Brendan’s Blog

  • Self-Care for Health Care Providers w/ Qigong (Taichi) with Brendan Thorson LMP

    Bellevue Massage School,
    Body-Mind-Spirit
    Center
    We have NEW CE Classes starting in November 2013:
     Introducing

    Self-Care for Health Care Providers w/ Qigong (Taichi) with Brendan Thorson LMP

    Over the past 5,000+ years the ancient Taoists discovered many secrets to healing and maintaining one’s health.  Now many of these secrets are available to you from Yi Ren® Qigong! In this introductory class you will learn to activate your energy field and your internal energy system.  We will focus on Self-Care for Health Care Providers and will include the activation and balancing of the Heart and the Kidney Energy Centers. Join Yi Ren Qigong instructor BRENDAN THORSON, LMP, of The Noble School of Taichi & Qigong Training to experience how Yi Ren Qigong can improve the quality of your life and health.

     

    Some benefits of Yi Ren Qigong include:

    ·         Improved overall health and immune system.

    ·         Increase self-confidence, intuition and personal vitality.

    ·         Become more relaxed and grounded with increased Qi energy, which can lead to increased sensitivity and ability to connect with clients on a deeper level.

    ·         Improve energy protection and learn to release foreign energies.

     

     

    Video Testimonials

    http://youtu.be/LESaqHPLm9A

    http://youtu.be/uqUwgfznnuc

    http://youtu.be/9F3zfx_xwuQ

    http://youtu.be/PTv1npk_SUg

     

    Massage Therapist & Acupuncture Student Testimonial

    “Like a sacred circle, Brendan’s qigong class has provided me with a safe place in which to do my healing work. Just 48 hours before I happened to find myself in one of his introductory classes, my marriage had fallen apart. Even though I was in shock, I instantly knew that I needed to practice this style of qigong in order to help myself through this crisis. After each class I attended, I could feel a glimmer of chi energy growing within me. Brendan shared his personal experiences of self healing in such a positive way that I felt motivated to keep going through my struggle to find myself again. I found his classes helped me to develop and maintain many healthy habits.

     

    Yi-Ren Qigong prevented me from going down into despair or into any type of long-term negative thinking or activity. Instead, it helped me to grow a stronger sense of wellness than I had ever felt before. Building my qigong practice has helped to benefit me in all areas of my life, especially in my emotions, my thinking and my sense of place in the world.”–Tonya Zarlengo, LMP

    Class Dates:

    Date: Sunday November 3rd 2013

    Class: Self-Care for Health Care Providers w/ Qigong (Taichi)

    Location: Bellevue Massage School

    Class Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    CE Hours: 3 Hours

    Cost: $40

     

    To register for either or both of these classes please call Bellevue Massage School at (425)641-3409 PLEASE Call BMS to pre-pay over the phone for one or both of these  Continuing Education Classes or email us with questions at info@bellevuemassageschool.com

    For directions to the school, check out our website:

    http://www.bellevuemassageschool.com/

    Notes: For this class please wear loose, comfortable clothing

    *There is a $20, non-refundable handling fee per class to withdraw from the class once you have registered. To receive a partial refund on your deposit for the class, you must notify us by 10/31/13 if you are unable to attend.

    ________________________

     

    To register for either or both of these classes please call Bellevue Massage School at (425)641-3409

  • HEART & KIDNEY QIGONG FOR SELF-HEALING & SELF-CARE. 10/12/2013

    HEART & KIDNEY QIGONG FOR SELF-HEALING & SELF-CARE.

    Over the past 5,000+ years the ancient Taoists discovered many secrets to healing and maintaining one’s health. Now many of these secrets are available to you from Yi Ren® Qigong! In this introductory class you will learn to activate your energy field and your internal energy system. We will focus on the activation and balancing of the Heart and the Kidney Energy Centers. Join Yi Ren Qigong instructor BRENDAN THORSON, LMP, of The Noble School of Taichi & Qigong Training to begin your journey.

