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Tai Chi (24 form)/ Qi Gong for Health and Balance
Learn to find your true center, physically and mentally. Learn to feel each moment, one at a time. This program is an excellent place for those wishing to experience Tai Chi for the first time or to further develop their ongoing practice. We will be covering the Standard Form (24) Tai Chi as well as the Eight Pieces of Brocade Qi Gong.
The Saturday morning session of the Tai Chi (24 form) will be taught by Lori Scime (bio).
12 week program, one hour per week, $140.
Begins Thursdays at 12:30 pm starting February 14, 2013 (taught by Lisa B. O'Shea), and
This clip is of the entire Tai Chi Short Form set performed by the students of the Qi Gong Institute of Rochester at World Tai Chi Qigong Day in Rochester, NY April 2012.
Yang Style Long Form Tai Chi
This is an advanced Tai Chi course. It is for those students who have previous Tai Chi experience and runs as a series of modules. We will cover the Yang Long Form Tai Chi as well as the Microcosmic Orbit and Grand Circulation meditations which we will incorporate into the Tai Chi form. In-depth work on breathing and coiling is a center point of this course. The modules will run in consecutive order, progressing through the entire Long Form over a two year period. During each module, we will be reviewing only what is covered in that particular module and not in previous modules. New students can join the Long Form class at the beginning of any module.
Begins Tues. at 6:30 pm starting March 5 and Thurs. at 2 pm starting March 7, 2013
Advanced Tai Chi (24 Form)
If you have taken the Tai Chi (24 Form) before, then you are eligible to take this Advanced class. We will start at the beginning of the form, adding in the deeper elements of coiling power, breathing, and visualizations of circulating energy through the meridians at the same time. We start each class with a meditation to move energy through the body and we also get into some good discussions about energy and focus, etc. This Advanced class provides the opportunity to take the Tai Chi Short Form to a very profound level and experience Qi to a very deep extent.
Qi Gong Classes
All Qi Gong classes offered are taught by me, Lisa B. O'Shea, unless otherwise noted. I have quite a few classes and will rotate them through the calendar. The classes listed that have no start date will most likely be offered during the next school year.
To see my seminar schedule click here: Seminars
Qi Gong and Chinese Medicine
Learn how to understand what your body has been telling you and what you can do about it. This Qi Gong course will consist of several movement forms: Rising Lotus Medical Qi Gong, Fragrance Qi Gong, Six Healing Sounds, and two types of meditation. The movements are all slow and gentle to the body and accessible to people of all ages and abilities. I will also be teaching five elements and meridian theory to help each student better understand the nature of energy in his or her body. No prior experience needed. This course is a prerequisite for the Beginning Qi Gong Healers weekly class (This course material is included in the Beginning Qi Gong Healers Seminar).
Wednesdays at 6 pm starting January 23, 2013
Stretching for Pain Relief
We will learn a variety of stretches to help specific pain problems throughout the whole body. Some stretches will be done on the floor, others seated in chairs, and some will be done standing up. You will learn the specific muscle groups and health benefits of each of the stretches taught. No experience needed!
Tuesdays at 6 pm starting March 5, 2013 and Thursdays at 1:30 pm starting March 7, 2013
Beginning Qi Gong Healers Class
Increase your sensitivity to energy. Learn how to apply Chinese Medicine theory for healing yourself and others. Specifically these methods include scanning, pulling, combing, sending energy, and use of meridians and meridian points. The format of the course will primarily be hands-on with 5 phase theory as a supporting framework. The prerequisite for this course is the Qi Gong and Chinese Medicine Class. The text book for the class will be Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine, by Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold.
Wednesdays at 6-7:30 pm starting March 27, 2013
Shiba Luohan Gong "Eighteen Immortals Qi Gong"
This set was created 1500 years ago by a Buddhist monk, Da Mo, and taught to the Shaolin Monks in China to improve their health and stamina. It is a very physically demanding set of 18 different forms that physically strengthen the body and increase range of motion. We're going to work hard and have a lot of fun! This class will run only a half-hour and will be in modular format. The modules will run in consecutive order, progressing through the entire 18 forms over the course of one year. During each module, we will be reviewing only what is covered in that particular module and not in previous modules. New students can join the Louhan class at the beginning of any module. No prior experience needed!
