the vivid grove
Qigong Schedule:
Fall 2021






Fall Qigong Online


Tuesday afternoons, 5 - 6:15 pm PST
Oct 5 - Dec 8, No Class October 12
$150 Register by Oct 1 / $175 After
$25 single classes with video link

Zoom Link shared with registration
Video Available Weekly After Class for your Practice



Wild Goose Qigong is a breathtakingly beautiful Taoist alchemical movement practice that harmonizes movement, energetic flow, and helps people experience the inheritance of their self-healing. The forms emerged over a thousand years ago, inspired by the movements of geese. In this ten-week series, we will concentrate on Wild Goose movement sets, qigong movement warm-ups and meditations. Our weekly classes will incorporate inquiries from the group, and various sections from the mosaic of Wild Goose sets — each one offers different qualities and principles of the movement of our qi.

Qigong classes are offered as series to promote focused intention and ongoing practice. You are welcome to come to Zoom class live - please do if you are able! —  and if you sign up for the series, you will receive a weekly video link to practice with on your own timing. Individual classes also available.  *** As part of your registration, please send me your email address so I can send you the video link ***

For Drop-Ins, once you have joined the class for a single drop-in, you are welcome to come other times by sending your weekly payment.

*No Class October 12
*December 14 is a “rain date” in case there is some cancellation.


Payment


Venmo: @Margit-Galanter / PayPal: http://paypal.me/MargitGalanter / Cash App: $MargitGalanter / Checks and cash also welcome / Also Zelle, let me know and I can make a request. NOTAFLOF.

~ Please note your purchase through email or within the cash app and remember to send me your email address ~








Embodied Mentorship, Somatic Coaching, and  Creative Life Practice Support ~ Available by Appointment




Tailor-made, private, and small group sessions in embodied mentorships, somatic coaching, the Feldenkrais Method, Qigong, and bespoke creative movement and life practice. Offerings are based on the vital need to access our capacities for intimacy with our body-being in place, in this time, for utilizing embodied ecologies, aesthetic research and critical consciousness as a compass for creation and intention. 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. We can draw from the whole toolbox, and are guided by your interest and what emerges through our collective development.

These sessions are available both online as well as in a small beautiful studio downtown Oakland ~ Covid safe, indeed.

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I I am so overjoyed to be joining the fantastic Kokoro Clinic and Studio in downtown Oakland, where I have started to be in residence (@kokoroclinic). It's a beautiful space for sessions and small classes, with a Covid-safe protocol. As I have begun my time there, it has invigorated me to make offerings and to re-evaluate what is possible for collectivity and commune now. Through the intensities and devastations of pandemics, shelter-in-place, and the revelations of racial upheavals, after a first year of hermetic zoom-academic and deep focus in Practice-as-Research at UC Davis, after an uprising of consciousness about indigenous lifeways, and #landback, after Radius at Counterpulse last weekend, after the power of tuning4armageddon, after returning to being with students and clients Live, I am so grateful for the power of community and to remember the potency of dancing, attuning, touch, and movement life to precipitate transformation and right relation.

Would you like for me to witness your creative process, support your embodiment, your land ethic, movement practice, intention and action, to support your ideas and visions? Get in touch if you would like to work together. My shingle is up and I am at ur service.



Coming Up:

Tunings &
Winter Qigong / Movement Retreat Series

Dates Coming Up Soon
For Zoom and small gatherings in the studio




Vivid Grove Racial Justice Fellowship



The vivid grove program offers full-season Racial Justice Fellowships with preferences to QT/BIPOC. Fellowship participants take several workshops throughout the season, are invited to develop a program of participation based on the offerings of over the course of a year, and create an agreement based on their intentions. Fellowships are also available for individual programs and workshops.

The Fellowship exists so that the vivid grove can mutually cultivate in equity and consciousness. For deepening in solidarity, to offer teachings to those who might not otherwise have the capacity to attend, and to participate in steps towards collective liberation. What has developed over time through the Fellowship is an ever-evolving community, sharing time and spirited ideas.

with loving curiosity

More info on the Fellowship

vg Equity, Inclusion and Racial Justice Statement




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Spring Qigong Series ~
Wild Goose Qigong Online


Tuesdays 5 - 6:15pm PST, April 6 - June 1
$100 for series, register by April 2 / $120 After / $25 single classes
Zoom with video link for later viewing, shared upon registration

Wild Goose Qigong is a breathtakingly beautiful Taoist alchemical movement practice that harmonizes movement, breathing, attention, and energetic flow. It helps people experience the inheritance of their self-healing. In this nine-week series, our practice will concentrate on Wild Goose sets, and additionally we will practice foundational qigong movement warm-ups, healing sounds practices, and meditations. The forms emerged over a thousand years ago, inspired by the movements of geese, and were popularized in China after centuries of privacy through qigong master Yang Mei-jun. Our weekly classes will incorporate interests from the group, and sections from the several Wild Goose sets — each one offers different qualities of the movement of our qi.

I will also offer outdoor qigong sessions if there is a small group ready for it :) imagine that, outside together > get in touch if you are interested.

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.Monthly Saturday Outdoor Movement Sessions



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.

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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