16 Fonthill Blvd., Markham, ON
Join Hae Kwang Sunim for 'Inner Peace' Qigong - INCL. FREE BONUS Class!
***Soft 'Inner Peace' Qigong leads to the deep release of dis--ease / stress and the restoring of ones energy channels, the reconnection to the Universal Qi field and more (see below).
Attendees also learn Qi optimizing exercises to maintain their own energy after the session. All attendees learn how to do Zazen Meditation (simplified). Please see below for full class description and what to expect.
Price $20 (2 Hour Bliss) **Price includes use of meditation chair, mat and blanket. Price also includes our famous Chai Tea at the beginning and end of class (please arrive 15 minutes early). Please bring extra mat if you have one for even more comfort.
People that attend this class also receive an extra class FREE called "Learn and become skilled in the art of MEDITATION (See Botton of this page for Link and full details on FREE Bonus Class).
About This Inner Peace Qigong Class
"HARMONIZE" - "DESTRESS" and "RECHARGE"
This class includes Zen Qigong, "Experiential" Qi Energy infusion and healing instruction, Meditation and more. This class also includes a soft, flowing series of Tao In, Deep Breathing, Relaxation and an amazing stress reduction closing and meditation that will leave you floating out of the class. The energy healing components of the classes are taught at Zen Temples in Korea that specialize in martial arts. This class by Hae Kwang Sunim is considered the ultimate stress reducer.
Benefits Include: Reduced stress level / deepening mind-body connection, improved blood pressure, massaging of all organs of the body, reduced anxiety and depression, relieving chronic pain, improved balance and coordination, improved sleep quality (such as staying asleep longer at night and feeling more alert during the day) improved vitality and everyday physical functioning.
UNDERSTANDING PK ZEN QIGONG
Health = A Balanced Flow Of Qigong
The health of our body is dependent upon a clear, strong and balanced flow of Chi through the Sen Lines. Since qigong practice accomplishes just this, it should come as no surprise that the benefits of P.K. qigong (also spelled “Chi Kung”) practice extend to every physical system of our bodies, as well as to the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our Being.
Physical Benefits of Qigong Practice:
Qigong practice makes the body strong and supple. It improves balance, stamina and flexibility. It has positive effects on the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, and immune and central nervous systems. It tends to create smooth skin, and a pleasant feeling of deep warmth within the body. It increases sexual vitality, and allows our sleep-time to be more deep and restorative. Over time, qigong practice can reduce or eliminate chronic pain. It also has the power to reverse the aging process, and restore youthfulness.
The smooth and balanced flow of Qi created by qigong practice shows itself as a joyful, relaxed, optimistic and energized state of mind. While the emotional energies of anger, fear, anxiety or grief still may arise, they will be much less “sticky” – and be held and then dissolved within the larger field of joy, gratitude, acceptance and equanimity.
Mental & Spiritual Benefits of Qigong:
The abundance of clarified energy and mental stillness generated by qigong practice supports great mental clarity, and nourishes both intuition and creativity. As our intelligence becomes rooted in a connection to the inner body, it widens and deepens in increasingly wonderful ways.
As we deepen in our qigong practice, we become aware of more subtle realms of Being, and begin to experience, directly, our interconnectedness with All-That-Is.
As acclaimed cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University and director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York–Presbyterian Hospital writes in his best selling book ‘Staying Young’: “Qigong allows us to cope with the day to day struggle of being human – it can help us stretch and stay loose and balanced in both mind and body.” On the Oprah Winfrey show in November he simply put it this way, "If you want to be healthy and live to be 100, do Qigong." He also added that Qigong reverses the aging process.
Parts of P.K.Z.Q. are modeled off of the Mind-Body Wellness Program taught at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The mindfulness based stress reduction meditation techniques come from Dr. Jongmae Park of Loyola Marymount University. During P.K.Z.Q., cares and troubles wash away. Replacing them are positive images, increased confidence and peace of mind.
Near the end of each class the goal is for participants to attain the full ‘relaxation response’ and it’s that response that helps release the feel good endorphins. Why is this important? Endorphins encourage white blood cells and white blood cells help the body fight infection and disease. According to Dr. Benson, “repeated activation of the relaxation response can reverse sustained problems in the body and mend the internal wear and tear brought on by stress.” (Ref: Center for Women’s Healthcare, Weil Medical College of Cornell University.)
"When the mind is trained, quieted, then room is created for our brightness, our True Self to shine through. The nature of True Self IS positive, loving, witnessing, unmoved in the moving. No positive affirmation can deliver the depth of contentment, of joy that already exists, that comes forward from True Self. The more we connect with it, the more it grows through us. In such an environment, the body has comfort, hurry sickness and chasing to 'fix' what we 'thought' we were collapses. The nervous system can finally rest - Stillness. From this place, the body will not easily fall prey to disease."
- Hae Kwang Sunim
About Qigong Exercise: "If the energy circulates from the center to the extremities one will remain in perfect health. If one furthermore stretches and twists, this will keep the body trim."
- Hua Tuo
"For optimal health, we need body and spirit, exercise (ming) and meditation, awareness of the inner world and the outer. In other words, health requires balance and moderation. The goal of qigong may be summarized as xing ming shuang xiu, "spirit and body equally refined and cultivated." Cultivate your whole being, as you would cultivate a garden - with attention, care, and even love."
