What we're about
This meetup is for anyone interested in improving the quality of their mental, emotional, spiritual & physical health. For instance, sleep, balancing energies and hormones, including adrenal glands, thyroid and reproductive system (like PMS, pre & post menopausal & fertility) internal peace & happiness, creativity, overcome emotional imbalances like excess fears, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem & confidence, ADD & ADHD, Increase willpower, self-awareness & consciousness, slowing down an overactive mind, self-Love & Respect, increase energy levels, & much more. Age range: teenagers through seniors. Simple & physically gentle standing & sitting qigong (Energy) exercises.
This meetup group will be an introduction to Brendan Thorson's Yi Ren® Qigong training. To give participants an opportunity to personally experience the unique aspects of Yi Ren Qigong. In this training the Qi feelings and awareness becomes very real, tangible and palpable, not an idea or theory. The new Qi awareness from the Qi-Activation and Development enhances one's awareness to their body and activates one's Energy Information System. The Energy Information System is the Key to one having a greater connection to their inner guidance and intuition to allow one to connect to their personal truth, nature or tao.
Brendan Thorson LMT, Yi Ren Qigong Instructor, published author and Continuing Education provider for Counselors, Social workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Acupuncturists, & Massage. Founder of The Noble School of Qigong (http://www.qigongedu.com/), has practiced TaiChi and Qigong for over 20 years and taught Qigong for over 15 years. Yi Ren Qigong has radically improved Brendan’s health, quality of life and his healing skills. Brendan's qigong services include: private & semi-private lessons, healing sessions and multi-day group workshops.
As of November 2016 Brendan has relocated to bring the transformation Yi Ren Qigong to the New York City area from Seattle, WA.
In the early 1990's, due to the failing health of Brendan's muscles and joints, & no real cure from Western medicine, Brendan began to search for new possibilities to heal himself. This led him to discover yoga, meditation, acupuncture & traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, tai chi & qigong. In 1999 after years of unsuccessful healing from the Qigong & Tai Chi he found Yi Ren Qigong & his teacher Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun the originator of Yi Ren Qigong. During his first yi ren qigong class, like the difference between night & day, he could feel the dramatic contrast between the styles he had been learning & yi ren qigong. He immediately new he had discovered a rare & special practice, his opportunity to regain his lost health & quality of life & he wanted to share this transformation practice with others seeking a higher level of health, quality of life, & internal peace & happiness.
“Brendan’s Qigong class is the best Self-Care I have found in over 25 years. I am amazed at how little I react to stressful moments. My severe anxiety issues are gone & my energy levels stay constant throughout the day.” Jill Morris, LMT, LPN, RMT
“Brendan is such a warm, compassionate, supportive, confident teacher. Plus the Qi Gong he is teaching is so effective. I have tried Qi Gong before and it felt so complicated and difficult to follow and I didn’t feel positive effects from it. But in this teaching, I sleep much better, I feel more grounded and I feel much more energy.” Katelon, LMP