Qigong and Taoist Meditation Classes
Taoism is an ancient philosophy that originated in China by the writings of the shamanic philosopher named Lao Tzu (or Laozi) through his book Tao Te Ching, or The Book of the Way and its Power. The endeavor of Taoism is to realize inner peace and happiness within oneself by living life in accordance to the natural rhythm and flow of nature. In other words, learning how to “go with the flow of life” through non-contrived action, or what Taoists call, Wu Wei. The understanding Wu Wei will open many doors in your journey towards peace, longevity, and happiness, and this is achieved through the practice of meditation.
Qigong is a mindfulness practice used by many Taoist lineages in order to bring balance to the practitioner’s body, mind, and spirit. In short, “Qi” means “energy,” and “gong” means “cultivation.” Thus, Qigong is the practice of cultivating energy for your health and longevity.
Taoist meditation may be used in order to help the student relax and calm their minds. The resulting relaxation of the body and mind then maximizes the body’s true potential for healing and any psychological-emotional changes the patient wants to achieve.
Sometimes Qigong and Meditation are one in the same.
*Although Taoism is considered a religion in China, its non-dogmatic philosophy is universal in nature. So whether or not you belong to a religion, you will find that Taoist Qigong and meditation will compliment your way of life.
Beginners Qigong classes are for those who are either new to Qigong or Taoist meditation or have some experience in Qigong or Taoist meditation but don’t have a steady practice yet. These classes involve sitting and standing meditations, as well as breathing techniques, movements, and internal visualizations of colors. These Taoist traditions are for emotional/spiritual growth, as well as for physical health and longevity. Long-term practice can provide relief for stress, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Advanced Qigong classes are for healers of various modalities such as massage therapists and energy workers. These classes are designed to help the practitioner build internal energy and to be more sensitive to their clients’ energies in order to provide the most for their clients. Also covered are techniques in order to protect the practitioner from the negative energies (or “sick Qi”) from their clients or from others in general. These classes involve sitting and standing meditations, but primarily focused on Gift of the Tao Qigong movements from the Stillness-Movement / Jing Dong Gong lineage.
Request a private or group class with Sonny!
If you or a group of friends (up to five) are interested in taking a Qigong class with Sonny, you may request a class. Each class is for 50 minutes, and you will learn either the beginners or advanced styles, depending on your request. Once your request is received, time and date of class can be coordinated.
Availability: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm (Sonny is off on Sundays and Mondays)
$35 per single person class
$20 per person for group classes of two or more