As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold across the world, we are all adjusting to disruptions in our routines and social relationships. Many people are living with increased stress and anxiety. This time presents us with real challenges, and some of them are difficult. But it also presents us with a window of opportunity. We invite you to join us as we develop our online offerings, hosted on the Zoom teleconferencing platform. All are meetings are free, and you may join at anytime. Come and go as your schedule and circumstances permit.
(If you would like to know how to join a Zoom meeting, check out this video tutorial.)
All these offerings and Zoom links may also be found on our online Google calendar.
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, we we suggest you consult with your health care provider if you have any concerns in this area.
(July 5 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; occasionally featuring special 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.
NOTE regarding outdoor practice group meetings. As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, all of our in-person community practice groups are on hiatus, with the exception of those at the Isle of Hope Marina. This group continues to meet outdoors while strictly observing social distancing guidelines. Please check our online Google calendar for updates to confirm that sessions are meetings, both online or in person.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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