Modules of 10 weeks, held Tuesdays at 6:00 pm or Thursdays at 1:30 pm, a half hour per week, $75.
Begins September, 2013
This clip is of sections 1-6 of the Shiba Luohan Gong set performed by the students of the Qi Gong Institute of Rochester at World Tai Chi Qigong Day in Rochester, NY 2010.
This clip is of sections 7-12 performed by the students of the Qi Gong Institute of Rochester at World Tai Chi Qigong Day in Rochester, NY 2012.
Healthy Balance Qi Gong
Healthy Balance Qi Gong is the newest form created by Lisa B. O'Shea in 2012. It is the culmination of her 18 years of teaching and powerfully clears out blockages and brings profound healing to the body. This form combines movement, visualization, meridians, acupuncture points, anti-aging meditation, and Qi Healing techniques to facilitate healing physically, mentally, and emotionally. No experience needed!
TBD, Fall 2013
Qi Gong CultivationThis class combines more intense physical movement with powerful visualizations to strengthen the body and focus the mind. We will cover the intermediate level of Fragrance Qi Gong which consists of 15 standing postures of arm, hip, and knee movements as well as all five sections of Crane Flying Qi Gong and Chinese self-massage. This routine of self-massage includes techniques for the whole body and is from Dr. Yang’s teachings on Chinese Massage. Self-massage is a traditional part of Qi Gong practice used to heal illness and promote wellness and balance in the body. We will cover techniques from head to foot including special energy points for healing. No prior experience needed
8 week program, one hour per week, $120.
Next session TBD
Five Animals Qi Gong
This set was devised nearly 2,000 years ago by Hua T'o, the father of Chinese medicine. Movements of the crane, bear, monkey, deer and tiger strengthen the internal organs and harmonize the five elemental energies (fire, water, earth, wood, metal). No experience needed!
TBD, Fall 2014
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Nutrition
What should you eat to feel well? Learn how your body changes with the seasons and what foods help or hinder that process. Learn what systems you have out of balance and what specific foods will help correct this. We will cover principles of Chinese Medicine including physical and emotional symptoms, personality factors, tongue diagnosis, and specific diet suggestions. No prior experience needed.
Eating for Healing
Each week we will focus on a particular health issue and discuss the specific diet changes that will best correct it. Topics will include arthritis/inflammation, cardiovascular health, cancer/autoimmune problems, skin problems, allergies, stomach/intestinal problems, gynecological health, prostate health, candida overgrowth, and parasite problems. No prior experience needed.
Next session TBD
Qi Gong for Wellness and Pain Relief
As the seasons change, so does our energy. In this class we will study in depth the Four Seasons Qi Gong set (from the teachings of Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming) which helps the body adjust to the changing seasons as well as clears out energy blockages in specific organ systems. This set has been practiced for hundreds of years to promote wellness and relieve pain. We will also practice deep meditation to move energy through the meridians of the body with the Micro Cosmic Orbit and Twelve Meridian Meditations. No prior experience needed. This class is a prerequisite for the Intermediate Qi Gong Healers weekly class (This course material is included in the Intermediate Qi Gong Healers Seminar).
Qi Gong Meditation
Cultivate your energy to very high levels with these meditations taught to me by Master Hong Liu in Los Angeles and Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming in Boston. Meditations will include guided visualizations, toning, and free form or "spontaneous" Qi Gong as well as discussions on being present and the nature of enlightenment. No prior experience needed.
Crane Flying Qi Gong
Crane Flying Qi Gong is a beautiful and dynamic style of Qi Gong exercise incorporating breathing, movement, and powerful visualizations for clearing out blockages and bringing in healing energy for the whole body. There are five distinct sections within this set that we will cover during this course. No experience needed!
Intermediate Qi Gong Healers Class (Previously called Advanced Qi Gong Healers Class)
This class is offered to those who have completed the Qi Gong for Wellness and Pain Relief and Beginning Qi Gong Healers Class. This is a continuation of the Beginning Healers course and will cover special techniques for healing - Buddha palm, energy massage, neck and ear techniques, vessel orbits, joint work, and 36 additional Acupuncture Points.
Next session TBD
Qi Gong Therapist Certification
Certification in Qi Gong Therapy is available through the Qi Gong Institute of Rochester. There is a series of three exams required: written, oral, and practical. Certification requirements.