An ancient longevity system 
for contemporary life

Qigong (pronounced chee gung)
clears chronic pain & stress, 
builds energy & inner harmony, 
and improves overall health and wellbeing

The "Feel Your Qi Series" meets Saturdays 9-10 am, at the Park City Community Church!!

- Feel Your Qi Series -

Curious about this ancient health preservation method that continues to help busy people overcome stress, tension, pain and illness by tapping into their own continual source of healing energy? 

Lift your energy and your spirits with gentle exercises to release stagnant qi (bound up tension in the tissues), 
and a moving meditation to smooth out its flow. This is the essence of qigong, transforming stress into vitality. 

Community Qigong meets Wednesdays 4:00 pm & Saturdays 9 am, at the Park City Community Church!!
(visit the classes page for the current calendar)




Cultivate a unique quality of energy!

--a mixture of vitality and peace

 

What to Expect

There are numerous healing effects associated with qigong exercises and meditations. 
It can increase strength, flexibility, balance and circulation; 
positively impact the bodies cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous and immune systems; 
improve mental health, decrease chronic pain, and increase longevity. 

Qigong means cultivating a skill with life force energy.
It is an ancient Chinese health and healing system, estimated to be between 3,000 and 4,000 years old. 
It developed alongside acupuncture as an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine to address imbalances in the body. 
It’s easier to learn than Tai Chi (a type of Qigong), and less strenuous than yoga. 
Whether you have a highly athletic lifestyle or are non-athletic and/or have some limits to mobility, 
a consistent qigong practice is highly beneficial in so many ways.  
It creates less stress, more energy, and a more resilient mind and body.   

Warm/Invigorate

We start with a phase of gentle warm ups to invigorate all the joints and tissues in the body,  increasing circulation and blood flow. 

Stretch/Open/Release

Then we stretch the body and fascia more broadly to open and activate qi flow through the meridian channels and internal organs.  After this we do  purging techniques to clear stagnant qi (release tension). 

Build/Circulate/Harmonize

Finally we enter the flow with a series of moving meditation exercises to circulate, and harmonize the flow of qi through the body for an overall enlivening and calming effect.


AVAILABLE FOR GROUP EVENTS!

Qigong is also suitable for:

  • Private Instruction
  • Yoga and Meditation Retreats
  • 55+ Communities
  • Hospital Settings
  • Corporate Events
  • Church Groups

Layla Ward

Owner, Certified Qigong Instructor

Qigong was recommended to Layla Ward in 2019 as a way to heal a chronic condition. She is a student of Nick Loffree a protege of internationally recognized qigong master and doctor of Chinese medicine, Lee Holden. She is excited to be sharing the many benefits of qigong with the Park City community. Layla holds an MS in Gerontology from the University of Utah, with an emphasis in adult education & developmental growth in the second half of life. 

Testimonials

"I want to thank you for offering qigong to the community and to me personally. I refer so many of my clients to qigong! It is so therapeutic for me as a therapist myself, a place where I can restore and connect and find balance in my life. Your expertise and more importantly your gracious spirit is amazing to behold. I consider my qigong experiences with you sacred space!"  

Dr. Jacqueline Hyde

"Good session today. I arrive with an aching hip and SI joint and leave able to walk, with a more relaxed attitude, ready to enjoy the rest of my day! Thanks!" Lynne R.

"Your class today was so very enjoyable and nourishing. Can't say it enough. You are truly brilliant at sharing this ancient, complex, dynamic workout with aging, modern Parkites!" Anna Lee Z.

“With the cold temperatures some Saturday mornings I have to find a little extra motivation to get to Qi Gong. And I am always so happy once I arrive. I appreciate the welcoming environment, it's a wonderful community of people. Your voice, cues, explanations during the practice reinforce the calming and centering aspects. Many thanks!” Laura C.
"I love practicing Qi Gong and am so grateful that we now have weekly live classes in Park City. Layla delivers a really great one-hour class that is geared to beginners and also beneficial to anyone who has been at it for a while. Fun, easy to follow and great explanation of benefits to body and health." Tom W.

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