Beginning February 20th, 2017—
Join Venus Sabay at Healing Foundations every Monday, 6-7:15pm
It's all about energy!
There are days when you feel on top of it, and days when you feel stuck. As sentient beings, we unknowingly pick up a lot of unwanted energies from the environment and people, and wonder why we feel or think the way we do. Once you understand that your body is made up of energy systems, it becomes easier to clear out the clutter and intentionally draw in fresh energy.
Utilizing the art of Qi Gong (Chee-gung) you will learn a series of 15 simple yet powerful movements that will build your life force energy (Qi) from the inside out. Qi Gong is the cultivation of energy; a self healing practice to maintain health and increase vitality. Class will end with a seated meditation.
Venus believes that we are all born with the innate knowledge and ability to heal ourselves through the power of breath. It is the gateway to one's true potential, and overall emotional/mental, physical and spiritual well being. Since 2006 she has cultivated the skill of breathing, and in 2012 became a Certified Medical Qi Gong Instructor under the study of Sifu Gail Galivan at Inner Alchemy Energy Medicine. In acknowledging the effectiveness of self-discovery and truth, her objective is to guide each person to their own unique path via healing and balance in the mind-body relationship realm. Turning off the outside world while emphasizing intuition, creativity, and imagination, she utilizes the power of intention with coordinated breath and gentle moving meditations. Her classes allow each individual to experience the inner working of their universe with significance and ease, creating a more harmonious life.
Venus has had the privilege of working with students of all levels, including the older adult population at Rush Medical Center's membership program Rush Generations, and at Mathers-More Than a Cafe, to incorporate recreational and wellness programs for the senior community.
What is Qi Gong?
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese art and science form. It is gentle energy exercises through breath, postures, simple movements and meditation; similar to Tai Chi— but not martial arts based. One’s life energy is strengthened, cleansed, and circulated throughout the body and stored.
Qi Gong is a combination of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. Every exercise can be done while sitting or standing, and is simple enough for people of all ages with, or without, experience of Qi Gong. Modifications are made for those who have a specific range of motion, or a medical history, so as to work within their ability.
Qi (Chee): energy, life force that flows through all things in the Universe. Gong: work, or skill acquired through time and practice
Qi Gong improves: circulation, concentration, memory, metabolism, digestion, coordination, balance, wellbeing, awareness. Increases: health, vitality, intuition, creativity. Creates: optimistic and joyous disposition, clear and tranquil mind, relaxation response to stress.