Joy Black / Qigong
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555 Southlake Blvd., Suite C-2, Richmond, VA 23236
(in Southport Office Park; 1st building on right next to entrance - see sign for Dr. Kranski)
What's Happening Now:
Please Register in Advance for All Classes: 804-971-7135 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can repeat a class (except Tao Yin) or class series for half price.
Classes are winding down for this year, but 4 opportunities remain to experience Qigong:
New! Autumnal Equinox Celebration (at Serenity Farm in Maidens/Goochland)
Wednesday, Sept. 23 / 5:30-8:00 pm / $49
This evening of celebration will be based on the Chinese philosophy of the Five Phases or Five Elements that can be found in every part of our lives ~ from our emotions to the foods we eat. Wear all white clothing if you can, as white is the color of autumn in this philosophy. We will celebrate the natural cycles of the universe and the arrival of the Fall Equinox itself. Nature is within us and all around us. The energies of the Earth, the Heavens, and the Cosmos will inspire us. We will meditate on candlelight, be guided in easy Qigong movements and breath work, play drums and dance upon the earth, and lie on the lawn to soak in heavenly energies in the natural beauty of Serenity Farm. A closing circle will send us safely home. Bring bag supper, flashlight, blanket or yoga mat. Water provided. Register in advance to receive directions: 804-971-7135 or email@example.com).
Ongoing Class: Gentle Tao-Yin Yoga
Mondays thru Nov. 23 / 6:30-7:45 pm / $15 drop-in anytime or $50 for 4 classes
Slow, gentle movement suitable for most anyone. Tao Yin emphasizes the breath, activates the different energy meridians of the body that govern the vital organs, and gives special emphasis to the Psoas Muscle and the various Vertebrae groups of the spine to give flexibility and strength to these areas. You will be cultivating gentleness while developing strength … perform the exercises with awareness and sensitivity; they are moving meditations …
Inner Smile Meditation & Microcosmic Orbit
Wednesday, Nov. 4 / 6:30-8:30 pm / $40
The Inner Smile is an ancient Chinese healthcare practice that transforms damaging, negative emotions into vitality and healing through directing energy to all vital organs and glands, the complete digestive system, and the brain and nervous system. The Microcosmic Orbit circulates Chi inside your body to balance and enhance your energy.
Whole Body Breathing
Wednesday, Nov. 11 / 7:00-8:15 / $25
Class will begin with the guided Full-Body Breathing Meditation, after which you will learn how the breath can be used for healing purposes throughout the body.
Six Healing Sounds
Wednesday, Nov. 18 / 7:00-8:15 / $25
Vibrations from your own voice can help release excess heat from deep within your body and bring about relaxation of your vital, inner organs to promote healing. A great sleep aid!
See Classes and Calendar for details.
Change is inevitable. Navigating change underlays everything we do in life. The ancients understood this. Through study of the human body and human nature, they developed simple, yet profound ways to transform internal energies to maintain a healthy relationship of body and mind, and achieve healing and a balanced approach to life. Join me on retreat, in classes, or one-on-one to explore these healing practices. They can change your life, as they have mine!
— Joy Black