the vivid grove
Qigong Schedule:
Summer 2020












Earth Qi Retreat in September

Friday Eve, Sept 18, 5 - 7pm Online +
Sunday Sept 20, 2 - 5pm ~ Outdoors Qi Practice, Meditations, & Gathering for Sharing Time and Intentions (weather permits)
$75, or $50 per session


A workshop space to delve into the qigong movement, meditations, and Taoist principles / theories supportive for the seasonal elemental force of Earth, and its energetic counterpart, intention (yi). Through harmonizing our vital forces in the earth season, we can cultivate the aspects of our body-being that can be nurtured in this time of transition. This is when we can support our commitments, our intentions, daily life rituals, and find our embodiment in them.  In this small retreat, we will access some foundational practices and principles that underlie our cultivation of qi — our vital breath, and the vivid space that comes from cultivating yi.

Friday evening will be an online class and Sunday will offer the opportunity to practice either online or in person, and also include a potluck physically distances gathering for intention setting and "breaking bread" in the same place on earth.

Please register by September 15, through your payment or by applying for the Fellowship.

Payment
Venmo: @Margit-Galanter / PayPal: http://paypal.me/MargitGalanter / Cash App: $MargitGalanter / Checks and cash also welcome.






Weekly Qigong Classes



& Coming up:
Weekly Qigong Classes this Fall

October - December
Outdoor Wild Goose Qigong Season
+ Qigong and Meditations Classes Online

Qigong classes are offered as series to promote focused intention and ongoing practice. Gentle Qigong movement and meditations based in the practices of Taoist energetic medicine and Wild Goose Qigong.

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.

More Info Soon



 



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