Brainerd Community Ed. Classes NOW REGISTERING

Qigong Classes are coming back to Brainerd!

Register Now!

SMART START –  Stress Management And Relaxation Techniques

Just need to reset? A jump start? Stressed? Anxious? Depressed? Fearful? Tired? Curious?
Spend a few hours experiencing and exploring Qigong. Feel a difference!

Increase energy and relaxation with this very calming class. Rebuild your physical, mental, and emotional health with the ancient art of Qigong. With Qigong you can reduce stress, improve your immune function, strengthen bones and joints, regulate your metabolic system, improve balance, digestion, blood pressure and much, much more.
During this 2 hour class you will learn:

  • Simple, gentle movements
  • Breathing techniques for Energy & Relaxation
  • Mindfulness practice
  • Massage points for reducing stress and supporting immunity

Open to all levels and recommended for beginners and those with physical challenges (especially those with Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, MS, Hypertension, or Diabetes). Those taking my other class or past classes will enjoy this session!
Come as you are. No special equipment or clothes required. This is a very gentle, low impact activity.
October 5 – 6:00-8:00 pm
Forestview Middle School in Baxter
Class # 6504FA
FMS Team Area 7C 1 session $35

Get SMART !! Stress Management And Relaxation Techniques

Increase energy and relaxation with this very calming class. Rebuild your physical, mental, and emotional health with the ancient art of Qigong. Qigong has been used for self-healing, rejuvenation and internal transformation for millennia and is slowly being recognized in the west for its beneficial properties. At a minimum you can reduce stress, improve your immune function, strengthen bones and joints, regulate your metabolic system, improve balance, digestion, blood pressure and much, much more with this practice.

With roots in Chinese medicine, Qigong is a practice of cultivating and balancing life energy through aligning breath, movement, and awareness.  Today, numerous studies in medical research worldwide have concluded that qigong practice plays a positive role in various categories of health benefits, and is being studied as a form of alternative medicine.

During this 4 week course you will learn:

  • Simple movements, breathing & mindfulness techniques
  • Fall prevention
  • How to integrate techniques into a sustainable practice
  • How to deal with our old pal Resistance
  • Emotional balancing techniques
  • A bit of history, terminology, & resources for continuing your practice

Open to all levels and recommended for beginners and those with physical challenges. Come as you are. No special equipment or clothes required. This is a very gentle, low impact activity.

Class # 6504FB
Forestview Middle School, Baxter, MN
FMS Team Area 7C 4 sessions $108
10/23-11/16 /M (*) 6-8pm
*Class meets Mondays 10/23, 11/6, 11/13 & Thursday, 11/16.

4 Easy Ways to Register

Online 24-7: Use our convenient, secure online registration system at www.isd181.org under the Community Education tab.

By Mail: Fill out the registration form and mail a check or money order (NO CASH PLEASE) payable to ISD #181. We will also accept your mail payment with Discover, MasterCard or VISA. Mail registrations to: Community
Education, 12149 Knollwood Drive, Baxter, MN 56425.

By Phone: Phone registrations with Discover, MasterCard or VISA will be accepted only between 9am and 3pm, Monday through Friday. Please have your credit card number and expiration date ready when you call Community Education (218) 454-6924.

In Person:
Monday through Friday 7:30 am-4 pm. Our office is located in Forestview Middle School, 12149 Knollwood Drive, Baxter.

Inclusion: Community Education welcomes everyone to register for our programs. If you need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in a class, please call
us at 454-6924.

All class sizes are limited and registration is accepted on a first-come basis. Pre-registration is required for ALL classes. You must be registered and fees paid before class begins.

 

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day – April 29, 2017

One World … One Breath

 BE A HEALING PART OF HISTORY!

Join in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day! Last Saturday of April each year (10 am local time worldwide)
in 100s of cities, spanning 80 nations, people come together, to breathe together, providing a healing vision for our world

Spread the word! WTCQD is April 29, 2017

www.worldtaichiday.org for more info & livestream!

Mind Body Spirit Expo!

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Come see us at the Expo on Saturday, November 26th ! We will have a free 40 minute seminar at 4pm.

Perfect time to connect with other practicing Spring Forest Qigong in the Brainerd Lakes area or to learn more about Qigong!

From the River to Lakeshore

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After living in urban, downtown Brainerd for a little over 2 years, we are finally moving into a more suitable home. We are moving from the shores of the mighty Mississippi River to the shores of beautiful Mille Lacs Lake in early November. This is like a dream come true for me. I’ve always wanted to live on a lake especially in Crow Wing County. The house is perfect for us and much more space and more modern, appropriate wiring.

I’m taking a break from weekly practice groups for a few months while we move. So, watch the Facebook feeds for updates

 

Qigong Overview – August 2


Tuesday, August 2, 2016 – 6-8:00 pm 

OVERVIEW and learn to remove energy blockages in your body that causes
your natural healing system to breakdown and malfunction

FB_IMG_1468301581540Qigong uses simple meditative low-impact exercises that help balance and heal you physically, emotionally & spiritually. It combines simple body movements, breathing, visualization and sound, and may be done sitting, standing, or lying down.

Qi (pronounced “Chee”), which means energy, and Gong(pronounced “Gung”), which means work, and when used together means “Working with Energy”.

In this overview, you will learn…

  • History of Qigong
  • What is Qigong
  • Yin & Yang
  • Removal of Energy Blockages
  • Energy Channels
  • Exercises
  • Meditation
  • “Acupressure Technique of the Day”
Where: AWAKENING WATERS 

on the shores of Lake Mille Lacs (St. Alban’s Bay)
2 miles South of Garrison on Highway 169
(turn right where you lose the 2nd lane going South)

$20 (Free to current practice group members)

NO REGISTRATION REQUiRED – EVERYONE WELCOME

FOR MORE INFORMATION – CONTACT LYNN 218-316-0586 WWW.JADESQUIRRELQI.COM

QIGONG PRACTICE GROUP MEETS
TUESDAYS 6-7PM @AWAKENING WATERS (OPEN TO ALL)

Qigong is thousands of years old and has been handed down from the ancient masters to their predecessors.

Join us and have some of these once considered secret techniques added to your toolbox, to promote health and wellness in your life.

Garrison Practice Group

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Mille LacsLake has wonderful energy. Come enjoy it with us at Awakening Waters (2 miles south of Garrison on Highway 169 on the right hand side at the Smith Lake Road Intersection). We have a practice group that meets from 6-7:15 every Tuesday evening. Come as you are – Everyone is welcome. Even if you’ve never done Qigong before. It’s a great way to learn and to keep your own practice fresh. We spend about 30 minutes doing gentle movements and slowing down the breath which helps to open the energetic pathways in the body. Then, we have a guided healing meditation for about 30 minutes. During the meditation I will send energy and balance each person. $5 donation requested.

Classes are forming – look for a Heal yourself with Qigong class, Inner Smile Meditation, Healing Sounds & Balancing 5 Elements coming soon.  For more information go to JadeSquirrelQi.com

 

What is Qigong

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Join Lynn for an Introduction to Qigong Saturday April 9, 2016 11-2pm or Thursday, April 21, 2016 7-9pm at Awakening Waters on Hwy 169 in Garrison, MN
Look for more classes, groups, and workshops coming soon to Garrison

Happy 13th Birthday, Rita

Ch SilverDust G’Day for a Rita…. You were born on National Puppy Day and will forever be my puppy. No Rules – Just Right!!

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