Sandy's March/April 2023
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ― Lao Tzu
Doesn’t springtime just call you to step outdoors and breathe?
If you’ve been practicing Qigong with me (or with anyone, for that matter), you have most likely been lured by the various Qigong forms and animal frolics into an intimate connection with our natural world. Even though it may look and feel like nature is somehow separate from us (especially as we experience it in winter from inside our warm homes), the truth is that we are all ‘of the earth’, and hold the mysteries and rhythms of our creator within us.
The more we can live in tune to and in touch with these natural rhythms, the healthier we will be – at least that is my experience and my belief. Not just physical health, but an overall, balanced well-being of body, mind and spirit.
So as I pack for a month-long adventure with my husband, exploring National Parks and other protected, natural areas, I encourage you to join me in using this coming month to immerse yourself in nature. Observe the changes that take place all around you as spring approaches – breathe them in!
As you breathe deeply, consider what lessons are before you about life and transitions, birth and aging, death and new life? Where do you see transformation taking place?
Can you send your roots down deep and connect with the root systems of nearby trees and bushes? Can you sense the vibrations all around you, cursing through your body, delivering life-giving energy?
Do you know, deep in your heart, that every action you take affects all other living beings? Can you walk mindfully, without disturbing the creatures beneath you?
According to Mark Coleman, author, teacher, wilderness guide and founder of Awake in the Wild, “Nature is a mirror, revealing our own nature back to us. The beauty and goodness of earth is also within us…as we are of the earth.”
Along with my course to become certified as a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, I have also enrolled in Mark Coleman’s 52-Week Community, exploring various forms of nature-based meditations. I look forward to sharing many with you in the future!
Meanwhile, commit to doing some Nature Breathing, in whatever form that takes for you. And while I’m away, consider using some of the pre-recorded classes and workshops listed on my website for a small donation (you’ll need to email me with your specific requests so I can give you access via Google docs).
Also, the Qigong Global Summit takes place on the Shift Network this week – a free event with all my favorite teachers presenting! Plus, if you’ve wanted to learn more about tapping, The Tapping Solution is offering a free online summit, as well.
"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit."
Cross Plains Area
Mindfulness Meditation Group
All are welcome to join this open learning community focused on exploring mindfulness meditation practices to cultivate compassion and mutual understanding while enriching our personal faith journeys. No experience necessary.
Meeting monthly on the 3rd Monday of the month, 6:30-7:45pm on a drop-in basis. St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 2427 Church St, Cross Plains, WI.
March 20: Visio and Lectio Divina
April 17: Book discussion: The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh
May 15: Walking Softly Outdoor Meditation
June 19: Sunset Centering Prayer on Festge County Park
Contact Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come as you are.
Come when you are able.
Resumes April 5th!
There is nothing quite like welcoming the day with a group of friends practicing Qigong by the lake, with the sun rising over Lake Mendota!
Please join us each Wednesday from 8:30-9:15 am at Marshall Park, Middleton, near the boathouse.
We move under the shelter in the event of rain. If storms are present, we cancel.
I hope you will give it a try!
Weekly Qigong Classes:
Monday 9-9:45am CT Qigong via Zoom
Resume April 3, 2023
Meeting ID: 891 1999 2696
Wednesday 8:30-9:15am Qigong at the Lake
Meet near the Boathouse, Marshall Park, Middleton
Resumes April 5th!
Refer a Friend, Get a Free Class Yourself!
Any time you refer a friend who tries a free Qigong class, you will receive a free class yourself! It’s that simple - you keep track on your own. Let’s keep spreading the word about this amazing form of self-care!😊
Suggested Qigong Class Fees for 2023*
One-time drop in: $12/class
Class-Pass Bundle of 6: $54 ($9/class)
Class-Pass Bundle of 10: $80 ($8/class)
Class-Pass Bundle of 15: $102 (6.80/class)
*These rates apply to weekly online Zoom classes (Mondays, 9am) and weekly outdoor classes April-November (Wednesdays, 8:30am). Feel free to mix ‘n match as your schedule allows.
Or mail check to:
Sandy Salvo :: 7521 Oak Circle Dr, Middleton, Wisconsin, 53562
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