Medical Qigong

with Andrei Stoica

Grief Loss Mary Anne Cook Smith Center

Join Andrei Bi-monthly on Mondays 6:00pm – 7:00pm! This is an all levels introduction to the practice of Medical Qigong. You will learn about the human energy system or subtle body through lecture, movement and an energetic transmission and meditation.

Upcoming sessions:

  • August 5
  • August 19

Medical Qigong is widely used in China for Oncology support and is very helpful for helping the body through any type of cancer as well as maintain physical and emotional health through cancer treatment.

Qigong when it is done in a medical setting can work as a medical intuitive reading to get a more tangible feel for the deeper layers leading to any disease process, as well as provide a roadmap to healing and transformation. This includes working with the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual layers to get a full and complete picture of healing and cultivating wellness. This is very helpful in oncology support as Medical Qigong can help make these layers more tangible and manageable to provide a complete healing process.

About Andrei Stoica, L.AC., MSOM, MQP

Andrei has been practicing qigong for many years. His initial opening into the healing arts started with learning martial arts in high school. This lead to a study of various forms of yoga and mediation. Andrei attended Massage school and Acupuncture school in Berkeley CA. During Acupuncture School, Andrei discovered Medical Qigong- the energy healing branch of Chinese Medicine which is the basis of acupuncture. This practice lead to several personal transformative experiences which served as a type of initiation process into the healing arts, as well as the development of medical intuition and energy manipulation. Andrei is currently an Energy Healer and teacher as well as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner- specializing in Medical Qigong. Andrei focuses on the areas of Oncology, Neurology and Psychology. He combines traditional Chinese Medicine concepts with medical Intuition, and powerful energy healing techniques to custom create treatment plans.

with Kiersten Gallagher, RYT-200

Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures, techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress, as well as balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness and are open to anyone interested in attending. All levels are welcome.

In addition, our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes.

Kiersten’s Gentle Morning Yoga Classes Meet Weekly on Thursdays from 10:15am – 11:30am.

Our programs are also open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

About Kiersten Gallagher

Kiersten Gallagher, RYT 200 and Certified Herbalist has studied yoga for over 25 years. Over the last decade, Kiersten has developed yoga programs and has provided a place for healing in the cancer community, in underprivileged neighborhoods, for special needs children, for teens and adults with drug addiction and for those struggling with body image.Kiersten invites you on a journey of healing to help guide you to a place where yoga will make a real difference in your life.  Kiersten’s goal for you is that you feel better when you leave class- mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, than you may have felt when you stepped through the door to begin your practice.

With Yael Flusberg, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, RMT, MS

Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures, techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress, as well as balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness and are open to anyone interested in attending. All levels are welcome.

In addition, our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes.

Yael’s Gentle Yoga Class Meets Weekly on Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 7:15pm.

Our programs are also open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

About Yael Flusberg

Yael Flusberg Gentle Yoga Instructor Smith Center
Yael Flusberg first came to yoga hoping she could get rid of stuff, namely the ways life’s stresses and traumas had become painfully embodied. Fifteen years and thousands of layers of release later, yoga continues to teach her how to make strategic, creative, and life-nourishing choices. Trained as an integrative yoga therapist, Yael’s classes blend active with receptive states of being, and are both insightful and lighthearted. Off the mat, she is a coach, writer and energy therapist. Since 2005, Yael has taught yoga classes at area hospitals, libraries, workplaces, schools, and yoga studios. As an integrative yoga therapist (E-RYT500) she facilitates both group and individual yoga therapy sessions, working with people dealing with a variety of conditions including cancer, digestive disorders, diabetes, eating disorders, fibromyalgia, hypertension, mental health challenges (including depression, anxiety, grief and trauma), rheumatoid arthritis, scoliosis, and sports injuries. She currently teaches a weekly therapeutic class for people living with cancer and their caregivers on GW’s campus. More info: www.yaelflusberg.com

 

Medical Qigong

with Andrei Stoica

Grief Loss Mary Anne Cook Smith Center

Join Andrei Bi-monthly on Mondays 6:00pm – 7:00pm! This is an all levels introduction to the practice of Medical Qigong. You will learn about the human energy system or subtle body through lecture, movement and an energetic transmission and meditation.

