Nourish mind, body & Soul
Integrating the mind & body: Releasing stress with qigong
Move the body
Gentle breeze as a tree
Bristles like the wind
Flickering, reflecting sunlight
quiet the mind
Silence is nourishing
Nourishing is silence
Once in a while
nourish the spirit
Inward within yourself
Your peaceful essence
Awakening with the qi flow
Supercharge Gently Qiflow
Let me take you on a journey to bring serenity, joy, compassion, and resilience into the world, starting with you.
This is a beginner/introductory practice, it is practice-based drop-in.
Come experience a guided chi gong practice which has been called, “mindfulness in motion.” This chi gong form for beginners is easy to practice and offers an effective combination of breath, mindfulness, and movement to reduce tension and enhance eudemonic well-being. The mindfulness component of chi gong distinguishes it from exercise alone. This guided chi gong session is practiced sitting, standing, and walking.
Resting in the peaceful cradle of qi
The drop-in class 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.
Affordable & Accessible,
Anywhere online (all are welcome)
Three Class Takeaways:
Challenging/Gentle: Adding to participants’ knowledge of mindfulness by introducing a gentle movement form of mindfulness/healing energy practice with a long tradition and lineage
Integrative: Mind-body integration. This is presented through an integrative perspective of West meets East with a scientific context
Actionable: Attendees can walk away with knowledge of a practice they can do anywhere (at home, work, or school)
Inclusive, Diverse, Caring Community
With students from all backgrounds and ages (28-72 years old), women of different backgrounds (eg., USA, Canada, UK) and a handful of spiritual men, we welcome people from all backgrounds in a community backdrop of openness, spirituality, confidentiality, and compassion.
JACQUELINE H. CHAN, MA
Qigong Instructor, Researcher, & Psycho-spiritual therapist trainee
Jacqueline Chan is a research staff in the SickKids Research Institute as well as a member of The Mindfulness Project Team at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). She is an instructor of Qigong (pronounced “chi-gong”). Jacqueline grew up in a Qigong school within the lineage of Master Weizhao Wu and Master Teresa, and has shared this peaceful traditional Chinese healing art in symposiums and conferences.
Jacqueline has been providing Qigong to Sickkids staff for over 2 years and is an active participant in Wellness programming provided by Occupational Health at SickKids. Qigong is a gentle and serene form of moving meditation, a kind of Mindfulness in motion that integrates one’s body and mind. She is dedicated to having a diverse and LGBTQ2+ inclusive space.
She is combining her passion for integrated heart-body wellness and psychotherapy by studying for a Masters of Pastoral Studies in spiritual care and psychotherapy presently. She has a BA in psychology and a Masters of Early Childhood Studies. She is the daughter of Master Teresa, founder of Pureland Qigong International School.
The qigong class elps me reframe to doing the to-do list with grace and joy, helping me with overwhelm
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I signed up for sessions with Jacqueline but what I got was a compassionate and intuitive healing guide who has helped me navigate an important transition period in my life and to heal limiting beliefs and energetic and emotional blocks. Jacqueline is equipped with a range of tools and knowledge to facilitate healing, as she works with you on the physical, emotional, energetic levels.
Having a series of sessions with Jacqueline created a period of momentum and focus for me as I worked towards healing and transformation goals in my life. Jacqueline was always responsive to my evolving needs and able to draw on her resources to support me. One of the best things about working with Jacqueline is that she was a compassionate witness and mirror to my journey reminding me, reflecting to me, pointing out to me important aspects of myself and my process as we went along and giving me clarity. I truly appreciate her kindness and knowledge.
I found the (chi gong) sessions extremely helpful to me to manage periods of very high stress.
This practice renews my energy, and detoxes my mind from all sorts of negativity that exists in my everyday life. From this class, I learned to bring awareness and focus on the thoughts I carry around. Being in the health care field, mental health is definitely one of the most important aspect of life!
Thank you so much, very powerful. I had stomach pain when I started but it disappeared shortly after [the class]. You can teach us what you are guided to do for the class.
I never saw myself as a spiritual person, but I found the sessions really helped me for my anxiety
I could really feel the energy going to different parts of my body it was very relaxing..right now I feel more alert and full of energy but relaxed at the same time
At this time, Jacqueline is bringing her ancestral knowledge forward in the spirit of chi gong and in the deeper work she’s been in since she was a young person with Master Wu and her mom. The energy she carries is loving, kind, warm, and lifts and lightens everything around her and she is incredibly reflexive, always in seeing herself…..
I know she’s been involved in conferences and speaking, and even a beauty pageant, a celebration of the feminine that she carries naturally. I think Jacqueline is a natural healer, and she does that through her very essence because she’s a very healthy, balanced person who always looks at what is needed and what is possible. I think she is a very grounded, expansive, because of the level of well-being and the deep knowledge that she’s here to do.
Going from the head to the heart, our place of being.
Gentle Qigong with Jacqueline invites us to gently and safely turn inward toward those background or difficult feelings (whether it is anxiety, anger, or discomfort) and actually move through those feelings in our body and gently invite them to be released and let them go.
Learning Qigong from Master Weizhao Wu
Teaching a tai chi class as a child
Blog Post One (coming soon)
Sharing an introductory qigong practice at the Venerable Bhante Saranapala’s Conference
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CHANGE YOUR LIFE
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