With Yong In Kim
Fee: $25 preregistered by Saturday, August 10; $30 drop-in
Please contact Jan at email@example.com to RSVP to workshop by Saturday, August 10. All levels are welcome. The gentle movements can be practiced seated as well.
Summer is nature’s season of growth and maturation as flowers and fruits are all around us and our gardens are growing full and tall. This is the time to feel inspired, joyful, loving, compassionate, and open to life in all its expressions and to connect with others. The sun is the perfect expression of yang energy, encouraging outward movement and action. Late summer, or Indian summer, is a short season, but it is a time of intense metamorphosis in nature and within ourselves. We begin to shift from the outward expression to inward focus of autumn and winter. During this transitional period, it is important to stay centered and grounded, finding a balance in our polarities, inner and outer, and the yin and yang qualities of Earth and Heaven.
Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Taoist philosophy, this workshop will guide the practitioner to align with the natural cycle and flow of life through gentle Qigong movements to clear and strengthen the energy flow along the meridians/energy channels. Summer is associated with the fire element in TCM, and is connected to the organs and meridians of the heart, pericardium and the small intestine. The heart is often described as the “home and sanctuary of the mind and the spirit.” Late summer is associated with the Earth Element in TCM, and is connected to the organs and meridians of the stomach, spleen and pancreas which are essential for the digestive process. We will explore organ massage using sound and vibrational therapy, one of the most powerful and transformative means to shift the body at the cellular level. Through these ancient healing practices, we invite the flow of energy that will inspire love and joy and support us to stay “grounded” and balanced during this season.
Yong In Kim is a certified Reiki and Singing Bowl & Sound Immersion practitioner and instructor of the “Zhang Fu Gong” Organ Cleansing Qigong form. Yong In has been a long time student of yoga and meditation and hopes that her sound and vibrational healing sessions and qigong classes will promote balance, joy and well-being in all practitioners. For more information, please visit the Blue Lotus Sound Sanctuary home page: https://blue-lotus-sound-sanctuary.abmp.com/home