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Qigong of Letting Go

Closing Blessing of Opening to Life Studio

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:30-8:30

The exhale of life eludes us. Our culture is about doing and getting. We get very little encouragement in the skills of emptying, letting go, or release.

The beautiful 12th street building of Opening to Life has been sold. The studio there is where I first met Zhen Dao, called back then Daniel, when they came to bless the new space. I have consulting with them on this bookend, of releasing the space that has held such beautiful practices over the years.

This ceremony is for anyone who wants to be more skillful at endings and closure, or who has attachments to this studio and building and would like a farewell ritual.

Entrance is by donation, with half going to seed Red Tent practice in a new place. 15-20. is suggested, but pay as you can and will.

407 NE 12th @ Flanders Studio Upstairs

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Stillness & Flow: Mastering the Water Element


Stillness * Flow *  Yin Surging Power *  Watercourse Way * Overcoming Fear * Conserving Qi * Overcoming Depression * Embracing Inner Quiet

In exploring the Water Element of Traditional Chinese Medicine with various movement and sacred practice modalities, we’ll emphasize the MogaDao Yijing form Stillness, which supports the inner tasks of Winter. This form is useful for returning to deep center whenever life throws us off with business. We will also touch on, but not delve into, Yin tonifying. 
Water, the Element of Winter, is associated with the Kidneys, which in TCM govern vitality, sexuality, life-force and destiny. 
Sunday, January 17th   11-2 pm   $45.
Opening to Life   407 NE 12th, studio upstairs
Zhenzan Dao, also known as Daniel Villasenor, created both Stillness and Yin tonifying out of his compilations and refinements of multiple Chinese schools of Qigong.
Katja Biesanz has studies archetypes for almost 50 years, and has taught people to feel their energy  bodies for 40. She has been an in-depth student of Qigong for more than a decade, spending the last 2 and a half years in intensive study in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she was on the faculty of the MogaDao Institute.
Katja Biesanz 

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