Qigong for Children

 

In these fun and engaging workshops children ages 8-12 will explore and experience the mysterious concept of “life force energy”. Stories, metaphors and interactive games are used to teach breath awareness, mindfulness techniques and movements to improve energy, increase focus and reduce anxiety.

Through open discussions of how technology and stress can deplete and block our energy, children are compelled to consider how their choices affect their focus and overall well being. Age appropriate and relevant  games and movements are used to activate their energy field and encourage flow and awareness.

Healthy snacks provided. Parents will receive follow-up emails of what was covered in class.

 
"Reach up to the sky and pick a beautiful red apple and gently place it in your basket."

"Reach up to the sky and pick a beautiful red apple and gently place it in your basket."

"Imagine you are floating in a pool of warm water. Pretend your belly is a balloon and fill it up as you breathe in and let it empty as you gently breathe out."

"Imagine you are floating in a pool of warm water. Pretend your belly is a balloon and fill it up as you breathe in and let it empty as you gently breathe out."

 

"I am happy Patti made this lesson for us, she was very nice and energetic and I loved how she showed us cool ways to do Qigong, and I liked how she described it as The Force from Star Wars"

-       Kade, age 10

"When Kade came in that night after playing outside with his friend he mentioned to me that after they finished playing he saw how perfect the snow was and felt he just had to lay down in it.  When he did, that reminded him to clear his mind, and so he took couple breaths.  He felt grateful for that day."  

-       Kade’s mom

 

“I liked the energy circle because I could actually feel it. I liked the smiling part and it was fun to find out what our crazy moms are up to.”

-       Noah

“Qigong calmed me down. It was cool to believe something that’s normally hard to believe. I felt the energy when we were alone.”

-       Mariana

Exchanging an energy handshake.

Exchanging an energy handshake.

 

“Mom I think that chi moving class has improved me a bit.  When I rub my hands together to warm up my chi and then stare at the space between my palms I feel a lot calmer."

-       Caleb, age 8 speaking to his mom on the way to school  

“Sophie thoroughly enjoyed Patti’s Kids Qigong workshop.  The atmosphere and energy was warm and welcoming! Patti has a natural way of conveying helpful concepts and tools in a way that translates to all age groups.”

-       Marnie, mom of Sophie