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Essence of Qi Series

 


This is a series of classes (96 hours) that were created to offer greater accessibility, ease and integration of the amazing concepts of Eastern techniques into your practice and life.

Through these classes you can learn helpful, effective & powerful principles to address an entire range of issues; body, structure, energy, mind, emotion, spirit, balance, relaxation, acute & chronic patterns and general wellbeing. These classes can be taken singly or as an entire series.

"Cheri's innovative curriculum powerfully conveys the inner simplicity and beauty of Chinese acu-theory.  My clients experience new levels of relief, and I experience new levels of ease and insight in serving them.  I'm hooked and will be learning more!"     -LSW, massage therapist

"New way of seeing the world & human existence ... felt sense of energy." 


Essence of Qi (16 hours)

 is the introductory class and open to everyone. In this class the groundwork is set, giving an overall view of qi and the body that can be incorporated into any bodywork practice. We will explore the three major layers of Qi through various levels & types of touch along with the meridians and acupoints. Students explore their own levels of qi through hands on work, Qi Gong & meditation. You will learn a sample bodywork routine and are encouraged to explore individual variations to make it your own. To meet someone at their level or "Essence of Qi" can promote relaxation, awareness & transformation. This class offers a taste of each of the classes below all rolled into one and is a prerequisite for the following classes in the series. 

$360 or $320 (if paid two weeks prior to class)+ $15 materials fee paid to instructor.


Essence of Qi: (3 hour)  Open to all

These classes give you the opportunity to try a small portion of a class to see if it’s for you.

Each class is $75 or $60 (if paid two weeks prior) + $5 materials fee paid directly to the instructor. 

Essence of Qi : The Yin & Yang of Bodywork: We will play with the Eastern concepts of yin & yang and how to incorporate them into your already existing bodywork practice for a more individualized treatment.   

 Essence of Qi : Layers of Qi: You will receive an overview of the Energy Body or Layers of Qi according to Chinese Acu-theory and explore how they can be applied to any style of bodywork. There will be a short hands on experience to practice the concepts of Qi layers. Completes requirement for Essence of Qi Series.


Tender Touch (16 hours)

 is a fun initial explorative experience of the meridians. With the Tendino-Muscle Meridians you use light touch, intuition and play to create quick changes for acute conditions that feel easeful and relaxing to both you and your clients. Things we are are normally cautious about treating in massage & bodywork - like colds & flu, sprains, whiplash, fibromyalgia - you can use the Tendino-Muscle system for very safely. An often overlooked and under-utilized aspect of the meridian system.

Essence of Qi is a prerequisite.

$360 or $320 (if paid two weeks prior to class)+ $15 materials fee paid to instructor.


Meridian Massage (32 hours)

 is the substance of the Organ Meridians. Through the concepts of 5 Element Theory, Organs and connecting interior & exterior; we experience the emotions, spirits, energy and physical associations of our being and bodies. In this class we will be deepening our touch and experience by bringing acupoints into our bodywork. We will explore the 12 Primary Organ Meridians (what most people think of when we hear "meridians"). At this middle layer of qi, you will learn important point groups like Shu, Luo & Source to assist in the balance of qi flow with the physical, emotional and spiritual energies of the Organ Meridians. We will also explore massage techniques to incorporate along with the acu-points to create unique, individualized treatments for these meridians. 

Essence of Qi is a prerequisite.

$720 or $640 (if paid two weeks prior to class) + $25 materials fee paid directly to instructor. 


Meridian Massage (3 hour classes) Open to all

 These classes give you the opportunity to try a small portion of a class to see if it’s for you. Open to all! (lecture & qigong exercises only, no hands on, except on yourself). 

Each class is $75 or $60 (if paid two weeks prior) + $5 materials fee paid directly to the instructor. 

Meridian Massage: The Emotions & Organs of Chinese Acu-Theory: Come explore the emotional associations of the Organs. In Chinese Acu-Theory the emotions and physical health are intimately connected. Learn how sadness, nervous tension and anger, worry, fear, and overwork are each associated with a particular organ in the body. 

 Meridian Massage: The Energy of the Earth Element: You will learn the main associations of one of the 5 Elements; the Earth Element of the in-between seasons of Chinese AcuTheory. We will explore ways find balance in Earth, explore it’s spirit of Yi and how to connect with our focus & thoughts through seasonal changes.  

 Meridian Massage: The Energy of the Wood Element: You will learn the main associations of one of the 5 Elements; the Wood Element of spring in Chinese AcuTheory. We will explore ways to flow with the nature of Wood, the movement of spring and it’s spirit of Hun. Enjoy spring will a renewed sense of energy & perspective with Wood. 

Meridian Massage: The Energy of the Fire Element: You will learn the main associations of one of the 5 Elements; the Fire Element of summer in Chinese AcuTheory. We will explore ways to flow with the nature of Fire, explore our Heart and it’s spirit of Shen to enjoy summer to it’s fullest!  

Meridian Massage: The Energy of the Metal Element: You will learn the main associations of one of the 5 Elements; the Metal Element of fall in Chinese AcuTheory. We will explore ways to flow with the nature of Metal, our breath and letting go through its Spirit - Po. The concepts taught in this class may assist your clients and yourself to live harmoniously during autumn. 

Meridian Massage: The Energy of the Water Element: You will learn the main associations of one of the 5 Elements; the Water Element of winter in Chinese AcuTheory. We will explore ways to flow with the nature of Water, explore the spirit of Zhi and how to connect with our will & strength throughout the winter months. The concepts taught in this class may assist your clients and yourself to live harmoniously during winter.   


Core Connection (16 hours)

 This class brings the energy to the deepest issues of our core self. The stubborn, chronic patterns that we just seem not to be able to shake off or change can be viewed through the 8 Extraordinary Vessels in a new, promising prospective. These Vessels are deeper energies in the body/mind, making them our "core" connection to self & the Dao. They are considered extraordinary in their role & function compared to the meridians. You will learn traditional acupressure techniques & points to access these Extraordinary Vessel energies for multi layered & complex situations.

Essence of Qi is a prerequisite.

$360 or $320 (if paid two weeks prior to class)+ $15 materials fee paid to instructor.
 


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Cheri’s Essence of Qi:Jing AcuTouch course/series is a must for any holistic practitioner or body worker. These courses changed my life and how I work with my clients. I easily incorporate this integrative eastern approach to health and healing in multiple ways with all my clients whether I am doing massage, bodywork, or other intuitive energy work. The results are deep and profoundly effective, addressing the person as a whole in relationship to self and world. Cheri is a masterful instructor, extremely knowledgeable, unassuming, compassionate, with a gentle calming presence.  Her expertise, thoroughness, and clarity of presentation, along with an amazing sense of what her students need, assures you leave the course not only with understanding of concepts and theory, but extensive hands-on practice and confidence with what you are learning.

Cheri is on that unique list of amazing and remarkable instructors.