All levels are welcome, so feel free to drop in and try any of the offerings. Beginners are introducing the forms into their bodies – I provide plenty of verbal instruction – ‘more seasoned’ practitioners are deepening their effect on one’s energy.
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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 plan to sign in and be ready a few minutes prior to class start time.
PLEASE NO RECORDING OF ANY OF THESE SESSIONS
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Mondays – NO CLASS
Tuesdays – 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. – WINDING DOWN & YIN TONIFYING
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Wednesdays 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. – STANDING MEDITATION, HAND SENSITIVITY EXERCISES & STANCES
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Thursday Evenings – NO CLASS
Fridays – NO CLASS
Saturdays 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – MORNING MEDICAL QIGONG
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Sundays 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. – BUILDING YOUR IMMUNITY
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SAVE THE DATE! Saturday afternoon, November 7th
An opportunity to delve deeply into your practice with a selection of forms and series to immerse body and mind. We’ll also have time for questions and discussion. Participate in all or part of this event. Details to follow…
Classes continue to be offered at no cost, making them available for everyone – regardless of financial situation. For those who are able, whatever amount that seems reasonable and comfortable, I appreciate the energy exchange. Donations (suggested at $5-$10/class) for this work serve as my income source and are greatly appreciated and accepted via
Mail checks to: Rose Allen, 29337 SE Division Drive, Troutdale, OR 97060
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YIN TONIFYING SERIES ~ Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 p.m.
This class will focus on the five-form Series that tonifies the Yin aspect of the Five Organ System, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. We delve deeply into the particulars of establishing our foundation as we move into the Yin time of year: Autumn (“Young Yin”) and Winter (“Old Yin”)
STANDING MEDITATION ~ Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 a.m.
For centuries the ancient art of building internal strength was a closely guarded secret, passed down directly from master to their student. 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 and while learning to relax the body entirely. 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 and organs benefit as we learn to release and let go.
HAND SENSITIVITY/ONE FINGER ZEN
The full name of this system is Shaolin Temple Internal Energy One-Finger Zen described as “a meditative internal energy healing system that trains the fingers and hands to sense and transmit qi.” We learn the flow of this 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.
HIERATIC or EMPOWERING 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 about five long breaths in order to harvest, absorb, and express the harmony of each, without actually moving into organ Qi. Each stance may also be utilized individually, as psycho-spiritual and physical medicine – for creating boundaries, as an example.
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 covers 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 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.
BUILDING YOUR IMMUNITY~ Sundays 8:00-9:00 a.m.
These forms help to establish a more effective immune system as we cope with the challenges in our life, our world.