    Vibrant heart energy is essential for one to have the Power of Self Love and Self Healing. While the Kidneys are our Internal Power Station and having powerful kidney energy is necessary for one to have a strong and healthy body and mind. The kidneys are related to the strength of the bones and bone marrow. The heart is related to the quality of the blood vessels and to the blood circulation and internal energy flow.

    Balancing of the Kidney/ water and Heart/ fire energies of the 5-Elements and the Yin and Yang energies is an important step in the internal cultivation process and essential for one to improve and maintain their health.

    Saturday, October 12th, 1-3pm @CHC
    $20 Advance, $25 at the Door
    Space is limited. Reserve your spot in advance!

    Link for online class registration

  • Fit Mob Intro Tai Chi & Qigong at Myrtle Edwards State Park

    FREE–Fit Mob Intro Tai Chi & Qigong AT MYRTLE EDWARDS STATE PARK

    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

    Location: Seattle, WA
    Start Area: Myrtle Edwards Park
    Activity: Tai Chi
    Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013
    Start Time: 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. workout
    Register for the event by joining our Facebook event and sharing with your friends!

  • Autum 2013 Class and Seminar Schedule

    1. Intro Class–Self-Healing & Self-Care for Health Care Providers
    (All are welcome Health Care Practitioner or not)

    Link to explanation of self care for health care practitioners

    Wednesday 9/4, 7- 8:30pm, $5
    5623 University Way Ne
    Seattle, WA 98105
    A. $5

    2. Intro Class–Overcoming Fears, Stress & Balancing Emotions

    Link to Transcending Fears and Stress with Yi Ren Qigong article

    Link to Transforming Negative Attitudes and Emotions article

    Friday 9/6, 7:30-9pm, $5
    5623 University Way Ne
    Seattle, WA 98105
    A. $5

    3. Introductory Qigong & Taichi Seminar

    Qigong Practice and Q&A Discussion. Health, Self-Enlightenment & Spirituality

    Sunday 9/8, $20 for each section or $30 for both sections
    Part A. 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Part B. 2- 4pm
    5623 University Way Ne
    Seattle, WA 98105
    A. Part A. $20

    B. Part B. $20

    C. Part A & B. $30

    4. Intro Class–Heart & Kidney Qigong @East West Bookshop

    Tuesday 9/10, 7- 8:30pm, $10
    6500 Roosevelt Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98115
    Link to EW Bookshop to sign up now

    5. Intro Class–Elixir Field & Kidney Qigong

    Intro class & Preparation for 9/14 weekend Level 1 Seminar

    Friday 9/13, 7:30-9pm, $5
    5623 University Way Ne
    Seattle, WA 98105
    A. $5

    Weekend Seminar

    Level One: Internal Qi Activation & Development
    (The beginning point of entry for all new Yi Ren Students): Yi Ren® Qigong

    -Saturday 9/14, 11:30am – 6:30pm
    -Sunday 9/15, 10am – 5:30pm
    5623 University Way Ne
    Seattle, WA 98105. 2/6hr. classes, with a one hour lunch each day

    A. $190 by 9/4

    B. $210 by 9/13

    C. $225 day of

    *$40 Discount for repeating Level One Students of TNSOT&QT , multiple family members, full time students & low income Senior Citizens. One discount per/ person. Pay regular price, send email with details and will receive refund via Pay Pal.

    Weekly classes

    Level One: Internal Qi Activation & Development
    (The beginning point of entry for all new Yi Ren Students):  Yi Ren® Qigong

    1.   Mondays 9/16- 10/21, 7-9pm
    5623 University Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98105. 6/2hr. classes

    A. $165 by 9/6

    B. $185 by 9/15

    C. $200 day of

    2.   Wednesdays 10/30- 12/11, 7-9pm (No Class Thanksgiving week)
    5623 University Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98105. 6/2hr. classes

    A. $165 by 10/20

    B. $185 by 10/29

    C. $200 day of

    *$30 Discount for multiple family members, full time students & low income Senior Citizens.  One discount per/ person.  Pay regular price, send email with details and will receive refund via Pay Pal.

