Scotti; Rochester, NY:
I have truly enjoyed and learned so much from Wendy at her weekly Qi Gong classes over the last several years. She is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher with a lovely sense of humor as well. I have learned so much about the Chinese concept of Qi – energy – and how movements can restore our energy and even heal. And she teaches us movements that we can do on our own at home, even providing handouts to help us remember the movements and the concepts we are working with.
Also, I appreciate that Wendy can help everyone in the class adapt the movements to their own needs and challenges since I have arthritis and have some limitations from that. Wendy teaches Qi Gong as a gentle movement exercise that can help almost anyone in a relaxing, healing, and enjoyable way!
Caroline Ganz; Stanford ’67:
Qi Gong means cultivation of energy, and the discipline so named and drawn from the ancient body of knowledge that includes yoga and the martial arts, is a system of breath and gentle, controlled movement that is designed to restore and maintain optimal well-being through balance and focus. It addresses the mental, vital and physical planes in a seamless approach that is accessible to all ages and skill levels. Wendy Smith invites the novice into this new world with her relaxed and informal approach, while her clear, precise teaching style and considerable experience provide immediate substance to students of all levels and abilities.
Qi Gong with Wendy Smith is a most enjoyable and effective avenue into the world of conscious well being, offering an ancient discipline through modern teaching methods. Wendy is an excellent teacher who employs both personal experience and individual attention to guide each student at the appropriate pace and level while fostering a sense of unity in her classes. If you are seeking to improve any aspect of your being, this is a great way to proceed.
I really enjoyed the positive results of my weeks with Wendy, learning the qigong method of restorative health. Learning skills I could use at any time, any place, without equipment was a boon to my mental and physical well-being. I want to add that the people I met in that class I continue to meet at social gatherings. Thanks for all…
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Wendy Smith’s Qigong class is a wonderful opportunity for exercise that is gentle and safe. What we practice in class is taught in small, manageable chunks and has become easy for me to do as a daily stretch/warm-up /meditation at home. I love the sense of flow with Qigong – that its a “moving meditation” that allows me to be in touch with both my breath and my energy. Wendy creates a supportive, peaceful environment in class and also readily adapts the exercises to whatever physical limitations the participants have.
My sisters cannot believe how much I have benefited from my Tai Chi classes with you. I am now able to walk up and down stairs with much less pain and feel much more limber in all of my activities. I am still amazed at how much I have benefited from your class. The video has been used over and over again as I want to continue to enjoy the advantages of Tai Chi.
I really enjoyed the sociability of your class as well as the educational benefit I received. The class was fun!