Qigong (CHEE-gung) is an ancient movement tradition from China, similar to Tai C’hi. Chi (chee) means vital life force, or energy, that flows through us to maintain our vitality. “Gung” or “kong” means work or skill.
Qigong at Sebastopol Senior Center is simplified, and does not follow a formula, tradition or program. Our stances “tonify” qi and our gentle movements restore two basic capacities of the spine necessary for whole body wellness: waves and spirals. Even a spine that cannot turn or bend well can benefit from modified movements and the intention of flexibility and tone inherent in the forms.
What to expect: Each class is about 75 minutes. Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. We walk around the room for a few minutes to increase our awareness of movement in our bodies; we warm the joints of the spine, knees and hips and ankles, and sometimes walk for a few minutes more to feel the difference in our posture and ease of gait.
All movements can be modified to work with any physical limitations or injuries. Extra time given for review and special needs.
About the Instructor: Angel Stork, Embrace Tiger Qigong & Meditation
Angel Stork has a passion for teaching and learning. She has taught meditation and Energy Healing for over 30 years. She has practiced Massage Therapy since 1990, and taught Massage, Anatomy and related subjects since 1996. She is trained in a wide variety of skills, including CranioSacral Therapy and Tradition Chinese Medicine. Angel maintains a private practice in massage/bodywork and energy healing in Sebastopol.
*Check current class schedule for cancellations* Scholarships may be available if costs are prohibitive. Please see the front desk for a sponsorship application.