    6. Intro Class–Elixir Field & Kidney Qigong @East West Bookshop

    Friday 9/27, 7- 8:30pm, $10
    6500 Roosevelt Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98115
    Link to EW Bookshop to sign up now

    Level Two: Activating & Developing the Internal Organ Energy Pathways
    (Completion of Level 1 required) Yi Ren® Qigong

    1. Thursdays 9/19- 10/24, 7- 9pm
    5623 University Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98105.  6/2hr. Classes

    A. $165 by 9/9

    B. $185 by 9/18

    C. $200 day of  

    2. Mondays 10/28- 12/9, 7- 9pm (No Class Thanksgiving week)
    5623 University Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98105.  6/2hr. Classes

    A. $165 by 10/18

    B. $185 by 10/27

    C. $200 day of  

    *$30 Discount for multiple family members, full time students & low income Senior Citizens.  One discount per/ person.  Pay regular price, send email with details and will receive refund via Pay Pal.

    Moving With Qi: Qigong w/ Taichi Style Movements
    For Internal & External Strength & a Peaceful Mind
    (Completion of Level 1 required) Yi Ren® Qigong

    1. Tuesdays 9/17- 10/22, 7:30- 9:30pm
    5623 University Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98105. 6/2hr. Classes

    A. $165 by 9/7

    B. $185 by 9/16

    C. $200 day of

    *$30 Discount for multiple family members, full time students & low income Senior Citizens. One discount per/ person. Pay regular price, send email with details and will receive refund via Pay Pal.

    Jing & Rou: Muscle & Tendon Qigong
    -Development of the Yang Energy Body: For Strength, Protection and Internal Peace
    (Completion of Level Two required) Yi Ren® Qigong

    1. Tuesdays 10/29- 12/10, 7:30- 9:30pm (No Class Thanksgiving week)
    5623 University Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98105. 6/2hr. classes

    A. $165 by 10/19

    B. $185 by 10/28

    C. $200 day of

    *$30 Discount for multiple family members, full time students & low income Senior Citizens. One discount per/ person. Pay regular price, send email with details and will receive refund via Pay Pal.

    Level Three: Activation of the Extraordinary Meridians
    Development of Brain, Endocrine & Nervous System & Energy Protection Network
    (Completion of Level 2 required) Yi Ren® Qigong

    1.  Wednesdays 9/18- 10/23, 7- 9pm
    5623 University Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98105.  6/2hr. Classes

    A. $165 by 9/8

    B. $185 by 9/17

    C. $200 day of  

    2. Thursdays 10/31- 12/12, 7- 9pm (No Class Thanksgiving week)
    5623 University Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98105.  6/2hr. Classes

    A. $165 by 10/21

    B. $185 by 10/30

    C. $200 day of  

    *$30 Discount for multiple family members, full time students & low income Senior Citizens.  One discount per/ person.  Pay regular price, send email with details and will receive refund via Pay Pal.

    Free introductory Yi Ren® Qigong Class & Lecture
    Friday 9/20, 7-8:30pm
    @1912 Center: 412 East Third Street
    Moscow, ID 83843

    Brendan Thorson will discuss how Yi Ren Qigong can transform one’s life and teach simple exercises to help one activate and feel their energy system for enhanced health and self enlightenment. Sample training to help you decide if you want to pursue this training and prepare for weekend Seminar. All are welcome.  Come experience the life changing benefits of this 5,000+ year old art.

    Level One: Internal Qi Activation & Development
    (The beginning point of entry for all new Yi Ren Students): Yi Ren® Qigong

    Saturday and Sunday 9/21 & 9/22, 10am – 5:15pm
    1912 Center: 412 East Third Street
    Moscow, ID 83843. 2/6hr. classes, with a one hour lunch each day

    A. $190 by 9/11

    B. $210 by 9/20

    C. $225 day of

    *$40 Discount for repeating Level One Students of TNSOT&QT , multiple family members, full time students & low income Senior Citizens. One discount per/ person. Pay regular price, send email with details and will receive refund via Pay Pal.

