MORNING QIGONG
- now live online -



Morning Qigong

Mondays through Fridays, 8:00-9:00AM
and
Saturdays/Sundays, 9:00-10:00AM

No prerequisite. Everyone is welcome.

"Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one's mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent."
—American Qigong Association

Qigong is pronounced "chi-gung", and means "energy exercises"
It's one of the great traditional arts of China, where there are literally
thousands of styles and routines, and over 200,000,000 people practice daily. 

Qigong is also the traditional foundation of Tai Chi. But unlike Tai Chi, 
Qigong is a health art, not a martial art. It's much, much easier than Tai Chi, 
and the health results come much, much faster.
It does amazing things — and it feels great! 

But remember: like yoga, Qigong is a practice — a discipline
You will get out of it exactly what you put into it. 
For best results, it should be done daily, 
although even once or twice a week will help. 
To get good at it takes about two years. 

Energy exercises for the entire bodymind.
We mostly practice Qigong as an art, but we also teach it as a science.
From the outside, Qigong can look like simple calisthenic exercises using only your body weight and perhaps a baton, fan, or Tai Chi walking stick.
But on the inside, we spend years learning body mechanics,
breathing techniques, energy-body acupressure points and energy channels, 
and the focused intent (xinyi) that makes this a true moving meditation.
   
We practice two routines:

1. Chansigong
Mondays through Saturdays is an active Yang-oriented Qigong especially developed to support Tai Chi called chansigong ("silk-reeling exercises"). 
It's a great light workout, and it's one of the real "secrets" of Tai Chi. 
This routine builds strength and flexibility, and improves conditions 
like back pain or major joint pain and stiffness. 

2. Hunyuan Qigong
Sundays is a classic slow meditative Yin Qigong called 
hunyuan qigong ("primordial energy exercises").
This is the most important single class all week for all Qigong and 
Tai Chi players. It very quietly focuses on identifying and cultivating stillness inside your being, and inside your qigong movement.

The stillness

in stillness

is not

the real stillness.

 

Only when

there is stillness

in movement

can the spiritual rhythm appear

which pervades

Heaven and Earth.

 

Online Classes Only

Because of the coronavirus, all our classes are now online. 
You'll need a computer, ipad, iphone or a smart TV (my favorite), with a
camera and mic. A camera and mic are also required for trial classes. 

  Tuition: $360 per term
Terms are quarterly. This is an ongoing class: you may enter at any time; your tuition will be prorated to reflect the week you join. Tuition is due in full the first week of classes each term, unless you're on medical disability or you're a senior on limited income, in which case special arrangements can be made. We do not provide financial assistance or internships. There are no drop-ins.

TO APPLY FOR A TRIAL CLASS,
EMAIL US USING THE FORM BELOW.


Please use this form for student applications only.

Morning Qigong is now a live online program.

To check it out, here's the process: 

1) Fill out the application
 
2) Have a ZOOM talk with one of our long-time students about 
your goals and needs, and ask any questions you might have

3) Schedule participation in a trial ZOOM class
 
4) If you decide this is for you, enroll

You must have a camera and mic to participate in all trial classes.

And folks, we're not a giant faceless exercise corporation, 

we're actual real people. If you're going to send in an application,

please have the courtesy to follow through with the process,

including the ZOOM conversation and the trial class. 


NOTICE!

My old master, Zhang Xuexin, used to say: 
"American students lazy!"

I couldn't agree more. 

Get your butts out of bed, 

and get ready to go by 8:00AM!