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ONLINE QIGONG CLASSES

CLASS SCHEDULE

 

Wednesdays:  8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
STANDING MEDITATION, HAND SENSITIVITY & STANCES
ENTER Meeting ID: 250-544-400  
PASSWORD: 213495
 
 
 
Saturdays:  8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
MORNING MEDICAL QIGONG
ENTER Meeting ID: 627-121-831     
PASSWORD: 630126
 
 
 
Sundays:  8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
INTERNAL ALCHEMY & IMMUNITY BUILDING
ENTER Meeting ID: 789-293-753    
PASSWORD: 276076
 
 
SPRING EQUINOX CELEBRATION
              Sunday, March 21st
                6:30 to 8:30 pm
 
Let us join together in a special practice on this Sunday evening as we slowly transition from Yin to Yang.
by donation

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89915704440

IMPORTANT DETAILS

All levels are welcome, so feel free to drop in and try any class, each offers something different.  I teach in such a way that participants gradually learn the simple forms through repetition and verbal instruction.  Newer students are introducing the forms into their bodies, while ‘more seasoned’ practitioners are refining and deepening their energetic effect.  We create a powerful connection between the body and the mind.  

Most importantly, we develop a BELIEF in this practice.  Many drop out too early because they don’t feel anything.  This is a very deep, healing practice that takes time.  We cannot expect to heal years of imbalance in a matter of a few weeks.  Taking responsibility for your own health takes a commitment of time to bring healing and balance into your life. 

PREPARATION: A relatively empty, un-caffeinated body – 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.

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PLEASE NO RECORDING OF ANY OF THESE SESSIONS

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Classes continue to be offered at no cost, making them available for everyone. However, if this work has enriched your life, some exchange of energy creates reciprocity. Whatever amount feels equitable to what you gain from these teachings based on your current financial situation. Suggested donation:  $5-$10/class. This is my life and livelihood and I am grateful for your patronage.

Mail checks to: Rose Allen, P. O. Box 12364, Portland, OR 97212

paypal.me/rosecityqigong

venmo: @Rose-Allen-28

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 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.

Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 a.m.

During this class, we cover the following three practices:

STANDING MEDITATION

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.

Saturdays 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

MORNING MEDICAL QIGONG

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.

Sundays 8:30-9:30 a.m.

INTERNAL ALCHEMY & BUILDING IMMUNITY

The first portion of the class will focus on the ancient art of Internal Alchemy: ‘transmuting base into gold’ – lifting the life force in the body.  This practice is done from a seated position and utilizes breath, intention, and utilization of the lower gate of the body, known in Sanskrit as mula bandha.  It is also a yogic practice of drawing the root chakra up and in.  We are working with the base of the torso, or the perineum, which is the area between the anus and the genitals and includes the pelvic floor muscles which support the bladder, bowels, and womb.

We will follow with a focus on forms that build the immune system.

 

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.

Student Praise

I want to express my appreciation for this practice and your generosity in offering it. It is such a blessing in my life to awaken the curiosity in my body and spirit. Your teaching is so gentle and clear. ~ Anonymous

As I have practiced these last weeks I have begun to feel the experience of groundedness, being strong in the yin and expression coming from there. I am seeing myself also have a more clear voice and boundaries in my relationship with my partner, and it feels so healthy. ~ Ingrid

It has been such a pleasure to practice qigong with you. Thank you for your generous offerings of classes. I am enjoying being in the river of these forms again… my body and mind and soul all enjoying. I appreciate your teaching style, and your own obvious personal practice which informs it. Thank you for your immersion and your dedication. ~ Susan M.

I’m so grateful to all my fabulous teachers, yourself included, who are sharing their skills with the world right now. Personally, I’m very grateful for the reminder to chillax, which qigong sends through my system. Thank you so much for your generosity and knowledge sharing!! You truly are a master of your craft! ~ Jennifer Delich

Thank you forever and always for you and your gifts, both of teaching and of the power of your presence and humility. Your class has been such a gift. I really can’t imagine what 2020 would have been like without you and your class to anchor and purpose me: you helped lay a foundation of resilience, good health, and growth during this time, thank you. ~ Margaret