The first time I practiced qigong with Martha, the shift I felt inside my body was startling. Immediately, I experienced a deep sense of calm, as if my body could finally take a breathe and let go. Within the sanctuary of Martha’s studio, and the graceful expertise of her teaching, I feel held, nurtured. As I’ve continued to practice, each time, I’m reminded of the power of qigong. My body opens, expands, like I’m touching a universe I know is there but cannot see. Patterns break apart that hold me back. Then, I feel home. Grounded. A precious peace.” —J. M., Author, San Diego