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Qigong

Please let us know if you are unable to attend this program, so those on a wait list 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.

Note: Due to high demand, people who have not previously taken a Qigong class at Wellspring will be given preference.

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:


  • Mon Oct 22, 2018: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Mon Oct 29, 2018: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Mon Nov 5, 2018: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Mon Nov 19, 2018: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Mon Nov 26, 2018: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Mon Dec 3, 2018: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Mon Dec 10, 2018: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Qigong Mon. 2019 Jan-Mar

  • Mon Jan 7, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Mon Jan 14, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Mon Jan 21, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Mon Jan 28, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Mon Feb 4, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Mon Feb 11, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Mon Feb 25, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Mon Mar 4, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Qigong Thur. 2019 Jan-Mar

  • Thu Jan 17, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Thu Jan 24, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Thu Jan 31, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Thu Feb 7, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Thu Feb 14, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Thu Feb 21, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Thu Feb 28, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Thu Mar 7, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

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