I’m excited to invite you to a one-hour experiential class I’ll be teaching next week:

Intro to Qi Gong: Embodied Meditation for Your Nervous System

February 9, 11:00AM PST. (You’ll have access to the replay for 48 hours, so no worries if you can’t make it live.)

We’ll play with gentle flowing movements, connect our awareness, intention, and breath to release tension and support each organ system.

You’ll learn:
• The fundamentals of qi gong as a self-healing and embodied mediation practice
• How to use your breath to release stress and cultivate energy
• Simple self-massage techniques
• Basic energy anatomy from Chinese Medicine

I’ll guide you through a simple qi gong routine that’s a moving meditation and gentle exercise all in one. Plus you’ll have a chance to ask questions.

It’s a chance to reconnect to yourself, to soothe your nervous system, and to build your energetic capacity.

The investment is just $15.

If you’ve ever wanted to study with me, this is a great opportunity, as I very rarely teach live these days.

I think you deserve an hour for yourself next week, don’t you? Hope to see you next week!
Register now.

Conscious awareness is an amazing thing in that we can direct our perception towards literally anything we choose. The practice of directing our awareness towards something in particular– like an object, a deity, or a mantra —  is the essence of many focused styles of meditation.

Other forms of meditation, like mindfulness practice, invite us to witness whatever is arising, while not getting pulled into the thoughts, emotions, or sensations.

A third type of meditation know as “non-dual” seeks to dissolve the gap between the subject and object, the Observer and the Observed. In dissolving the illusion of separation, we recognize our connection to the field of fundamental consciousness.  You can give it a try yourself here — you might find it shifts your awareness, even if you’re experienced in another style of meditating.

I learned this embodied form of meditation in as part of Realization Process teacher training that I did a few years ago (with Judith Blackstone. I’ve always been fascinated by what consciousness is, and how it relates to these bodies we reside in. I recently talked with fellow Realization Meditation teacher and embodiment nerd Brooke Thomas about connecting with consciousness through our bodies for a recent episode of A Healthy Curiosity. Hope you enjoy it!