Next “Mindful Awareness Practices” class starts May 12

WHAT: Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) are the signature evidenced-based educational programs of the Mindful Awareness Research Center (UCLA). Begin anew with this six week, MAPS- Level 1 class that includes a range of practices and concepts like working with pain, challenging situations, and/or difficult emotions. Anchored in feminist teaching practices, I teach this class to integrate mind, body and heart. This class builds a toolkit against the negative impacts of racialized and gendered inequities and challenges. We will learn practices to replenish ourselves so that we nourish resilience, compassion, and connectedness.

FACILITATOR: Dr. Kathy Yep

WHERE: Online

WHEN: May 12 – June 16, Thursdays, 6 – 8 p.m. PDT

WHO: Open to all. This class is suitable for and open to everyone – those who are new to mindfulness and those have previous experience. All bodies and abilities are welcome. These classes are suitable for ages 16 and over.

COST: $165 COVID 19 Rate or $200 General Rate. (Economic hardship rate available on case by case basis)

TO LEARN ABOUT CLASS CONTENT AND TO REGISTER: https://kathyyep.com/mindfulness/classes/

Free Drop-In classes: Jan- May 2021

“All are sacred across bars and borders.” Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI)

WHAT: Free Drop-In Qi Gong Class    

Qi Gong (pronounced chee-gong) is an ancient and contemporary Chinese exercise that combines movement, breathing, awareness, and body posture.

The goal is to learn simple practices to help people grappling with hard situations (e.g. COVID19, illness, natural disasters, chronic stress, violence, loss, imprisonment, inequities, etc).

WHO:  Open to all. No experience necessary. This is a gentle class for folks of all bodies and abilities. You do not have to experience insomnia to take the class.

WHEN: First Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PDT and Third Thursdays, 12:15 – 1 p.m. PDT (from Jan. through end of May, 2021)

WHERE: Click here or go to https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/513664738

COST: The sessions are offered in the spirit of generosity.  All are welcome regardless of funds. Donations are accepted for my community research partner, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI). If you are able to and decide to donate, suggested donation is per session: $1 – $20. All donations will go to IM4HI for those impacted by immigration policies and the carceral state. (Venmo: @ProfessorYep or donate directly to IM4HI ).

JOIN THE QI GONG EMAIL LIST

TEACHER BIO: In addition to being a researcher and a tenured Full Professor at Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges, I have practiced and taught qi gong for 25 plus years under the mentorship of Paul Li and Bingkun Hu, lineage holders from the dayan qi gong tradition and Yang Mei Jun. I am also a certified mindfulness facilitator and certified to teach Mindful Awareness Practices-1 from UCLA Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Behavior.

COMMUNITY PARTNER: From policy and advocacy to direct services and popular education, IM4HI is a statewide California organization that manifests the framework that “all humans are sacred across borders and bars” into reality.

CLASS CONTENT: As part of a pilot online health equity curriculum, I teach select movements from wild goose (da yan) qi gong. It is intended to be calming and nourishing according to traditional Chinese medicine. It is intended to address the ability to fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up rested. (Irwin et. al 2017).

I also teach some qi gong movements that engage with compassion according to traditional Chinese medicine. Research suggests a connection between compassion exercises and nourishing parts of your brain that impact decision making. (Neff et. al., Singer & Klimecki 2014) This is significant in the context of health equity. It is a simple practice to nourish us from the wear and tear of challenging circumstances (e.g. hypertension, violence, incarceration, racial profiling, national disasters, etc.)

I invite you to utilize any or all of the resources: live sessions, free videos, or written instructions available in over 25 languages via Capacitar.

NOTE: This qi gong class is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

New Qi Gong Class starting Wed 9/2/20

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“All are sacred across bars and borders.” Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI)

WHAT: Weekly Qi Gong Class (Drop-In)   

Qi Gong (pronounced chee-gong) is an ancient and contemporary Chinese exercise that combines movement, breathing, awareness, and body posture.

The goal is to learn simple practices to help people grappling with hard situations (e.g. illness, natural disasters, chronic stress, violence, loss, imprisonment, inequities, etc).

From September until mid-November, we will learn Wild Goose I (Dayan) Qi Gong (#23- 33).

WHO:  Open to all. No experience necessary. This is a gentle class for folks of all bodies and abilities. You do not have to experience insomnia to take the class.

WHEN: Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PDT (starting 9/2/2020)

WHERE: Click here or go to https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/513664738

COST: The sessions are offered in the spirit of generosity.  All are welcome regardless of funds. Donations are accepted for my community research partner, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI).

