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.
5 Element Qi Gong Kickstart Workshop can be taken on it's own or as part of a 6 week (class) series. Space Limited
The KickStart Class was May 8th and was wonderful. Looking forward to the next 5 classes of the series. The first of the 5 will commence on May 29th followed by June 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th. (For Teachers these hours count as CEU's with Yoga Alliance)
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 flow from what you learn at the first Workshop. If you are unable to make the Kickstart Workshop you can still do the remaining 5 Sundays as a series.
Drops in will only be accepted for the sessions, space allowing and/or with some prior knowledge of Qi Gong.
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
Sundays May 29th, June 5th 12th, 19th and 26th 8:30AM to 9:30AM
2 Hour Kickstart Workshop $30 +GST
2 Hour Kickstart + 5 class series (1 hour classes) $120 + GST
Drop in for each of the 5 sessions $25 + GST (space allowing with some knowledge of Qi Gong)
Maximum 12 students.
I attended the 2 hour class and was left feeling clear and centered. It was informative, laughter filled, and nourishing. Caroline is a caring and very intuitive teacher. I look forward to the next 5 sessions. ~ Beverly ...and the second class was just as wonderful. 4 to go :-)