Upcoming sessions:

  • July 22

Medical Qigong is widely used in China for Oncology support and is very helpful for helping the body through any type of cancer as well as maintain physical and emotional health through cancer treatment.

Qigong when it is done in a medical setting can work as a medical intuitive reading to get a more tangible feel for the deeper layers leading to any disease process, as well as provide a roadmap to healing and transformation. This includes working with the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual layers to get a full and complete picture of healing and cultivating wellness. This is very helpful in oncology support as Medical Qigong can help make these layers more tangible and manageable to provide a complete healing process.

About Andrei Stoica, L.AC., MSOM, MQP

Andrei has been practicing qigong for many years. His initial opening into the healing arts started with learning martial arts in high school. This lead to a study of various forms of yoga and mediation. Andrei attended Massage school and Acupuncture school in Berkeley CA. During Acupuncture School, Andrei discovered Medical Qigong- the energy healing branch of Chinese Medicine which is the basis of acupuncture. This practice lead to several personal transformative experiences which served as a type of initiation process into the healing arts, as well as the development of medical intuition and energy manipulation. Andrei is currently an Energy Healer and teacher as well as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner- specializing in Medical Qigong. Andrei focuses on the areas of Oncology, Neurology and Psychology. He combines traditional Chinese Medicine concepts with medical Intuition, and powerful energy healing techniques to custom create treatment plans.

Demystifying Plant-Based Protein

with Chef Kara Garrett

A good cancer-fighting diet utilizes plant-based protein sources, but it can often be confusing to know how to integrate them into your meals. Join Chef Kara to sample a variety of protein sources, such as tofu, tempeh, seitan and beans, learn preparation tips, and participate in a simple hands-on session as we prepare a delicious vegan lunch to enjoy together.

About Chef Kara

Kara is a health-supportive chef based in Washington, DC. Following her breast cancer diagnosis in 2013, she embraced the challenge of finding a balance between her foodie lifestyle and eating well with cancer. She has adopted a flexible diet plan that focuses on plant-based, sustainable whole foods, but does not restrict indulgences of things she loves. She is passionate about working with others to encourage healthier food choices that energize the body and the soul.

Kara graduated in August 2017 from the Chef Training Program at Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC and spent one month as the sous chef at The Ananda Ashram Yoga Society of New York in Monroe, NY. She is currently enrolled in the Developing Healthy Communities: Nutrition, Behavior, and Physical Activity graduate program at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

 

 

With Kiersten Gallagher, RYT 200

Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures, techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress, as well as balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness and are open to anyone interested in attending. All levels are welcome.

In addition, our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes.

Kiersten’s Gentle Morning Yoga Classes Meet Weekly on Thursdays from 10:15am – 11:30am.

Our programs are also open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

About Kiersten Gallagher

Kiersten Gallagher, RYT 200 and Certified Herbalist has studied yoga for over 25 years. Over the last decade, Kiersten has developed yoga programs and has provided a place for healing in the cancer community, in underprivileged neighborhoods, for special needs children, for teens and adults with drug addiction and for those struggling with body image.Kiersten invites you on a journey of healing to help guide you to a place where yoga will make a real difference in your life.  Kiersten’s goal for you is that you feel better when you leave class- mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, than you may have felt when you stepped through the door to begin your practice.

With Yael Flusberg, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, RMT, MS

Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures, techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress, as well as balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness and are open to anyone interested in attending. All levels are welcome.

In addition, our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes.

Yael’s Gentle Yoga Class Meets Weekly on Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 7:15pm.

