CLASSES RESUME JULY 8th
JULY SCHEDULE OF CLASSES
The support for these classes continues to be powerful and nourishing. It is an honor to witness your dedication to this healing practice. I plan to continue teaching online, as so many more are able to benefit as we build this online community.
Any and all skill levels welcome, so feel free to drop in and try any of the offerings.
PREPARATION: A relatively empty, un-caffeinated belly – wear comfortable, layered clothing. We are typically in bare feet, ‘sticky socks’ are an option, or wearing of supportive shoes if necessary. All classes can be modified for a seated position.
PLEASE NO RECORDING OF ANY OF THESE SESSIONS
Based on my teaching certification agreement, there is an honor code of no recording. I am grateful for your understanding of the necessity of compliance.
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Links, Meeting IDs & Passwords remain the same.
Mondays – NO CLASS
Tuesdays – NO CLASS
Wednesdays 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. – STANDING MEDITATION, HAND SENSITIVITY EXERCISES & STANCES
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Thursday Evenings 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. – QIGONG FORMS ~ WINDING DOWN…
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Fridays 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. – STANCES, STANDING MEDITATION & FORMS
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Saturdays 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – MORNING MEDICAL QIGONG
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Sundays 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. – SEASONAL TRANSITION: SPRING to SUMMER.
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Classes continue to be offered at no cost, making them available for everyone – regardless of financial situation. However, for those who are able, whatever amount that seems reasonable and comfortable as an energy exchange. Donations for this work are appreciated and accepted via PayPal to me directly via
Mail checks to: Rose Allen, 29337 SE Division Drive, Troutdale, OR 97060
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STANDING MEDITATION ~ Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 a.m. & Fridays 8:00-9:00 a.m.
For centuries the ancient art of building internal strength was a closely guarded secret, passed down within families or from masters to their students. The Standing Form of Meditation is a fundamental part of many Qigong styles, as it is one of the best ways to build one’s Qi. Known in Chinese as Zhan Zhuang or “growing from within,” we generate energy without movement. The mind stays more connected to the body and the practice affects the body even more positively than seated meditation. This exercise is one of the very most effective for capturing and combining energy from the cosmos. The stillness cultivates internal movement and strength by utilizing these two great forces. All bodily systems benefit.
We will gradually build our standing time, while learning to relax the body completely.
HAND SENSITIVITY/ONE FINGER ZEN
The full name of this system is Shaolin Temple Internal Energy One-Finger Zen. The full name of this Qigong system means “a meditative internal energy healing system that trains the fingers and hands to sense and transmit qi.” We learn the flow of a particular set of hand movements as we build sensitivity in the hands. This sensitivity enhances our Qigong practice, and is also beneficial for any who use their hands in the healing arts. I learned this practice from a workshop I attended with Qigong Master and Professor Kenneth Cohen www.qihealing.com
EMPOWERING or ‘HIERATIC’ STANCES
This series incorporates human ‘architectures’ or poses and follows a systematic pattern with respect to the powers and energies enhanced in each of the stances – fluidly connected and carefully considered. “Hieratic” refers to a heightened sacred and devotional attitude suited to the invocation of power. Typically, we remain in each stance for a relatively brief time (about five breaths) in order to harvest, absorb, and express the harmony of each, without moving into organ Qi. Each stance may also be utilized individually, as psycho-spiritual and physical medicine.
Wednesday classes will be more academic and include the One Finger Zen. Friday classes will be more silent in nature and include a bit of moving forms as time allows.
QIGONG HEALING FORMS: Winding Down ~ Thursdays 6:00-7:00 p.m.
In these classes, we will start with some warm ups and then move into a variety of Qigong forms, based on current need in order to create general healing, balance and tonifying. Each class will vary with the forms that are presented, based on the current need.
MORNING MEDICAL QIGONG ~ Saturdays 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Class will begin with warm ups and then move into the eleven-forms of the MogaDao Morning Medical Qigong. This series of forms cover the entire organ system of TCM. In addition to the energetic and physical aspects, the forms represent and engage a vast array of Zhen Dao’s psycho-spiritual resources or archetypes within the human consciousness. The combination of these two aspects makes this particular series powerful and useful – medically and spiritually. The forms are strung together, taichi-like, gracefully and fluidly in such a way that the energy or Qi that one is building is not lost or drained. Great benefit will result, in terms of physical vitality and flourishing.
Attendees of all levels will either be introduced to this series, or deepen their current understanding, gradually expanding in the depth of these forms.
SEASONAL TRANSITION FROM SPRING to SUMMER~ Sundays 8:00-9:00 a.m.
For June, we will focus on this six-form series as we beautifully, powerfully transition from Spring to Summer.