If you are able to and decide to donate, suggested donation is per session: $1 – $20. All donations will go to IM4HI for those impacted by immigration policies and the carceral state. (Venmo: @ProfessorYep or donate directly to IM4HI ).

JOIN THE QI GONG EMAIL LIST

TEACHER BIO: In addition to being a researcher and a tenured Full Professor at Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges, I have practiced and taught qi gong for 25 plus years under the mentorship of Paul Li and Bingkun Hu, lineage holders from the dayan qi gong tradition and Yang Mei Jun. I am also a certified mindfulness facilitator and certified to teach Mindful Awareness Practices-1 from UCLA Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Behavior.

RESOURCES:  About qi gong and insomnia (in English and Spanish).

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

COMMUNITY PARTNER: With a focus on sanctuary, IM4HI is a statewide California organization that connects people to the work of social justice in Los Angeles County, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Inland Valleys. They work to make the criminal justice system more just, and the immigration system more fair and humane.

CLASS CONTENT: As part of a pilot online health equity curriculum, I will teach movements from wild goose I (da yan) qi gong. It is intended to be calming and nourishing according to traditional Chinese medicine. It is intended to address the ability to fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up rested. (Irwin et. al 2017).

I will also teach some qi gong movements that engage with compassion according to traditional Chinese medicine. Research suggests a connection between compassion exercises and nourishing parts of your brain that impact decision making. (Neff et. al., Singer & Klimecki 2014) This is significant in the context of health equity. It is a simple practice to nourish us from the wear and tear of challenging circumstances (e.g. hypertension, violence, incarceration, racial profiling, national disasters, etc.)

NOTE: This qi gong class is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

TECHNOLOGY: If you want more info about how to get on ZOOM and how to navigate ZOOM, go to Pitzer IT’s page

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Weekly Qi Gong Class

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“All are sacred across bars and borders.” Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI)

WHAT: Weekly Qi Gong Class (Drop-In)   

Qi Gong (pronounced chee-gong) is an ancient and contemporary Chinese exercise that combines movement, breathing, awareness, and body posture.

The goal is to learn simple practices to help people grappling with hard situations (e.g. illness, natural disasters, chronic stress, violence, loss, imprisonment, inequities, etc).

From March to May, we practiced single Capacitar exercises. (#1 – 10)

From May through August, we practiced Primordial Qi Gong.  (Instruction and Practice)  (#11 – 21)

From September until mid-November, we will practice the Wild Goose I (Dayan) Qi Gong (#22- 32)

SCHEDULE

8/20/20: Practice independently.

8/27/20: Thursday, 12:15 – 1 p.m., PDT, Open Session: Capacitar, Primordial, Discussion. Bring requests, sharing, and questions.

9/2/20: Wednesday, 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., PDT,  Wild Goose I (Dayan) Qi Gong (10 Wednesdays: September, October, Mid-November)

WHO:  Open to all. No experience necessary. This is a gentle class for folks of all bodies and abilities. Exercises are adaptable to sitting or standing. You do not have to experience insomnia to take the class.

WHEN: Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. PDT (starting 9/2/2020)

WHERE: Click here or go to https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/513664738

COST: The sessions are offered in the spirit of generosity.  All are welcome regardless of funds. Donations are accepted for my community research partner, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI).

If you are able to and decide to donate, suggested donation is per session: $1 – $20. All donations will go to IM4HI for those impacted by immigration policies and the carceral state. (Venmo: @ProfessorYep or donate directly to IM4HI ).

JOIN THE QI GONG EMAIL LIST

TEACHER BIO: In addition to being a researcher and a tenured Full Professor at Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges, I have practiced and taught qi gong for 25 plus years under the mentorship of Paul Li and Bingkun Hu, lineage holders from the dayan qi gong tradition and Yang Mei Jun. I am also a certified mindfulness facilitator and certified to teach Mindful Awareness Practices-1 from UCLA Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Behavior.

RESOURCES:  About qi gong and insomnia (in English and Spanish).

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

COMMUNITY PARTNER: With a focus on sanctuary, IM4HI is a statewide California organization that connects people to the work of social justice in Los Angeles County, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Inland Valleys. They work to make the criminal justice system more just, and the immigration system more fair and humane.

CLASS CONTENT: As part of a pilot online health equity curriculum, I will teach movements from wild goose I (da yan) qi gong. It is intended to be calming and nourishing according to traditional Chinese medicine. It is intended to address the ability to fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up rested. (Irwin et. al 2017).

