Qigong classes

September Qigong will be a short 4-week program focusing on the heart, which is the organ of the 5-element teachings for our September focus. Classes include theoretical 5-element teachings as well as energy work and functional biology, breath work and
meditation in addition to the series movements.

Monday classes include Sept 10th, 17th, 24th and Oct 1st. Friday classes include Sept 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. Classes at KIHC run from 10:00am to 11:15am. You can sign up for Mondays, Fridays or both. The cost of the program is $50. Class size is restricted to 6 participants per class. Registration is required by Friday August 31st.

Benefits of Qigong – A Poetic Form of Healing
~ Carol Belanger, BA, RM, BHS

You don’t need to be particularly fit or flexible to begin Qigong, though you may find yourself benefiting in both of these ways and others if you enroll in the next series of Qigong.

Qigong is about the movement of energy or Qi. This is accomplished through movements combined with breath, intention and focus. The whole body is included in the program which can result in many health benefits and improvement in your mental, emotional and spiritual health. A greater enjoyment of health can provide greater peace of mind, less incidents of illness, better adaptability to stress, initiative to make changes and pro-health choices, and improve our interaction in relationships with friends and family, at work with co-workers. This often results in transformation which your practice of Qigong helps you to sustain. More energy in the body means the various parts and systems of our bodies can work better and can gradually maintain a higher energy level.

It requires some dedication to a practice, a commitment to the self which includes the desire to work towards wellness, an open-mindedness to help navigate new ways of being,
and time to learn and grow with your practice. Each week you become more proficient with the series and gain a chance to deepen into the enjoyment and benefits the series provides. Expertise, teachings and guidance are given to provide a well-rounded experience.

Carol combines her lifelong interest in health and wellness with over 11 years of study to date and 12 years of working with energy, healing, exercise forms, meditation and certification in Qigong and Yoga. She also provides Reiki and Brennan Healing Science treatments at the clinic having completed her most recent energy work studies in the 4 year program at Barbara Brennan School of Healing in Miami, Florida. If you
have any questions, please email Carol (joyoflife@frontenac.net)


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