SEASONS OF THE BREATH:​

ZOOM ONLINE HEALING CLASS SERIES

These ZOOM qigong classes are offered for those who do not live nearby Saki but wish to learn healing and transformational practices that enable you to take charge of your own physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.

Besides movement, breathwork and meditation, each class includes some theoretical background on the element dominant in the season, drawing upon the timeless wisdom and resources of Traditional Oriental medicine. Please go to the blog sections for more information on each of the elements and seasons covered in these classes.

There is a sliding scale for these class series, according to your income. However, no sincere seeker is ever turned away. Please write if you need special arrangements. Included in the class tuition are access to the class recordings for your individual practice. Once registered you will receive the ZOOM link to join.

Here are the upcoming series of classes planned:

Autumn: The Art of Letting Go

 

Autumn is associated with the Metal element. It is a good time for strengthening and balancing the lungs, large intestines and immune system, and for setting limits and protecting boundaries in our lives. The energy of this season, more than any other, supports our letting go of inessentials, what is toxic, outmoded, or stale in our lives. Clearing enables us to receive pure and new life energies. Autumn returns us to our essence, moves us to eliminate what we no longer need, and reminds us to prioritize what truly gives heart and meaning to our lives.

Please see blog on the metal element “The Art of Letting Go”

https://www.quanyin.nl/2021/10/25/autumn-the-art-of-letting-go/

DATES FOR 2022 AUTUMN/METAL ELEMENT CLASSES:

 

Mondays at 10:00 CET/9:00 UK:

October 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 12

 

OR

 

Wednesday evenings, 18:30 – 19:45

October 19, 26, November  2, 9, 23, 30, December 7 and 14

Costs: €100,- €130,- €160,- sliding scale according to income

 
 

Late Summer: Gather, Harvest and Store

 

Late Summer is related to the Earth element. During this series of classes, we will be strengthening and balancing the Earth element and its association with how we digest food, impressions and experiences. Our focus will include grounding and firmly establishing our roots as we bring the outer warmth and yang energy of summer deeper inside us. It is also a good time to quietly reflect on the gifts we are harvesting.

Please see the blog on the Earth element “Gather, Harvest and Store”

https://www.quanyin.nl/2021/08/12/late-summer-and-earth-element

DATES FOR 2022 LATE SUMMER/EARTH ELEMENT CLASSES

 

Mondays at 10:00 CET/9:00 UK:

August 29, September 5, 12, 19 and 26

Plus

 

Wednesday evening practice sessions at 18:00 CET/5 p.m. UK:

August 31, September 7, 14, 21

Costs: €100,- €130,- €160,- Sliding scale according to income

 
 

Winter: Conserve and Nourish Your Inner Life!

 

The season of winter is connected with the water element and the energetic systems of the Kidneys and Bladder. Its power is deep and yin. And like nature in her resting period, this is an auspicious time of inwardness, reflection, quietude and rest. During these Winter classes, we shall cultivate skills that nourish and tonify the body’s over-all vitality, calm the restless mind, transform anxieties and fears into positive emotions, and help us connect with the divine Source of healing that is always within us. Please see blog for winter: https://www.quanyin.nl/2022/01/02/the-water-element-and-the-winter-season-time-to-nourish-the-inner-life/

DATES FOR 2023 WINTER/WATER ELEMENT CLASSES:

 

MONDAYS AT 10:00 CET/9:00 UK

JANUARY 9, 16, 23, 30, FEBRUARY 6, 13, 20 27

PLUS EXTRA PRACTICE SESSIONS SATURDAY MORNINGS AT 9:30

JANUARY 14, FEBRUARY 4, 11, FEB 25

To sign up or for any questions please go to and fill in contact form: https://www.quanyin.nl/contact/

 

SEASONS OF THE BREATH:

ZOOM ONLINE HEALING CLASS SERIES FOR SUMMER

TENDING YOUR INNER FIRE

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the season of summer is connected with the fire element. Fire’s power is radiant, hot, outgoing, ascending, dynamic and revitalizing. During this season, all of Nature reaches its peak of growth and maturation. As we are inseparable from the rhythm and cycles of Nature, we can also harness the power of our inner fire to attain to the fullness of our human potentials and maturation.

It is important to avoid getting over-heated by too much fire or excessive yang, which can lead to mental and emotional agitation, hyperactivity and nervous exhaustion. Summer is a time to chill out, to relax and enjoy our family and friendship circles, and to be restored by the magnificence of nature.

At the same time, we also need to make sure that our inner Fire is strong enough to keep our energies warm, vital and circulating harmoniously on all levels of our being. We can then radiate forth our joy, creativity, fulfilment and love under the warmth and beneficence of our inner Sun!

Self-healing practices that are supportive to a healthy and strong inner Fire include gentle stretching, flowing movements, dynamic discharging of excess heat and toxic emotions, and building up of inner power in body-mind-spirit.

During our Summer Seasons of the Breath Healing Classes, we shall specifically cultivate skills that nourish and strengthen the body’s overall vitality, calm the restless mind, enhance sleep, reduce anxieties, open to compassion, and connect with the divine Source of healing.

