You are invited to participate in a drop-in qi gong class on Thursdays from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. PST. Given the current state of the world, the focus is on insomnia and compassion. We had about 20 people for the first session, including alumni from different decades, faculty, and staff.
In addition to being a critical public health researcher, I have been practicing and teaching 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.
As part of finetuning a pilot online health equity curriculum, I will be teaching a short set called primordial qi gong which is calming according to traditional Chinese medicine and addresses insomnia according to the positivist literature (Irwin et. al 2017). I will also teach some qi gong movement that engages with compassion according to traditional Chinese medicine and neuroplasticity according to the positivist literature (Neff et. al., Singer & Klimecki 2014)
WHEN: Thursdays, 12:15 p.m. – 1 p .m. PST (1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. MT)
WHAT: Qi Gong, Mindfulness, and Insomnia (A Health Equity Project)
WHO: Anyone. No experience necessary. Feel free to share with others who might be interested and enjoy this practice. Exercises are adaptable to sitting or standing. (universal design)
WHERE: FACEBOOK INVITE with ZOOM address: https://www.facebook.com/events/2617438965202181/
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST: The session is free and donations are accepted for my community research partner, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI).
If you decide to donate, suggested amount per session: $1 – $20. All donations go to IM4HU to support people impacted by immigration policies and incarceration.
To donate: (Venmo: @ProfessorYep)
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. (www.im4humanintegrity.org)
FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you are interested in resources about mindfulness and insomnia (in English and Spanish), go to: https://kathyyep.com/about/consultation/
WHAT IF I AM TAKING OF CARE OF OTHERS DURING THE WORKSHOP?
TECHNOLOGY: If you want more info about how to get on ZOOM and how to navigate ZOOM, go to Pitzer IT’s page: https://www.pitzer.edu/information-technology/services/zoom/
I hope to see you. (Also, open to feedback and suggestions. )
May you do no harm and be free from harm. May all beings do no harm and be free from harm.