    Level-2A: Activating & Developing the Internal Organ energy Pathways
    (Completion of Level One Required)

    Saturday and Sunday 10/19 & 10/20, 10am – 5:15pm
    1912 Center: 412 East Third Street
    Moscow, ID 83843. 2/6hr. classes, with a one hour lunch each day

    A. $190 by 10/9

    B. $210 by 10/18

    C. $225 day of

    *$40 Discount for multiple family members, full time students & low income Senior Citizens. One discount per/ person. Pay regular price, send email with details and will receive refund via Pay Pal.

    Level-2B: Activating & Developing the Internal Organ energy Pathways
    (Completion of Level One Required)

    Saturday and Sunday 11/16 & 11/17, 10am – 5:15pm
    1912 Center: 412 East Third Street
    Moscow, ID 83843. 2/6hr. classes, with a one hour lunch each day

    A. $190 by 11/6

    B. $210 by 11/15

    C. $225 day of

    *$40 Discount for multiple family members, full time students & low income Senior Citizens. One discount per/ person. Pay regular price, send email with details and will receive refund via Pay Pal.

    Discounts and Work-Trades:

        • Discounts–Based on an individual basis–some required to do a partial work-trade
        • Work-Trade only–6-month minimum commitment required for a work-trade
        • Contact Brendan to see if you qualify

    Payment Questions?

        • Forms of acceptable payment: Pay Pal, Cash, or Check
        • Call or email with all payment questions: 206-354-8216 or TaichiQigongSeattle@gmail.com
        • Checks* Make Checks payable to Brendan Thorson and send to: 125 NE 62nd St. Seattle, WA 98115  *(If Sending a check in the mail: please Call or Email to let us know it is on the way)
        • To use PAY PAL for odd or adjusted payments… use PAY PAL and make payment to:  TaichiQigongSeattle@gmail.com

    Discount/Refund Policy

        • Cancellation request at least 5 days prior to the first scheduled class –*full refund ( *minus $25 processing fee).
        • Cancellation request 2-4 days prior to the first scheduled class – *full refund ( *minus $50 processing fee).
        • Cancellation request 1 day (24hrs.) prior to the first scheduled class – No refunds

    Missed Class Makeup Policy and Drop In Classes

        • 48hr notice and instructor permission required to qualify for makeup class/es Policy with a maximum of 2-makeup classes allowed per class series (*exceptions and flexibility are available on an individual basis for those whose schedule dictates– prior communication with Brendan is necessary to create a workable agreement).
        • If a new level 1 student wants to makeup the exact class they missed from their series then they have 60 days to makeup the exact missed class/es at no extra charge.  But, after 60 days the student has to pay a drop in rate for each class attended.
        • If a student wants to make up a missed class/es by taking the same or different class than the exact class missed then they have 30 days from the missed class date to take another class to makeup the missed class/es.  In this scenario the student can go to any other class in a class series or an introductory class, but the class they use for the makeup can not be at a level higher than what they have already completed.  Contact Brendan to reserve your makeup class/es
        • Review classes are not allowed as a makeup class.
        • Drop in classes are $35/2hr. class and can only be taken by students who have completed a class series of Yi Ren Qigong with permission from Brendan Thorson.  Contact Brendan to see about attending a Drop-in class
        • Introductory classes are $20/class

     

  • Self-Healing & Self-Care for Health Care Providers

    Regardless of what one understands or believes there is always and energy exchange that occurs between two people–Recall how you have been affected positively or negatively from meeting a friend or associate whose is in great spirits or whose mood is down in the dumps. Molecular Diffusion shows us that everything goes from high concentration to low concentration until an equilibrium is reached between two objects.1 there is always an energy exchange that occurs when two people meet including when a health care practitioner meets with his or her client or patient. This continuous interaction between health care practitioner and patient can begin to compromise the health care practitioners health and quality of life. Through Yi Ren® Qigong one can learn to release foreign energies, create stronger energy protection and improve energy levels. The main topic of discussion in this class will be how health care practitioners can use Yi Ren Qigong and Taichi for their Self-Care. There will also be a focus on group qigong/ taichi practice so participants will have an opportunity to experience the internal energy activation and energy field activation–for improved energy levels, grounding and awareness.

