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Roberto leading Qi Gong

I believe that my role is to guide you to optimal health and so I enjoy offering classes on varied topics which can help you reach your fullest potential through many different angles. Some of the classes below are offered on a regular schedule others are offered based on interest. Therefore, if you would like to take one of the following classes which is not currently being offered (or would like training in another health related subject) contact me so that I may schedule the class.

Please see my Calendar of Events page for more information about which classes are being offered.

Anti-Cancer Qi Gong

This is a beginner's class, I will introduce a simple form that strengthen the immune system. It is a walking meditation known as "Xi Xi Hu." This form strengthens the immune system, nourishes the internal organs, and calms the mind and so is beneficial for anyone seeking to improve their health.

Please contact me if you have questions or would like to participate in this class.

Introduction to Qi Gong through 1000 Hands Buddha

1000 Hands Buddha is an elegant form of seated meditation which can help you find peace and discover your inner strengths. It is especially helpful in treating stress, anxiety, and fatigue.

This course is tailored for the beginner, but all skill levels are welcomed.

Every class will start with a meditation warm up followed by 1000 Hands Buddha Qi Gong. After the form there will be a short discussion time for any questions that may arise regarding meditation in general or 1000 Hands Buddha specifically.

This series will be held Monday evenings at 7pm. The cost for the series is $50, or $10 per session. The series will go from 1/21/2019 to 2/25/2019. We will meet in the Many Waters Wellness Center.

Eight Treasures Qi Gong

Eight Treasures Qi Gong is a standing form developed to gently strengthen the tendons and muscles. This form is great for beginners as it teaches you to feel the connection of mind and body, and develops a meditative quite mind. This form is especially helpful when practiced in nature and so I usually lead this form in the Summer. Please follow the link above for more details. If you have any questions, or want to learn this form please contact me.

Roberto leading 1000 Hands Buddha

Zen Meditation

Ancient Qi Gong forms use a combination of movement, breathing, meditation, and intention to optimize wellbeing.

The Zen meditation I will introduce will use breathing exercises and a guided meditation to calm the mind and open the Heart. This type of meditation develops inner peace and facilitates a deep joyful and meditative state in which powerful self-healing can occur.

Jade Body Qi Gong

Jade Body Qi Gong uses a specific combination of stretching, chanting, and relaxation to powerfully boost the immune system and strengthen the spine. Like all Qi Gong, this form is also helpful in improving balance, nourishing the internal organs, calming the mind, and promoting longevity. Continued practice of Jade Body Qi Gong is said to give one the longevity of the turtle, grace of the crane, and power of the dragon.

Turtle Longevity and Great Compassion Qi Gong

In Oriental Medicine Fall is a time of harvest. In Qi Gong, our intention shifts to gathering Qi so as to have resources to help us through the Winter. Please join me as I teach these two short forms. They are both standing meditations. Turtle Longevity uses movement and visualization to calm the mind and strengthen your energy reserves. Great Compassion Qi Gong uses chanting and mudras to open the heart and create a lasting sense of peace, and is wonderful for improving memory and avoiding dementia.

Below is a list of possible additional forms you may request if attending either of the above classes.

  • Stomach Harmonization from 8 Treasures Qi Gong.

    This is a brief standing exercise taken from two of the eight movements from 8 Treasures which help to strengthen and heal the digestive tract.

  • Clearing the Lungs from 8 Treasures Qi Gong.

    This is a third movement taken from 8 Treasures. It is also a brief standing exercise. This routine is helpful in clearing the lungs and chest of congestion and aids in stimulating the immune system.

  • Four Breaths for Compassion.

    This is a short standing routine that has many different names and interpretations by different qi gong schools. This form is powerful in treating anxiety and building patience by cultivating a strong and compassionate heart/spirit.

  • Four Kinds of Abdominal Breathing.

    This is a brief routine from the Ling Gui International School of Qi Gong which aids in the storage and circulation of qi in the lower dan tian. It massages all the internal organs and raises qi to the head. Therefore, the form is useful for any digestive discomfort, tension in the chest, and/or memory loss.

  • Walking Ba Gua.

    This is a simple walking meditation that harmonizes the qi of all the acupuncture channels in the body. This form is excellent in treating fatigue from any cause and is especially helpful when recovering from severe illness.

  • Qi Gong for Children

    Children are usually more attuned to their body's energy and needs than adults are. If this awareness is encouraged you can set the stage for healthy habits for the rest of their life. In China children begin formal instruction in qi gong around age 4. This class is for parents and children to attend together. The forms are lively and are designed to nourish the body's internal organs in a playful yet powerful way. The forms learned in this class are the Ultimate Compassion Meditation wich involves chanting and finger exercises which stimulate brain development, and Five Animal Qi Gong Play which incorporates movements that imitate the tiger, deer, bear, monkey and crane to stretch and strengthen the body and nourish the internal organs.

    Rules to Eat By

    This is a nutrition course offered for those who want to eat more healthily but are confused by all the conflicting information found in the media. This course meets for three two hour classes and discusses basic guidelines to follow for a truly healthy diet, lifestyle habits related to eating to minimize exposure to toxins and maximize digestive health, and basic Chinese medical nutrition concepts.

    Healthy Weight loss

    This is an eight week course based on Dr. Fuhrman's recommendations in his book Eat to Live. The class provides instruction for the 6 week challenge, a forum to discuss difficulties or frustrations with the recommendations, a support network for the challenge and includes weekly acupuncture treatments to help improve results and strengthen resolve.

    Toxin Awareness

    This is a class for those who understand that we are surrounded by toxins in our environment but are unsure what can be done. The class meets for three two hour sessions and discusses the origins of toxins in our environment, how to avoid or minimize exposure, and where to turn to for further action. A safe detoxification program will be introduced and weekly acupuncture is included.

    Self-Care Techniques

    This class is tailored for those who wish to take their health into their own hands. The course teaches basic Chinese medical techniques that are safe to use in your home for yourself and your loved ones. The class meets for three two hour sessions and tuition includes a home health supply kit. Topics discussed are moxa therapy, cupping, and self-massage.

    Massage for Friends and Family

    Self-care is wonderful but there are times when we heal faster when we surrender control and allow our loved ones to care for us. This course is designed for couples, partner, or friends who would like to learn different styles of therapeutic massage which they can use to care for each other and their families. Topics covered are Shiatsu, Sotai, and Reflexology. This course meets for six two hour sessions.

    Pediatric Tui Na

    This course is for parents who wish to learn the basics of infant massage.

    The course meets for three two hour sessions and covers basic diagnostic and treatment skills. After completion of this course parents will have the tools to treat the most common childhood complaints such as constipation, diarrhea, congestion, asthma, and the common cold. For an additional cost parents can purchase and be trained in the use of a Tei Shin - a non-penetrating needle which can amplify the effects of the massage.