Do you offer Yoga for Children?
-Currently, this is something that I do not offer but I plan to have in the near future.
What kind of Yoga do you teach?
-For now, I teach Vinyasa Flow but I also offer private or semi-private lessons for Yin & Hatha Yoga.
Do you provide Yoga mats?
-Yes, we do offer Yoga mats if needed.
What does"Qigong" mean?
-"Qi" means vital energy and "Gong" means cultivation.
Are there different types of Qigong?
-There are actually over 3000 different types of Qigong.
Is Qigong a religion?
What if I have an injury or pre-existing condition?
-Prior to signing up for any classes, please consult your physician with any concerns that you may have. Also, let your instructor know about these conditions so that she can meet and benefit your needs.
What age should you be in order to learn Qigong?
-It can be taught for all ages, however, I am currently only teaching adults.
What should I wear to Qigong class?
-Loose comfortable clothing or, if preferred, yoga outfits.
Do you offer retreats?
-Yes, I offer them domestically and internationally, please see my retreat page for details.
How long should I wait to eat before and after taking a Qigong class?
-Generally, you should not eat 2 hours before a class and also wait about 30 minutes after your class ends. It is recommended not to have an empty or full stomach. If you are hungry and need nourishment, it is important to have an adequate snack if needed (eg. energy bar or banana...)
Do you need to have previous experience with Qigong in order to take this class?
-No experience is necessary, beginning, intermediate and advanced levels are all welcome.
Is Qigong like Tai Chi?
-There are similarities and differences between the practices of Qigong and Tai Chi. Both are practices that focus on cultivating energy (Qi). The practice of Qigong stems from the practice of cultivating (Qi), primarily for health practices.
Tai Chi also cultivates (Qi) but has more of a background in the martial arts and can take much longer to learn than Qigong.
What is the purpose of Qigong?
- The aim of Qigong is to promote the movement of Qi (energy) in the body, this is done by opening certain gates while stretching and twisting energy channels. A key point in the practice of Qigong is relaxation and deep breathing, both of which are prerequisites to allow Qi to flow.