I’m also a qigong instructor and earned my 200-hour teacher certification with the National Qigong Association. I’ve practiced qigong for over 20 years and am certified to teach several forms, including the Five Elements, Eight Brocades, Muscle Changing Classic and the Animal Frolics. Since 2016, I’ve taught qigong and meditation in classes, workshops, weekend retreats, staff trainings, conferences and a college course for credit. For more information about my practice, I invite you to explore my Qigong Smile website. or to email me at qigongsmile[at]gmail[dot]com with any questions.

Qigong is an ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that naturally heals the body, balances the emotions, sharpens the mind, and raises consciousness. Qigong means “energy work” and is a Body-Mind-Spirit wellness system that combines Posture, Breathing, Meditation, Visualization, Movement, and Self-massage to achieve optimal health.

Depending on our circumstances, habits, and reactions to life, we can either gain or lose Qi, or bio-energy. A regular practice of qigong restores our mental clarity, natural health, and higher consciousness, and harmonizes mind, body, and spirit. This balance of being lucid, energetic, and in the flow is considered the foundation of a lasting healthy life in qigong.

I’m grateful to my wise and generous teachers over the years, which include Dr. Aihan Kuhn, Tina Zhang, Dr. Eva Wong, Sujun Chen, Gao Han, Randi Eisman, and Paul Bloom among others.

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