Body, Mind and Spirit Workshop
This spring, do something good for your body, mind and spirit. Join teacher Xie Ling Welch to explore Qi Gong as a tool for healing physical ailments; balancing your energy flow; relieving aches, pains and stress; calming your mind and elevating your spirit. Xie Ling teaches a type of Qi Gong called Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong which is based on traditional Chinese medicine and uses gentle movements to stimulate the body’s meridians and pressure points plus meditation and breath control work to bring balance to the body and mind.
Hug the Moon Wellness Studio on Harrison will offer Saturday workshops on April 6th, May 4th, and May 25th, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Each workshop will include three segments: Healing Qi Gong, Waken the Brain and Calm the Mind, and Guided Qi Gong Meditation. Note that the Healing Qi Gong segment will progress from part 1 in the first session on April 27, part 2 on May 11. Ideally, you’ll be able to join all three workshops, but you can still attend a later session if you miss the first one.
Healing Qi Gong
A set of seated movements designed to prevent and treat many internal ailments. When practiced regularly, these movements can help to prevent and relieve problems with the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular and urinary systems by bringing balance to those systems and creating a harmonious environment.
Waken the Brain and Calm the Mind
Learn to stimulate key acupressure points in the head and neck for relief and prevention of chronic or acute headaches; insomnia; facial muscle dysfunction (pain, numbness or abnormal nerve sensations); and ringing, pain, or sensitivity of the ears. Stimulating this set of pressure points can also improve the quality of sleep and restore brain energy for better mental function.
Guided Qi Gong Meditation
This segment will introduce eight simple Qi Gong meditation poses that can reduce your stress, manage aches and pains with ease, and help you find inner peace and contentment.
Individual Workshop Price: $30 for each workshop ($25 for students currently enrolled in classes)
Please register one week ahead of the session you wish to attend. Class size is limited so registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Hug the Moon Wellness Studio, 415 Harrison Street, Oak Park, IL 60304 — 708-218-2991 — firstname.lastname@example.org
All Classes and Events Meet at:
HUG THE MOON Wellness Studio, 415 Harrison Street, Oak Park.
Attire: Soft, comfortable and loose fitting clothing, socks or in-door shoes if needed.
Contact and to Register: email email@example.com for additional information.
The 7-week spring Qi Gong session will begin the first week of April 2013.
We will concentrate on the movements that enhance stomach, spleen and the digestive system function, strengthen the immune system function and improve allergy symptoms. While these movements are specifically designed to alleviate and improve symptoms such as indigestion, acid reflex (heart burn), irritable bowl syndrome (constipation, diarrhea), stomach pain, sinus and breathing problems, and other ailments related to gastrointestinal and respiratory system, they are also good for general health.
In addition to the above, “Return To Spring Workshop” will be repeated for the second time during this session to strengthen the body and open the heart to embrace the season.
Below are the class schedules for spring 2013:
Tuesday 8:30-9:30 am: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14.
Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm: April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15.
Thursday 8:30-9:30 am: April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16.
Saturday 8:30-9:30 am: April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18.
Saturday 10:30-11:30 am: April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26.
Make up classes will be scheduled in the week of April 20th.
Class fee per 7-week session:
$105, 1 class per week. $200, 2 classes per week.
Integrative Exercise for Body and Mind – A New Session!
HUG THE MOON Wellness Studio will offer a new 6-week class session will begin the first week of April 2013. This session will include Qi Gong movements, strengthening activities and stretching exercises. The integrative exercise methods can have potential benefit to balance energy flow and restore vitality, increase muscle tone and improve flexibility and body function, and improve mental function and capacity. All exercise movements are done on floor, in sitting and standing positions.
Where: HUG THE MOON Wellness Studio at 415 Harrison St in south Oak Park
When: 1st week of April through the 2nd week of May. Every Tuesday and Thursday
10:30 am-12:00 noon.
Fees: $180 for total of 12 classes
Attire: Soft and loose fitting clothing and a pair of clean indoor supportive shoes
Register: Call Xie Ling at 708-218-2991 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A free TRIAL CLASS for Integrative Exercise is scheduled on Tuesday March 26 from 10:30 am-12:00 noon.
Private and Small Group Sessions
Private and small group sessions are individualized, meaning that movements are chosen depending on the person’s health needs. Individuals learn appropriate movements for prevention and/or improvement of their specific health concern. If you are interested in private or small group session, please contact Xie Ling at 708-218-2991 or email@example.com
Exercise is an important component toward living a healthy life. Maintaining fitness and functional abilities is essential for all of us. Whether your personal goal is to increase endurance and muscle strength or to prevent a chronic condition, exercising regularly is vital to improved health status.
Our 50-minute fitness class is designed to help develop strength and flexibility as well as improving endurance, balancing and agility. Stretch tubing and floor exercise combined with your own body weight are used for an effective overall fitness experience.
Class schedule: Every Tuesday and Friday from 10:00-11:00 am. $13 per class.
Yoga in Chair
Come join this gentle yoga class for health, relaxation, and well-being. Traditional practices of breathing and mindfulness are woven together with instruction on posture and the mechanics of safe movement. Not only do we stretch, but we work the core as well. This class includes movement done seated in a chair and also standing. Compassion and self-acceptance are encouraged in a non-competitive atmosphere, and questions are welcome.
Class Schedule: Every Friday from 1:15-2:15 pm. $13 per class
Welcome to the Monday evening ongoing meditation sessions. Meditation from 6:30-7:30. You are welcome to stay from 7:30-8:30 for tea and discussion. People who have a busy schedule can feel free to leave after meditation. Sessions include meditation instruction, practice, reading and discussion. Sessions are FREE for everyone. Donations are welcomed.