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I am looking for a recommendation for a good Qi Gong class -
preferably the Wild Goose method. Clearly I am a beginner,
so something suitable. This would be for myself and husband.
Not our children - yet!
Ojas Yoga Center, located in the El Cerrito Plaza, above Trader Joes,
offers a Qigong class by Sanghi Choi on Wednesday mornings from 9:30
to 11:00. I usually attend the yoga classes at the studio, but have
gone a couple of times to Qigong when my schedule allows. Sanghi is
very welcoming and easily transitioned me into the movements, (a
complete novice) working with various levels in her class. The studio
is having an open house on April 30 and May 1, from 1-5. There will
be a Qigong class to sample on May 1 from 1-1:30, as well as many
other classes to check out! www.ojasyogacenter.com #525-1369
You'll find Wild Goose qigong on Monday nights, promptly at 6 pm at
the Albany Senior Center. The class, taught by Charlene Leung, is
lovely, as we learn the moves of this qigong practice, and do the form
happy in qigong practice
Re: A good Tai Chi class in English in N. Oakland
You might check out Kaiser Permanente. I know they have a
Qi Gong class at the Oakland campus; not sure about T'ai
Chi. My understanding of the difference (per the Qi Gong
instructor a few years ago) is that T'ai Chi is more about
muscle development along with the meditative martial art
practice. Whereas Qi Gong focuses more on meridians and
energies while doing the meditative, healing practice. One
teacher dealt with serious back issues. Another found her
carpal tunnel or wrist injury healed. The KP class also has
a video available that helps with home practice. Perhaps
check both forms out before making a decision.
-Love the jasmine green tea at Qi Gong class
Good Qigong class?
I am looking for a good qigong class-any recommendations?
I recommend Vicky Dellojoio who is an amazing Qigong
Master. See her website at http://www.wayofjoy.com/classes.htm
Energy Matters on Piedmont Ave. has a great Qigong class schedule.
www.energymatterseastbay.com 510-597-9923. I have been going to
Energy Matters for acupuncture for a while and love this practice. I
have several friends who attend the Qigong classes regularly and love
I haven't yet checked it out, but there is a Qigong class out my
church, St. Alban's in Albany. Information can be found here:
i'm LOVING the qigong class i am taking at kaiser oakland; non-kaiser
members welcome. the teacher peggy dey, is from the wen wu school in el
cerrito and is excellent. dayan qigong (wild goose) is the style. the
64 moves are taught in two eight week sessions. the next beginning
session is in the spring, sign up early as it fills up. fee is very
reasonable. (qigong also avail at kaiser fremont)
this website lists local eastbay classes & open public
best of luck with your practice.
Re: Tai Chi For Chronic Pain Issues
Consider QIGONG -- which is designed to improve health.
Qigong is a gentle practice (preceeded tai chi), with small
movements to move the body's life-force (qi or chi). You can
do the movements as well as you are able, and doing the
movements in your mind is considered as beneficial as doing
them on the ground.
Wild Goose qigong is offered in Albany, starting on Monday,
Sept. 20, 6-7:30 pm at the Albany Community Center. The
lovely teacher is Charlene Leung, M.S., Licensed
Acupuncturist & Herbalist.
You can sign up in advance or come to the first class at the
Albany Community Center (Library), Marin and Masonic Aves,
on Mon. Sept. 20 at 6 pm. merry
Powerful Qi Gong Healer - Stroke
Many years ago I knew a woman who experienced dramatic and positive effects from treatment by a Qi Gong master. She had had a stroke quite a few years prior to the treatment and began experiencing fluidity and dexterity that she hadn't had for years. That master was visiting from China during that time.
I now have a friend in the same boat. Can anyone recommend a powerful healer in this area? I have seen the listings for acupuncturists, and she will check out some of them. Any additions?
Try the Wen Wu Center in El Cerrito. They teach Qi Gong, and
have some wonderful healers. Prof. Hui Liu, the master, is
semi-retired now, but they might be able to help you. She
studied extensively with a Qi gong master in China who lived to
Chi Nei Tsang is a deep stomach massage that is part of Chi
Gong. There is a clinic in Berkeley, CA.
They can be contacted at
Chi Nei Tsang Institute
2812 Telegraph Ave
Berklely, CA 94705
Qi Gong for Immune Disorder?
I am hoping someone can recommend a Qi Gong/Chi Gung instructor or
class. I've just been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, Graves
Disease, and it served as a wakeup call to do something to bolster
my immune system, relieve stress, and achieve better balance. I
thought perhaps Qigong, no matter how you spell it, might be
something to explore. I'd appreciate any recommendations on Qi
Gong specifically, but if you feel moved to recommend other
practices, I'm open! I'm not looking for a miracle cure - just a
way to live with Graves in a healthier balance.
The Wen Wu School of Internal Martial Arts in El Cerrito
(Central & San Pablo) teaches Dayan Qi Gung, a form well-suited
to strengthening the immune system and dealing with other health
issues. In addition, they have an active (and intense!) teacher-
training program, and many of their graduates now host classes
in satellite locations around the East Bay. Their phone number
is 510-524-1057 and they also have a website:
I highly recommend Vicki Dello Joio as a QiGong teacher. She runs
the Way of Joy Center in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland
where she offers a variety of beginning and advanced classes.
Vicki has studied and taught QiGong for 20 years, and has a
movement/martial arts background as well. She is a wonderful
teacher and healer, with a reputation for being creative,
inspiring, gentle and wise. She can be reached at 654-3762.
My mom (who also happens to have an immune disorder) does Qi
Gong at the Berkeley Buddhist temple on McKinley and
Bancroft. The teacher's name is Julie Russell--526-6442. Also,
her acupuncturist, Charlene (I don't know her last name), is
teaching Qi Gong at the Richmond Adult School.
I hope this helps.
I went through some bad medical stuff a number of years ago that
had an immune component. I started meditating, over an hour a
day, not because I thought it would help my situation but because
I was scared to death, and needed to get ahold of myself. I used
books by Steven Levine, who teaches meditation to people with
Anyway, I'm vastly better now, and there's no question that
meditation made a huge difference for me physically. Since then
I've taken classes in meditation and Kum Nye (sort of like yoga
but much more relaxing) at the Nyngma Institute -- I think that's
misspelled -- which is a few blocks from the northeast corner of
campus. There are numerous places for meditation instruction in
I imagine any meditative practice will help. If you're having
strong emotional responses to what's happening in your life (who
wouldn't?), I strongly recommend Steven Levine's book ''Healing
into Life and Death.''
This is to recommend my wonderful qigong teacher, Weegi Patrick, 524-4403. Qigong is a powerful
Chinese practice (related to Tai Chi) of easy flowing movement and meditation that raises energy
levels, improves muscle tone and flexibility, and opens us to spirit.
Weegi offers classes and great healing massage in Kensington and North Oakland. She also offers
private lessons and workplace or group demonstrations or lessons.
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