When people ask what we do and we reply with "I'm a qigong instructor!", we can often get a response of furrowed brows and a head tilt. Lately we've heard a little more "Oh yeah, I've heard of that. Read More
"The key difference since my involvement with Yuan Gong Qigong and Ren Xue has been my awareness of mind, body and spirit. I live a much more conscious life realizing I have a much bigger role than I previously thought I had in my own health, well-being and happiness. I find myself looking inward and being more thoughtful with my actions."
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]"I started coming to the center in 2012, when I was injured and couldn’t participate in my regular exercise program. Kelly invited me to join the beginner series as she thought it could help with some of my injuries. I didn’t understand Qi Gong or Ren Xue but had always been open minded about new modalities so I thought I would give it a try.
As I started to better understand the connection between my thoughts and my health I quickly realized that health was only a small part of the overall story. Qi Gong and Ren Xue became a tool for figuring out what made me tick and what I wanted from my life. Though I had made a lot of progress in my life there were other areas where I felt constant frustration.
Qi Gong and Ren Xue helped me better see the connection between my mind, my patterns, my reactions, my emotions and my health. It also gave me a mindfulness practice that I could draw upon to clear those patterns. That understanding along with my practice has made me much more adept at being able to experience deep seeded joy and peace. Sometimes that kind of joy and peace only lasts for a moment but those moments are constantly growing and I know one day it will be my daily experience."[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
"From day 1 of practicing Qi Gong with Zach and Kelly at Uplift Yourself I knew I had found what I was looking for: a practice of “moving” meditation that I could grow into at my own pace (personal and group practice), an invaluable tool to improve my life by understanding and changing my limiting patterns (discussions and sharing) and a community of heart centered people who keep inspiring me in profound ways. The simplicity of the form and the gentle guidance with minimal but precise instructions proved incredibly effective to make me connect with my body and learn to train my mind.
Now a year since my 1st class I feel that the journey of self-discovery has just begun. The Qi or cosmic energy that exists everywhere has become a tangible reality, a tool to use when I feel challenged in life situations, when my body hurts or when I want to fully “be”myself. Through the practice and the kind attention of the teachers I am learning the true meaning of joy, love and respect."