**What to Bring
A yoga mat, pillow or anything else that will make you comfortable for this class.
120 minute Class: A $20 donation
This is a first come-first seated event: Come enjoy this very special smaller group, deeply peaceful atmosphere. Seating occasionally is limited. In Markham we have 15 spots per class. Please come a bit early to secure your spot. (Please un-register if you find you can't attend at a later date.
Optional / For Your convenience: You can always pre-register by paying in advance for this class directly to Yoga Shala Unionville. Pre-paying always holds a spot:
Yoga Shala Unionville: https://heyyoga.ca/02161181/Yoga_Shala_Unionville ;
**FREE BONUS CLASS**
By joining THIS class you automatically are invited to join the following class for FREE:
The class will teach you HOW to become skilled in the art of MEDITATION (6:30 / 7 p.m (We also will enjoy Dinner / Social Time after this class at 7:30 p.m. at a local restaurant). Join BOTH of these great classes! Register Today!
About The Teacher:
Hae Kwang Sunim started training at the age of 18 in Thailand. He has taken full seminary and in temple training, with graduated ordinations (including Bhikkhu ordination) under Patriarch Kun Sunim in South Korea. He spent over 25 years distilling the deepest and hardest to grasp teachings into a simplified language so it can be taught and effectively applied directly in daily life. In 2005 (2549), the 19th Headquarters in Korea appointed Venerable Hae Kwang as Director of Bo Kwang Zen Center Palm Springs, U.S.A. In 2013, the Western Bhikkhus Council nominated Hae Kwang Sunim 교구장 Kyo Goo Jahng of all American-European Temples (closest english translation: North American-European Oversight Head / Bishop / Director).
Qigong and Mind-Body Training
Hae Kwang Sunim drew from the most effective mind-body teachings he acquired from studying under different teachers in the East, including the teachings of Wat Bua Luang in Thailand. The methodology is based on the ancient Eastern principles of Hai Palung (Energy Healing), Pon Klie Kwan Sow (Emotional Release), Meditation, Food Based Healing and the importance of compassion, gratitude, oneness, outreach and the need to support the whole person holistically - body, mind and spirit.
Cell Phones: Please no cell phones inside the practice room (unless phone is fully shut off prior to coming in). This time is for you the outside world can wait.
Scents: Whether perfume, cologne or an essential oil, what smells good to one person might cause nausea to another, please refrain from wearing any scented products on skin or clothes while in class.
Arriving: Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start of your class. Give yourself the time to get settled before you start your practice.
Private Sessions (Body Work / Coaching / Corporate)
*Monthly Zen Life Coaching
Hae Kwang Sunim is available for personal work (monthly Zen Life Coaching), in person, or by skype or phone (includes mid month 90 minute session plus end of month 45 minute follow up session). For more information, click here: https://www.meetup.com/Qi-Gong-Zen-Healing/messages/boards/thread/50119363/0#[masked]
**Energy Restoring Massage (70 Min / $70)
Also available through Hae Kwang Sunim: 70 Minute Qi Energy Clearing, Healing and Energy Restoring Massage (An ancient body work therapy that was born in the temples of Thailand). Sessions are deeply relaxing and designed to optimize ones energy and refresh mind and body. Clients also learn Qi optimizing exercises to maintain their own energy after the session.
***Private and Group Sessions (60 Min / $120 + Transportation)
Round up a group of friends, staff, teammates or family together and experience the benefits of Qigong, Meditation, Zen, Energywork and Healing sessions at a time and location that is convenient for you. Whether you are looking for a special one-time occasion at your home or work / retreat location or an on-going weekly practice at your home, workplace, school or on the field, we are here for you. Each group class by Hae Kwang Sunim is tailored to meet the various interests and goals of everyone within the group. Hae Kwang Sunims Inner Peace Qigong has even been used in corporate settings and at break times in the workplace.
$75 / 30 min, $120 / 60 min, $140 / 90 min, $160 / 120 min
+ $15 or $30 Transportation
To begin contact Hae Kwang Sunim at [masked]
*Benefits of Corporate Sessions: Quickly recharges body and mind, reduced stress, tension, anxiety, fatigue, Increases Qi (life force energy), focus, concentration and overall wellbeing. Higher employee satisfaction. Reduced work absenteeism from burnout.
*Private Sessions: One-on-One sessions offer you an amazing opportunity to get one-on-one guidance and attention to deepen your understanding and to best meet your individual needs. Train one-on-one in Qigong, Meditation, Energywork and Healing.
*Energy Restoring Sessions: Rest Your Nervous System. Boost your energy. Refresh Body & Mind. Energy Restoring Sessions also help the body deal properly and naturally with stress and built-up toxins. It balances life energies and brings overall well being to the recipient (the entire physical, emotional and energy body). Imbalances can be caused from many situations occurring in our lives, such as periods of high stress, overwork, emotional or physical trauma, injury or an excess of negative thoughts and feelings.
As running water smooths out the jagged edges of a rock until it is small enough to roll away, energy restoring sessions start with sen line massaging and opening key lines in the whole body. This is followed up with hands on energy work (Thai Energy / Quantum Touch) to refresh and restore the bodies Chi. (70 Min / $70)
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