Qi and Creativity in Nature

Qi and Creativity in Nature

Sat, August 17
Learn Qigong (energy cultivation) techniques to connect intimately with nature and express your discoveries through mixed media collage.

Qi is a creative force permeating the universe and our lives. Learn special Qigong (energy cultivation) techniques to connect intimately with nature, including Zhan Zhuang standing with tree meditation, Earth Qigong grounding practice, Shimmering Qigong in harmony with the rhythms of nature, and acupressure points and Qi Palm techniques for sensing Qi around and within us.

Experience the “Tree of Life” guided journey to discover and deepen your relationship with your special tree, then meet your personal spirit guardian/animal. Learn mixed media art/collage techniques to continue the dialogue and express your discoveries through journaling and art.

* All Qigong and art levels welcome. A variety of mixed media art supplies and watercolor paper will be provided. Bring your lunch; a cushion or chair for sitting outdoors; special magazines, photos, or personal items for your collage. If you wish, bring your own art journal (recommended 90 lb. or more weight paper for mixed media). Note that a materials fee is already included as part of your registration fees.

Kaleo and Elise Ching have co-taught (34 years) Qigong, guided journeys, and transformative art processes to connect with realms of nature beyond and within. They have co-taught for John F. Kennedy University (25 years), Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, ILM/LucasFilms, and other venues nationally and internationally. They coauthored Chi and Creativity: Vital Energy and Your Inner Artist (Blue Snake Books, 2007) et al.



-We will be meeting at the Red Barn Classroom in Bear Valley, Point Reyes

– Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in

– Refunds available for all classes 7 days in advance of the start date, after 7 days and before 2 days, participants can credit their class for a future date. All requests before 48 hours in advance will be declined. For COVID cancellation policy, see below.

– Please follow the parking instructions for the facility used that day

– Please provide an email you check regularly for updates and reminders about your class

– Registration is required online prior to the event in order to maintain class sizes

– Sales end 48 hours before the start date.

– Waitlists are available when the class sells out

What to Bring

Cushion or chair for sitting outside; special magazines, photos, or personal items for your collage. If you wish, bring your own art journal (recommended 90 lb. or more weight paper for mixed media)

Day Pack


Warm Variable Weather Clothing

Hiking Shoes

Water Bottle

Notebook and Pen/Field Journal

Eventbrite Confirmation Email

Binoculars (Optional)

Camera (Optional)

About the PRNSA Field Institute

The PRNSA Field Institute offers hands-on environmental education classes throughout the year that foster enjoyment of Point Reyes National Seashore. Our classes are led by expert instructors, who take you out of your everyday life and into the natural world. We host a variety of classes about the arts and sciences and have something for everyone. You can reach the Field Institute at (415) 663-1200 x304 or by email at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org.

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For any questions, please email us at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org.

COVID-19 Field Institute Guidelines

Please respect the following COVID-19 procedures:

· Perform a health self-check before coming to class using the CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus as a guide

· Do not attend class if you are experiencing COVID symptoms, know that you have had a close exposure, or are suffering from any flu-like or respiratory illness

· Contact the Field Institute if you will not be able to attend due to COVID. You may be eligible to receive a full or partial refund

· Participants exhibiting signs of respiratory illness may be asked to leave class

· Masks are optional at your discretion

· Please bring your own food and water

All guidelines are subject to change pursuant to State or County Health order updates.

Thank you for your cooperation in following these guidelines to help keep everyone safe.