Selected Presentations, Workshops and Programs

INOVA/Steinmetz Center for Functional & Integrative Medicine and INOVA Heathsource

Alexandria & Fairfax, VA
  • Your Self-care Tool Kit: For Caregivers and Those with Chronic Illness

  • Qigong for Stress Relief Workshops and Beginner Qigong series

  • Mindfulness and Meditation Introductory Series

  • Radiant Lotus Women’s Qigong: A program specially designed for women’s health

INOVA Center for Personalized Health

Fairfax, VA

INOVA Integrative & Functional Medicine Conference

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
  • Mind Body Medicine Facilitators Training Program: An Introduction to Qigong

  • GU Wellness: Mind Body Soul

    • Qigong for Stress Relief

    • Qigong for Self-care

    • Mindful Movement and Creative Writing

    • Next Gen Qigong ™

  • Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship: Teaching Learning and Innovation Summer Institute:

    • Qigong for Stress Relief​

    • Qigong and Wellness: Teachable Moments for All

    • Qigong in your Community: Leading with the Heart

Maryland Association for Spiritual and Ethical Values in Counseling

 a division of the Maryland Counseling Association

Qigong Moving Meditation: Self-care for Counselors

Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program

Clifton, VA
  • Connecting with Nature’s Wisdom: The Way of the Horse and Qigong

  • Qigong and Horses: Cultivating a Healing Environment 

Equibliss

Great Falls, VA
  • Wellness & Mindfulness with Horses: for Medical Professionals impacted by COVID

     

Equibliss

Great Falls, VA
  • Connecting with Nature's Wisdom: The Way of the Horse and Qigong

Peaceable Dragon

on-line practice session

Barcroft Contemplation Practice Session

Marymount University

Arlington, VA​

Qigong for Stress Relief

George Washington University

Washington, DC

Day in the Life of a Medical Student, Compliment Your Health: Introduction to Qigong

Women with Parkinsons Disease

Reston, VA

Qigong for Stress Relief

Howard Gardner School

Alexandria, VA

Next Gen Qigong ™

Aarondale Assisted Living Community

Springfield, VA

Qigong: Mind Body Spirit Connection - Next Gen Qigong ™

Barcroft Community House

Arlington, VA
  • Care of the Spirit: Awakening the Soul

  • Qigong in your Community: Leading with the Heart

  • Lotus Petal Wellness

  • Rising Lotus Summer Camp

 
What is Qigong

Qigong is a self-care practice that combines mindful movement with gentle breathing to bring balance wherever you need it most. This Chinese exercise system sometimes known as “acupuncture without needles” or “chinese yoga”, can be done sitting, lying down, or standing, and is adaptable for all ages and all levels. Sometimes referred to as “moving meditation”, Qigong brings you to a rested yet alert state through the integration of posture, body movements, breathing, and focused intention. 

 

Qigong can help reduce stress, improve immune function, strengthen internal organs, and calm the mind to promote improved health, vitality and youthfulness. Qigong movements aid in relaxation and centering, and increase flexibility, balance, and body awareness and help to facilitate physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. Through the cultivation of your own energy the parasympathetic system responds so you feel more energized and relaxed, helping to awaken to a new way of being, in mind, body, and spirit.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

​I treasure practicing with Ann.  She is a motivating instructor who seamlessly identifies and focuses on techniques that benefit me and my colleagues at every class.  After each session I return to work with physical energy and a clear mind.

—  Shirley A.