Sandy's November/December 2023
Qigong & Mindfulness
Morraine Lake, Banff, Canada
Cultivating Centered Connections
Have you begun to feel the pressure rising in your psyche yet – preparing for the holidays and all the extra lists that come along with it (Things To Do, People to Invite, Menus and Grocery Lists, Shall I send cards at all? Gift Lists, etc.)?
Amidst whatever else your holiday season brings, I’d like to invite you to join me in making a different type of list – a list of each person you’d like to connect with in a meaningful way in the next couple of months. And then begin to make it happen, starting with THIS week. It might be a phone call, an invitation to tea, a small group gathering over Zoom or a weekend get-away.
Keep it simple. What matters is that we set the time aside and make it happen, without sacrificing our own well-being and self-care routines.
And speaking of self-care, please check out the following opportunities in my newsletter:
Ongoing Qigong Classes: Mondays via Zoom and Wednesdays at Harbor Wellness
Intro to Mindfulness Meditation Class begins in January on Mondays at 12:30pm
Monthly Mindfulness Meditation Group: November 20 and December 18, 6:30pm
Winter Solstice Meditation with Qigong via Zoom on December 18, 9am
Winter Solstice Meditation after Qigong at Harbor on December 20, 10:45am
Sending you Qi Blessings for your Holiday Connections,
Artist Credit : Jess Stride
Intro to Mindfulness Meditation
5 Weeks: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Feb. 5, 2024
Middleton Senior Center (7448 Hubbard Ave)
"If you ever wonder what's the big deal about mindfulness, you might remember this...Mindfulness (or vipassana meditation) is the technology for shifting from being ensnarled in suffering to being curious about it." Ruth King
Mountain Lake, Jasper, Canada
"Between life’s stimuli and our habitual responses exists choice."
Learning to live with awareness and acceptance of what is happening around and within us can free us from unnecessary worry, anxiety, and stress which adversely affects our mental and physical health. Mindfulness meditation gives us tools for living life with purpose and joy.
Meeting weekly for 90 minutes in a small group, we will explore the foundations and benefits of mindfulness meditation, focusing on learning through experience and self-reflection. Students will be provided with an electronic workbook to print and will be encouraged to practice various forms of mindfulness at home between sessions. No experience is necessary, but a curious mindset is key!
To register after mid-December, click HERE using code: 5840.101
Register early - class size will be limited.
Questions? Contact Sandy
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 at St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 2427 Church St, Cross Plains, WI.
November 20th - Mindful Eating
December 18 - Let There Be Light
Come as you are.
Come when you are able.
May I Enhance Your Next Group Retreat or Event?
I enjoy helping people explore mindfulness meditation in a variety of ways and experience the benefits of Qigong. I am also a Retreat Planner and find great satisfaction co-creating retreat and workshop experiences.
Please consider introducing me to your event coordinator or group leader the next time an opportunity arises. We can chat and see if my skills and gifts align with what your group needs.
Options might include:
Creating a simple Qigong practice tailored to the event theme
Leading a seated, standing or walking meditation tailored to the theme
Offering a Mindfulness Meditation course
Offering a retreat for your group
Co-creating a retreat with you or your group leader
Thank you for helping to spread the word - I am grateful for your support!
Weekly Qigong Classes:
Monday 9-9:45am CT: Qigong via Zoom
No class Nov. 20 and Dec. 25
Meeting ID: 891 1999 2696
Wednesday 8:30-9:15am: Qigong at the Lake
Meet near the Boathouse, Marshall Park, Middleton
Outdoor classes will resume in April 2024.
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-October (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
For more information about my services, please use the menu bar at the top to explore my website!
Tao Yin Qigong
(Click below for a short video)
I am excited to share an ancient form of Qigong called Tao Yin (pronounced, “Dow Yin”), which means to guide and direct our lifeforce energy (Qi) through our meridians for health and vitality. Remember, “Flowing water never goes stagnant!.”