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Intro Seminar: Qigong Practice

Exercise diagram from 200 BC Western Hun burial

DATE: Wednesday, July 11

TIME: 6:30 pm - 8 pm

FEE: Free

The literal translation of qigong is “life force work,” which means qi (life force) exercise or cultivation done by mindfully matching the breath with a sequence of movements. Students will learn the tools for dispersing tension and energetic stagnation from the body and embark on a moving meditation to calm the mind. This ancient practice has been incorporated into a variety of applications in healing, medical, martial arts, and longevity practices. Today, it is widely used as a healing and meditative self-care practice. Join this seminar and get a glimpse into this vast and enriching internal art.

The Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine is hosting an introductory seminar where you will be able to engage with our speaker in a lively presentation that covers one of several topics in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. This is your chance to speak with our practitioners and ask them anything.


Claire is a movement artist with a dance, theatre, and internal martial arts background. With a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Windsor, she also has extensive performance and research experience in dance, theatre, and movement arts. Her current focus is full-time study of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (OCTCM) as well as a passion for human design and movement facilitated by her engagement with the Axis Syllabus International Research Community (ASIRC). Claire is a certified Spiritwind Internal Arts Qigong and Taijiquan instructor, a certified Level II Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong instructor, a teacher candidate with the ASIRC, and an instructor at OCTCM where she teaches Qigong. She is grateful for the lineage shared by her two main Qigong teachers, Sifu Dylan Kirk and Daisy Lee. Drawing on her diverse experience in movement, performance, and healing arts, Claire continues to explore new ways of moving, being, and learning. She uses movement and healing practices as a way to deepen awareness, honour the integrity of the body, and enrich inter-relational possibilities.

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