Thursday, May 26, 2011

June 4th Classes are Full

The Moving Qigong workshop from 9:30-11:30 and the Chinese Medicine Nutrition workshop from 1:30-3:30 on the 4th are both full.

I will be recording the nutrition workshop though and will have that available as a download.

If you would like to be on the waiting list (in case of cancellations) for either class please call us at (707) 763-8040.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Medical Qigong Counting Patterns

I am excited to finally have this Medical Qigong practice aid available! This downloadable CD (MP3 file format) is meant to be played on your iPod, iPad or computer while you practice. It follows the format of the weekly qigong class that I taught for years, with counting patterns, verbal cues and relaxing background music.

This format allows great flexibility, as you can choose to practice just the Quiet Gong, one of two options for the Moving Gong, or a complete sequence of the Quiet Gong through the Moving Gong.

There is a sample of the first counting pattern and more information at our Online Shop

Instructions for using iTunes with Downloaded Files

Here are the instructions for using iTunes with the downloaded audio files from our online shop. Keep in mind that if you just want to play these files on your computer just download them and double-click them to start playing.

iTunes directions:
1. Download the four Counting Pattern files to your computer ''desktop''.
2. Open your iTunes and make a new playlist - call it whatever you like that you'll remember
3. Use your mouse to drag and drop the files from the computer desktop into the open iTunes window onto the new playlist. ( In order to drag the files from your desktop to the iTunes playlist you may need to resize your iTunes window smaller in order to see the downloaded Counting Pattern files on your desktop).
4. On your computer iTunes Library playlist that you made you will see the downloaded tracks listed. Before "syncing" the list to your iPod or other device, uncheck the track titles which you do not need for your current practice. When you then sync with your device the downloaded tracks are ready for you to use.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Two New Classes on June 4th

Medical Qigong - Moving Gong - Saturday June 4th from 9:30-11:30
This workshop will cover the philosophy of movement within Medical Qigong, the First Full Moving Qigong (Taiji Dongzuo Gong) of Comprehensive Medical Qigong, the Second Moving Gong parts 1 & 2 and adapting to seasonal and environmental changes with Qigong.

The fee for the workshop is $35.

Nourishing Life - Chinese Medicine Principles of Food and Nutrition - Saturday June 4th from 1:30-3:30

Some of the most common questions that I hear in the office are:

How come I ate just what I was "supposed" to and felt bad?
What foods should I eat and avoid?
What is the best diet to follow?

The answer to these questions is simpler than most people think. It is all about understanding your own body and following a few simple principles that allow you to eat the foods that work for you in a way that works for you.

This workshop will cover practical Chinese Medicine principles of food and nutrition that are easily applied to modern life, optimizing your diet to meet your individual needs and goals, eating with the seasons, and balanced eating to enjoy your food!

The fee for the workshop is $35

If both workshops are going to be taken, the fee for the day is $55.