The class includes warm-ups and elements of Yoga and Qigong to promote movement, meditation and breathing and its intention is to support the following set of long-term goals:
While reaping some of the short-term benefits such as:
During the workshop we’ll learn and practice Daoyin exercises (warm-ups). Daoyin is a form of Chinese Yoga which emphasizes stretching and loosening exercises to help prepare the body and mind for a more active practice.
The Qigong exercises are from the Shibashi series. Shibashi means 18 movements. In general, Qigong (pronounced ‘Chi Kung’) is a powerful type of health exercise, which has been practiced for centuries in China. It is based on gentle movements that are specifically designed to benefit and balance health. The theory of Qigong rests on the ancient principles of Yin-Yang and the 5-elements. However, the term Qigong is relatively new. The word is made up of two Chinese words: “Qi” and “Gong”.
Together Qigong means “working with life force” or “cultivating energy”. Qigong can be used as a mean of developing the relationship between mind and body, melting tensions and relaxing. This way of working supports all the systems of the body and the individual as a whole. By removing the tensions and "holding-on" that get in the way we can dissolve blockages in the Qi system, thus re-establishing the proper flow of Qi. When our Qi is strong, we feel and look vibrant and healthy.
The class is not the typical Yoga or Qigong class. It’s been designed to promote movement, meditation and breathing in order to create a nice, balanced workout everybody can benefit from. In the class:
The class is excellent for:
The class ends by lying down in Savasana, the final resting pose in every Yoga class. It is during this time that attendees have the chance to experience Reiki, a hands-on Japanese healing technique that promotes relaxation through gentle touch.
The workshop is taught by Fernando Echeveste, Holistic Wellbeing Specialist (Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach, Reiki Master, Massage Therapist, Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong instructor) and founder of ReikiJunction.com. He teaches this and other mind-body-spirit workshops in both English and Spanish worldwide. Fernando is a member of the following organizations:
Disclaimer: Always consult your doctor before engaging in any physical activity.
Group (2+ people):
* Payment is due at the beginning of the block.
* The block must be completed within 8 consecutive weeks.