Qi Gong (pronounced “Chee Gung”) is the ancient practice of Chinese exercise that uses specific movements, visualizations, and breathing to promote health, vitality and longevity. Qi Gong is a form of meditative movement that nourishes a deeper connection with our own healing energy and with the universe around us. Qi Gong means literally “Working with or cultivating (Gong) life energy (Qi).
There are many different forms of Qi Gong that have been passed down through the centuries in China by different schools and lineages. We are fortunate to have teachers that have brought some of these healing arts to North America in the last few decades.
Similar to Tai Chi, Qi Gong is considered a safe and effective form of exercise for all ages and abilities, including the elderly and chronically ill. With regular practice, students experience improvements in energy, stamina, mobility, comfort and equanimity.
Dr. Jinnah has been studying and practicing Qi Gong for 25 years. He integrates the inner cultivation traditions of Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Xin Yi in his medical practice and in teaching classes. His primary teacher is Master Zhongxian Wu.
Dr. Jinnah teaches a drop-in weekly Qi Gong class for all levels on Wednesday mornings from 8:00AM to 9:15AM online. The class is offered on a donation basis with a suggested donation of $18. Contact us for more information on how to register.
Dr. Buttolph has been practicing Wild Goose Qi Gong for 20 years, and has been a certified Wild Goose Qigong Instructor since 2005. Wild Goose Qigong is an 1700-year-old form of Qi Gong that mimics the movements of the wild goose, an animal that was highly revered in ancient China for it's strength, loyalty, selflessness and longevity. Dr. Buttolph teaches group classes throughout Portland. For more information about Wild Goose Qigong and a schedule of classes visit www.wildgooseqigongpdx.com.