Qigong and Meditation
Lunchtime qigong and meditation classes in a supportive community.
Every Friday lunchtime you are invited to join a practice of qigong, meditation in a supportive community.
By experiencing the body, breath, posture and sensations as they are, we can come to listen to our body-mind experience more closely. This allows us to let go of what no longer serves and to nurture the positive in our lives. It helps us re-inhabit the natural flow of awareness and vitality innate in us.
Some of what we will practice:
- Learn and practice eighteen simple taichi-qigong movements. These ‘Taichi Qigong Shibashi’ movements were developed for health, by Professor Lin Housheng at the Shanghai Qigong Institute.
- Breathing easy? Learn about and practice optimal breathing anatomy and posture.
- How do I meditate? Learn breathing meditation, in four postures from the centuries old (ie. tried and true) Buddhist meditation tradition.
- Learn exercises to coming home to your body. If we can rest peacefully in the experience of our body, as it is, we can understand and release armouring, tension and patterns of anxiety or depression.
Instructors: Cara Conroy-Lau (R.Ac) + Guests incl. Alicia Larrey
Join Cara Conroy-Lau (R.Ac) – meditation teacher and acu-moxa therapist for a fun and inquisitive exploration into healing. Cara is the owner of Cranbrook Acupuncture Clinic, and an Associate Teacher at Clear Sky Meditation and Study Foundation. She has been practicing meditation, chinese medicine and healing work, alongside her own spiritual journey since 2005 with her dharma Teachers Qapel & Catherine Sensei. Her qigong training is in the lineage of Professor Lin Housheng, under Fabrice Piche.
Special guest teachers include Alicia Larrey. Alicia teaches qigong in Kimberley BC and brings a strong foundation of qigong taichi, gong-fu and other asian martial arts experience. (contact her for her Kimberley qigong class schedule)
Date & Time: This series runs for ten weeks from Friday January 20th to March 31st. Classes are during the Friday lunch hour from 12:10-1pm. We will start promptly at 12:10pm so please arrive 5-10 mins early to get settled (doors open at noon).
Registration is necessary: While it is recommended to attend regularly, these classes are open on a drop-in basis for anyone interested. No experience needed but pre-registration is required – there is a limited number of spaces in each class, so please book ahead to confirm your spot.
Fees: Your financial investment for these classes are set by you on a ‘pay by the heart’ basis. $15 to $20 per class is suggested, however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Your generosity helps make these classes available to all, while ensuring your instructors are supported and appreciated.
Payment methods are cash at the door, or by credit card or e-transfer. Receipts will be emailed to you. Qigong can also be claimed as part of Registered Acupuncture coverage by some insurance providers.
Location: Stage Door Studio – 11 11 Ave S, Cranbrook, BC V1C 2N9. Classes are on the lower floor – the entry is at the front of the building.
Intake & Consent: You will be emailed an intake and consent form after registering. Please ensure you fill out these forms before your first class.
Questions? Please contact Cara at 250-421-8280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register now via the Cranbrook Acupuncture Clinic Online Booking platform. (Qigong will already be selected as a service, click on the dates you would like to book). If you’re having trouble, text or call 250-421-8280.
Meditation Circle: Thursday Nights
Do you want to strengthen your meditation and mindfulness practice? Clear Sky Centre offers supportive meditation classes on Thursday nights. Learn fundamentals of meditation, modern Buddhist philosophy and more. Classes are open to all levels of experience.
Join online, or in person at Clear Sky from 7pm-8pm. Recordings are also available.
Clear Sky Meditation Centre is located in Bull River, BC, 30 minutes drive from Cranbrook.
Classes are given on a pay by the heart donation basis. Registration is necessary.
Questions? Please phone Cara at 250-421-8280.