Every year, after the quiet dormancy of winter, nature bursts forth, unleashing an exquisite creation of colour, vibrancy and growth. We’ve been yearning for warmer days, yet spring weather is temperamental; birdsong and bright days can suddenly give way to arctic-like winds or heavy rains. Nature uses this time to test our patience and fortitude.
How can we meet this seasonal shift with resourcefulness, patience, and strength? From the perspective of qigong and mindfulness, we can practice embodied presence, and skillfully attune and attend to nature’s energies around and within us. We are nature, manifest in human form.
Qigong is an ancient Chinese art of energy cultivation with roots in Buddhist and Daoist traditions. During this 4-week online course, we’ll explore nourishing qigong practices that align us with our elemental constitution of Wood and its corresponding season of spring.
Through weekly Q&A and movement lessons with Mimi, as well as independent practice, you’ll learn to use qigong to navigate life’s shifting seasons with greater ease.
Practices are suitable and adapted for a variety of physical abilities and levels of experience. Options to do qigong standing as well as seated will be shared.