Chi…what?!?

Author: eltuleinstitutenonprofit  //  Category: Movement

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Chi … what ?!?

Chi gong can be conceived as “Chinese Yoga.” The word “chi” means life force and the word “gong” means cultivation. Chi gong is a unique approach to fitness; it is a lifelong tool to enhance both physical and emotional wellness. It is a movement practice beyond exercise.

Its slow meditation-like movement and emphasis on breathing instills a new level of awareness of the connections between body, mind and spirit. Chi gong elevates exercise to a mindfulness practice, where breath and intention support the physical form giving practitioners a new path to longevity.

Our signature classes focus on stress reduction with the intention to improve wellbeing, relaxation, which allows participants to recharge and restore their physical and emotional balance. The meditative emphasis will invite participants to unwind into a new level of relaxation supporting participants to be ready to embrace life’s joys and challenges.

In our qi gong workshops, we will raise awareness to connections to the meridian system (used in acupuncture). With the components of intent, meditation, breathing techniques, emotional stillness, and physical movement, health prospects can be boosted in quantum leaps.

Our Chi Gong practice is unique. Founder Kay Hutchinson’s traditional training is a gift of vast energetic depth. Kay’s teachings hold a rich body of knowledge sourced in the lineage of three powerful strands of Taoist masters:

• Dr. Arnold Tayam’s (medical qi gong, qi gong movement and infinite bagua): Grandmaster Sun Zhi Jun, Grandmaster Liang Shouyu, Grandmaster Feng Zhi Qiang, and Grandmaster Jia Shusen.

• Jeffrey Yuen 88th Generation Jade Purity Priest

• Master Hua Ching Ni (Cosmic Tour Bagua)-74th generation Taoist master.

Our co-founders, Dr. Deborah Healy and Dr. Martha Perez, in addition to being educators with over 20 years of experience individually, are also qi gong instructors with over 500 hours of practice and 100 hours of classroom instruction with Kay in the Taoist Five, Five Treasures and various forms of bagua circle walking.

In 2013, we created several donations based qi gong workshop experiences to awaken the potential of participants and look forward to creating new energy based classes beginning Feb. 8, 2014 on Saturdays. We will post more details about those classes very soon.

Our dream to form a community connection around energy based healing began a few months after Dr. Arnold Tayam’s visit to Austin and his and Infinite Bagua workshop, which began a ripple of energy that we three trees carry forth daily. We give gratitude always to shifu Tayam and the many other spiritual friends, family and colleagues who continue to inspire us in new ways to cha cha chiiiiii!

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Kay Hutchinson (left to right), Dr Arnold Tayam, Dr. Martha Perez, Dr. Deb Healy (purple shirt)