Sunday, January 12, 2020

Pillager Practice Group Resumes!

My new puppy, Jade


It's time to bundled up and get practice group!
EVERYONE WELCOME!
Qigong Practice Group resumes

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
11:00 am 


First Pillager Lutheran Church Basement
First Street - Pillager Minnesota



Free - Donation requested
May need to use rear church entrance

We have been on break while I was travelling.
This is a fun, friendly, large group
No experience necessary.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Alaska Bound! Road Trip!

That's right! I'm headed home for a few months. Looking forward to enjoying the trip this time and spending time with friends. Don't worry, I'll be back in the fall for the changing of the colors.

While I'm gone, the Pillager practice group will be taking a break. We will resume when I return.

I am also planning to have a few options for a practice group in Brainerd then as well.

If you want to start a practice group near you, find a place to meet and I will travel to facilitate a group. Be bold!

I will be travelling with my friend Janet (the person who brought my English Shepherd Belle into my life) I'm taking all my work with me but hopefully, I will be able to do more Qigong and less screen time. I haven't been back to Alaska in over 5 years. So, Janet has offered me a very exciting opportunity.

Be of good Qi! Stay Loose! See you all again soon.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Started a Patreon

Patreon is a way for you to fund your favorite creators. They are changing their creator program at the end of the month so anyone who wants to be "grandfathered" in to the current program needed to go live with their page now. I've been toying with the idea for a very long time. So, I did it! I now have a Patreon where I can share the abundance and help build this awesome Qigong community.

My vision is to make Qigong practice accessible to many people who do not have internet access or live in more remote, rural places. The benefit of Qigong practice is the community it brings. You feel that you are a citizen of the earth, the universe, and eternity. And, you feel the breath that is the singular breath of all life. By building this community with the help of Patrons, I hope to make space for as many people as possible to practice, learn, heal, and teach Qigong.

So, check out my Patreon and keep an eye out for changes there as I respond to the needs of the community. Not having to worry about fuel, car maintenance expenses, and education costs will open up the flow.

www.patreon.com/JadeSquirrelQigong


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2019 is Coming!

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 Saturday, April 27, 2019

I will be doing Qigong at Gregory Park in Brainerd 10:00am!
PLEASE JOIN ME!
Follow along or do what you know. I'd love to find some folk to play Tai Chi with. 

Visit the website to view streams and videos from around the world.

ONE WORLD - ONE BREATH !

For more information on WTCQD visit www.worldtaichiday.org




Pillager Practice Group!


Whoo hoo!

Beginning April 3rd, 2019 we will be meeting at Pillager First Lutheran Church at 11:00 am (come early to chat)

Practice groups starts at 11:00 with a gentle warm-up & lesson for 15 minutes, gentle active exercises (seated or standing) for 25 minutes followed by 15 minutes of guided meditation (focused on healing), and the session ends at noon with 5 minutes of “harvesting the Qi.” Just curious? You are welcome to visit and watch.

When we practice as a group we are like a river flowing to the sea not just a droplet that can quickly evaporate.

Welcome everyone!

Looking for the group handouts? Go to the Event page for the link under the Pillager Practice Group.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Free Online Global Summit - Last Day


We are now on day 3 of a 3 day FREE online global summit. Videos of some of the top peeps in the field. Teachers, Masters, Movers & Shakers. You can watch every video for free for 48 hours but if you want to download or watch later there is an "upgrade option" for around $80. (NFI). Here are just a few of those interviewed.
  • Lee Holden
  • Dame Effie Chow
  • Ken Cohen
  • Master Mantak Chia
  • Robert Peng
  • Daisy Lee
  • Master Roger Jahnke
  • Michael Gelb
  • Pedram Shojai
  • Bill Douglass
  • Karen Sovik
  • Francesco Garripoli
  • Lorelei Chang
It will play in the background so you can work on whatever and listen at the same time. Pick and choose from the archives but do it soon because it goes behind a paywall by the weekend. This a very rich opportunity. I'm enjoying finding new people and going to their websites and hearing their story.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Embracing the Inner Squirrel

It's been the typical busy summer. Not nearly as much traveling  as I like in fact no physical travel at all. Last summer was all travel so I guess there is balance in the universe and I remind myself balance is a verb. Balance is the essence of health - I'm on a journey in that sense.

Autumn has arrived and I'm busy harvesting the inner fruits of summer. That is my focus not preparing for winter which seems to invoke anxiety in me. Perhaps it can be attributed to unexpected relocating the past 2 Autumns. I'm never moving like that again. I will get rid of EVERYTHING!

Some new things I've started this summer:

  • Doing Qigong outside and at the park. Local children do not see adults doing more than playing basketball or staring at their cell phones in this area. So, I'm taking my music, writing, Qigong and Tai Chi outside whenever I can. 
  • Posting more frequently to other social media that isn't Facebook. I'm so done with Facebook and it's algorithms. No, I'm not getting away from social media as I should be; but, in a way it makes living in a very isolated place less....well...isolating.
  • Rethinking my Etsy shop in light of their new policies which significantly undercut my sales, SEO, and revenue. 
  • Participating in Sue Crites Energy In Motion online practice group - this is the best thing I've done in a long while. Very grounding!
  • Taking time to establish a nighttime/bedtime routine that hopefully will facilitate my going to bed on time (stay tuned there is progress but not really success yet)
  • Mindful minimalism. Keeping my long term goals in mind I am spending much less money and time on things that don't matter and able to focus on the things that do add value.
 Otherwise, it's been quiet on the teaching front. I have been doing a few side hustles to make ends meet: Editing the ACDCA members magazine, editing ACDSpotlight, produced an ebook of ACD Photos, and have been focusing on private healing meditations for family, friends, and requests.

I'm watching the black squirrels play in the Maple trees on this first chilly Autumn day. I think it's time for all of us to play a little now.