Our classes will include transformational movement and breath work (qigong), meditation, self-inquiry, and self-healing massage.

These skills are not limited to effectiveness during the summer season, but can be added to your repertoire of self-empowerment and healing tools to use whenever they are needed.

Dates of next series of 8 classes:

Monday mornings, 9:00 – 10:15 CET/8:00 – 9:15 a.m. UK

Saturday mornings, 9:00 – 10:15 CET/8:00 – 9:15 a.m. UK

Weekly, from May 30 through July 18

Costs: sliding scale according to income

€100,- €125,- €150,- for 8 classes To register write to Joshua: lightsong@gmail.com

After this series, we shall have a summer break until September when we begin the series for the Earth and Metal elements for Indian Summer and Autumn.

SEASONS OF THE BREATH:

SPRING TO NEW LIFE!

The Wood Element

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the season of spring is connected with the Wood element.  Like the rising of sap in the trees, the Wood energy rises upward in all of nature as the life force pushes up from the cold winter earth, and new life is awakened and flower buds begin to push through. The Wood element is powerful, forceful and determined as the wind, and yet also flexible and resilient as tall bamboo swaying softly in the breeze. So, springtime is a dynamic time of movement, activity and change – throughout nature as well as in our lives.

To be in harmony with nature’s energy and rhythm during spring, we need to be careful of excessive tension and pressure build up in the body-mind which produce hyperactivity, heat, blocked energy and emotional volatility. Overwork and over-activity need to be balanced with relaxation and down time in order to protect yourself from chronic stress, fatigue and burn out, and to restore mental and emotional clarity and harmony. It’s important to go for regular walks in the greening power of nature and take in the vital life energy. Exercises that are supportive to body-mind wellbeing include gentle stretching, loosening up and softening the muscles, discharging accumulated tension and slow movements to keep your energy circulating smoothly and harmoniously. It’s also an optimal time to still spend some “soul time” in silence and solitude, to allow in some new inspirations and creative ideas that you’d like to plant in the coming months ahead.

During our Spring Seasons of the Breath Healing Classes, we shall cultivate skills that nourish and tonify the body’s over-all vitality, relax and calm the restless mind, ease tension and stress, transform irritability and anger into positive emotions, and help us connect with the divine Source of healing.  

Our classes will include transformational movement and breathwork (qigong), meditation, TCM theoretical background, and self-healing practices. Classes are recorded and you will have access to our closed YouTube classes indefinitely.

MONDAYS  10:00 – 11:00  CET:  March 28 -May 23 2022 (8x)

Costs:  € 100,- 125- or 150 for full series, according to income

SEASONS OF THE BREATH:

ONLINE HEALING CLASSES FOR WINTER

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the season of winter is connected with the water element.  Its power is deep and yin.  And like nature in her resting period, this is a time of inwardness, reflection, quietude and rest.  It is a time for introspection and gathering our energies inside us..

During our Winter Seasons of the Breath Healing Classes, we shall cultivate skills that nourish and tonify the body’s over-all vitality, calm the restless mind, transform anxieties and fears into positive emotions, and help us connect with the divine Source of healing that is always within us.    

Our classes will include transformational movement and breathwork (traditional qigong practices), meditation, self inquiry, and self-healing massage techniques.  All classes are recorded, and as a participant, you will receive a weekly You Tube link to enable you to practice on your own in between the classes.

MONDAYS 10:00 – 11:00 CET, January 31 2022 through March 21 2022 (8x)

A free sample class is on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26 AT 11:00 – 12:00 CET.

Costs:  € 100,- 125,-  or 150,- for full series, according to ability to pay

To register:  quanyinwellness@gmail.com

SEASONS OF THE BREATH:

ONLINE HEALING CLASSES FOR LATE SUMMER AND AUTUMN

 

GATHER WHAT YOU NEED AND LET GO OF WHAT IS INESSENTIAL!

 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Late Summer is related to the Earth element, and the Autumn to the Metal element. During these two seasons, Nature is already preparing for the colder, more inward yin months. The momentum of growth in the summer starts slowing down, so it’s also a time for our bodies to harvest and gather energy for the colder months ahead.

After summer it is a good time to clear over-active yang energy from the body-mind and take more rest and quiet time to ensure that we are prepared for the colder, darker months ahead.

The first half of this series will focus on the Earth element: strengthening the spleen and digestion, grounding and firmly establishing our roots in a solid base for inner stability and harmony, and bringing the outer warmth and yang energy of summer inside us. Please read the blog for the Earth element.

During the second half of this series we shall be focusing on the Metal element: Autumn is a time for strengthening the lungs, large intestines and immune system; setting limits and protecting boundaries in our lives. A new blog will be written in mid October for you to read.

DATES:

MONDAY MORNINGS 9:30 – 10:45 CET. (10 x)

September 13 – an introductory class (free of charge)

September 20 (including a recording to work with during the weeks Saki is away)

October 18, 25

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

December 6, 13

Cost for entire series, including access to recordings after each class

Sliding scale according to income. €100,- €145,- €195,-

To register write to: quanyinwellness@gmail.com