New Qigong Class Starts May 9

Qigong For Health & Creativity

DATES: May 9-June 13, 2012 (6 Wednesdays)
TIME: 10:00-11:00 am
WHERE: Wooded setting in Nanaimo (details provided upon registration)
INSTRUCTOR: Kim Goldberg
PRICE: $95 ($75 early bird if paid before May 1)
CONTACT: or ph: 250-741-8577


Supercharge your body and your creative powers in this extraordinary six-week course using Healing Sounds Qigong and related writing exercises amidst the majesty of forest, river, and sky. Register before May 1 to get the early bird price of $75.

(Try a free sample of Healing Sounds Qigong this Saturday, April 28, at 10:00 am at Maffeo Sutton Park, where I am offering a free lesson for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.)

Journey through the five principal organs of your body (heart, spleen, lungs, kidneys, liver) using sound and visualization as you focus on the properties specific to each organ. After awakening each organ’s life force energy, you will have an opportunity to transmute those energies to creative output through guided writing exercises tailor-made for each organ. (Selected movements from Liuhebafa will also be introduced to enhance the bodywork experience.)

Healing Sounds Qigong is based on Five Element Theory, which is the underpinning of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This is powerful energy work that can potentially be life altering. Read some testimonials from previous students here.

We will work outdoors in a forested riverside location that embodies the particular qualities of each organ. For example, the liver’s element is wood, its colour is green, its virtue is kindness, and its deficiency manifests as anger or envy. So a grove of cedar trees is a gigantic matrix of liver energy. We are literally standing in the planet’s liver while working on our own. And the river in the outer world corresponds to the river of energy coursing through our own bodies.

If it rains, we will work under trees. Dress warmly. You may want to bring something to sit on while you write – a mat, towel or campstool.

Experience this revitalizing fusion of mind, body, and spirit as you discover the vastness of your creative powers. You need not be an experienced writer. Anyone can benefit from this course. (“First thought, best thought,” in the tradition of the Beat poets.)

Pre-registration is required. Mail or drop off cheque (payable to “Kim Goldberg) to:

35 Prideaux Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2M3


Be sure to include your phone number and email address so I can contact you with details about location.

You are welcome to contact me with any questions. Email: or phone: 250-741-8577.

This course is part of my Pen & Dragon series. I offer my Pen & Dragon courses at Vancouver Island School of Writing (Victoria College of Art) and elsewhere. I have been studying Qigong and the related Taoist internal martial arts of T’ai Chi and Liuhebafa for 15 years. I am the author of Ride Backwards on Dragon and other books.

May you be morning sunshine filling ears,
Kim Goldberg

About Kim Goldberg

Kim Goldberg is a poet, journalist and the author of 8 books of poetry and nonfiction. Latest titles: DEVOLUTION (poems of ecopocalypse), UNDETECTABLE (her Hep C journey in haibun), RED ZONE (poems of homelessness) and RIDE BACKWARDS ON DRAGON: a poet's journey through Liuhebafa. She lives in Nanaimo, BC. Contact:
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