QIGONG WITH MISAKO
Misako is committed to creating an inclusive and multiracial Qigong community where each individual has the freedom to safely and joyously explore their unique relationship with Qigong.
WHAT IS QIGONG?
Qigong (pronounced "Chee Gong") is a gentle exercise and art form that can be practiced by anyone. As a foundational component of Traditional East Asian medicine (TEAM) for prevention of diseases and maintenance of good health, regular practice (even 20 minutes a day), can have lasting effects for physical, as well as emotional and spiritual well being. Combining flowing and stretching movements, breath work, visualization and meditation, Qigong harmonizes the mind and body, while clearing blockages to allow free flow of vital life force (Qi). When our Qi is flowing freely, we will have good health; When our mind and are spirit are peaceful, we can connect to the cosmic flow of the universe.
*Although all styles of Qigong can cultivate well being, Misako teaches medical Qigong through Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School. Medical Qigong is specific to addressing health concerns such as improving immunity and allergies, healing gynecological imbalances, strengthening tendons and bones, assisting with sleep, healing the brain etc. Medical Qigong routines are akin to prescriptions for a more targeted approach to health concerns, but they are still beneficial to anyone who practices them.
BLUE MOON MEDITATION
Friday, Oct 31st
Halloween is the Blue moon, the second of two full moons this month, which makes October more intense than usual. It is time to slow down and tune into our deepest selves. Let’s create a collective intention to get unstuck so we can move forward (through whatever we are facing). I will guide you through Qigong movements and breathing, followed by a short guided moon meditation...and then we will sit together in silence.
ONE THOUSAND HANDS BUDDHA
3 CLASS VIRTUAL QIGONG SERIES
July 21, 22 and 24 @ 7-8:15pm
About the Form: One Thousand Hands Buddha is a seated Qigong form that gently flows through 12 mudras or ancient hand gestures. Mudras each have their own deep significance in connecting you to cosmic wisdom, as well as your own inner knowing. Coupling mudras with breath, slow meditative movements and visualizations can connect you to your innate and noble heart to bring joy, grounding and wisdom.
SUMMER SOLSTICE/NEW MOON CEREMONY AND HEALING MEDITATION
Saturday June 20 from 7:30-9pm Via Zoom
*Free for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)
*For ALL WOMEN (cis/trans/gender non-conforming) and those that identify with their feminine.
Let's gather on this potent summer solstice which is also a new moon and a solar eclipse. Misako will lead a ceremony, deep guided meditation and facilitate intention setting. $20 suggested donation.
ONE THOUSAND HANDS BUDDHA
WEEKLY LIVE STREAM
May 26 - June 30, 2020
Each week, we will begin with Self-Massage or another Qigong warm up form before performing One Thousand Hands Buddha to quiet the overactive mind, release fear and bring us back to our pure and noble hearts. This group is primarily for those who have already learned the form, but can be joined by anyone interested in following along. I will be teaching this form again in June. More info coming soon.
One Thousand Hands Buddha comes from Master Liu He and Dr. Liu Dong of Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School.
Please register here (just once) to receive zoom link.
$10 suggested donation/session
I would like these sessions to be available to ALL during this time. No one turned away for lack of funds. Please donate what you can. Any amount of energy exchange will be honored and appreciated.
CLASSES, WORKSHOPS AND RETREATS
ALL LIVE EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Cancelled due to Corona Virus
Stay tuned for on-line offerings
Let's gather Tuesday mornings to practice a self healing Qigong form called "Hui Gong", or Wisdom Qigong for the Blood, Brain and Marrow. This form activates the deepest energy of the body, the Kidney Jing to produce the marrow that nourishes the brain and blood.
We will transition through a series of stretching and slow, isometric/resisted movements to warm tendons and joints, while creating physical stamina and muscular strength. Regular practice improve memory and brain function while supporting the constitution of the body.
No experience necessary; just show up and follow along! First class is FREE.
$15 drop in
$96 for 8 class package
QIGONG FLOW AND MEDITATION
Let's wind down our day with stretching, gentle movements and Qigong flow in preparation for a seated meditation. Sitting as a group can create a harmoniously supportive environment while fostering community and connection. No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome.
$12 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Meet upstairs at Meridian Acupuncture & Wellness
RETREATS AND WORKSHOPS
WOMEN'S CLIMBING AND QIGONG RETREAT
Honoring intuition through movement and earth connection
May 8-11, 2020
CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS
Misako will be teaming up with Temenos Rising for 4 nourishing days of Qi Gong, connection, and professional climbing instruction at Smith Rocks, OR with She Moves Mountains. We will gather in community with other women, slow down, reconnect with nature, and learn to trust our deepest selves.
AN EVENING OF CLIMBING AND QIGONG
AN EVENING OF CLIMBING AND QIGONG with the Mazamas
MARCH 28th 6-9pm
CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS
Misako is partnering with Temenos Rising and the Mazamas to offer an evening of beginning Qigong and basic rock climbing instruction including ropes, knots, repelling, and climbing basics. No experience with climbing or Qigong necessary. Open to all women interested in exploring how to connect more deeply with SELF through movement and meditation. Join us and learn more about our spring retreat.