This workshop is now full. There is a waiting list. Still sign up if you are interested. I will let you know if space opens.
EXPLORING THE ESSENCE OF QIGONG
With Master Teacher & Author, Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD
Sponsored by Maxine Forster Guenther & Qigong for Good Health
Saturday, June 10, 2023 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County
1475 West Front Street, Lincroft, NJ
Open to ALL. Deepen your practice or join us as a beginner.
The greatest promise offered by the ancient practice of Qigong is that we can transform our own pain and suffering in body, mind, and spirit. The most profound medicine is within us! In addition, we can maximize our potential and satisfy our curiosity about well-being, healing, empowerment, and the deeper aspects of our own being.
Drawing on over 50 years of experience with Qigong and Tai Chi, Dr. Roger Jahnke will guide us in the profound practice of Qigong with the intention of awakening, cultivating, and refining our own natural healing.
We will explore transformative Qigong practices from Dr. Jahnke’s outstanding book, The Healing Promise of Qi, and from his vast knowledge of Chinese medical theory, the philosophies of Taoism and Buddhism, along with some key elements of Western physiology, psychology, and quantum physics that relate to the ancient practice of Qigong. Dr. Jahnke’s teachings are intriguing, informative, inspirational, transformational, and fun! We will practice together and explore the essence of Qigong.
Roger Jahnke, OMD, is an amazing teacher. He practiced Chinese medicine clinically for more than 35 years and is the author of two best-selling books, The Healing Promise of Qi and The Healer Within. Roger leads workshops and trainings globally, including Kripalu and Omega Institute for Holistic Studies on the East Coast. He is the Director of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC.org
REGISTRATION IS ALMOST FULL ... 1ST REGISTER ONLINE. You will receive a confirmation to say that you have a space once payment is made or you are on the waiting list.
$100. if registered by May 12
$125. after May 12
Cost for Couples
$175. By May 12
$200 after May 12
#1. REGISTER ONLINE with the button below. Once you receive confirmation, a check can be sent.
#2. A flyer will then be e-mailed to you. To secure your place, fill that out and send or give a check to Maxine at the Tuesday class. Mail it to the address below. The check can be made out to M.F. Guenther
M.F. Guenther, c/o UUCMC, 1475 West Front St., Lincroft, NJ 07738
Questions? Feel free to e-mail Maxine at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Parking Lot Qigong" will re-emerge with warm weather in the Spring. Thank you to ALL who came to practice together on Saturday mornings surrounded by amazing tree and sky Qi! To be informed about when "Parking Lot Qigong" begins again, e-mail email@example.com and ask to be added to the reminder list. When it re-emerges, this is a drop in practice by donation. It is held in the back parking of UUCMC from 10:30 to 11:30 on Saturday mornings if warm enough and not raining.
“Qigong asks us to lighten our grip on how we perceive the world and how we approach our lives. To get into the Qi enhancement state means that you will relax when formerly you have become tense. You will be electing to breathe deeply when you formerly have held or constrained your breath. The Qi, mysterious and invisible, is ever-present though not obvious. Qi creates a whole new view of life.”
...from "The Healing Promise of Qi" by Roger Jahnke, O.M.D.
You are invited to discover these ancient Chinese healing forms. Move Qi (Chi), the amazing vital life force energy. Gather your breath, move with grace and strength. Calm your mind. Qigong (Chigung) is a wonderful mind/body method for health enhancement that has been practiced for thousands of years. Creative warm-up exercises, breath work, self-care exercises and gentle movement for balance and relaxation are all part of the practice.
Qigong is easy to learn. When practiced regularly, its benefits are profound. Many of the movements are done in a standing posture but can easily be adapted to sitting for those with less physical ability. Anyone with a background in Tai Chi (actually a form of Qigong) or Qigong would benefit from these classes as well as anyone with no knowledge of these arts. Maxine’s classes fill quickly with returning and new students. People of all ages and abilities are welcome!
“Qigong for Good Health” includes a Fall, Winter, and Spring series taught in Lincroft, New Jersey. Two classes are offered on Tuesdays at 1:00 & at 2:30 to accommodate the many students interested in practicing Qigong.
All classes include Qigong forms and Qigong essence brought from Maxine’s travels in China and her long-time studies with Dr. Roger Jahnke, O.M.D., author of The Healer Within and The Healing Promise of Qi, and Chungliang Al Huang, author of Embrace Tiger, Return to the Mountain and study with many other incredible teachers including Vicki Dello Joio, Master Robert Peng, Mantak Chia, Solala Towler, Francesco Garripoli, Michael Winn, Ken Cohen, and Mingtong Gu.
Qigong is also offered Thursdays in an ongoing weekly series at The Cancer Support Community in the Maisie Strook building at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. Click "Comments" in the Menu above to read comments from students at the CSC. Maxine taught there for the first 10 years of the CSC. Two excellent Qigong teachers took over the weekly classes which are open to anyone with cancer or their caretakers. To register for free classes at the CSC, click "Classes & Events"above; scroll down.