYOGA PLUS
Tuesdays March 23 & 30, 2010 9-10am
A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF HATHA YOGA AND EMBODIED ANATOMY
Location: Palo Alto, CA*

Enliven your spirit and deepen your understanding of your body with Yoga Plus. We will learn about the body's structure and how to safely develop flexibility and strength in yoga poses. Come join me for a fun, small group class in a beautiful garden-view setting.
*Please call for location.

THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN CORE AND PERIPHERY
A RESTORATIVE INTEGRATION OF THE AXIAL SKELETON AND LIGAMENTS
Sunday, April 18, 2010 5:30-7pm
co-taught with Indeera Johnn
Open to all EAY students
Location: 8th St Studio, 2525 8th St, Berkeley, CA

Review and deepen your understanding and embodiment of the axial and ligamentous systems. Through individual and group movement meditations, we will explore:
• The Lemniscate of the Yolk Sac and Amniotic Cavity
• Establishing a Strong Supple Axis—Notochord
• Budding Into Space with the Limbs
• Ligamentous Bridges, Tunnels and Sheaths

YOGA EASE
A UNIQUE INTEGRATION OF HATHA YOGA, QIGONG AND EMBODIED ANATOMY
Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30am
March 3, 10, 17, 2010
Location: Burlingame/San Mateo Border*

Learn how to safely work with your body's structure and balance your energy flow to optimize alignment and develop flexibility and strength from within. Illuminate your spirit and deepen your understanding of your body with Yoga Ease.

This is a semi-private class affording lots of individual attention. All levels of experience are welcome.
*Please call for location.

ABIDE IN THE BONES
RESTORATIVE INTEGRATION OF THE UPPER AND LOWER LIMBS
Sunday, February 21, 2010 5:30-7pm
co-taught with Indeera Johnn
Open to all EAY students
Location: Studio Yoga 6, Berkeley, CA

An opportunity for all EAY students to review and deepen your understanding and embodiment of the bones of the upper and lower limbs.
* Explore the mind and the geometry of the bones through movement
* Open inner spaces and sensation with pranayama
* Optimize your alignment
• Deepen your exploration of Yoga Asanas from a Body-Mind Centering® approach

YOGA PLUS
A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF HATHA YOGA AND EMBODIED ANATOMY
Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9-10am
October 6-29, 2009
co-taught with Susie Richardson
Location: Palo Alto, CA*

Enliven your spirit and deepen your understanding of your body with Yoga Plus. Come join us in for small-group classes in our beautiful Garden Studio.
*Please call for location.

WHERE IS MY SPLEEN?
Thursday, November 6, 2008
3-4:30pm
Location: 315 NE Davis St., Portland, OR
Open to Dr. Lee's students

In Dr. Lee's qigong classes, he refers to points on the spine and to specific organs as we access meridians and bring health to the whole system. If you'd like to know exactly where each vertebra and organ is, come for a fun, whirlwind exploration of anatomy, designed to support your qigong practice.

EMBRYOLOGICAL ORIGINS
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
9:30am-noon
Location: Motion Massage Studio, Portland OR
Open to NCNM students

We begin as the meeting of two energies, yin and yang, sperm and egg. Dynamic cellular processes unfolding in a fluid environment. Every stage of development laying the foundation for our continuing embodiment.

In the embryo, structures like the bilaminar embryonic disk, yolk sac and notochord establish our orientation to space and give us both internal and external support. What would it feel like to connect to some of these earliest structures and processes and see how they might resonate for us today? In this workshop, we'll look at our development from conception to gastrulation through creative visualization, hands-on partnering and guided movement. Come bring your curiosity as we revisit our embryological origins.

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing (preferably no jeans). There is a dressing room.

Motion Massage Studio is located in the Odd Fellows Building on the NW corner of 19th and NE Alberta. If the door is not open, buzz 012. The studio is on the 2nd floor (glass door directly facing stairs).

EMBODYING THE BONES: Lower Limbs*
July 16 - 30, 2008
Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm
Location: Potentials Yoga Studio, Portland OR

Using your own body as the roadmap, come take an anatomical journey through the bones of the feet, legs and hips. We'll reawaken our structure through fun hands-on work and movement, look at drawings and models and talk about what we find as we explore: the nature of bones, what happens when they meet (joints), and key skeletal relationships that give us greater stability and freedom in movement. This class is designed to support any movement practice as well as everyday activities.

*CEs available for Oregon Licensed Massage Therapists

 



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