Nourishing Life ~ Cultivating Vitality Longevity & Immunity During Challenging Times

I’m excited to be teaching this class with my awesome husband, Nate Summers!! Living our life full of Nourishing Life practices, following the Nourishing Life (Yang Sheng) philosophy and sharing this with others is one of our big passions! And this class gives us the opportunity to walk this journey together with you – renewing and revitalizing our mind, body, and spirit using deep teachings from ancient medical systems including Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Indigenous wisdom, and even ancient European healing traditions. Free webinar – Oct 9th. Classes start Oct. 16th.

Women’s Nourishing Qigong Class ~ ZY Qigong Level 1 & 2 ~ 中原氣功

ZY Qigong is one of the world’s most ancient and complete healing and self-development systems, a practice combining movement, breath, and the meditative mind to store and focus energy for personal transformation and healing. This practice also builds our immune system and we will also learn meditations to strengthen and nourish our lungs and promote healing during this COVIS-19 pandemic. Wednesdays • 4-5:15 p.m.

Women’s Nourishing Qigong Class ~ ZY Qigong Level 1 ~ 中原氣功

ZY Qigong is one of the world’s most ancient and complete healing and self-development systems, a practice combining movement, breath, and the meditative mind to store and focus energy for personal transformation and healing. This practice also builds our immune system and we will also learn meditations to strengthen and nourish our lungs and promote healing during this COVIS-19 pandemic. Wednesdays • 4-5:15 p.m.

Qigong Meditation for Strengthening Our Lungs & Promoting Healing During COVID-19

In this 2-week series, we will do three specific meditations given by my Qigong Grandmaster, Xu Mingtang. These Qiqong meditations will: bring healing and bright white light to our Earth; bring healing and bright light to our lungs and the lungs of our human family, and help dissolve phlegm in the lungs of those who need it. These practices are simple and extremely powerful, and are derived from the branch of Chinese Medicine called Image Medicine, Yi Xiang 意像. Fridays, 4/3 & 4/10 from 10-11 a.m. PDT

The Qigong Effect ~ Free Online Summit with 21 Experts Worldwide

I’m excited and honored to have been invited to share in The Qigong Effect! It’s an international online summit with Qigong teachers around the world sharing of the transformational effects of Qigong in building our good health, reducing stress, promoting vitality, creativity, joy and living our soul’s purpose. See recording on my Videos page.

The Power of Play & the Wonder of Wandering ~ Women of Wisdom Conference 2/16

Do you miss play in your life? Play is as essential for our wellbeing as sleep and in a culture that places high value on busy-ness and “productivity”, time for play, wonder and wandering are lost arts. Yet, these things, especially when done outdoors, fill our body with happy feelings, the abundant Qi of Nature, and the sense of awe and enchantment we were born with. They are keys to our creativity, aliveness and our soul’s purpose. Through simple qigong, outdoor play and a culminating quest , a solo “wonder wander” (with its roots in Chinese medicine), we will reclaim the power, vitality and joy innate to us all! Sunday 2/16 from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Wintertime Health ~ Stoking Our Inner Fire

In this day-long immersion class on 12/7, we will look at how to face the darkness, heaviness, and stillness of the winter season by stoking our inner warmth and fire.  Drawing on nourishing life wisdom from around the world, we will look at foods, herbs, and practices that keep us alive and vital through the darkest time of year.  Why do we crave spices like cinnamon and nutmeg? Why is there a tradition of bringing greenery into the house at this time of year?

We will answer these questions and more as we sample herbal teas, learn to use mugwort as moxibustion to warm and strengthen vital areas of the body, learn about local trees and their medicinal properties, and even practice some fire meditation to strengthen the body inside and out. (Saturday 12/7, 9:30a-4p)

The Magic of Mugwort (艾葉) & Moxibustion (灸)

Mugwort is amazing and used in traditions around the world. It can be taken orally to warm the womb and alleviate menstrual pain; placed under one’s pillow for dreams; and used externally in Chinese Medicine to warm the body, stimulate circulation and smooth Qi flow, and expel pathogenic influences. This herb also holds teachings of self-compassion, mindfulness and inner nourishment. Let’s explore the ways of magical mugwort, gathered from our Cascade river valleys, for self-care, prevention and alleviation of common ailments. Join us at the Pacific Women’s Herbal Conference on Vashon Island, Sept 20-22, 2019.

Wild Wandering & Wild Food ~ Plant Medicine Class Incorporating Qigong & Springtime Nourishing Practices

It’s spring – time of lessening yin and and growing yang. So it’s a perfect time get outside, play and nourish our growing qi with wild foods, qigong and the ancient arts of free and easy wandering. That’s why we’re offering our next seasonal Plant Medicine & Qigong class called Wild Wandering & Wild Food on Saturday April 27 from 9:30a-4:00p. Come join us to optimize your and your family’s health in the springtime! 🙂