Drawing from Capacitar’s curriculum, I will also teach some qi gong movements that engage with compassion according to traditional Chinese medicine. Research suggests a connection between compassion exercises and nourishing parts of your brain that impact decision making. (Neff et. al., Singer & Klimecki 2014) This is significant in the context of health equity. It is a simple practice to nourish us from the wear and tear of challenging circumstances (e.g. hypertension, violence, incarceration, racial profiling, national disasters, etc.)

NOTE: This qi gong class is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

TECHNOLOGY: If you want more info about how to get on ZOOM and how to navigate ZOOM, go to Pitzer IT’s page

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Clase Semanal De Qi Gong (Entrar Un Momento)

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“Todos son sagrados a través de barras y fronteras.”Movimiento Interreligioso para la Integridad Humana (IM4HI)

QUÉ: Clase Semanal De Qi Gong (Entrar Un Momento)

Qi Gong (pronunciado chee-gong) es una técnica de ejercicio y curación china antigua y contemporánea que combina movimiento, respiración, meditación y postura corporal.

El objetivo es enseñar prácticas simples para ayudar a las personas a lidiar con situaciones difíciles (por ejemplo, enfermedades, desastres naturales, estrés crónico, violencia, encarcelamiento, inequidades, muerte, políticas de inmigración, etc.). La atención se centra en el insomnio y la compasión.

Durante las próximas semanas, practicaremos en el set Primordial Qi Gong de diferentes maneras. Incluiré más información sobre forma, flujo de qi y puntos de acupuntura.

El conjunto:

– Tirano saurio Rex

– Mantequilla (derecha, izquierda)

– Auriculares (uno y apagado)

– Ventana (derecha, izquierda, derecha)

– Donuts (Elevado / Horizontal, Crueller / Vertical, Elevado / Horizontal, Crueller / Vertical) (Girar cada 3 veces)

– Hojas

– Forma de T, rotar, ballenas

– Alise el flequillo (5 veces)

– (Repite 2 veces más: forma de T, rotar, ballenas, suavizar el flequillo)

– Alisar la falda (5 veces)

Hojas (Repita todo el juego 3 veces)

 

Aquí está el horario:

23/07/20: T-Rex, untar la mantequilla, auriculares, ventana.

30/7/20: Donuts, hojas, ballenas en forma de T, Smooth the Bangs, Smooth the Skirt.

8/6/20: Practica todo el set.

13/08/20: Practica todo el set.

20/08/20: Sin clase.

27/08/20: sin clase.

Si tiene tiempo y recursos, este es un empujón amistoso para que revise o aprenda los movimientos del conjunto primordial de qi gong. Creé un video que incluye instrucción y práctica. Te animo a que vengas a la sesión incluso si este conjunto es nuevo para ti. Los invito a utilizar los recursos disponibles, como el video y la descripción del conjunto en inglés y en español.

Para activar los subtítulos en español, haga clic en CC, haga clic en la rueda para ver la configuración, haga clic en subtítulos y haga clic en traducción automática / español

1) Practica los movimientos en el set: 0 – 3m30s

2) Instrucción de cada movimiento en el set: 3m30s – 15m20s

3) Practique los movimientos en el set: 15m20s – 19m 19s (4 minutos)

CUÁNDO: Jueves, 12:15 p.m. – 1 p .m. PDT

QUIEN: Cualquiera. Abierto a todos. No se requiere experiencia. Siéntase libre de compartir con otros que puedan estar interesados ​​y disfrutar de esta práctica. Los ejercicios son adaptables para sentarse o pararse.

DONDE: Click aqui or go to https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/513664738

PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN: Si está interesado en recursos sobre mindfulness e insomnio (en inglés y español), visite aqui.

¿CUANTO CUESTA?: La sesión es gratuita y se aceptan donaciones para mi socio investigador comunitario, Movimiento Interreligioso para la Integridad Humana (IM4HI).

Si decide donar, donación sugerida por sesión: $ 1 – $ 20. Todas las donaciones irán a IM4HI para aquellos afectados por las políticas de inmigración y el encarcelamiento. Venmo: @ProfessorYep o done directamente a IM4HI (www.im4humanintegrity.org).

NOTA: Esta clase de qi gong no pretende ser un sustituto del consejo, diagnóstico o tratamiento médico profesional. Siempre busque el consejo de su médico u otro proveedor de salud calificado con cualquier pregunta que pueda tener sobre una condición médica.

¿QUÉ SUCEDE SI SOY UN CUIDADOR DURANTE EL TALLER? Todos los participantes serán silenciados. La gente tiene la opción de silenciar el video. (vea la barra de menú en la parte inferior izquierda del zoom). Si tiene que unirse tarde o salir temprano, aún así venga a la sesión.

Contacto: Aqui or kathleen_yep@pitzer.edu