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Qigong Workshops with Master Bingkun Hu

Berkeley, CA

Unitarian Church, 1924 Cedar St (at Bonita St) (see map)

Intro to 3D Circular Movements September 6, 2014 (10am - 5:30pm)
Microcosmic Orbit
October 4, 2014 (10am - 5:30pm)
"Wiping the Window" Movement November 8, 2014 (10am - 5:30pm)
"Grinding the Tofu" Movement December 6, 2014 (10am - 5:30pm)

Cost: $95; $10 discount for pre-registration (no student/senior discount)
Note: pre-registration payment due one week before date of workshop.
For more information please visit drhuqigong.com

For registration, please email or call Sanghi at (510) 496-2728. Beginners welcome!

Soquel, CA

Subud Center, 3800 Old San Jose Rd (see map)

Wild Goose 8
Oct 18, 2014 (10am - 5:30pm)
Oct 19, 2014 (12pm - 6pm)

Wild Goose 8 (WG-8) is also called "Five Elements & Bagua Fists". It is a showcase of how martial arts movements, such as punches and sidekicks are incorporated into the gentle and roundish Qigong movements to enhance the Qigong effects. In WG-8, quick and strong movements stimulate qi to permeate the body surface, while slow and soft movements induce qi to go deep inside the body for nourishing the internal organs. Practicing this Qigong offers us many health benefits, nourishing our internal organs while detoxifying and purifying ourselves.

In this two-day workshop, our teaching focus is on improving every learner's performance of WG-8 movements. We will also pick out several important movements, or group of movements from WG-8, to analyze and compare with similar movements from other sets of Wild Goose Qigong, so that we know more clearly the function they have played in WG-8. Here are several examples:

  1. "Wild Goose is Flapping Its Wings" This is a Wild Goose signature movement. It appears in many sets of Wild Goose Qigong
  2. "Serial Steps with Clenched Fists" A similar group of 5 movements appears in WG-2 and WG-10
  3. "Walking the Circle in Bagua Steps" This appears in at least 7 sets of Wild Goose Qigong. Some with different hand positions

Two days: $190; $20 discount for pre-registration (no student/senior discount)
One day: $100; $10 discount for pre-registration (no student/senior discount)
Note: pre-registration payment due one week before date of workshop
For more information please visit drhuqigong.com

For registration, email or call Marcy at (831) 512-9331. Beginners welcome!

Kensington, CA

Summer Retreat
Sat, June 21, 2014 @ 9:30am to Wed, June 25, 2014 @ 3:00pm
Arlington Community Church

Dr. Hu has found a place for the summer retreat. The workshop will be held at Arlington Community Church in the very quiet and lovely town of Kensington, just bordering Berkeley. There is a bright, spacious meeting room that has a nice wood floor. The address is 52 Arlington Avenue. A big parking lot is just on the opposite side of the church. 

Dr. Hu says, "During the summer retreat, we are going to teach Wild Goose-10 Qigong. I was also not satisfied with what I taught in the past on WG-10. Since then, I have divided this Qigong into three parts, and practiced them every morning, even during Chinese New Year's Day. I know this Qigong is Master Chen, Chuan-Gang's favorite. He showed me his recording of more than six or seven versions of this Qigong -----from how he taught this Qigong as a young instructor, then in late 80's, in the 90's, and in the beginning of the 21th century, till right now he is over eighty years young.

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Qigong Classes with Sanghi Choi

Berkeley, CA

For information about classes with Sanghi, please refer to her website at greaterease.com 

Please email 

"If you want to be healthy and live to 100, do qigong." --Dr. Oz

Qigong Classes with Dennis Jackson

Medford, Or

For Wild Goose Qigong instruction in Medford, Oregon, please contact Dennis by email at or by phone at (831) 295-4413.

Qigong Classes with Elena Tolpygo

San Francisco, CA

For information about classes with Elena in San Francisco, please refer to her website QifulYou.com or contact her directly at: .

Qigong Classes with Aileen Jong

Cupertino, CA

Northwest YMCA
20803 Alves Drive

 Medical Qigong

Thursdays   11:30 - 12:45pm

Wild Goose Qigong

Saturdays  12:30 -   1:45pm

FREE for NW YMCA members
$60 for each series (+ $25 for basic membership fee)
Registration: YMCA front desk or call (408) 257-7160
Questions: (408) 351-2430


Union Church of Cupertino
Crystal Hall Room 1
20900 Stevens Creek Blvd.

