the vivid grove
Qigong Schedule:
Winter 2021












Coming Up So Soon
Winter Qigong Series ~
Bone Marrow Cleansing Qigong
+ Wild Goose Qigong Preparing for Spring


Tuesdays 5 - 6:15pm PST, Jan 19 - March 9
$100 for series, register by Jan 15 / $120 After / $25 single classes
Zoom with video link for later viewing, shared upon registration

This Winter Qigong retreat series will provide a space for deep nourishment through movement, cultivating the body-being.  We will practice qigong movement, sounds, and meditations, and take time with the Chinese energetic principles germane for the season, particularly focusing on the elemental force Water, – our inheritance, instinct, and the unknown. Our qigong focus will be Bone Marrow Cleansing, as well as supportive Wild Goose practices to cultivate our foundational life force. This will be an opportunity to deepen your qigong practice / praxis in a movement sanctuary as we head out of the center of winter into the buddings of spring.

Movements can be modified for all body types and people, qigong for everyone!

Payment
Venmo: @Margit-Galanter / PayPal: http://paypal.me/MargitGalanter / Checks and cash also welcome. Please write what you would like to purchase in a note or within the cash application.



Coming Up:

Spring Qigong Series ~
Wild Goose Qigong
Tuesday Afternoons,
Starts March 23 - May 25
Zoom with Video Link for Later Viewing

Earth Qi Videos

Two Videos For Sale, Online
$50 for both, $30 Each

Qigong movement, meditations, and Taoist principles / theories supportive for the seasonal elemental force of Earth. These two videos are available online for you to watch or download.

Video 1) Earth Qigong Practice: an hour-long video qigong practice video based on Wild Goose qigong focused on supporting our relationship with the Earth phase. Includes 12 Treasures, meditations, and segments of primordial qigong.

Video 2) Warm Core Qigong Praxis: A video based in Taoist theory and supportive embodied practice for the elemental force of Earth and its energetic counterpart, intention (yi).

Through harmonizing our earth , we can cultivate our warm core, the basis of our embodiment. These videos offer some foundational practices and principles that underlie our cultivation of qi — our vital breath, and the vivid space that comes from cultivating yi.

These videos can be used throughout the year.


Payment
Venmo: @Margit-Galanter / PayPal: http://paypal.me/MargitGalanter / Cash App: $MargitGalanter / Checks and cash also welcome. Please write what you would like to purchase in a note or within the cash app.

Coming Up:

Winter Qigong Retreat Series ~
Bone Marrow Cleansing Qigong

Dates Coming Up Soon
Zoom with Video Link for Later Viewing

This Winter Qigong retreat series will provide a space for deep winter nourishment — of the body-being and the mind.  Our focus in qigong will be to practice Bone Marrow Cleansing. We will practice movement and meditations, and take time to converse and learn about Chinese energetic principles germane for the season, particularly focusing on the elemental force Water, – our inheritance, instinct, and the unknown. In our time together, we will access some basic, potent principles that underlie our cultivation of qi — our vital breath.  This will be an opportunity to deepen your qigong practice / praxis in a movement sanctuary as we head into the center of winter.


 



the vivid grove Racial Justice Fellowship


The vivid grove program offers three Racial Justice Fellowships – with preferences to  QTBIPOC. Fellowship participants  take several workshops throughout the fall to spring season, 2019 - 2020, and will be invited to figure out what is germane/how it feels right  to participate, based on the offerings of the season, and create an agreement with Margit for the year.

The Fellowship exists so that the vivid grove can grow into deeper inclusivity, equity, and consciousness. It carries an intention to cultivate  a place to deepen in solidarity, to offer teachings to those who might not otherwise have the capacity to attend, and for MG to further learn how to support collective liberation.

with Loving Curiosity

More info on the Fellowship
vg Equity, Inclusion and Racial Justice Statement





Sessions in The Feldenkrais Method, Chinese Energetics, and Movement Arts


Tailor-made, private, and small group sessions in the Feldenkrais Method, qigong, embodied mentorships, and tailor-made collaborative movement investigations. This personal attention can help you access significant changes in your life, help to develop your own foundational practices, provide a facilitated space for you to follow your unique embodied inquiries, and can help you access your creative power, clarity, and grace.

More on Movement Sessions



Photos by esco lacqua, Mary Peterson, and Chani Bockwinkel










 





















vivid grove
Season Bundle




The vivid grove program is a synthesis of movement arts, Chinese energetics, collective learning, and creative research. The courses access these different streams to support vitality and exuberance as the basis for artistic development and an engaged, embodied life. The courses are influenced by the brilliance of the elements, seasons, practice, and our unique human signatures,  — aka human nature culture.  If you are interested in the full season or full year of practices, get in touch.








vivid grove
Racial Justice Fellowship


The vivid grove program offers three Racial Justice Fellowships – with preferences to immigrant ppl and  QT/BIPOC. Perhaps you would be interested in applying. This would enable you to take several workshops throughout the fall to spring season, 2019 - 2020. You will be invited to figure out what is germane/how it feels right for you to participate, based on the offerings of the season, and create an agreement with Margit for the year.

This is built so that this work can grow into deeper inclusivity, equity, and consciousness. The Fellowship carries an intention to cultivate the vivid grove as a place to deepen in solidarity, to offer teachings to those who might not otherwise feel the capacity to attend, and for MG to further learn how to support collective liberation and challenge supremacy in hir teaching and offerings.

As part of the Fellowship, Fellowship participants will meet with MG  a minimum of twice between now and May, to have conversations in reflections of the work;  will  meet with the Fellowship as a group, both in shared inquiry about what came from the workshops, what benefits and what challenges, and for collective imagining; Fellwoship participants will  be required to give a written reflection to be completed by the end of the Fellowship, which can also include visual / audio / and creative approaches.

Does this interest?
To apply, please write a paragraph about why this might be a good match for you, and let me know what you are interested in taking this season by October 1.

Contact margit > margit@vividgrove.org
 
Previous Fellowship members are welcome to apply, and are welcome to be involved - we can continue an agreement together to evolve in ideas, creativity, and sharing.



To make the space a place for all people
with Loving Curiosity














vivid grove Registration


All registration finalized with payment. Please pay with Paypal with margit@vividgrove.org      

If you prefer to pay directly, please send checks to Margit Galanter, 1120 Carleton Street, Berkeley, CA 94702, or contact me directly for other methods.  Please let me know you have sent a check, so I can look out for it.  

Some work exchange available, and Scholarships in special circumstances. For either, please submit a written request.

Payment is non-refundable, but can be transferred to other classes in extraordinary circumstances. If you have any questions, please contact me via email or by phone.

margit@vividgrove.org
(510) 761 - 6097