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Two Recent Articles by Jack about Qigong

Qigong for Today's High-Stress World

Qigong, Meditation and Healing

Currently Scheduled Training Opportunities

Qigong Training Course - Kentville, NS - 2018 - Four Sunday Afternoons in October-November

Type: Qigong training course
Town: Kentville, NS
Dates: October 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 2018
Format: Four Sunday afternoons
Click to see What You Will Learn below.
Times: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Note time change
Price: $150.00.
Price is flexible for those on limited income.
Continuing student policy applies — if you have previously taken a course in qigong with Jack, your price is $75.00 (50%) to repeat.
Payment and Commitment: Make payment at least two weeks in advance by email transfer or cheque.
A minimum of five registrations is required for this course to go ahead.
All students are expected to attend every session in its entirety. Please ensure you are able to make this commitment before registering.
Booklets: Three booklets of instruction will be provided to registrants.
Location: St. James Anglican Church, Upper Hall.
To get to the Upper Hall enter by the back entrance in the small parking lot off Prospect Ave. This entrance has a wheelchair ramp.
There is parking for three of four cars behind the building. Otherwise, park on the street.
Address: 18 Prospect Ave, Kentville, Nova Scotia
Directions: Map Link
Contact: If you have questions, feel free to contact Jack. Go to contact page.
Additional Information: Snacks and teas will be available but you are free to bring your own refreshments.
No scents, please.
People who have previously taken Qigong training with Jack will be invited to join us for the third session to be held on October 28. This will be a refresher for them and an experience of qigong in a larger group for you. For all of us it will be an opportunity to extend the qigong community.
Please Note: Dates to be confirmed.

Previous Valley Trainings

Qigong Training Course - Kentville, NS - 2018 - Four Sunday Afternoons in April

Type: Qigong training course
Town: Kentville, NS
Dates: April 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018
Format: Four Sunday afternoons
Click to see What You Will Learn below.
Times: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Price: $150.00.
Price is flexible for those on limited income.
Continuing student policy applies — if you have previously taken a course in qigong with Jack, your price is $75.00 (50%) to repeat.
Payment and Commitment: Make payment at least two weeks in advance by email transfer or cheque.
A minimum of five registrations is required for this course to go ahead.
All students are expected to attend every session in its entirety. Please ensure you are able to make this commitment before registering.
Booklets: Three booklets of instruction will be provided to registrants.
Location: St. James Anglican Church, Upper Hall.
To get to the Upper Hall enter by the back entrance in the small parking lot off Prospect Ave. This entrance has a wheelchair ramp.
There is parking for three of four cars behind the building. Otherwise, park on the street.
Address: 18 Prospect Ave, Kentville, Nova Scotia
Directions: Map Link
Contact: If you have questions, feel free to contact me. Go to contact page.
Additional Information: Snacks and teas will be available but you are free to bring your own refreshments.
No scents, please.
People who have previously taken Qigong training with Jack will be invited to join us for the third session to be held on April 22. This will be a refresher for them and an experience of qigong in a larger group for you. For all of us it will be an opportunity to extend the qigong community.
Please Note: Dates are confirmed.

Qigong Training Course - Kentville, NS - 2018 - Four Sundays Starting January 14

Type: Qigong training course
Town: Kentville, NS
Dates: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 2018
Format: Four Sunday afternoons
Click to see What You Will Learn below.
Times: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Price: $150.00. Payment by cash, cheque or email transfer. Price is flexible for those on limited income. Continuing student policy applies — if you have previously taken a course in qigong with Jack, your price is $75.00 (50%) to repeat.
Booklets: Three booklets of instruction will be provided to registrants.
Location: St. James Anglican Church, Upper Hall.
To get to the Upper Hall enter by the back entrance in the small parking lot off Prospect Ave. This entrance has a wheelchair ramp.
There is parking for three of four cars behind the building. Otherwise, park on the street.
Address: 18 Prospect Ave, Kentville, Nova Scotia
Directions: Map Link
Contact: Register in advance by email or telephone. To contact Jack click here.
Additional Information: Snacks and teas will be available but you are free to bring your own refreshments.
No scents, please.
People who have previously taken Qigong training with Jack will be invited to join us for session four on February 4. This will be a refresher for them and an experience of qigong in a larger group for you.
On February 4 for our fourth session we will be joined by continuing students for whom this will be a refresher. For all of us it will be an opportunity to extend the qigong community.
Please Note: Dates confirmed.

Qigong Training Course - Middleton, NS - 2017 - June 3 and 10

Type: Qigong training course
Town: Middleton, NS
Dates: June 3 and 10, 2017
Format: Two Saturdays
Click to see What You Will Learn
below.
Times: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Price: $150.00. Payment by cash, cheque or email transfer. Price is flexible for those on limited income. Continuing student policy applies — if you have taken a course in qigong before with Jack, you pay half to repeat.
Booklets: Three booklets of instruction will be provided to registrants.
Location: Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall.
Ample parking in front of the church.
Address: 47 Main Street, Middleton, NS Nova Scotia
Directions: Map Link
Contact: Register in advance by email or telephone. To contact Jack click here.
Additional Information: Please arrive by 8:45 a.m on the first day.
Snacks and teas will be available but you are free to bring your own refreshments.
We will take a one hour break for lunch at 12:00. You are free to bag a lunch and eat it on site or go out for your meal.
No scents, please.
Please Note: Date is to be confirmed.

