3 QIGONG WORKSHOPS THIS SEASON
WILD GOOSE QIGONG
TUESDAYS, OCT 3 – DEC 12, 4 – 5:30pm
DOVER PARK, OAKLAND
$150 ~ Register by SEPT 29 ($165 After)
Wild Goose Qigong is a breathakingly beautiful Taoist alchemical movement practice that harmonizes movement, energetic flow, and helps people experience the inheritance of their self-healing. The forms emerged over a thousand years ago, inspired by the movements of geese. In this ten-week series, our practice will concentrate on Spiral Set Four, and additionally we will practice qigong movement warm-ups and meditations. Our weekly classes will incorporate inquiries from the group, and sections from the mosaic of Wild Goose sets — each one offers different qualities of the movement of our qi. For those who have been practicing Set One, we will incorporate sections of this set as well.
In November, the class will move inside to Ellen Webb’s Studio on Union Street. The final day, December 12, is a rain date.
FALL QIGONG MINI-SERIES
THREE WEDNESDAY EVENINGS, OCT 4 – 18, 5 – 6:30pm
DOVER PARK, OAKLAND
$50 ~ Register by SEPT 29 ($70 After)
In this three-week qigong series, we will practice gentle qigong exercises focused on nourishment and health — the meditation and movements will focus on Dr. Hu’s Twelve Treasures of Wild Goose, simple practices that can be learned easily and repeated over time. Each week, we will also focus on metal movement, an aspect particularly germane to the elemental forces associated with the Fall. These qigong practices nurture our fundamental source of energy, and invite us to relax in stillness and movement. This workshop is great for all ages and abilities, for beginners as well as advanced practitioners who would like deep clarification on some qigong foundations.
WINTER QIGONG PRACTICE / PRAXIS
SUNDAY AFTERNOON, DEC 10, 2 – 6pm
ELLEN WEBB STUDIO, OAKLAND
$60 ~ Register by DEC 4 ($75 After)
This afternoon retreat will provide a space for deep winter qigong nourishment — of the body-being and the mind. We will practice Wild Goose meditation (in stillness and slow movement), and enact our understandings of Taoist alchemical practices through various kinds of language, mantra, ideas, and the space of rest. We will take out some books and look at the poetics and languaging pertinent for qigong. In our time together, we will access some basic and potent principles that underlie our cultivation of qi — our vital breath, and we will use some creative tools to enliven this process. This will be an opportunity to deepen your qigong practice / praxis in a movement sanctuary as we head into the center of winter.
REGISTRATION / QIGONG PACKET
All three workshops, $245. Register for Qigong Packet by SEPT 29
All registration finalized with payment. Please send payment via check, Paypal, Square Cash, or regular cash. Checks can be sent to 418-45th street, Oakland CA 94609, written out to Margit Galanter. Online payments = email@example.com. Payment is non-refundable, but can be transferred to other classes for extraordinary circumstances.
If you have any questions, please contact me via email or by phone. Some work trade is available. Please let me know you have sent a check, so I can look out for it.
Also, if you are interested in combining these qigong workshops with dance, please contact me directly, as you may want to create a Movement Mosaic Fall Package