2021 Heralds the 1st ever NQA virtual mini conferences

January, February, and March


Saturday, January 23th, 1-4 PM – EST

Winter Solstice: Embracing the Depths of Yin



Master of Ceremonies: James MacRitchie

Opening Meditation: Bernard Shannon, NQA Board Chair

Presenters: Francesco Garripoli and Vicki Dello Joio

Enrichment: Terry Walters





 Workshops Descriptions:

1. Francesco Garripoli

In challenging times, life's stress and activity seduces us into reflecting "outward," externally referencing, comparing, and judging.  This is typical Yang-style living and is triggered by fear. We are now reminded, blessed actually, to be entering our empowered feminine Yin cycle of the year. Our online class will embrace the courageous Heart within us, and explore exercises to deepen our Yin grounding, alignment with our Shen Qi Field, and personal transformation. 

FRANCESCO GARRIPOLI is an internationally renowned Qigong and meditation instructor, author, brainwave researcher, Chairman Emeritus of the National Qigong Association, and current Chairman of the Qigong Institute. He is an Emmy Award-winning television producer featured in Qigong instructional DVDs and leads workshops and retreats around the world. www.CommunityAwake.com 

2. Vicki Dello Joio 

In the natural world, this is the season of rest and gestation — I think of bears hibernating, seeds developing underground warmed by a blanket of snow. Life energy happening, quietly, energetically. I believe we’re being called to move into gentleness, “rest and digest,” to value this time and our inner selves.

Given that it’s been a complex and challenging year for so many, I invite you, during this winter’s long nights and short days, to co-vision with me, as we practice, what we might create in ourselves, in our communities and in our world. May we deepen our commitment to be fully present to the possibilities to come.

I will be drawing from two seasonal (winter) qigong forms:

• The Crystal Generator”: to warm your kidneys, and support an internal sense of well-being.

• “Three Gates of Enlightenment”: an alignment form to activate your wisdom and align it with your birthright of joy and power to create. 

Founder and long-time host of the National Qigong Association’s monthly program, Qi Talks, VICKI DELLO JOIO is the author and creator of The Way of Joy: A Spiritual Fitness program. She was inducted into the AWMAI 's Hall of Fame (Association of Women’s Martial Arts Instructors) for her 40+ years as teacher and leader. Creator and producer of sold out live and virtual events that “change lives in a New York minute,” Vicki inspires people from coast to coast with her embodied reminders that joy is your birthright — a fuel, not a goal. Workshop participants leave her sessions with lessons embedded in their hearts, heads, and guts. vickidellojoio.com 

3. Enrichment:  Kimchi Making with best-selling cookbook author, Terry Walters:

Learn how and why this simple and satisfying recipe feeds your microbiome, boosts your immune system, improves cognition, and enhances overall health. Cook along with, or sit back, learn, and make it in your own time. Either way, your gut and health will benefit.

TERRY WALTERS is a best-selling cookbook author of “Clean Food, Clean Start”, and most recently, “Eat Clean, Live Well”.  She is a James Beard Foundation Award Finalist and recipient of the Nautilus Gold and Silver Book Awards, and a recipient of the World Gourmand “Second Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the World” and “Best Vegetarian Cookbook” in the United States” Award.  She is an educator, speaker, consultant, clean food chef and advocate for healthy change in the way we eat and live.  Her work inspires and empowers us to make positive changes for our health and the health of our environment. Learn more about Terry’s classes and follow her adventures in the kitchen and life at “Terrywalters.net” or on Instagram at @TerryWaltersCooks.

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