Classes and Workshops

FREE ONLINE INSTRUCTION

! PLEASE NO RECORDING OF ANY OF THESE SESSIONS !

Based on my teaching certification agreement, there is an honor code of non-recording.     I am grateful for your understanding of the necessity of compliance in this regard.

APRIL SCHEDULE

Feedback received from the online classes has been extremely heart-warming. It proves that regular practice brings powerful results, and so I am inspired to continue to offer this service. Here are several classes I have created to supplement and enhance in greater detail what I have presented to date. The descriptions following the calendar below explain the different focus that will be presented in each class.  Of course the more consistent the attendance, the more deeply the forms are learned.

Any levels welcome to all classes, so feel free to drop in and try any of the offerings.

PREPARATION:   A relatively empty, un-caffeinated belly – wear comfortable, layered clothing. We are typically in bare feet, ‘sticky socks’ are an option, or wearing of supportive shoes if necessary.  All classes can be modified for a seated position.

Classes continue to be offered at no cost so that they are available for everyone – regardless of financial situation. However, for those who are able, Information for an energy exchange is listed below.

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Mondays – No Class

 

Tuesdays   6:00 to 7:00 P.M. – INTERNAL ALCHEMY & GENDER FORMS

CLICK TO JOIN:  https://zoom.us/j/444006118

ENTER Meeting ID:  444-006-118

 

Wednesdays   9:00 to 10:00 a.m. – STANDING MEDITATION, HAND SENSITIVITY EXERCISES & STANCES

CLICK TO JOIN:  https://zoom.us/j/250544400

ENTER Meeting ID:  250-544-400

 

Thursdays   6:00 to 7:00 P.M. – QIGONG HEALING FORMS

CLICK TO JOIN:  https://zoom.us/j/534470613

ENTER Meeting ID:  534-470-613

 

Fridays   8:00 to 9:00 a.m. – STANDING MEDITATION, HAND SENSITIVITY EXERCISES & STANCES

CLICK TO JOIN:  https://zoom.us/j/638150398

ENTER Meeting ID:  638-150-398

 

Saturdays   9:00 to 10:00 a.m. – MORNING MEDICAL QIGONG

CLICK TO JOIN:  https://zoom.us/j/627121831

ENTER Meeting ID:  627-121-831

 

Sundays   9:00 to 10:00 a.m. – QIGONG HEALING FORMS

CLICK TO JOIN:  https://zoom.us/j/789293753

ENTER Meeting ID:  789-293-753

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ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS

You don’t need to join or sign up with Zoom.  Simply click on the link for each particular class or ‘meeting’.  A screen will appear that says “Launching…”  A box will drop down with the option to “Open URL:Zoom Launcher” CLICK on it.  You will then be put into a ‘waiting room’ until I start the class.  If you arrive after our start, you will automatically be admitted.  It is good to get set up a few minutes ahead of time so that you are ready to practice.  Wear comfortable clothing, turn cel phones off, and a relatively empty, non-caffeinated body.

Optionally, go to www.zoom.us, click Join a Meeting, enter Meeting ID.  Click on the box that appears with the option of “Open URL:Zoom Launcher.”

Once you are ‘in the meeting,’ you can click upper right option for either Speaker (me) or Gallery (everyone) View.  I mute participants in order to keep down the background noise.  A red line across the mic icon indicates that a mic is turned off – be sure mine is ON for you by clicking on it.  Your camera can be off (I can’t see you) or on (I see you in a small screen).  The Chat button allows you to type in a comment or question, which is then displayed on the right side of the screen.

NOTE:  NO PASSWORDS REQUIRED FOR ANY OF THE CLASSES

As with many of you, my income has been eliminated during this time of precaution. Donations or energy exchanges are appreciated and accepted via PayPal to me directly via rose@rosecityqigong.com or the Buy Now link below.  Decide on an amount that seems reasonable and comfortable for you. 

Checks can be sent to:  Rose Allen, 29337 SE Division Drive, Troutdale, OR  97060

But this of course is not required, and I particularly wish to provide support for those who are facing financial challenges at this time.  In which case, feel free to pass this along to others.

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

INTERNAL ALCHEMY & GENDER FORMS ~ Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 p.m.

This practice is a seated meditation that utilizes breath work and the esoteric Daoist locks to cultivate one’s inmost qi or vital force.  Internal Alchemy also lifts the Jing, or procreative and sexual energy. It is the spiritual and physical process by which we incorporate the greater cosmos with the micro cosmos of the self.  Energies in the greater cosmos are also present within our own bodies. Internal Alchemy, or Jing Retrieval, We will utilize the esoteric Daoist lock – the hui yin (Meeting of the Yin) – at the root muscles of the perineum to gain more awareness, control of them. The practice is particularly useful for those healing from chronic illness. This particular form or style of Internal Alchemy was developed by Zhen Dao, my teacher at the MogaDao Institute in Santa Fe, and serves as the foundation for the Sacred Daoist Sexuality practices taught there.

