After the two hour workshop that I taught at Ocean Breath yoga studio on Granville Island, I will be back on May 29th to teach a 5 week 5 element qi gong series. I was touched by the comments from Ocean Breath owner, Beverly’s feedback: “The 2 hour session we did on May 8th was absolutely wonderful. As Ara Cusack said later, she felt “nourished” for the rest of the day. We moved and breathed, we made sound and laughed hard. We were informed and felt cared for. The 5 class series that follows starts May 29th. The perfect time of day to flow and bring yourself into balance. (Some Qi Gong experience nice but not necessary).”
Here is the description.
Medical QiGong is over 4000 years old and is one of the four branches of Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, martial arts, herbology and QiGong). Qi translates to life force, Gong means energy, and QiGong (Life Force Energy).
In QiGong, there are three energy fields to protect one’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy. A stagnant qi in any of these fields can cause “dis ease.” In China, if someone is sick, they may be prescribed a set amount of QiGong classes to complete before they can see a physician for further treatment. Eighty percent of people who completed prescribed classes did not need to see a doctor… They felt better.
Kickstart Class May 8th: 2 Hours
Each class of The 5 Class Series that follows will be 1 hour.
Qi Gong Massage and Workout:
This 2 hour self care workshop is a wonderful way to connect with yourself and enjoy pampering techniques that are more than skin deep! Nourish yourself with a rejuvenating medical Qi gong practice that balances out body, mind and spirit. We will be exploring Qi gong massage technique to balance chakras and energetic meridians of the body. Using healing sounds and colour therapy fused with a qi gong workout, this class is a must do. Wrapping up the session with a guided meditation will leave you ready to embrace the day.
The remaining 5 Sundays will move again through the Elements. If you are unable to make the Kickstart Workshop you do the remaining 5 Sundays as a series. Drop ins possible space allowing
Instructor: Caroline MacGillivray
Caroline MacGillivray is a Medical QiGong Therapist with 15 years of experience in the health and wellness field working with marginalized populations. Caroline was awarded a scholarship to obtain her medical QiGong practitioner and therapist certification at Empty Mountain Institute. In addition to working with patients in clinic, Caroline teaches medical QiGong workshops and classes that encourage connecting with mind, body and spirit through different modalities. A yoga teacher, dance instructor, writer and speaker, Caroline is best known as the founder of Beauty Night Society, an award winning registered Canadian charity. https://qisalon.me/
Sunday May 8th Kickstart Workshop 8:00AM to 10:00AM DONE!
Sundays May 29th, June 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
8:30AM to 9:30AM
If you purchase the 5 class pass after taking the Kickstart class the price for the 5 classes is $100 + GST
5 class without kickstart $110 + GST
Drop in for each of the 5 sessions $25 + GST (space allowing, preferably with some small knowledge of Qi Gong)
Maximum 12 students.
To Sign up for the series, please visit Ocean Breath