Qigong and Meditation Workshop for Wellness - Winnipeg, MB - 2017 - May 6

Type: Qigong and meditation practice session led by René Fontaine and Lise Smith, two long-time students of Jack Risk. Everyone welcome. Come and refresh your practice. Discover the benefits of CFQ movements and meditation.
Town: Winnipeg, MB
Dates: Saturday May 6, 2017
Format: Saturday morning
Times: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Price: Price is being kept to a minimum to encourage attendance. We only need to cover the cost of rental. We expect to charge less than $5.00.
Booklets:
Location: Barber House
Address: 99 Euclid Ave., Winnipeg, MB
Directions: Map Link
Winnipeg Transit Bus Route Map
Contact: Contact Lise (lisesmymts.net) or René (renefontaineshaw.ca) to register. (You will need to add the "at" sign manually.) Feel free to contact Jack if you have trouble reaching either of them. To contact Jack click here.
Additional Information: Space is limited so register as soon as possible, please.
Please Note: Date is to be confirmed.

Qigong Training Course - Kentville, NS - 2017 - April 3, 10, 17 & 24

Type: Qigong training course
Town: Kentville, NS
Dates: April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2017
Format: Four Monday evenings
See What You Will Learn below.
Times: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Price: $150.00. Payment by cash, cheque or email transfer. Price is flexible for those on limited income. Continuing student policy applies — if you have taken a course in qigong before with Jack, you pay half to repeat.
Booklets: Three booklets of instruction will be provided to registrants.
Location: St. James Anglican Church, Upper Hall.
To get to the Upper Hall enter by the side entrance on Prospect Ave. and climb the stairs or use the accessible entrance at the back off the parking lot.
There is parking for a few cars behind the building.
Address: 18 Prospect Ave, Kentville, Nova Scotia
Directions: Map Link
Contact: Register in advance by email or telephone. To contact Jack click here.
Additional Information: It would be good if you were to eat your evening meal before the start of sessions.
Snacks and teas will be available but you are free to bring your own refreshments.
No scents, please.
Please Note: Date confirmed.

What You Will Learn in Qigong Training

  • Learn Qigong first and then return for meditation training
  • Jack Risk provides ongoing support to trainees

1. The Hexagram

The Hexagram is a seven-movement set that has an overall cleansing effect. It contains the tools for your self-healing and resilient health. You will find that the benefits of practicing the Hexagram are immediate and cumulative. Along with closing affirmations and breathings, the whole set takes less than fifteen minutes.

2. Twelve Complementary Movements

You will also learn a dozen stand-alone movements that can easily fit into your busy life. These include standing, seated and walking movements. Each qigong movement is capable of bringing about huge changes in outlook, state of health, stress levels, immune function etc.

3. Principles of Healing

Qigong gives you the tools to heal yourself and build radiant health. You will receive an introduction to the theory and principles that underlie the movements. These principles will support you in your daily practice and guide you as you move toward greater vitality, clarity and calmness.

4. An Experience of Group Healing

As well as being about self-healing and meditation, qigong is about the external healing of others. In this training session you will participate in a demonstration of group healing.

Ongoing Support

Practice Groups

I commit myself to providing ongoing support to all of my students. As soon as possible I would like to establish regular practice groups in the Annapolis Valley region to help you keep learning. Occasional refresher sessions are another way to invigorate your practice. After you have maintained a Qigong practice for a few months would be a good time to learn to meditate.

Resources on this Website

A password-protected set of resources is available to everyone who has taken Qigong training with Jack. These resources include:

  • videos of movements
  • complete written instructions for each of the movements
  • notes on technique, principles, concepts
  • helps to assist and encourage you in your practice
  • information on self-healing and working with pain
To Register for Qigong Training

Register by email or telephone

  • Payment in advance is required.
  • Scholarships are available.
  • A minimum number of registrants is required.
  • Dates of trainings are tentative until confirmed.
  • In the case of cancellation payments will be refunded or held over.

Repeating Levels Policy

Any continuing student will receive a 50% discount to repeat any level. There are real benefits to repeating your training experience. You will be helped to deepen and further refine your practice.

Qigong and Pregnancy

Pregnant women ought not to begin Qigong training until after the birth has occurred. There is a small but real chance that enhanced blood flow to the uterus may increase the possibility of a miscarriage. Those who become pregnant after commencing the practice, however, are encouraged to continue. Qigong will make for an easier delivery, healthier baby and reduced post-partum depression.

What People Say

I just did a two­day, Level One qigong workshop presented by Jack Risk, with the able assistance of his wife, Chris. I highly recommend it to both new and old (like myself) practitioners. Jack is a brilliant teacher, putting himself in the student's place, anticipating problems and questions, meticulous yet relaxed. The weekend flowed—yet it was packed with information and learning. It left me recharged and inspired.

- Anna Taylor

Contact Jack

(204) 298-8586

(902) 680-0372

contactjackrisk.ca

Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

 

 

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