By repeating the series precisely during each class, students can learn the form and ideally perform it on their own at home.  Subtle refinements are learned with each practice. Internal Alchemy is a mysterious and esoteric practice that takes a certain degree of discipline and support and serves to gather, store and circulate the energies of the human body to improve physical, emotional, and mental health.

We follow with:

GENDER FORMS

This Series of six forms uses gender to articulate aspects of Qi in the sexual body. They are not meant to be limiting in terms of gender identity. Individuals who identify as women can effectively practice the “men’s” forms for the cultivation of the Yang energies that characterize those particular forms.  Likewise, those identifying as males can do the same with the “female” forms. We cultivate both Yin & Yang essence in the body. Our essence energy is basically procreative energy, which we build through these forms. It does not matter whether you are in a physical relationship with someone. We use the resulting energies cultivated in the forms to express ourselves in all of our various unique ways.

In this class you will learn the particulars and the flow of these six forms, as we repeat them each week, after enlivening and lifting the Qi through the Internal Alchemy practice.

 

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STANDING MEDITATION ~ Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 a.m. & Fridays 8:00-9:00 a.m.

For centuries the ancient art of building internal strength was a closely guarded secret, passed down within families or from masters to their students. The Standing Form of Meditation is a fundamental part of many Qigong styles, as it is one of the best ways to build one’s Qi. Known in Chinese as Zhan Zhuang or “growing from within,” we generate energy without movement. The mind stays more connected to the body and the practice affects the body even more positively than seated meditation. This exercise is one of the very most effective for capturing and combining energy from the cosmos. The stillness cultivates internal movement and strength by utilizing these two great forces. All bodily systems benefit.

In this class, we will gradually build out time standing to 20 minutes, while learning to relax the body completely.

We follow with:

HAND SENSITIVITY/ONE FINGER ZEN

The full name of this system is Shaolin Temple Internal Energy One-Finger Zen. The full name of this Qigong system means “a meditative internal energy healing system that trains the fingers and hands to sense and transmit qi.” We learn the flow of a particular set of hand movements as we build sensitivity in the hands. This sensitivity enhances our Qigong practice, and is also beneficial for any who use their hands in the healing arts. I learned this practice from a workshop I attended with Qigong Master and Professor Kenneth Cohen www.qihealing.com

In this class, we will practice the One Finger Zen series each time as we build sensitivity in the hands. 

Followed by:

EMPOWERING or ‘HIERATIC’ STANCES

This series incorporates human ‘architectures’ or poses and follows a systematic pattern with respect to the powers and energies enhanced in each of the stances – fluidly connected and carefully considered.  “Hieratic” refers to a heightened sacred and devotional attitude suited to the invocation of power.  Typically, we remain in each stance for a relatively brief time (about five breaths) in order to harvest, absorb, and express the harmony of each, without moving into organ Qi. Each stance may also be utilized individually, as psycho-spiritual and physical medicine.

In each class we will go over in great detail both the particulars of the individual stances and the transitions between them, ideally enabling practitioners to learn the series on their own.

 

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QIGONG HEALING FORMS Thursdays 6:00-7:00 p.m. & Sundays 9:00-10:00 a.m.

In these classes, we will start with some warm ups and then move into a variety of Qigong forms, based on current need in order to create general healing, balance and tonifying. Each class will vary with the forms that are presented, based on the current need.

 

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MORNING MEDICAL QIGONG ~ Saturdays 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Class will begin with warm ups and then move into the eleven-forms of the MogaDao Morning Medical Qigong. This series of forms cover the entire organ system of TCM. In addition to the energetic and physical aspects, the forms represent and engage a vast array of Zhen Dao’s psycho-spiritual resources or archetypes within the human consciousness. The combination of these two aspects makes this particular series powerful and useful – medically and spiritually. The forms are strung together, taichi-like, gracefully and fluidly in such a way that the energy or Qi that one is building is not lost or drained. Great benefit will result, in terms of physical vitality and flourishing.

Attendees of all levels will either be introduced to this series, or deepen their current understanding, gradually expanding in the depth of these forms.

 

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Feel free to contact me with questions you might have regarding any of these classes or to learn more about private tutoring.

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WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY

We had a beautiful demonstration at the Portland Farmers’ Market. In essence, we were practicing with people world-wide on this day of appreciation for these healing arts ~ very inspiring! Many thanks to those who participated ~ especially my son and daughter!  See images of world events at: www.WorldTaiChiDay.org

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 30th