Qigong for Life Frequently Asked Questions

How does qigong work?

This article will help you understand the way qigong works.

Are qigong classes at Qigong for Life suitable for everyone?

Classes and workshops at Qigong for Life, whether in-person or online, are suitable for everyone no matter where you are in your qigong journey, your age, or physical condition! No experience in qigong is required to attend our classes and everyone can benefit whether you are experienced with qigong or looking to learn more.

This article provides more information on this subject.

Are there different types of qigong?

Yes, there are different types of qigong. This article provides a good overview to help you understand the differences.

Where can I find current class and workshop offerings?

Visit our Events page to find a list of current classes and workshops. Each event is described in detail and there are links for you to register.

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Where are qigong classes held?

Classes are offered online and in-person.

Online classes are held over Zoom. You will be sent a Zoom link and password after registering for your class.

In-person qigong classes are held at the Elfin Forest Qigong Studio in North San Diego County. The studio is easily accessed (6-12 miles) from Encinitas, Carlsbad, Escondido, San Marcos, San Elijo Hills, Vista and Rancho Bernardo. You will receive detailed directions to the studio by email after class registration.

What should I wear and/or bring to my in-person qigong class?

We recommended that you wear loose fitting, light weight layers and socks and for your comfort. The floor in the studio is concrete. Shoes are left at the door.

If it is suitable weather we may practice outside. Please wear outdoor shoes, bring a hat and jacket.

Bring your reusable water bottle.

Please refrain from wearing perfumes, aftershave, essential oils, or any strong-smelling lotion or sunscreen to classes as often students are sensitive to strong smells.

Do you offer private qigong sessions or classes?

Yes! Please see this page for more info.

Do you have any free qigong audio or video I can access?

Yes! Please visit our Free Downloads webpage for both.

Are there recordings I can purchase to use at home?

Yes, please visit our online Shop!

What kind of support do you offer to your qigong students?

All classes and workshops offer time for questions. These Q & A sessions are a valuable opportunity for in-depth information about qigong movements, theory and history of qigong.

If you prefer to ask your questions privately, Martha offers a 20 minute complimentary Zoom call for new and long-time students. These calls are to help support you on your qigong journey. They are also an opportunity to discuss any challenges that you are encountering during a class or personal practice. If you’re a new student, this is a great opportunity to find out if starting a qigong practice is right for you.

To schedule your call, you can reply to any of our newsletters or contact us here.