Qigong - What Client's Are Saying
Karen brings the Heart back into teaching qigong and Chinese healing arts with grace, joy and passion. I recommend her teaching to people of all skill levels to deepen an embodied understanding of Chinese healing arts.
I have had the pleasure (and I mean true pleasure) of being Karen’s Qigong student for 3 years. Her bright smile and presence make the learning so joyful. Each week she brings her significant knowledge and her many, many years of committed practice to class. She shares inspiring stories from her years of direct study with Mingtang, the Grandmaster of the ZY Qigong lineage she teaches. These stories deepen our understanding of the practice, but also make the magic of qigong come alive.
I love her classes so much. They’ve made practicing on my own easy. I wake up each morning excited to practice. In the three years I have been taking classes from Karen I have only missed a handful of morning practices because I love the way this qigong makes me feel. I feel deep gratitude towards Karen and her teachings. They are such a blessing in my life.
I have taken Karen’s Qigong classes many times and practice on my own at times and know my body and energy benefit from the practice. This benefit was made startlingly clear to me a few weeks ago when I was struck from behind by a bicyclist, knocked down and fractured my left humerus. I fully expected at least additional muscle soreness given the blunt impact of the accident but, most fortunately, I had no other injury or soreness.
I received a healing from an image healer Karen referred me to and in doing the healing she checked the energy flow around my spine. Amazingly, the flow was good with a small exception in my lower back which she cleared. Shortly, before the accident, Karen’s class was practicing the micro cosmic orbit. I am convinced that practice and all the other Qigong I’ve been practicing under Karen’s beautiful, deep, and caring teaching has been instrumental in my healing and response to the accident.
I love Karen’s class for all the amazing benefits and also her teaching method with stories, with shared knowledge of the benefit of each movement, her humor, and her raising our awareness of the interconnectedness Qi with our bodies, all sentient beings, the earth and the sky.
Karen has great energy and joy. Her teaching is practical, wonderful and passionate.
Karen Joy Fletcher is a gift. She is a brilliant teacher and she loves to share what she knows. She loves to be of service to others and she serves through her teaching.”
Thank you for your wonderful Qigong workshop at W.O.W. Your joy, enthusiasm and devotion were palpable and infectious! THANK YOU!”
Earthgym - What Client's Are Saying
Thanks for being so welcoming, Karen. Your class suited me to a “T”. I loved using the rocks and sticks as well as running through the grass barefoot. Nice group of folks too. Can’t wait for next week.
I really enjoy working out while engaging with elemental energies. Thanks for this very grounding class.
What you said about play being an essential part of life is SO true. I remember marveling when my cat was young, it seemed like he needed play more than food. Your enthusiasm and joy are really infectious. I look forward to many future earthgym romps in the park.
Earthgym was so so so much fun. I hope to attend the next one. There were so many activities like parkour or free running, dancing with rocks and staffs that I would have never tried on my own. It was a wonderful day and it definitely beat going to the gym.”
Dance - What Client's Are Saying
Very uplifting experience! Karen did a wonderful job leading the Qiong warmup, and she had a fabulous array of world music for us to move to. There was a good balance of structure and freedom, and the closing circle felt just right. It was a wonderful start to the new year, speaking and dancing our intentions and energy for the year. Looking forward to the next Dance Party!
The dance was five star fun! I had a blast! Thank you for hosting such a gift for the community!
Writing: China Blogs & Shares
I hope you have many more great adventures with Dr. Zhao! It really is fabulous and very precious to have a mentor and to spend time with our elders. The storytelling you do in your updates reaches across generations and cultures and weaves a whole new web of possibilities. everyday in school I learn so much about the injustices of the world and the distance between people created by our long histories of trauma. So for me, it is truly healing and restorative to read your stories. you have a lot to offer the world and you remind me how much hope there is, how much friendship and laughter!
Thank you so much for sending these wonderful travel blogs. It inspires me how deeply you experience your time in China, its nature, culture, and people. And how eloquently you write about it, I can truly feel, smell, see what you’re describing. Many many wishes for a continued beautiful journey!
I am so happy for you. I can tell that you truly love it there and I predict that as you keep saying yes, your role of connecting Chinese and American culture will continue to grow in amazing ways. This will bring you even more joy. Thanks for your prolific and beautiful blog.
I love seeing you jumping up and down. And thinking of you in your element in China, in your other home and how it brings you out so fully… the joy that we come with as children but then gets tamped down. Thank you for being such an inspiration, Karen!
Thank you beloved Karen Joy!!
I deep appreciate your wild life and holy heart. With all your work you still create the time and energy to craft these beautiful blogs so we can all stay connected and have a feeling for your amazing life journeys!
I love your stories and the being who is living them…
I’m just so thrilled and inspired by your open heart and inspirational example of love in action! Thank you so much! It has been so great to read you travel blogs and I am honored by your presence on the planet!
I get my heart filled with your JOY and my JOY reading your updates. I’m teaching today and this is the perfect inspiration for me. As I was reading the thought came through my mind “wo ai ni” and I smile. I’ve come to love you through your stories.
Thank you again for sharing this time in your life with me and all of us who are receiving these updates. I FEEL your love and appreciation, admiration and gratitude for these people you are working, and learning from in China, and I can FEEL Dr. Zhao’s kindness, caring, concern and love of service to life and his patients and through you, to me. This is a kind of miracle that has placed you in this amazing place, at once so different and yet with people that have the same kinds of concerns and challenges that we all face in living our human lives.
YAY for you and me and all of us who are connected in love and living our lives together. I look forward to hearing more, more, more!!!!!