Energy Gates is our most fundamental qigong set. Its practice naturally stimulates the water elemental energy of your body in accord with Chinese five-element theory.

Through a standing meditation practice, and the Cloud Hands, three swings, and spine stretch exercises, you’ll learn to let your energy flow downward—like water—toward the earth.

You’ll also learn to "dissolve" your body’s tension and pain, as well as how to maintain healthy posture for maximum energy flow.

Please click on the links below or scroll down to learn more about our course offerings in Energy Gates qigong:

Energy Gates Qigong: Foundations

You’ll learn a Standing Meditation practice to help you be present to, feel, and relax into your body, while cultivating healthy posture.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of the Clouds Hands exercise for more effortless movement, and the Back Release exercise to relax all your back muscles.

EARLY SPRING SESSION - March 8 to April 19

Pre-requisite: Permission of instructor based on completion of at least one 7 week course or its equivalent in Dragon & Tiger Chi Gung or Wu Style Tai Chi with us. 

Class Times:

Thursdays        11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.     Kathryn


7 weeks, March 8 to April 19.

Cost: $120.

If you take multiple courses during this session, then you may take a $20 discount off your base fee for each course.

Registration and Payment:

In order to manage the number of folks taking the course, pre-registration is required. This will insure that we have enough folks who can commit to taking the course, and also to insure that we don’t have too many, as the class size will be limited.

If you would like to take the course, please make sure we receive your payment by Tuesday February 13. 

You may either pre-register on-line with a credit card, or mail or bring in a check.  

Please click here to register online and pay by credit card through our website. 

If you wish to mail us a check, please make it out to Toward Harmony and mail it to: 

Toward Harmony Tai Chi & Qigong
16 Center St., Studio 527
Northampton, MA 01060  

If you pay by check, we will not deposit it until the first day of class. If we don’t get enough people to run the course, we will return your check. If you pay by credit card and we don’t get enough people to run the course, we will refund your credit card payment in full. 

If you are not able to pay now, but are sure you want to take the course, please contact us. 

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Refinements Courses

In an ongoing series of refinements courses, we'll deepen the Standing and Cloud Hands exercises and learn the First, Second, and Third Swing and Spine Stretch exercises.

We'll also explore qigong techniques such as whole body awareness and presence, sinking your chi, fully lengthening your body, and learning to feel and 'dissolve' any bindings in the energy gates of your body.

The courses progress at the pace of the group.

EARLY SPRING SESSION - March 8 to April 19

Prerequisite: Completion of Energy Gates Qigong Foundations course or permission of instructor based on equivalent knowledge.

This course will not be offered this session. 

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