The instructor spends
time consulting with prospective groups to design workshops that
meet their specific needs. Formats vary in length ranging from
one-hour to day-long sessions.
following is a list of the Qigong routines that the instructor incorporates
into her classes and workshops.
and Postural Awareness:
This series of exercises helps participants
to center and quiet the mind while aligning the body for more advanced
This is a standing exercise for gently
cleansing the body of stale qi while allowing fresh qi to enter.
is a more involved standing exercise which cleanses and refines
the qi in the body.
exercises are meant to cultivate the vital energy within us. In
practice the goal is to express the spirit through movements of
the Crane, Bear, Monkey, Deer, and Tiger in playful, dance-like
These eight exercises not only open
the energy channels in the body but help to release toxins and accumulated
stress in the yin organs.
and Accupressure Points:
This series of gentle massages helps
to circulate qi throughout the body and leads one to a peaceful
state of being.
Kung and Internal Exercises:
The first ten movements are basic stretching
and strengthening exercises which provide a foundation for the practice
of Tai Chi Chuan. The second eight movements are gentle
Qigong exercises that circulate qi throughout the body.
This Qigong exercise helps one to lose
weight by promoting fitness and a general sense of well-being.
for Emotional Vitality:
These Qigong exercises balance the
emotional qi within the body. They are slow moving stretching exercises
tied to the yin organs: the Liver (anger), Heart (joy), Spleen (anxiety)
Lung (grief) and Kidneys (fear).
information about classes and workshops,
e-mail Donna at: taichi "at" silverdragon "dot" itgo "dot" com
Design: John Parsneau