Mindfulness in Motion
Deep breathing exercises and moving meditation for healing, stress-reduction, and greater clarity.
Meet your instructor, Jacqueline Chan.
Chan, J. (August 2020). An Introduction to Chi Gong. Mindfulness & Compassion Rounds, The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, ON.
Chan, J. (May 2020). Leading a Guided Chi Gong Practice. A Mindful Society Conference, Toronto, ON.
Chan, J. (Dec. 2019). Chi Gong for the Holidays. Hygge Holiday Market, A Mindful Collective. Toronto, ON.
Chan, J. (Nov. 2019). Chi Gong (virtual). Kids Canada UKC Centre of Art and Technology. Uganda, East Africa.
Chan, J. (Sept. 2019). Leading a Guided Chi Gong Practice. The 3rd Annual Kindful Canada Symposium, Oakville, ON.
Chan, J. (May 2019). Leading a Guided Chi Gong Practice. A Mindful Society Conference, Toronto, ON.
Chan, J. (Feb. 2017). Using Qi Gong for Stress Relief and Anxiety Management: For Teens. Invited speaker for youth. The 20/20 Canadian Safe School Network Conference: A Clear Look at the Past, Present, & Future of Safety Education. Canadian Safe Schools Network. Toronto, ON.
Guided Chi Gong Practice
Come experience an introduction to a guided chi gong (qi gong) practice which has been called, “mindfulness in motion.”
This guided chi gong (qigong) session is practiced sitting, standing, and walking. The session will help reduce tension in the body, while helping to create deeper awareness of the body and breath. Furthermore, the existing literature on meditative movement demonstrates its efficacy in improving sleep apnea, improving balance, reducing daytime sleepiness, and reducing self-ratings of depression and anxiety. This practice is taught within the context of a West meets East perspective.
Outline of A Session
Practice starts with a brief introduction
Presentation of a theme (5-10 minutes) related to practice
Lead through deep breathing and relaxation
Short time for question and answer
One-on-One sessions: clearing energy blockages available upon request. (please contact me)
One-on-One sessions: clearing emotional energy blockages upon request. (please contact me)
Frequently Asked Questions
is it Challenging and expands to my knowledge of mindfulness?
- I add to participants’ knowledge of mindfulness by introducing a movement form of mindfulness with a long Eastern tradition and lineage.
is it Credible with professional and personal experience?
Lead by a life-long practitioner, instructor and apprentice of chi gong as the 3rd generation, who currently works in clinical research, and educated with a graduate university degree. The instructor is: Jacqueline Chan. You can read more about here below.
Is it Integrative of diverse perspectives?
This practice is presented through an integrative perspective of West meets East within a scientific context within limits.
is it Actionable and something i can bring back with me?
Attendees can walk away with knowledge of a practice they can do anywhere and learn about the utilization of their breath.
is it Accessible so everyone can understand and engage with it?
- Communicated with language that is accessible to scientific and non-scientific communities, and can be practiced by a wide range of people through the sitting and standing movements that are low-intensity.
- Convenient to practice: participants do not need to bring equipment (i.e., mats) or change clothing.
- Low-intensity and safe exercises that can be modified to sitting, standing, or slow movement
- Communicated in English with neutral language that is impartial to a religion
How do I learn more?
Please email me, and we can book a complimentary 10-15 minute appointment to talk about your needs or your group’s needs.
Jacqueline Chan, M.A.
Jacqueline has been practicing Qi Gong as a young child, and is a certified advanced trainer of the Pureland Int’l School of Chi Gong as well as a certified Qi Healing practitioner, founded by her mother, Teresa and her teacher, Weizhou Wu, a distinguished Talent Bank of China Qi Gong Master. With experience in chi gong for over a decade, she teaches from a perspective of new vistas.
She has a M.A. in early childhood studies, a B.A. in psychology, and is a clinical research staff by day. She piloted the first chi gong practice at The Hospital for Sick Children. Jacqueline can help guide you through a mindful chi gong practice. She has also worked for St. Michael’s Hospital.
Personally, after experiencing confusion, anxiety, anger and low-self worth in high school, it started her on her healing journey. She did not intend to be a teacher, but having met life stumbling block one after another, she was able to regain her confidence and well-being after embracing her lineage and once again, practicing the chi gong she learned as a child. Being a teacher has become part of fulfilling her life’s calling..
Self-love, self-acceptance, and self-trust are part of the healing journey. She’s delighted to share about the healing she’s learned with you.
chi gong (qigong)
bridge of west & east
“Life Energy Practice”
An Integrated Mind-Body Exercise
Chi or “Qi”
has a meaning of “life energy”
it means the vital life energy in all beings
sitting, standing, slow, flowing movements
self-healing art form China that dates back thousands of years
breathing, visualization, & gentle movements
biomagnetic field around individuals, heartmath, stimulating the vagus nerve, EEG shows brainwaves change with a mindful practice
Research using the terms, tai chi and chi gong, interchangeably. There are hundreds of variations of tai chi, and chi gong, depending on the school it originated from in China. Schools and forms were frequently named after the creator’s name.
effective in the prevention of falls in the elderly (Rogers, Larkey & Keller, 2009)
favorable cardiopulmonary outcomes (Jahnke, et al. 2011)
Favorable effect on immunity with lymphoctye & monocyte numbers (Lee et al., 2003)
POsitive effects on self-ratings of physical well-being (schitter, et al., 2016)
more research to come
10% Off Your First One-on-One Virtual CHI Gong Session (more info to come)
Toronto, ON. Canada
Monday – Thursday
5pm – 9pm
8am – 3:30pm