Class Schedule

Qi and Qigong

Qi Vitality Kamala QualeAccording to Taoist (pronounced Daoist) cosmology, which is a study of the structure and origin of the universe, qi (chee) or vital life energy, is the basic constituent of all things both visible and invisible. Qi is the movement force of the universe. Movement, flux and change characterize the universe we live in. Since matter and qi (energy) are interchangeable, we feel the best when we can flow harmoniously with the shifting movement of change. Illness and stress can imbalance the inner movement of qi and cause pain and dis-ease.

An abundance of energy is with us in every moment. Qigong forms are methods that teach us to recognize, absorb and direct qi movement in body and mind to bring healing and peace. They include focused movements, breathing, meditation, and visualizations that help us consciously connect our inner world with our outer environment to increase healing and vitality.

UPCOMING CLASSES

GROUNDED, OPEN, AWAKE

Mondays, September 23 – October 14, 4 classes
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Begin the fall season with a class that enhances flexibility, calms the nervous system and brightens our inner light. This flowing qigong form is called Tian Dao Shen Ming Gong. It helps circulate the subtle energy of the spine much like an ancient form of cranio-sacral therapy.

Classically the form was designed to balance our three inner treasures, jing-qi-shen, which means physical vitality (grounded), breath and energy (open) and focused awareness (awake).

We will also learn and practice walking qigong to strengthen our core and our coordination, and learn about the significance of refining jing-qi-shen in classical Daoist yoga practices.
This class is open to people of all skill levels.

Early bird discount ends Sept. 16
Instructors: Kamala Quale and Guru Hari Khalsa
Dates and Times: Four Mondays, Sept 23 – Oct. 14; 6:30-8:30
Location: Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th, Eugene
Fee: $80. ($72. if paid in full by Sept. 16), ($40 for those repeating this class)
Register: Make checks out to Kamala Quale and send to 966 Lorane Hwy. Eugene OR 97405. Anyone new to the group please contact Kamala for an initial chat, 541-345-2220, or email kquale@moonandlotus.com

QIGONG TO STRETCH AND STRENGTHEN

Mondays, November 4 to December 16, 7 classes
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

In this class you will learn a multi-dimensional qigong form, called the Jin Jing Gong 14, which has healing, balancing and martial qualities. Much like a standing yoga, it promotes qi flow in the body and meridians by stretching the tendons and ligaments. This form has Buddhist as well as Daoist aspects. Its inner core movements were taught in ancient times in the Shaolin temple in China to strengthen the monks. It increases flexibility and tonifies our core vitality. A standing meditation is integrated into this form to teach us how to balance activity and rest, and feel more a part of nature and its healing energies.

This class is open to those who have some experience with qigong, tai chi or yoga
Early bird discount ends October 28, 2019
Instructors: Kamala Quale and Guru Hari Khalsa
Dates and Times:  Seven Mondays, November 4 to December 16; 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th, Eugene
Fee: $140, or $125 if paid in full by October 28, 2019, ($60 for those repeating)
Register
: Make checks out to Kamala Quale and send to 966 Lorane Hwy. Eugene OR 97405. Anyone new to the group please contact Kamala for an initial chat, 541-345-2220, or email kquale@moonandlotus.com

Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong

Mondays, May 6, 13, 20 and June 3, 2019 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Temple Beth Israel in Eugene

Move body, mind and spirit with this shamanic style qigong form which originates with the Mt. Emei school of qigong. The legendary dragon represents vitality (qi), and all the elements and forces of nature outside of us and within us. The fire dragon accentuates the passion, dynamism, and illumination which are part of our fire nature. In the realm of spirit, the fire element represents consciousness, presence and the blossoming of true human beingness.

Join us for this four week class and learn more about qi, the meridians of the body, and the fire dragon form which is a dynamic meridian qigong that helps us clear and express our inner vitality.

Instructors: Kamala Quale and Guru Hari Khalsa

Fee: $100, or $90 if paid in full by April 29, 2019
For more info and to register call Kamala at 541-345-2220, or email kquale@moonandlotus.com

Summer Solstice Celebration: Qigong at the Ocean

Life is wonderful, healing and transformative when we are in the presence of our ocean. In the classical Five Element system water is the first element, a symbol of mother, and source for all life on earth. From our ocean classroom we will practice on the beach for a direct experience of Qi and the Universe we are a part of.

