We are happy to announce that this year we are planning on having two events in Vancouver! And one of them is coming up soon…
On the weekend of June 16/17 of this year, we are going to be holding our first Qi Day East event at the Atrium Inn on East Hastings near the PNE. This event will be held over two days, Saturday and Sunday, with free Qi Gong classes in the morning and free mini energetic healings, Jin Shin Do sessions and acupuncture in the afternoon. We will be holding this event in conjunction with the annual free healing clinic offered by the Empty Mountain school of Shamanic Chinese Medicine. This is going to be an amazing event! We’ll post more details on this upcoming event very soon.
The other event we will be offering this year is our latest iteration of Qi Day in the West End, a Qi Dance Party! Move to the Qi in a group setting with one of our amazing teachers accompanied by music. This event will be happening in mid-September, and although we don’t have all the details down yet, we have received partial funding already! So exciting to see this event grow and change. We’ll keep you posted!!
2nd Annual Qi Day : 11 to 5 pm, Saturday, August 26th, 2017!
That’s right. Qi Day is now an annual event, and we’re gearing up for our second time around. We will be offering free Qi Gong and possibly Tai Chi classes, TCM energetic healings, moxa treatments, fun and games all around at the Jim Deva Plaza in the West End between 11 am and 5 pm.
Keep checking back. We’ll have more details on this years’ event coming on line over the next couple of weeks.
“Every day should be Qi Day,”says Caroline MacGillivray, Medical Qi Gong Therapist. On Saturday, August 26th we celebrate our second Qi Day at the Jim Deva Plaza in Vancouver’s West End. From 11am to 5pm, Qi Gong classes and treatments will be offered for free!
Local and International Qi Gong Teachers will guide you through different styles of Qi Gong. Confirmed teachers include Qi Day Founder, Jacob Larmour, John Weiss, Caroline MacGillivray, Minke de Vos and Blanche Boyce.
“Qi Gong is one of the four branches of Chinese Medicine, ” explains MacGillivray. “In China, when people were ill, they would visit a Qi Gong Doctor. The doctor would offer a treatment and prescribe exercises to clear any stagnant Qi, tonify and regulate. The patient was told to complete the exercise prescription. 80% of patients who completed the prescribed workout did not need to return to the doctor.”
“Qi Gong is a workout that anyone can do ” adds Qi Day Founder, Jacob Larmour. “You don’t need special clothing to practice Qi Gong. It can be done in a chair. It’s adaptable for any fitness level. It balances the body, mind and spirit.”
Larmour, a Medical Qi Gong Therapist, wanted to make Qi Gong available for everyone. He would like to see Qi Gong therapists in every wellness center, Qi Gong classes in every Yoga studio. “This work is so powerful and yet so simple, that this practice needs to be universally known!” After several years of learning his trade, offering free treatments to people on Vancouver’s DTES (Downtown Eastside), he has entered private practice and teaches classes throughout the city. This spring, Larmour applied and received one of Vancouver Foundation’s Community Small Grants. Thanks to the support of Gordon Neighbourhood House, West End BIA and Jim Deva Plaza, Qi Day will give people an opportunity to explore Qi Gong.