    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molecular_diffusion

  • Moving With Qi: Qigong w/Taichi Style Movements

    For Internal & External Strength & a Peaceful Mind
    (Completion of  Level 1 required): Yi Ren® Qigong

    1. Saturday and Sunday 8/3 & 8/4, 10am – 5:15pm
    5623 University Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98105. 2/6hr. classes, with a one hour lunch each day

    A. $190 by 7/25

    B. $210 by 8/2

    C. $225 day of

     

    *$40 Discount for repeating Moving W/Qi Students of TNSOT&QT , multiple family members, full time students & low income Senior Citizens. One discount per/ person. Pay regular price, send email with details and will receive refund via Pay Pal.

  • Keanu Reeves Kicks Off ‘Man of Tai Chi’ Tour 9:14 AM PDT 6/22/2013 by Richard Trombly

    The Man of Taichi - H - 2013
    Richard Trombly
    Left to Right: Tiger Chen, Keanu Reeves, Karen Mok and Ye Qing.

    “The Matrix” actor-director spearheaded the roadshow for the action film on Friday in Beijing.

    SHANGHAI – After more than five years of development and nearly one year since filming opened on the martial arts action film The Man of Tai Chi, first time helmer Keanu Reeves, 48, on Saturday kicked off an eight-city publicity tour and announced the film’s July 5 premiere on screens nationwide. 1

    “Man of Tai Chi,” which opens in Southeast Asian markets later this month and in the U.S. in the fall” 2
    I hope this new movie will bring awareness to more people how Taichi and Qigong can improves one’s emotional, spiritual and physical health.  Brendan
  • Elixir Field and Kidney Qigong for Self-Healing and Self-Care

    Free Introductory Sample Yi Ren® Qigong Class
    Friday July 19th, at The Noble School of Taichi & Qigong Training
    5623 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105
    7:30-9pm Free

    Over the past 5,000+ years the ancient Taoists discovered many secrets to healing and maintaining one’s health. Now many of these secrets are available to you from Yi Ren® Qigong! In this introductory class you will learn to activate your energy field and your internal energy system. We will focus on the activation and balancing of the Elixir Field (Dantian) and the Kidney Energy Centers. Join Yi Ren Qigong instructorBRENDAN THORSON, LMP, of The Noble School of Taichi & Qigong Training to begin your journey.

    A Vibrant Elixir Field is essential for one to maintain Powerful Regeneration Energiesthroughout life for enhanced vitality, longevity and creativity. The Elixir Field is our energy source for Self-Healing, Personal Growth and Spiritual Development. While the Kidneys are our Internal Power Station and having powerful kidney energy is necessary for one to have a strong and healthy body and mind. The kidneys are related to the strength of the bones and bone marrow.

    • Activation of the Kidney fire energies is a key to the activation of the Elixir Field
    • Deeper internal connection between the Kidneys and the Elixir Field enhances one’s internal healing powers
    • Our Elixir Field is more or less like our Energetic Bank Account–thus we want to keep our energetic bank account full so we will have the energy to live a full life. Just like one wants to have plenty of money saved for retirement. “In my experience, one’s energetic bank account is even more important than one’s financial bank account because you can always earn money if you are strong and healthy, but you cannot enjoy your life regardless how much money you have if you do not have your health.”

    Additional Benefits from the Development of the Elixir Field:

    • Help women get over premenopausal symptoms
    • Center to nourish our Mother energies
    • Connects to the Moon energies

    Brendan will be offering a Level One Yi Ren Qigong Seminar on 7/20 and 7/21.

