Qi Kong


Outdoors Qi Kong classes 

Qi Kong is a form of sequential and intentional breathing exercises similar to Tai Chi, but easier to follow and to perform. They are slow and safe, however; they can also be challenging as we hold postures and perform slow movements with subtle gestures while coordinating the mechanics with breath work —together with visualization of acupuncture meridian trajectories and integration of basic yin yang principles Qi Kong is a very powerful and healing practice of self care and cultivation.

the 1 hr session will also include a warm-up of some Yoguini exercises taken from a spinal longevity routine of a Kundalini Yoga tradition (a form of simple yoga breathing exercises and repetitive movements) —

Held at the National Cathedral‘s Bishop’s garden 8AM-9AM on Thursday and 9AM-10AM on Sunday, these session will be walk-ins welcome and donation based where you’ll pay whatever you can (Venmo or cash) 


indoors Qi Kong / Acupuncture / sound&smoke bath / Cacao ceremony
*not available now (sorry) – email if interested in being in added to the waiting list. 

these 2hr sessions begin with 30-40 minutes of intentional breathing and movements from Qi Kong (breathing exercises similar to Tai Chi, but easier to follow and perform) together with some Yoguini exercises taken from a spinal longevity routine of a Kundalini Yoga tradition (a form of simple yoga breathing exercises and repetitive movements) —

opening the acupuncture meridians after the breathing exercises, participants lay down on their yoga mats for an acupuncture treatment according to the seasons with the intention to integrate ourselves with the transformative qualities of the 5 elements of nature – water, wood, fire, earth and metal. Together with this acupuncture treatment comes a gentle, yet powerful experience of the senses as Tibetan singing bowls vibrate, and plants and incense burn to cleanse our subtle energetic body with smoke to aide the entering of deeper states of introspection.

Softened by sound and smoke, the session is closed with a personal prayer/intention deposited into a cup of hot Cacao in an effort to connect to our true selves, to our higher purpose, to our guides…no matter what language you chose to use to commune with the sacred and divine in your life and your practice, this final moment is an offering of gratitude and awareness of a connection we want to nourish together.

The events are held on the second floor in unit 2A (press #10 to enter) at 1221 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036.
These are small gatherings. Only 5 participants per session.We ask you to please honor your commitment and be here that day (ideally 5 min prior to starting time).
FYI
Bring a yoga mat/block, comfy clothing, pillow and blanket.
Although the event appears to be free on the eventbrite platform, there is a suggested donation scale ($70-$150) per participant.
You may pay using cash, venmo (JoseLo Gutierrez @city-acupuncture) or cash app ($JoseLogutierrez)