Deepen Your Connection with Nature through Qigong

Presented by Martha Blane

 

You are invited to learn and experience health-promoting qigong practices. During this 3-day workshop we will explore how our connection to nature can promote healing on a personal and global level.

Using qigong methods and theory we will strengthen our connection to the universal energy (qi) field to support wholeness and harmony with nature.

Each day will include: 

  • Qigong practices to promote health and creativity  
  • Discussions on Qigong Oneness Theory
  • Cultivating community interconnection
  • Group healing methods 

October 18-20, 2018

9:30am - 4:30pm daily in the Sedona Room

Cost:  $255 prior to Sept 18th, $285 after.

Everyone welcome. No prior experience needed. Space is limited.

Registration:  https://www.qigong-for-life.com/calendar/deepen-your-connection-with-nature-through-qigong/

 

Zhineng Qigong pairs mindfulness and intention with physical movements and breathing techniques. This creates a potent practice where benefits increase quickly on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of our being.

You are invited to join us to learn and experience health-promoting qigong practices. During this 3-day workshop we will explore how our connection to nature can promote healing on a personal and global level. Using qigong methods and theory we will learn to strengthen our connection to the universal energy (qi) field to support wholeness and harmony with nature.

Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) is an ancient Chinese healing art and health care system that integrates physical postures, movement exercises, breathing techniques and focused intention. It improves physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, prevents disease and increases vitality.

The word Qigong is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. Gong means accomplishment or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, qigong means cultivating energy. It is also spelled chi kung or ch’i kung.

The slow gentle movements of qigong forms can be easily adapted for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups. Many health care professionals recommend qigong as an important form for creating wellness.

Student Experiences (Testimonials):


“The first time I practiced qigong with Martha, the shift I felt inside my body was startling. Immediately, I experienced a deep sense of calm, as if my body could finally take a breath and let go. I feel home. Grounded. A precious peace.”

“I would recommend this type of retreat to anyone looking for advancing their ability to tune into their innate healing abilities. I have a much clearer understanding of qigong history, theory and practice. Martha’s passion for and extensive study of qigong makes her an excellent teacher for all levels, beginner to advanced practitioner.”
 
“Absolutely fantastic! The retreat was well-organized, flowed perfectly, wonderful people. Qigong is a powerful practice of connecting to energy inside and out. I feel energized, relaxed, strong, balanced, grounded. Qi is flowing . . . all is well.


 “Very enjoyable and way deeper understanding of the practice. I really liked the way it was facilitated in the group-very spacious and allowing.”
 
“I feel more balanced, happier and connected with myself, more open. Overall experience was bonding, cleansing, joyful and grateful. I’m open for the future.”

About Martha Blane, Qigong Teacher:

“Cultivating consciousness is at the heart of the Zhineng Qigong theory and practice. Qigong activates the conscious mind, which awakens expanded perception, mindfulness and self-realization. The body and mind are engaged and united, which naturally creates an exquisite opportunity for healing on all levels.“

Martha studied qigong and qi cultivation practices through internal martial arts and numerous styles of qigong. In 2003, Zhineng Qigong became her life study and passion. She received extensive training from qigong masters in China, Canada and the U.S.

Martha’s focus is helping people live healthier and happier lives through the practice of qigong. You are invited to attend a class, workshop or retreat with her in San Diego, California, South Kona, Hawaii or La Paz, Mexico.

“The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.”  – Lao Tzu

Benefits of Zhineng Qigong

Zhineng Qigong is a simple, yet profound practice for discovering your natural state of health and vitality. Regular practice awakens and strengthens our self-healing abilities. Practitioners often report feelings of harmony, tranquility and peacefulness along with a greater connection to life’s purpose.

Many health benefits can be realized, including:

  •  Improved physical stamina, posture and balance
  •  Increased availability of oxygen in the blood
  •  Improved brain function with increased capacity for learning
  •  Reduced stress, anxiety and depression
  •  Emotional stability and feelings of well-being
  •  Increased vitality and longevity by slowing down the aging process
  •  Blood pressure regulation
  •  Strengthened cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, immune and digestive system functions.

Zhineng Qigong is suitable for everyone, of all ages. It is practiced standing, seated and even lying down at any time and any place. It can also be modified for anyone. Benefits are cumulative with regular practice.