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June 2014 - Art & Qigong: Tapping Into Your Creativity

by Rona Cordish Satten | June 2014 | Program Host: Vicki Dello Joio

I think that being creative is our original nature. When we look and listen to the world around us – the variety of trees, flowers, apples, clouds, sunset colors and forms, bird songs – we can see the beauty and feel the abundance of creative expression. Especially after doing qigong, your heart feels more open and you may find that you have so much to share but don’t know how. Qigong nurtures the growth of your intuition and helps you clear the inner space and create the quiet and emptiness for something new to emerge and flow. It can support you through the ups and downs of learning the skills your chosen language or medium of expression. You may discover images or sounds or words just emerge from your inner space, or things you have seen or heard may be re-envisioned once you are quietly listening and looking within. Being an artist has helped me with my qigong practice, and practicing qigong, exchanging qi with the universe, is the source of my artwork.

Rona Cordish Satten is a Professional Member of the National Qigong Association and a Certified Level III Instructor. She is certified by Master Li JunFeng to teach Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong, and is a certified Healing Tao Instructor. Rona is a lifelong shamanic qigong student of Master Zhongxian Wu. She is a Medical Qigong Therapist through the International Institute of Medical Qigong, and has a healing practice combining qi healing with other energy modalities. Rona teaches qigong and meditation throughout the greater Philadelphia area. Rona began her professional career by earning a Masters of Creative Arts in Therapy degree; she is a Registered Art Therapist. As founder of Paintpourri Art Classes, she supported the creativity of young children and taught art skills for more than 20 years. Additionally, as a professional printmaker, Rona enjoys creating “qi – full” etchings with nature. Her images are recognized for their healing resonance and are represented in two area hospitals, many therapists’ offices, and other public and private collections. In 2011 Rona presented at the National Qigong Association with the topic “Van Gogh Does Qigong”. Helping others find wholeness, joy and creativity through gong with qi and art gives her great satisfaction.