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Qi Balance presents Spring Forest Qigong Level 1 Workshops

• Ongoing Drop-in Class

Weekly Qigong Exercise/Meditation Class
Tuesday mornings from 11:10 am to 12:25 pm at the Valparaiso Family YMCA • Beginners always welcome
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• Community Events

For details about upcoming Community Events, contact Kathryn Hanson at 219-309-7431 or send her an e-mail to: myqibalance@comcast.net

• Beach Qigong

beach qigong

Please join us at the beach at the Indiana Dunes State Park to start your Sunday with Spring Forest Qigong active exercises in this heavenly setting. We invite you to share in this beautiful practice to bring more love, peace, joy, and healing to yourself and to our world.

Join Us Sunday mornings in September at a new time for Qigong on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. We will meet from 9:00 am to 10:00 am by the information kiosk on the parking lot side of the bathhouse at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

We will do Spring Forest Qigong active exercises to bring balance and healing to body, mind, and spirit. These are simple, yet very powerful, slow moving exercises that can easily be modified to fit any level of fitness.

Best of all, Beach Qigong is free, and all are welcome. Bring a towel or mat to sit on if you wish to stay after exercises to meditate. Please note that there is a fee to park in the State Park lot. A day pass is $5 for Indiana residents and $10 for those with an out-of-state license. State Park season parking permits are also available.

Contact Kathryn Hanson at myqibalance@comcast.net or by phone at 219-309-7431 for more information.

• Express Qigong


Monday mornings we are offering what we call "Express Qigong."

Not to worry, we will still be practicing the same powerful, slow-moving Spring Forest Qigong exercises to help you refresh, energize, and heal; we are just offering them in a shortened session time to accommodate busy schedules. Just $5 to attend.

Join us Monday mornings from 9:30 am to 10:00 am at:

Waves of Wellness
2109 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN

Contact Kathryn Hanson at myqibalance@comcast.net or by phone at 219-309-7431 for more information.

Qi Balance Spring Forest Qigong Weekly Classes Qigong class testimonial

This weekly Exercise/Meditation class gives you the opportunity to experience Spring Forest Qigong active exercises and meditations and learn some helpful information to assist you in balancing your body's energy and keeping it flowing smoothly. By practicing in a group, you receive the added benefit of stronger energy. We encourage everyone to practice SFQ with others whenever possible.

Each weekly class is 75 minutes. They are open to both beginners and more advanced students. Dress in comfortable clothes that won't restrict movement. All are welcome Exercises can be modified to be done standing, sitting, or lying down to accommodate individual needs.

Qi Balance Spring Forest Qigong Class Schedules & Locations

Valparaiso Family YMCA
1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive
Valparaiso, IN

IMPORTANT: YMCA Membership is not required to participate in this class.
Just plan to come a few minutes early and stop at the YMCA Registration Desk for details on attending.

Qi Balance Spring Forest Qigong Class Schedules & Locations

Cost is $10 per class or $63 for a 7-class punch card. Please contact us for more information.

Qi Balance Spring Forest Qigong Level 1 Workshops Qigong class testimonial

This workshop provides all of the information to successfully practice Spring Forest Qigong Level 1. Here's what you will learn:

• Basic principles of Qigong
• History of Qigong
• 6 causes of energy blockage in the body
• 7 main SFQ exercises
• 6 keys to success
• Harvesting energy in the body
• Small universe meditation
• "Sword Finger" techniques for helping others
• Energy breathing technique

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Qi Balance Spring Forest Qigong Level 2 WorkshopsSpring Forest Qigong Level 2 Workshop quotes

This workshop is designed to help you strengthen your own energy and also greatly expand your ability to help others with their energy. It provides a wonderful basic understanding of the body's energy systems and how you can work with them to facilitate good health. What you will learn:

• Simple, powerful energy healing techniques
• Exercises to increase your internal energy & focus
• How to scan the body to find blockages
• Healing techniques to help release energy blockages
• Methods to help relieve pain, improve blood pressure, and promote healing from
  headaches, arthritis, etc.
• How to defend against negative energy
• How to protect your energy from being drained
• Discover how you can become a successful healer and help your family, friends,
  and others to experience a more balanced, healthy, and happy life
• This Level 2 Workshop includes SFQ Level 2 manual

• Location: Waves of Wellness • 2109 Roosevelt Road • Valparaiso, IN 46383
• Date/Time: Sunday, October 18th • Noon to 6:00 PM —AND— Sunday, November 2nd • Noon to 6:00 PM
  Please note that this is a 12-hour course, so attendance is required on both days
• Registration: $120. Register online (below) or call Kathy at 219-309-7431.

Qigong - Getting Started

One of the most common things that I hear from people about starting a new wellness practice such as qigong is, "I'm going to start when _____ because then I'll have more time."

The intention is great, but it has been my experience that if you wait for that "perfect time," it isn't going to happen. There will never be a shortage of things to do or reasons you have no time to take care of yourself.

The truth is, there will never be a better time than right now.

So often we forego caring for our own health because of the needs of others. But to be a great caregiver for someone else, you need to be a great caregiver for yourself.

I like to use as an example something I have noticed with children. Children can be amazing teachers for us if we're wise enough to realize all they have to offer. When we tell our children one thing, but do another, thay are always adept enough to learrn more from our actions than from our words.

You give a great gift for yourself and those who love you when you respect yourself enough to nurture you. How better to show your loved ones to respect themselves?

Spring Forest Qigong has given me an amazing way to nurture my body, mind, and spirit. I feel great, have lots of energy, and I've rediscovered the playful spirit I though I left behind long ago.

I know that I have more to give to people in my life because I know that my own needs are met.

I wish you all great health and happiness in whatever you do.

Many Blessings!