"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."

 

Qigong for Children

 

In these fun and engaging workshops children ages 8-12 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 increase emotional awareness, improve energy, increase focus and reduce anxiety. Small class size (maximum eight children) ensures meaningful connection and one-on-one attention.

After two years of running children’s classes, I have discovered that young children tend to enjoy and thrive when grouped with children of their own gender. As a result, beginning January 2019 I will be offering one class for girls and one class for boys. See below for details!

  "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

“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


2019 QIGONG CLASSES FOR 8-12 YEAR OLDS

All classes located at Mount Royal Station, 2317 10th Street SW

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

Sunday, January 27, 2019: Girls: 9:15 - 10:45 am, Boys*: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday, February 24, 2019:
Girls: 9:15 - 10:45 am, Boys* 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday March 17, 2019: Girls: 9:15 - 10:45 am, Boys*: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday April 28, 2019:
Girls: 9:15 - 10:45 am, Boys*: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday May 26, 2019:
Girls: 9:15 - 10:45 am, Boys*: 11:00 am- 12:30 pm

$150 for all five classes**

*The boys class is currently FULL, please email Patti to be added to a wait list

Please email Patti at patti@practicinggrace.ca or call 403-813-8804 for more information and to register

* * Due to the small class sizes, it is not possible to pro-rate registration fees for missed classes, if a child misses a class parents will continue to receive a follow-up email describing the concepts and activities that were covered.