Wild Goose Qigong (1st 64 movements) plus Chinese Medicine basics
Tuesdays, Jan. 21 - Mar. 11, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Call:  408.475.7925 to register
Cost:  $120 at the door
$100 via Paypal to qigirlsqigong@hotmail.com
$90/- for seniors or  pre-register with friend via Paypal


Aileen can be reached via email at

Qigong Classes with Julie Nottage

Cupertino, CA

Northwest YMCA
20803 Alves Drive
Mondays 10:15am – 11:15am
& Fridays 11:45am – 12:45pm

Series of low impact, moving meditation and breathing exercises that reduce stress, assist in getting the joints and muscle back in alignment, strengthen the immune system and balance the mind, body and spirit.  Exercises change based on the needs of the students. The routines are relatively easy for people of all ages to learn and provide a lifetime of enjoyment and health benefits.  Newcomers are welcome in any class.

Julie can be reached by email at joyfulqigong@yahoo.com or by phone at (650) 336-5184.

Private Sessions

Private individual sessions are available by appointment. For more information, contact Julie by email at joyfulqigong@yahoo.com or by phone at (650) 336-5184.

Qigong Classes and Workshops with Marcy Reynolds

Los Gatos, CA

Los Gatos Recreation Dept.
123 East Main St. (see map)
Saturdays 9:00am - 10:00am
Los Gatos Recreation Dept.
123 East Main St. (see map)
Saturdays 10:15am - 10:45am
(wild goose practice class)

Next Session Starts October 4, 2014

Please see: www.lgsrecreation.org for pricing and registration (search on reynolds). Each session consists of two classes...

The first class will meet from 9:00am-10:00am and will include a variety of short forms to get the qi moving and support health throughout the season.

The second, shorter class will meet from 10:15am-10:45am. This class is for those interested in exploring some longer forms within the Wild Goose (Dayan Qigong) system.

Both classes are open to beginning through advanced students - everyone is welcome! If you plan to attend the Wild Goose class, we ask that you either enroll in the first class concurrently or make sure that you have done some qigong practice on your own beforehand and come with a sense of openness and flow already established.

Drop ins welcome!

Marcy can be reached by email at or by phone at (831) 512-9331.

Mountain View, CA

Mindful Qigong - Wednesdays 7:00 - 9:00pm (8 Week Class)

El Camino Hospital
2500 Grant Rd. (see map)
Wednesdays 7:00 - 9:00pm
Next Free Intro: Sept 10, 2014

Free Intro: Sept 10, 2014 at 7:00 - 8:30pm
Sept 24 - Nov 11, 2014 (7:00 - 9:00pm) (8 Wednesdays)

This class is part of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program run through El Camino Hospital. It is an 8-week program which incorporates meditation, qigong, and group discussion to support mindfulness practice. Over and over again, the techniques used in this program are shown to increase awareness and ease, relieving much of the suffering caused by pain, disease and stress. This class requires pre-registration and a commitment to coming each week and practicing at home. There is no drop-in option for this class.

Please call (650) 940-7000 ext. 8745 for registration information.

LOCATION: El Camino Hospital Park Pavilion (behind the YMCA accessed through the north entrance of the hospital)

Marcy can be reached by email at or by phone at (831) 512-9331.

Mountain View, CA

Mindful Eating - Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:00pm (8 Week Class)

El Camino Hospital
2500 Grant Rd. (see map)
Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00pm
Next Session Starts: October 21, 2014

8-week Course: Oct 21 - Dec 16, 2014 (no class 11/25)

Mindful Eating is a new 8-week program designed to support the continued practice of mindfulness in daily life. Since we nourish ourselves with food and beverages several times a day, mindful eating provides a ready pathway for infusing our lives with “the magic of mindfulness”.

Beyond being a very practical application of mindfulness, it can be an especially powerful one as well. Eating is a biological need. To this we add our own personal and cultural histories. For many of us these factors combine to create a relationship to food and our bodies that is complex and sometimes difficult.

As we practice eating with full attention to the experiences of body, mind and emotions in the light of non-judgmental awareness, we can begin to develop a healthier relationship to ourselves, resulting in a natural desire to eat well.

Whether you suffer from a medical condition that requires a restricted diet, struggle with an eating disorder, battle with stress, or simply want to deepen your relationship to yourself and enjoy life more, mindful eating offers a compassionate approach to greater health and happiness through the practice of self-awareness.

EACH EVENING SESSION IN THE 8-WEEK SERIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Gentle Qigong movement
  • Mindful sitting meditation
  • Guided mindful eating exercises
  • Group discussions

LOCATION: El Camino Hospital - Room A at the Old Main Hospital building

FEE: $200, plus $30 for optional Qigong DVD.

NOTE: Prerequisite is completion of one 8-week MBSR course or equivalent. Participants will need to bring their own food/beverages and utensils to class for mindful eating.

For More Information or to Register contact:  Marcy Reynolds by email at  or by phone at (831) 512-9331

Santa Cruz, CA

Insight Santa Cruz
1010 Fair Ave. (see map)
Thursdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm

This drop-in class focuses on the exploration of simple and easy to follow qigong movements for physical health, emotional balance, mental clarity, and mindful awareness. Participation in this class is an excellent preparation for Vipassana meditation (which follows in the same room at 7pm). If you prefer to wear shoes during qigong, please bring a pair that you only use indoors so as to avoid damaging the beautiful bamboo floor. This class is offered on a dana basis. Information about other events and classes at Insight Santa Cruz can be found on their website.

