Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) is a five thousand year old approach to healing in Traditional Chinese Medicine, with literally hundreds of different styles. In this class we will focus on two different movement forms and will emphasize working with the mind along with the gentle flowing movements of the body to create a deeply relaxed and calm state. This in itself is a healing experience. We will learn about Qi and how it works in the body, and students will have a very direct experience of feeling and working with qi, or the life force, that animates everything in the universe.
The instructor, Bill McMillan, is a retired psychotherapist and has been teaching Yuan Gong Qigong for the past twelve years to all kinds of students. From Cancer survivors to high school students, veterans and just regular people, this method of qigong is easily accessible and can be beneficial for almost anyone.
Weather permitting, classes will take place on the front lawn of the Hessel School House. During inclement weather they will take place in the assembly room of the school house. Class size is limited to 20 people.
The class is open to anyone, no experience required. $10 per class.
Please register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/643204079717
About the Instructor
Bill McMillan and his family have been summer residents of Les Cheneaux for five generations.
Bill has completed Level Six and has been teaching in various settings for many years now. His primary focus has been teaching classes to Cancer survivors and family members, but he has also taught in many other settings, including to high school students, veterans, seniors and the general public. He is currently teaching three classes in Santa Barbara – The Breast Cancer Resource Center, Casa Dorinda Retirement Community, and a class for family members, caregivers and others living with a chronic illness.
Bill is a retired Marriage and Family Therapist with over twenty years experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and veterans, with a general focus on trauma, grief and recovery. He has had a long standing Buddhist practice and brings all of this experience to his teaching of Yuan Gong and Ren Xue.