Weekly Classes

At Yoga Studio 8, Plymouth, New Hampshire

QIGONG  

Mondays  4:00 to 5:00 PM 

Offered in 4 week sessions.  Current session dates:  February 10, 17, 24 and March 2

(Standing practice)


Tuesdays 10:00–11:00 AM

(Standing practice)


QIGONG EASY

Tuesdays 11:30 to 12:15 P.M. 

(Standing or Seated Practice) 



TAO YIN QIGONG

 Tuesdays 6:00–7:00 P.M. 

(Practice may involve standing and /or floor work  that involves sitting, lying down on back & stomach)

PLEASE NOTE:  THIS CLASS WILL RESTART ON  MARCH 9. 


ONE HOUR CLASSES:

$15 per class  for drop-ins 

$52 for 4 class pass-Expires 6-weeks from purchase

$120 for 10 class pass-Expires 3-months from purchase


45 MINUTE CLASSES: $12 per class for drop-ins

$44  4 class pass-Expires 6-weeks from purchase

$100 10-class pass. Expires 3 months from purchase. 


Passes may be purchased at class.


The classes are not progressive and each one is different; drop-ins and newcomers are always welcome.


Please visit our "EVENTS" page for special classes, presentations and/or upcoming workshops.

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FAQ'S Re Qigong Classes

What is the difference between Yoga and Qigong? Qigong is an ancient practice that originated in China, while yoga originated in India. Both include breathing practices and meditation, but each practice starts in a different place:  In Qigong, the focus is feeling and moving one’s internal energy first, then stretching and holding postures to allow it to flow. In Yoga, the initial focus is stretching and moving into postures and then feeling the energy.   


What do I wear to a Qigong class? Comfortable clothes that allow for bending, stretching and a full range of movement in the upper body. The practice is generally done barefoot, but there are times when socks or sneakers might be appropriate. 


Do I need to bring a mat?  Most of the Qigong styles that Joyce teaches are done standing or seated in a chair  and no mats are needed.  The Tao Yin form may involve floor work  but Yoga Studio 8 provides mats .


What if standing for a long time is a problem? The practice can easily be adapted to a seated one, so no one should feel that they cannot participate if standing for long periods is of concern. 


What experience do I need to practice Qigong? None. In Qigong the instructor leads the practice and the class follows using both visual and verbal cues. Everyone works within the capacities of their individual bodies, and since nothing should hurt in Qigong, modification is encouraged and expected. 


Comments from Joyce's Students

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"Having a sedentary lifestyle and plagued with severe arthritis in my knees, I didn't think any kind of exercise was possible. After just a few qigong classes, I am more flexible, have less joint pain, and feel relaxed yet energized! I appreciate your adapting the movements to a sitting position so I can receive the benefits of exercise without strain or pain. I can actually feel the energy in my body, and the graceful, flowing movements help me enjoy moving my body—something I never thought I'd be able to do again. Thank you so much for introducing me to this wonderful practice!"


“I’ve been having lots of trouble with arthritis these last few days, and that practice really made my whole body feel better.” 


“It was SO relaxing. Great to feel energized AND relaxed.”


“I’ve started doing a few Qigong moves every morning, and I notice that getting in and out of the car, bending over to pick things up, and standing while I cook are all getting easier.”