Saturday Qigong Join us Saturday morning at 10am for our Phase 3 Qigong class, otherwise known as "Vibration Training!" During this class we spend a portion of at least 10 minutes or so shaking, dancing and vibrating with rhythmic music, to release tension and bring the mind and body together in a joyous harmony. There are no dance moves to learn for this exercise - you can just close your eyes and follow your own flow - or listen to the suggestions from your instructor. You'
New Qigong Class: The 5 Healing Sounds Join Albert Pepe on Tuesday evening, from 6:30-7:30pm, as he introduces the 5 healing sounds, for the five major internal organ systems of traditional Chinese medicine. Albert's class will be 1-hour, and will include qigong warm-up exercises, free movement, and work with the 5 elements. Albert will be offering this qigong class on Tuesday, October 23rd and October 30th. For more information, give us a call at 541-301-7040. All are welco
This Saturday, September 29th, we welcome the newest Qigong instructor to our team, Judd Robbins, who will be substitute teaching the Phase 3 class at 9:30am. Take this opportunity to participate in a class with Judd, whether you're a regular student, or would like to try a free trial class. Spend a minute of your time reading Judd's bio below, and see why you won't want to miss out on practicing with a well-versed and experienced instructor of many mind-body fitness modaliti
During this time when our air is filled with ash and smoke it's important to utilize the filtration systems naturally occurring within our bodies. It's impossible to avoid the smoke altogether, but there are ways to help your internal organs detox and recharge with vital energy. Our lungs expel carbon dioxide and absorb oxygen, and they operate at their optimum level when we breathe naturally and deeply into our lower abdomen. Abdominal breathing allows the lungs to extend ve
Qigong classes are continuing at full speed at Community Acupuncture + Natural Health, and we have new materials to help guide you on your Qigong Journey! I recently published a book, "The Quadrant and 3 Phases," that provides the principles and practices for the 3-Phase Qigong classes we offer on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (with more class times coming soon). You'll receive a free copy of the book if you sign-up for any of our Qigong class punchcards or mon
We have two special Qigong trainings this month! We begin our "Journey to 1,000 Bows," on Saturday, May 19th, and our next "Exploring Qigong" workshop is on Saturday, May 26th. The greatest benefit of the bowing exercise, which is the primary practice in the Journey to 1,000 Bows, is how it unifies the body and the mind. In my Qigong training, I have done many bows; and as a father of two, I have made a lot of peanut butter sandwiches. I've found that peanut butter provide
On this day that makes us think of Star Wars, and the "Force," I think it's a great opportunity to reflect on Qi (or, chi), which is the equivalent to the Force in many ways. Traditional Chinese medicine revolves around the concept of Qi, as do many indigenous healing arts. After thousands of years, and despite amazing breakthroughs in Western medicine, the ancient healing modalities are still practiced around the world. You might even say there has been a resurgence of pract
Monthly Qigong Workshops The expansion of our Qigong program continues, with our first "Exploring Qigong" workshop this Saturday, April 28th. These workshops are held on the last Saturday of every month, from 10:00 to 12:30pm, and anyone is welcome to participate. Our monthly meetings give us an opportunity to explore general areas of Qigong principle and practice in more detail, such as the 5 elements according to traditional Chinese medicine, breathing practices, meditati
We now have Qigong classes 5 days a week, and we're moving forward with a regular schedule of special workshops on all things Qigong. We held our first "5-Element Qigong" workshop last week, and there was so much to share that we realized we need to hold these workshops more often. There are so many helpful principles in the 5-Element framework, and Qigong is a perfect way to apply them in a mind-body practice. You can learn about our regular Qigong classes by attending the "
The seasons are changing, and this is officially our last day of Winter before the Spring Solstice tomorrow. I am going to teach the Phase 1 Qigong class this evening at 6:30pm, and I'll be including some new "Spring cleaning" exercises that help detoxify and refresh the internal organs and activate the lower dan-tien. The exercises demonstrate a core principle of Qigong practice, "fire energy down, water energy up," which I'll explain in more detail during and after the clas
The changing of the seasons provides a regular opportunity for us to reflect on the breadth of healing principles and practices in the Five Element framework of traditional Chinese medicine. The coming equinox is a time of transition from Winter, the Water element, to Spring, the Wood element; Winter lingers and Spring is on it's way. Join us on Tuesday evening, March 20th, for a fun and informative workshop on the 5 Elements, and learn Qigong practices that are especially be
Experience the core practices and principles of 3-Phase Qigong in this morning workshop with Adam Holtey. We're taking the first half of Saturday, February 17th, before our Lunar New Year Celebration, to give you a taste of the full program of Qigong classes we will be offering in March of this year! The morning workshop begins at 9:00am with about an hour of lecture by Adam detailing the contents of each of the 3 unique Qigong classes in his program. After the lecture you'll
Join us on the Winter Solstice, Thursday, December 21st, for our first Seasonal Celebration, "Tao Talk, Training and Teatime!" We'll get started with our scheduled program at 6:30pm, and finish up around 8:00pm. Registration information follows the event description below. Adam Holtey starts the evening off with a lecture, "The Spirit in Qigong," in which he discusses the nature of the 3 bodies: physical, energetic and spiritual. Adam draws upon Taoist philosophy, and his
Happy Holidays Everyone, I thought I'd give you a preview of what's happening in December, as it's quite a full month at Community Acupuncture + Natural Health. We have special programs in mind, and discounted rates for our services over the holidays. For those of you interested in our qigong classes, our Community Qigong Class is going on this Friday, December 8th, and again on the 15th, from 6:00 to 7:00pm. I may also be offering a couple of evening classes during the week
Join our lead instructor, Adam Holtey, for this special annual training to sincerely commune with your true self as you head into the New Year. The training is held on 3 dates in December, on Saturday the 2nd and 16th, and Sunday the 31st. The first 2 sessions are from 7am to 9:15am, and the final session on New Year's Eve is from 6am to 9:45am. There are 2 introductory (and not mandatory) bowing sessions on November 4th and November 18th, both from 8am to 9:15am. The Zen