Note: Thursday evening qigong will be guided by Lynne Cooper on: 7/17, 7/24 and 8/7.  There will be no class on 8/14.

Marcy can be reached by email at or by phone at (831) 512-9331.

The Summit (Soquel/Los Gatos, CA)

Skyland Church
25100 Skyland Rd (see map)
Tuesdays 8:30am-9:55am

The first portion of this class, from 8:30-9:30am, is devoted to easy to follow forms that enhance seasonal health and the feeling of qi.  The second portion of the class, from 9:30-10:00am, is devoted to an ongoing study of more complex Wild Goose Qigong forms.  Participants may attend only the first part, if they prefer.  For summer in the first class we will focus on heart health, transitioning to spleen health.  For summer in the second class we will focus on new variations of walking qigong, Wild Goose 3, and Wild Goose 2 in preparation for learning Wild Goose 8 in the fall.  All classes are informed by Dr. Hu’s teaching at his summer Wild Goose retreat.

Note: Tuesday morning qigong will be peer-led on 7/15, 7/22, 8/5 & 8/12.

These classes are offered on a dana basis. Marcy can be reached by email at or by phone at (831) 512-9331.

Private Sessions

Private individual sessions are available by appointment and are offered on a dana basis. For more information, contact Marcy by email at or by phone at (831) 512-9331.

Woodacre, CA

Finding Freedom in the Body:
Mindfulness of the Body as a Gateway to Liberation

Spirit Rock Residential Retreat
Monday, Sept 15, 3:00pm - Sunday, Sept 21, 12:00pm

Teachers: Mary Grace Orr, Bob Stahl, Richard Shankman, Marcy Reynolds (qigong)

Cost: $1200 - $600 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher and retreat staff.

This retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. We will work primarily with the first of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness - mindfulness of the body. The 32 Parts of the Body meditation has rarely been taught in the West; you will be introduced to it from an Insight perspective of the true nature and wonders of the body. This practice has also been used for healing illness and most importantly to help eradicate the erroneous view of self. Various methods will be taught to strengthen mindfulness of the body, and to explore the mind/body connection. 

We will follow the usual format of an Insight Meditation (vipassana) retreat, with periods of sitting and walking practice, as well as qigong sessions for further exploration of mindfulness of the body. 

Quotes from past participants: 

"This retreat helped me realize more deeply the true impermanence of my body while cultivating a deep appreciation and gratitude for the miracle and mystery that this human body represents." 

"I really came to realize that my body, indeed, is a vessel in the truest sense of the word. I have always had great respect and awe for the workings of the human anatomy and physiology, but meditating on its parts and functions brought me even closer to the wonder of it all."
 

Spirit Rock extends a special invitation to young adults (age 18-26) who wish to attend this retreat at a rate of $25 per night, on a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of special rates are available, please apply early.

PREREQUISTE: At least one previous retreat at Spirit Rock or permission of teacher. 

This retreat will be held at Spirit Rock in Marin County.  Registration begins on May 13, 2014. Please contact Spirit Rock for pricing and registration information. Marcy can be reached by email at or by phone at(831) 512-9331.

Qigong Classes with Rachel Van Dessel

Santa Cruz, CA

UCSC IT Building
2300 Delaware Ave. Room B290 (upstairs)
Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00pm
The Tannery Common Room
1030 River Street
Thursdays 2:30 - 3:30pm
Ocean View Park
102 Ocean View Ave. (where Ocean View Ave. ends at the park)
Fridays 12:30 - 1:30pm

For information about classes with Rachel Van Dessel in Santa Cruz, CA, please contact her by email at

Qigong Classes with Don Jenni

Missoula, MT

For information about qigong classes in the Missoula, MT area, please contact Don directly at:

Qigong Classes with Echo Gustafson

Santa Fe, NM

For information about classes in the Santa Fe, New Mexico area, please contact Echo directly at:

Qigong Classes with Mark Johnson

Asia

Contact Mark by email at for details about his classes.

Qigong Classes with Paul Campbell

Gainesville, Florida

For information about qigong classes in the Florida and Southeastern US, please contact Paul directly at:

Qigong Classes with Ty Henk

Portland, OR

For information about classes with Ty in Portland, please contact him by email at

Qigong Classes with Emmanouil Stroubakis

Leeds & Manchester, UK

For information about classes with Emmanouil Stroubakis in the UK, please contact him by email at estroubakis@talktalk.net or 01924-488068.

Qigong Classes with Nathalie Prettyman

Ashland, OR

For information about classes with Nathalie Prettyman in Ashland, Oregon, please contact her by email at nprettyman@charter.net or by phone at 541-482-2662.