Classes – Qigong & Circle Walking
Welcome to our group of qigong practitioners in a residential community center enjoying the benefits of practicing indoors yet being located in a lovely rural setting next to a natural laguna wetlands.
New Community Center classes listed below!!!
Experience the life-nurturing arts of ancient China, a 5,000 year old Chinese healing system for health, physical fitness, and prevention of disease. Our qigong practices function in many ways: To purify, gather, circulate, store, and transform the Qi. Walking in a circle holding specific arm postures is one of our main practices. These postures open, unblock and energize specific meridian and other energy centers throughout the body. Qigong and circle walking is beneficial for all ages, all health conditions, and even those practicing the martial arts as a way of developing inner strength. Classes are on-going and new students can join us at any time.
Saturday’s 10:30-11:30 am, drop-in $10
The Qigong and Circle Walking class is held at the Annex building (425 Morris St.), next to the main building of the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center.
Qigong Forms Practiced On A Regular Basis:
Taichi Ruler, Swimming Dragon, Master Wan Sujian’s Tonifying Three Dantians, Pre-Heaven Taichi Ruler, Dragon Chases The Pearl, Bear and Crane Frolics, Healing Sounds, Push-Pull, Gathering Starlight Energy, Compassionate Buddha Qigong, Wuji Palms Facing Heaven, Rolling The Ball, Primordial Wuji Qigong Meditation, and more.
One of Michael’s favorite qigong forms is Qigong Circle Walking. Popularly practiced as a martial arts form (ba gua chang), qigong circle walking is more therapeutic and meditative than its martial cousin.
And sometimes our circle walking is practiced so fast that we are getting the benefits of aerobic exercise and qigong at the same time-the best of both worlds.
New students are welcome to Michael’s on-going qigong classes at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. He has been teaching qigong there for the past 20 years, and has a faithful following of regular students who attend these weekly classes plus also attend his day-long mini retreats and his annual weekend intensive retreats in the Spring. See his new class offerings below.
New community center Qigong classes coming in January, 2016!
I will be teaching at three additional community centers starting this Winter/Spring sessions in January, 2016. Details:
Call the Petaluma & Rohnert Park community centers in advance to register even if it is for a single drop in class.
Petaluma Community Center, starting January 11, 2016. 707 778-4380
Rohnert Park Community Center, starting January 19, 2016. 707 588-3456
Graton Community Club, starting January 20, 2016
New 4 week class starting in February, 2016
Acupressure Self-Tapping Massage & Point Application
In this 4-week workshop, students will be introduced to the body’s energy system of meridians according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Students will learn a simple self-tapping massage technique to stimulate and open the core meridians in the body. Specific acupressure points will be discussed as part of the process of learning about the physical and spiritual layers of our energy systems.
Location/times/cost: Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, Youth Annex on Morris St, 5-6 pm on Wednesdays, 2/3 – 2/24 $35/4 weeks or $10 drop-in. For more info, contact shifu Michael: 707 799-4256 or firstname.lastname@example.org