Our schedule was last posted here in July. There will be no change to that schedule as we move into Autumn. Chatham County saw a significant spike in positive tests for COVID-19 during July, followed by a gradual tapering down in August and earlier this month. We are currently at the levels reported in late June. Though circumstances have somewhat improved, our practice group precautions remain in place.
We look forward to bringing back in-person practice sessions across the community when circumstances permit.
Current offerings and Zoom links are detailed below, and may also be found on our online Google calendar.
Teachers may occasionally organize short-notice “pop up” sessions that meet inconsistently. Those sessions will not be posted here or added to our online calendar. If you hear of an opportunity through word-of-mouth and would like more information, send an e-mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your message will be passed on to the teacher(s) involved.
NOTE: Our community classes are solely educational, and focus on mindful and gentle exercise, self-care, stress reduction, and overall wellness. The teachers welcome adult participants without regard to age, gender, racial categories, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or economic status.
Qigong practices as taught in our community sessions are know to be safe. However, it is the responsibility of each participant to remain mindful of their body’s capabilities for pain free movement. Of course, participants are free to “pass” on any movements that feel risky to their overall sense of wellness. If you have any concerns about undertaking exercise (Qigong or other), we recommend consulting with your health care provider.
(Sept. 2020 update)
Outdoor Qigong practice with social distancing.
Lots of space; masks are suggested. (Noel and/or Tricia)
Mondays and Thursdays, 7:00 AM at Isle of Hope Marina
Occasional Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7:00 AM, Isle of Hope;
check with Noel to confirm
Online Qigong for Veterans Administration groups
Open to all, not just veterans !
(Clayton and/or Beth; occasional guest teachers)
Meeting ID: 493 199 734
Meeting ID: 598 471 175
Distance Learning page. Several Qigong schools and groups are taking their teaching online. A few of these offerings are detailed on the new Distance Learning page. If you have some time and want to take a deeper dive into practice, you can’t go wrong with the teachers and programs outlined there.
The home practice video page is the most visited page on the SQC website. Within this diversity of practices, your are bound to find resources and practices that resonate with your temperament, experience, and physical condition.
Again, we encourage everyone to find a practice or group of practices that resonates with you. It may mean some self study and exploration on your own. You may wonder if you are choosing the right practice–but for nearly everyone, any type of Qigong practice will be beneficial for preserving muscle tone, improving balance, reducing stress, and feeling more energized. The only “wrong” way to do Qigong is to not do it all! If you have a question or concern to share with us, or feel you could use some guidance in developing a home practice, please e-mail email@example.com, and we’ll respond ASAP.
Once the Covid-19 pandemic has subsided, we will have an opportunity to reflect deeply on how this time has re-shaped the contours of our lives. Take care of yourself, so that you can take care of others !
Qigong is a strategy for freedom from our cage of isolation.
Garri Garripoli, Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance