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Well on the Web is an extension of the programs available in the Wellspring Centres across the country, enabling those who live far from a physical centres, or those not well enough to leave their homes, with access to Wellspring’s special brand of care and support.

Qigong

Facilitator: Carolynne Melnyk

 

Please let us know if you find that you are unable to attend this program, as we have a wait list of members who may fill the space. 

Qigong (pronounced chee gong) is an ancient Chinese practice devoted to Qi, meaning air or breath of life, and gong, the skill of working, cultivating and balancing Qi. The art of Qigong entails learning to use meditation, relaxation, intention, simple movement and breathing exercises with the goal of achieving balance in physical, emotional and spiritual energy.

Spring Forest Qigong is an integrated practice known to nourish physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions of health and wellbeing. Some of the measurable benefits include:

• increased oxygen intake, expanded lung capacity and increased flow of oxygen to the brain, organs, muscles and tissues
• lower rates of respiration and pulse, and
• improved metabolism, digestion and elimination

Other equally important benefits of Qigong include: balanced energy; reduced stress, pain and tension; increased strength and vitality; and, an enhanced sense of peace, contentment and personal empowerment.

What to expect at a session:

Each session begins with 10 minutes of theory followed by 25 minutes of gentle active exercises (moving meditations), designed to open the energy channels. These simple movements are easily adaptable to each individual’s ability and can be done standing or seated. The class culminates with a 15-minute guided meditation and a 10-minute period of sharing. Individuals are simply invited to participate as they choose, and be present in the energy of the group.

Dress in comfortable clothing.
No experience is necessary.

We ask that everyone enrolled in Qi gong be at the first session as the important foundations of Qigong are presented at that time.  Each week builds on this initial class and continues through the whole of this program.

Note: Due to high demand, people who have not previously taken a Qigong class at Wellspring will be given preference. Members may register for one Qigong class per week. As the number of participants per class is limited, it is not possible for members to switch days.

 

Our programs are designed for adults only.

Registration or appointment required

Registration or Appointment Required: This program requires a commitment to attend all sessions.

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Program Details

Upcoming Dates:

Qigong 2020 01-03 Mon.

  • Mon Jan 13, 2020: 1:30pm MST - 2:30pm MST
  • Mon Jan 20, 2020: 1:30pm MST - 2:30pm MST
  • Mon Jan 27, 2020: 1:30pm MST - 2:30pm MST
  • Mon Feb 3, 2020: 1:30pm MST - 2:30pm MST
  • Mon Feb 10, 2020: 1:30pm MST - 2:30pm MST
  • Mon Feb 24, 2020: 1:30pm MST - 2:30pm MST
  • Mon Mar 2, 2020: 1:30pm MST - 2:30pm MST
  • Mon Mar 9, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT

Qigong 2020 01-03 Thu.

  • Thu Jan 16, 2020: 1:30pm MST - 2:30pm MST
  • Thu Jan 23, 2020: 1:30pm MST - 2:30pm MST
  • Thu Jan 30, 2020: 1:30pm MST - 2:30pm MST
  • Thu Feb 6, 2020: 1:30pm MST - 2:30pm MST
  • Thu Feb 13, 2020: 1:30pm MST - 2:30pm MST
  • Thu Feb 20, 2020: 1:30pm MST - 2:30pm MST
  • Thu Feb 27, 2020: 1:30pm MST - 2:30pm MST
  • Thu Mar 5, 2020: 1:30pm MST - 2:30pm MST

Qigong 2020 03-05 Thu.

  • Thu Mar 12, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu Mar 19, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu Apr 2, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu Apr 9, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu Apr 16, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu Apr 23, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu Apr 30, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu May 7, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT

Qigong 2020 03-05 Mon.

  • Mon Mar 16, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Mon Mar 30, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Mon Apr 6, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Mon Apr 20, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Mon Apr 27, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Mon May 4, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Mon May 11, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Mon May 25, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT

Qigong 2020 09

  • Thu May 14, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu May 21, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu May 28, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu Jun 4, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu Jun 11, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu Jun 18, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu Jun 25, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT

Qigong 2020 05-06 Thu.

  • Thu May 14, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu May 21, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu May 28, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu Jun 4, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu Jun 11, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu Jun 18, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Thu Jun 25, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT

Qigong 2020 06-07 Mon.

  • Mon Jun 1, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Mon Jun 15, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Mon Jun 22, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Mon Jun 29, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Mon Jul 6, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Mon Jul 13, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT
  • Mon Jul 20, 2020: 1:30pm MDT - 2:30pm MDT

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