Classes and Workshops

AUGUST SCHEDULE

The support for these classes continues to be powerful and nourishing.  It is an  honor to witness your dedication to this healing practice.

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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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Mondays – NO CLASS

 

Tuesdays – NO CLASS

 

Wednesdays   8:00 to 9:00 a.m. – STANDING MEDITATION, HAND SENSITIVITY EXERCISES & STANCES

CLICK TO JOIN:  https://zoom.us/j/250544400

ENTER Meeting ID:  250-544-400

PASSWORD:  213495

 

Thursday Evenings   6:00 to 7:00 P.M. – QIGONG HEALING FORMS

CLICK TO JOIN:  https://zoom.us/j/534470613

ENTER Meeting ID:  534-470-613

PASSWORD:  971027

 

Fridays – NO CLASS

 

Saturdays   9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – MORNING MEDICAL QIGONG

CLICK TO JOIN:  https://zoom.us/j/627121831

ENTER Meeting ID:  627-121-831

PASSWORD:  630126

 

Sundays   8:00 to 9:00 a.m. – YANG TONIFYING

CLICK TO JOIN:  https://zoom.us/j/789293753

ENTER Meeting ID:  789-293-753

PASSWORD:  276076

 

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.me/rosecityqigong 

venmo:  @Rose-Allen-28

Mail checks to:  Rose Allen, 29337 SE Division Drive, Troutdale, OR  97060

 

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

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 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.

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QIGONG HEALING FORMS  ~ 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.

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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.

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YANG TONIFYING SERIES~ Sundays 8:00-9:00 a.m.

In this class, we will start with warm ups and then learn the five-form series that focuses on tonifying the Yang aspect of the organ systems.

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Feel free to contact me with questions you might have regarding any of these classes or to learn more about private tutoring.  I am here to support your practice.

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ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS

Click on the link for each particular class.  A screen will appear that says “Launching…”  A box will drop down with the option to “Open URL:Zoom Launcher” CLICK on it.  ENTER the PASSWORD.  You will then be put into a ‘waiting room’ until I start the class.  I typically “open” the meeting 15 minutes beforehand.  If arrival after start time, you will automatically be admitted.  It is good to get set up a few minutes ahead of time so that you are ready to practice.  You can even start with warming up exercises on your own.

Optionally, sign into your account at www.zoom.us, click Join a Meeting, enter Meeting ID and PASSWORD.  Click on the box that appears with the option of “Open URL:Zoom Launcher.”

Once you are ‘in the meeting,’ you can click upper right option for either Speaker (me) or Gallery (everyone) View.  You can also click on the tiny box in the upper right corner of the screen that shows my image – click on it and then click on “Pin Me.”  I mute participants in order to keep down the background noise.  A red line across the mic icon indicates that a mic is turned off – be sure mine is ON for you by clicking on it.  Your camera can be off (I can’t see you) or on (I see you in a small screen).  The Chat button allows you to type in a comment or question, which is then displayed on the right side of the screen.