Qigong in Harmony with Nature: Embracing Autumn

Qigong in Harmony with Nature: Embracing Autumn

October 14, 2023
Learn Qigong to move with Mother Earth’s autumn rhythms and cultivate Qi, the vital energy in all that is. Let go and transition to the new.

Qigong is an ancient, healing practice grounded in Traditional Chinese Medicine. According to TCM the 5 elements of water, wood, fire, earth, metal/air are associated with the seasons of the year and the stages in life. Balance and harmony during the seasonal changes are important for health and well-being on physical, mental, emotional, and energetic levels.

Autumn is the time of the element Metal/Air, which governs the Lungs (healthy air to nourish body) and Large Intestine (antibodies/immune system).

It is the season of letting go and transitioning into the new – as seen in the changing colors of leaves, the migrating birds, the animals harvesting for winter. It can also be a time of increased susceptibility to colds and respiratory infections and a feeling of waning energy.

In this class you will experience Qigong to cultivate Qi, the universal vital energy in all that is, as we move in harmony with Mother Earth’s rhythms in autumn. Learn: special acupressure points to regulate, strengthen, and harmonize the Lungs and Large Intestine; Spiraling Dragon Qigong to cleanse and nourish the Lungs for maximal protection and health; guided meditation to release the old and welcome the new.

* Bring lunch, beverage, a chair, paper or a journal for writing/sketching, and appropriate clothing.

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.


Photo Credit: Bill Helsel, used with permission


-We will be meeting at the Bear Valley Picnic Area

– 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 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

Lightweight chair for sitting outdoors

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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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.