Qigong with Robin
Since I was a girl, I've loved moving, breathing, playing and making sounds. Practicing qigong offers a way to do all of these things -- gently, freely, and with powerfully healthy effects.
Learn more about qigong, and get started on your own qigong practice by enrolling in my virtual classes.
MBA, YOQI™ Qigong Flow Associate Instructor, Certified Yoga Therapist, and Certified iRest™ Meditation Teacher and Trainer.
What is Qigong?
QI =Animating Energy or Life Force Energy
GONG = Skills or Work
Based on the same model as acupuncture, ie., Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qigong is a life-supporting approach from ancient China. It involves easy, playful movements, self-massage, sounds, and meditations that improve our overall mental & physical health.
Qigong is appropriate and accessible for almost any body, that is, it’s powerful without being strenuous.
Classes will focus on a Qigong practice that is grounding to the nervous system, increases vitality, and enhances longevity.
The research on qigong indicates it is helpful in:
Increasing energy level and stamina
improving balance and flexibility
improving immune function
increasing range of motion in joints
processing and releasing emotions
What to Expect from Qigong with Robin
Classes consist of simple, rhythmic movements for all levels of flexibility, fitness and experience.
Attend live virtual classes
3 days a week (M, W, F 8:27am-9:00am EST), and enjoy access to recordings of all classes and additional pre-recorded resources.
Easily catch up on missed
live sessions or revisit your
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Easy on the Body
Movements are playful, easy to follow, and gentle on the body. Movement sequences correspond to the seasons, helping our bodies thrive in response to the changing world around us.
A Practice to Fit Your Life
Get the benefits of an in-person class from the comfort and privacy of your home!
During sessions, students can ask questions.
No participant's video is ever recorded, and students are welcome to leave video and microphones off if desired.
Feel free to do class in your pajamas!
The office of my general practitioner offered a sample class presentation by Robin as a resource for health. I found it intriguing and signed up for her classes. I have learned so much about how energy flows in my body - both how to promote more good energy and how to calm excessive energy through movement, sound and intention.
Robin Carnes is an outstanding teacher. Her deep knowledge, physical embodiment, detailed instruction and concern for her students is clear. Robin shares it all with a playful attitude. “Don’t try too hard—Be gentle with yourself” is her motto.
-Rev. Dr. Mary Mason
I started taking classes earlier this year with Robin Carnes. Her approach is accessible, friendly, non-competitive and deeply insightful. Oh, and uniquely supportive of each student's needs!!
Robin Carnes, MBA, YOQI™ Qigong Flow Associate Instructor, Certified Yoga Therapist, and Certified iRest™ Meditation Teacher and Trainer
Robin has practiced and taught qigong since 2007. Her teachers include Stephen Michael Pague, Yinong Chong, Shaun Cartwright, Annie Johnstone, Peggy Li, and Master Nianzu Li. She is currently studying with Marisa Cranfill. Dr. Richard Miller, developer of iRest™, has been a valued mentor of Robin's since 2005.
Robin is well-recognized as a pioneer and innovator in the field of mind-body therapies for mental health, trauma and related conditions. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Woman’s Day Magazine, Yoga Journal, and Army Magazine, The Huffington Post, Defense.gov, and Yoga International. In 2013, The Smithsonian Institute recognized Robin for bringing evidence-based yoga and meditation to military communities.
Since 2012, she has had a private yoga therapy practice, working mainly with civilians who suffer from trauma, anxiety, insomnia, depression and chronic pain, as well as continuing her work with veterans through the non-profit she co-founded in 2009, Warriors at Ease.
Robin started her career as a management consultant and trainer. Her book, Sacred Circles: A Guide to Creating Your Own Women’s Spirituality Group was published by Harper San Francisco in 1998.
She lives in Silver Spring, MD with her husband and dog. She loves to volunteer with her registered therapy dog, Otis, in local schools. She also sings in a rock and roll cover band, Close Enough.
How to Register
Upcoming Session: Sept 6-29, 2023
The cost of the session is $75. First, send an email to email@example.com to let me know you will be registering for a session. Then, send your payment using one of the payment options below.
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Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for mailing address. Let me know once you've sent the check so I can get you access to the class links, in case the check arrives after the session begins.
Your $75 Tuition Includes:
11-12 Qigong with Robin live Zoom classes ( 8:30-9:00am ET)
11-12 class video recordings accessible on Google Drive
Supplemental materials, e.g., sleep, meditation on Google Drive
Live 15 minute guided qigong standing meditation each Friday
Live 30 minute workshop to explore a qigong topic more deeply, e.g., Breathing in Qigong, Six Healing Sounds (workshop recording available to all students registered in classes)
NOTE: Participants will receive links to classes two days before the first class
(not at time of payment).
If you registered/paid and have not received email with links the day before classes begin, please email email@example.com
to ensure you receive the links as soon as possible.