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Bringing Over 10 Years of Qigong Experience

Restoring inner peace with mindfulness in motion

What is Qigong?

Qigong (pronounced ‘chee gong’) is time-honored practice that is gentle, simple, yet effective system of movement, meditation, and breathwork that has origins from China dating back thousands of years.

By harmonizing the body and mind, Qigong promotes holistic wellness, enhancing both physical health and emotional well-being, and self-awareness. 


Some Key Benefits of Qigong:
    • Significant stress reduction and relaxation
    • Improved balance and flexibility
    • Increased energy and vitality
    • Enhanced focus, mental clarity, and mindfulness

Jacqueline Chan, Senior Qigong Teacher, Workshop Leader & Speaker

what is qi?

Qi: The Breath of Life

Ancient Chinese Poetic Mystical Terms:

In the realm of ancient Chinese poetry and mysticism, Qi (pronounced “chee”) is a multifaceted concept. It’s often described as:

  • The vital life force: The animating energy that flows through all living things, connecting them to the universe. Imagine it as the invisible breath that gives life to the seen world.

  • A cosmic dance: Qi is not static, but a dynamic force constantly moving, swirling, and transforming. It embodies the ebb and flow of nature, the constant interplay of yin and yang.

  • A bridge between realms: Qi is seen as a bridge connecting the physical world to the spiritual realm. By cultivating and refining Qi, one can access higher states of consciousness and connect with the source of all creation.
    Poetic descriptions of Qi:

    • “The wind whispers secrets to the grass, carried by the breath of Qi.

    • “The stars dance in the heavens, their light fueled by the boundless wellspring of Qi.

    • “With each mindful breath, we draw in the essence of Qi, renewing our spirit.
      Scientific Terms:

      While science doesn’t have a direct equivalent for Qi, there are concepts that share some similarities:

      • Bioenergy: Some scientists explore the concept of biofields, a subtle energy field that surrounds living organisms. This field may be influenced by factors like emotions and physical health.

      • Life force: The concept of a force animating life is a recurring theme in various cultures. Science explores this through complex systems of biochemistry and the intricate dance of molecules within cells.

      • Neural pathways: The practice of Qigong, often associated with cultivating Qi, has been shown to influence brain activity and neural pathways. This suggests a potential connection between mindful movement and mental well-being.

      Important to Note:

      The scientific understanding of Qi is still evolving. The ancient Chinese concept of Qi is more of a philosophical and mystical framework for understanding the world, rather than a strictly scientific explanation.

      Qi balancing

      Services

      Qigong Wellness Workshops & Presentations

      Explore mind-body connection and stress management through group workshops.

      PSYCH-K® Belief Statements with Kinesthetic Muscle Testing

      Transform limiting beliefs and create positive change through mind-body techniques.

      Qigong (Mindfulness in Motion) Classes

      Explore mind-body connection and stress management through group workshops.

      Distant/ Remote Energy (Chi) Balancing (For pain/ energy blocks)

      Balance energy blockages and promote overall well-being through qi (chi) with phone or video sessions.

      Jacqueline Chan, MA

      Growing up Chinese-Canadian, from the age of 6 years old, I was exposed to Qigong, an ancient practice of movement, meditation, and breathwork as a child.
      Qigong wasn’t just exercise; it was a way of life. It cultivated calmness, focus, and a deep connection to something greater than myself. The Qigong school community, led by Grandmaster Weizhao Wu – who was like a grandfather figure to me – and his successor, my mother, Master Teresa – a Qigong Master – became my second home. Here, I found a sense of belonging and a deep respect for tradition.

      In a Qigong class with Jacqueline Chan, you can expect a serene and supportive environment where you will learn gentle movements and breathing exercises designed to cultivate your life energy, or Qi. Each session begins with a warm-up to relax the body, followed by guided exercises that promote balance, flexibility, and strength. The class concludes with a meditation to center the mind and integrate the benefits of the practice.

      Yin and Yang:

      The yin-yang symbol, a cornerstone of Tai Chi and Qigong, resonates deeply with my approach. It represents the interconnectedness of seemingly opposing forces – mind and body, East and West. By integrating these polarities, I strive to offer my clients holistic healing and a path to self-discovery.

      Bridging East and West:

      Today as a workshop facilitator and presenter, with training as a psycho-spiritual therapist, I carry that sense of balance and integration. I work with clients from diverse backgrounds, and just like me, they might have unique intersections of culture and spirituality. My goal is to create a bridge.

      Whether you are new to Qigong or an experienced practitioner, Jacqueline’s classes are tailored to meet your individual needs, ensuring a nurturing and enriching experience. Come and discover the tranquility and vitality that Qigong can bring to your life.

      My Qigong Journey: From Student to Teacher

      Explore the significant milestones in Jacqueline Chan’s Qigong training and teaching career.

      1997

      Planting the Seeds of Wellness: Tai Chi in Grade 2 (1997)

      Seeds are planted early. Here I am at 7, leading my classmates in Tai Chi with Master Wu (left). This experience was part of the spark of a lifelong passion for Qigong that I now share with others. Who knew I’d return to teaching Qigong decades later? – Jacqueline Chan

      2006

      My Qigong Lineage

      Honoring the legacy of Master Wu (pictured). In 2006, I received this certificate (not shown) marking my commitment to becoming a Qigong instructor. His words, “Let the Qi blossom nourish you and others,” continue to guide me. Feeling heartfelt appreciation for his energy, teachings, and guidance. May his memory be a blessing.

      2014

      A Decade of Dedication

      This photo (2024) captures a moment of celebration after receiving one of my 8 Qigong instructor certifications. My dedication to continuous learning empowers me to share the restorative benefits of Qigong with my participants.

      Jacqueline Chan, Qigong Instructor (Trained at Pureland Qigong International)

      With my mother, Master Teresa. Founder of Pureland Qigong International

      2019

      My Journey with Qigong Begins: Teaching at SickKids

      In 2019, I led a pilot project teaching Qigong for staff at the Hospital for Sick Children through The Mindfulness Project & Staff Wellness Programming. Inspired by this experience, I’ve continued to develop my practice and now offer a variety of Qigong classes and workshops to help people of all backgrounds cultivate well-being.

      Bringing Qigong to Life: Teaching in the Community

      Featured Speaking Engagements

      Get in touch

      I’m always happy to connect with individuals interested in exploring Qigong, psychotherapy, or overall well-being.

      Here’s how you can get in touch:

      • Workshops, Presentations, Interviews: If you’re interested in having me lead a Qigong workshop, give a presentation, or participate in an interview related to Qigong, psychotherapy, or wellness, please send me an email outlining your request.

      • Stay Updated: To receive updates about future Qigong classes and workshops, please let me know by letting me know before.

      Please Note: This contact information is primarily for inquiries related to workshops, presentations, interviews, and future class notifications. For therapy inquiries, please visit the “Home” page or Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying)” section for contact information specific to therapy services.

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