Corinne’s teaching of Qi Gong unfolds in layers. Her lightness of spirit allows beginners to ease into the potency of this form. When her students have the body mechanics for each movement fairly stable - what the head, arms, hands, hips, legs, knees, and feet do - she adds in the layer of the breath. How does the breath move in relation to the movements of the body in the form? Later, she layers in the energetic teachings. How is the energy, the qi, moving in the body during each movement and how is this guided by the breath? Then comes a layer of teaching about how the body, breath, and energy moving in concert are performing specific healing for the mind, body, and spirit. She generously repeats all of the layers so that the integration of the teachings happens gradually and over time. Sometimes the layers are taught separately and sometimes they are combined in just the right way at the right time to speak to what she senses the student needs.
For me, it has been a journey of self-discovery, awakening, and healing. For you, it may be about the deep peace that fills you and follows you after class. For someone else, it may be the relief of insomnia or anxiety or back pain. Qi Gong will meet you where you are. So does Corinne. She is a dedicated conduit for the teaching that she lives daily as well as shares with her students.
JJ February 2015