     

    Brendan has had articles published in the last five Editions ofQi Magazine:The Journal of Traditional Health and Fitness.Including the current 2013 Summer edition of Qi Magazine. Below is a list of some of Brendan’s recent articles:
    Prevent and Reverse Osteoporosis: Taoists Secrets to Vibrant Kidneys and Strong Bones
    Creating Youthful Vitality with Yi Ren Qigong
    Secrets to Thyroid and Adrenal Fatigue
    Taoist Secrets to Menopause and Low Testosterone
    Transforming Fears and Stress with Yi Ren Qigong
    Taoist Secrets to a Strong and Youthful Body
    Transforming Negative Attitudes and Emotions
    Taoist Secrets to PMS
    Sleep Like a Child
    Balancing Hormones for Improved Energy

  • Heart and Kidney Qigong for Self-Healing and Self-Care

    Free Introductory/ Sample Yi Ren® Qigong Class
    Wednesday July 17th, at The Noble School of Taichi & Qigong Training
    5623 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105
    7-8:30pm Free

    Over the past 5,000+ years the ancient Taoists discovered many secrets to healing and maintaining one’s health.  Now many of these secrets are available to you from Yi Ren® Qigong! In this introductory class you will learn to activate your energy field and your internal energy system.  We will focus on the activation and balancing of the Heart and the Kidney Energy Centers. Join Yi Ren Qigong instructor BRENDAN THORSON, LMP, of The Noble School of Taichi & Qigong Training to begin your journey.

    Vibrant heart energy is essential for one to have the Power of Self Love and Self Healing. While the Kidneys are our Internal Power Station and having powerful kidney energy is necessary for one to have a strong and healthy body and mind. The kidneys are related to the strength of the bones and bone marrow.  The heart is related to the quality of the blood vessels and to the blood circulation and internal energy flow.

    Balancing of the Kidney/ water and Heart/ fire energies of the 5-Elements and the Yin and Yang energies is an important step in the internal cultivation process and essential for one to improve and maintain their health:

    1. This step begins to bring our water/ yin and fire/ yang energies back into harmony
    2. The energetic connection between these two Energy Centers will give birth to new internal energy development
    3. The water energies of the kidney will control the fire energies of the heart so the fire will not allow the body to get too hot and dry
    4. The fire energies on the heart will keep the cool water energies of the kidneys in check so the body does not get too cold and wet
    5. Will help to release the excess fear and paranoia energies of the kidneys and promote the development of self esteem, self confidence, courage and self will
    6. Will help to release the excess jealous and envious energies of the heart and promote the development of joy, admiration, appreciation and respect
    7. And much more

     

    Brendan will be offering a Level One Yi Ren® weekend seminar on July 20 and 21

  • Level One Yi Ren® Qigong Seminar July 20 and 21

    Upcoming Seattle Seminar Schedule

    Level One: Internal Qi Activation & Development
    (The beginning point of entry for all new Yi Ren Students): Yi Ren® Qigong

    1. Saturday and Sunday 7/20 & 7/21, 10am – 5:15pm
    5623 University Way Ne
    Seattle, WA 98105. 2/6hr. classes, with a one hour lunch each day

    A. $190 by 7/10

    B. $210 by 7/19

    C. $225 day of

     

    *$40 Discount for repeating Level One Students of TNSOT&QT , multiple family members, full time students & low income Senior Citizens. One discount per/ person. Pay regular price, send email with details and will receive refund via Pay Pal.

     

    Level 1: Internal Qi Activation & Cultivation

    Activation of the Energy Centers

    (The first step in the Yi Ren® Qigong)
    This course teaches the foundational exercises for internal Qi-energy activation, cultivation, grounding and circulation. The purpose of these exercises is to activate and stabilize the energy field, increase internal energy levels and develop the body’s internal energetic communication system.

    First, we will learn the internal energy activation exercises, which involve activating the “lifegate” or battery pack of our energy system, followed by cultivating our energy centers and grounding our internal energy.

    Then, we will learn how to activate our marrow and brain gates, which involves connecting with our autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS is the body’s control system, enabling and empowering us to balance and harmonize our internal organ functions. Circulation of the Du and Ren meridians through the Small Universe exercise is key to our information management system. This is preparation for Level II, where we activate and circulate energy through the 12 internal organ meridians.

    These Qi-energy based exercises will increase vitality and creativity, enhance immunity and self-healing, and improve the quality of practitioners’ lives.

Page 2 of 7«12345»...Last »