Qigong Classes & Retreats
Solfeggio is offering private Qigong classes
and 2 to 3 night retreats to get you started
with a supportive foundational practice
Energy is the all-encompassing fabric of our lives, and consciousness is the weaver. As we allow that to sink in, we begin to see how energy and consciousness are at work and play in our everyday lives, as well as see their potential to hold us in the past or create our present and future.
Qigong aka: "Life Force Cultivation" is an ancient Chinese modality that cultivates energy awareness, attunement and management. It’s a practice that can give one a glimpse or direct experience of who we are… It's an experiential language allowing us to soften and release any resistance to the touch of life upon us and within us. Qigong inspires deep presence, as it cultivates inner stillness and a trust in the natural unfolding of life. *For a more traditional definition
Our private classes and retreats share accessible forms of holistic self-care that align, nourish, empower and inspire as we consciously connect with the very foundational source energies we have emerged from, are embedded in and inseparable from.To help deepen the context of your practice we touch upon Daoist Philosophy and Chinese Medicine Theory .
Longer personal retreats can be designed to meet a specific need. Regardless of how long you stay, you will leave with a supportive practice to take with you wherever you go from here. Below are a few forms drawn upon for your practice.
These forms are not just
beautiful moving meditations, calming body, mind and spirit
They are moving metaphors
weaving a cellular story of
life in dynamic balance
Elegant Flow Qigong
This practice is an intuited form that shares and honors the wisdom and grace of many Qigong teachers, practitioners and Masters past and present*. After years of study what I found is all forms share the same basic principles, and it's the steadfast practice that becomes your greatest teacher.
Elegant Flow Qigong is a flowing mix of moving metaphors weaving a cellular story of life in dynamic balance. We softly focus on syncing our breath with movement, imagination, visualization and intention. As we connect to our foundational energies, we start to grow energy awareness and explore, play and expand our sense of who we are. Each movement tells a story of empowered connection, creativity, possibility and flow. By the end of the practice we've built an energetic container holding our collective inner smile grounded in radiant stillness.
* Special acknowledge and gratitude to Advanced Qigong Instructor & Clincal Therapist, Daisy Lee, for her brilliance, love and support over the years. Her Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong and other teachings have empowered many women around the world to come into their fullest expression. The lotus rises on many continents because of her inspired purpose and contribution to life.
Organ Cleansing Qigong
A form of Zhang Fu Gong taught by Francesco Garripoli and Daisy Lee incorpating the Doaist 5 elemental energies of fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Each individual expression of these 5 elementals is associated with a color, movement, meridian, organ, emotion, virtue, organ spirit and more. Our class will go into the expanded context of elemental energies.
The practice works to enhance the "wei qi" field, or "guardian qi" layer of energy immediately surrounding the body and is connected to our internal meridians and organs. Wei Qi is created and influenced by our emotions, diet and lifestyle, and expressed outside the body as strong or weak vital energy. It's known as our first line of defense against outside pathogens or aberrant energies; and is an energy we emanate that interacts with the etheric plane of life aka: the environmental energy surrounding us.
In this Organ Cleansing routine, we start as in every practice connecting to our energy and use this awareness to help release toxins, blockages and stagnations held in the organ energy systems and fields. This frees the flow of information in our body, which in turn strengthens and boosts the immune system, our life force energy and layer of guardian energy.
Organ Cleansing Qigong's beautiful flowing movements and intentions evoke an intimate exchange with the natural world, and open us up to experience the deeper giving and receiving of this relationship, helping us to inner-stand our boundaries and harmonize our body, mind and spirit.
Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong
Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong is an empowering, holistic, self-care health program created just for women, by Level III Advanced Qigong Instructor and Clinical Qigong Therapist, Daisy Lee. Studying qigong with Master Teachers in Tibet, China and the West culminated in a profound practice that supports women in all stages of life to attain and maintain optimum, "radiant" health and well-being.
Radiant Lotus is extremely beneficial for women with menstrual issues, perimenopausal discomfort, emotional and hormonal imbalances. It's a medicine-less modality that has the potential to break up uterine and breast lumps, cysts or tumors, and supports the immune and endocrine systems enhancing overall health and well-being.
Using the mind-body connection, movements, meditations and Tibetan Sound Healing for Women, the practice assists in transmuting energetically held patterns creating dis-ease. A key component of the practice is neutral alignment which cultivates non-judgement and compassion for self, allowing for self-inquiry, a powerful tool for healing.
The system brilliantly connects women to their innate gifts of intuition, nurturance and heart-centerness, which in turn develops the self-confidence, trust and strength to face all of life's challenges with grace. Amen to that!