Details and Itinerary:

  • Sunday June 23rd Depart Eugene 8:00 AM. Arrive Neptune Beach 9:30 AM. (4 miles South of Yachats, OR). Carpooling arrangements will be available.
  • 9:30 to 10:30 AM- tea drinking, snacking and a discussion of the ancient meanings of Qi from seminars given in 2004 in London by Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée.
  • 10:30 to 12:00 PM- Qigong practice on the beach. All levels welcome, no experience required. Bring your friends, family, loved ones.
  • 12:00 to 1:00 PM- Lunch, beach combing, tide pool explorations, resting, reading, artwork. Free time.
  • 1:00 PM iChing reading for next 6 months.
  • Note: Class dependent on Mother Nature!!! We will go if conditions are suitable- temperature, sun/rain, winds, tsunamis. We won’t really know until a day or two before!!!

FREE OF CHARGE
Let Kamala know you want to go. Email her at kquale@moonandlotus.com.

FLOWING WITH CHANGE: A FIVE ELEMENT QIGONG AND SELF- HEALING CLASS AND RETREAT 
Mondays, February 18 – March 18, 2019 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
RIVER RETREAT Sunday, March 31, 10 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Kamala Quale,

Sharpen your ability to flow with change and increase your sensitivity to qi as you:

  • Train body and mind to flow like a river in life’s unfolding
  • Tap into the experience of inner being through the felt sense in the body
  • Ask for and listen to inner wisdom that emerges for guidance

For more info: email kquale at moonandlotus dot com

$135 before February 11 and $150 afterward

Qigong for Spinal Flexibility and Mental Clarity + Spirit Points to Transform Feelings

Monday, September 24 – October 29, 2018, 6:30-8:30 pm, 5 weeks of instruction, class does not meet on October 15.

In the first hour of this class we will learn qigong basics and a flowing qigong form that loosens and strengthens the spine, nervous system and brain. It brings clarity to the mind and eases the body much like an ancient form of cranio-sacral therapy. It is called Tian Dao Shen Ming Gong or The Original Light of the Heavenly Path Qigong.

In the second half of class we will learn about the meridian of the month and practice using the spirit points on the chest to transform feeling states.

This class is good for those new to qigong as well as more experienced practitiioners

For more info and to register or call Kamala at 541-345-2220, or email kquale@moonandlotus.com

Fee: $100 or $90 if paid in full by Sept 16, 2018

Text: Meridian Health Almanac, e-book download, $13.50

Qigong to Open the Tendons & Ligaments to Strengthen the Body

Monday, November 5, 12, 19 and December 3, 10, 17, 6 weeks

In the first hour of class we will learn the Jin Jing Gong 14 form that has Buddhist origins and was taught in ancient times in the Shaolin temple in China. Much like a standing yoga, it promotes the qi flow in the body by opening the meridians via the tendons and ligaments. A standing meditation is integrated into this form to balance the yin and yang aspects.

Practice will be followed by discussion and sitting meditation.

This class is open to those who have some experience with qigong and would like to learn a more vigorous form.

For more info and to register or call Kamala at 541-345-2220, or email kquale@mlotus.onmicrosoft.com

Fee: $120, or $108 if paid in full by October 29, 2018

Opening the Windows of the Sky Points – Self-Care Acupressure

Sunday, October 28,  10 am – 4 pm 

Opening the Window points promotes increased circulation to the brain and helps us give voice to feelings and insight. Window points are grouped in the neck and base of skull. The neck is called the celestial chimney because it is the passageway between the head (sky) and body (earth). A clean chimney promotes efficient circulation of qi.

Window points are on the yang meridians in the neck and include the Triple Warmer and Gall Bladder meridians which are in the monthly spotlight in November and December. Class will include point location and stimulation on self and with a partner, and a discussion of the TW and GB meridians with health tips to create well-being through winter solstice.

This class is open to anyone and especially people who took the neck release class last year as these points are easily added to the basic neck release.

For more info and to register or call Kamala at 541-345-2220, or email kquale@moonandlotus.com

Fee: $55 or $49 if paid in full by November 18
Text: Health Meridian Almanac, e-book download, $13.50