Our programs are also open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

About Yael Flusberg

Yael Flusberg Gentle Yoga Instructor Smith Center
Yael Flusberg first came to yoga hoping she could get rid of stuff, namely the ways life’s stresses and traumas had become painfully embodied. Fifteen years and thousands of layers of release later, yoga continues to teach her how to make strategic, creative, and life-nourishing choices. Trained as an integrative yoga therapist, Yael’s classes blend active with receptive states of being, and are both insightful and lighthearted. Off the mat, she is a coach, writer and energy therapist. Since 2005, Yael has taught yoga classes at area hospitals, libraries, workplaces, schools, and yoga studios. As an integrative yoga therapist (E-RYT500) she facilitates both group and individual yoga therapy sessions, working with people dealing with a variety of conditions including cancer, digestive disorders, diabetes, eating disorders, fibromyalgia, hypertension, mental health challenges (including depression, anxiety, grief and trauma), rheumatoid arthritis, scoliosis, and sports injuries. She currently teaches a weekly therapeutic class for people living with cancer and their caregivers on GW’s campus. More info: www.yaelflusberg.com

 

With Beth Lawrence, RYT 500

Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures, techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress, as well as balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness and are open to anyone interested in attending. All levels are welcome.

In addition, our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes.

Beth’s Gentle Morning Yoga Class Meets Bi-monthly on Mondays from 10:30am – 11:45am.

Our programs are also open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

About Beth Lawrence
Beth Lawrence Gentle Yoga Chair Yoga Instructor Smith Center

Beth discovered yoga in early 2002 as a mother of six month old twins. She was looking to get back into shape after their birth. In yoga, she found far more than she anticipated- an age old practice designed to help people relieve stress- both mental and physical. After a few years of regular practice, she knew she wanted to share her positive experiences with others. She has been leading yoga classes in the DC area since 2007 after completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Nth Degree Yoga with Martha Rosen. In 2011, she went back to earn her RYT500. Her personal practice is inspired by Integral Yoga and Sivananda Yoga, both of which incorporate body and mind into the practice.

With Yael Flusberg, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, RMT, MS

Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures, techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress, as well as balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness and are open to anyone interested in attending. All levels are welcome.

In addition, our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes.

Yael’s Gentle Yoga Class Meets Weekly on Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 7:15pm.

Our programs are also open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

About Yael Flusberg

Yael Flusberg Gentle Yoga Instructor Smith Center
Yael Flusberg first came to yoga hoping she could get rid of stuff, namely the ways life’s stresses and traumas had become painfully embodied. Fifteen years and thousands of layers of release later, yoga continues to teach her how to make strategic, creative, and life-nourishing choices. Trained as an integrative yoga therapist, Yael’s classes blend active with receptive states of being, and are both insightful and lighthearted. Off the mat, she is a coach, writer and energy therapist. Since 2005, Yael has taught yoga classes at area hospitals, libraries, workplaces, schools, and yoga studios. As an integrative yoga therapist (E-RYT500) she facilitates both group and individual yoga therapy sessions, working with people dealing with a variety of conditions including cancer, digestive disorders, diabetes, eating disorders, fibromyalgia, hypertension, mental health challenges (including depression, anxiety, grief and trauma), rheumatoid arthritis, scoliosis, and sports injuries. She currently teaches a weekly therapeutic class for people living with cancer and their caregivers on GW’s campus. More info: www.yaelflusberg.com

 

with Andrei Stoica

Grief Loss Mary Anne Cook Smith Center

Medical Qigong is widely used in China for Oncology support and is very helpful for helping the body through any type of cancer as well as maintain physical and emotional health through cancer treatment.

Qigong when it is done in a medical setting can work as a medical intuitive reading to get a more tangible feel for the deeper layers leading to any disease process, as well as provide a roadmap to healing and transformation. This includes working with the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual layers to get a full and complete picture of healing and cultivating wellness. This is very helpful in oncology support as Medical Qigong can help make these layers more tangible and manageable to provide a complete healing process.

About Andrei Stoica, L.AC., MSOM, MQP

Andrei has been practicing qigong for many years. His initial opening into the healing arts started with learning martial arts in high school. This lead to a study of various forms of yoga and mediation. Andrei attended Massage school and Acupuncture school in Berkeley CA. During Acupuncture School, Andrei discovered Medical Qigong- the energy healing branch of Chinese Medicine which is the basis of acupuncture. This practice lead to several personal transformative experiences which served as a type of initiation process into the healing arts, as well as the development of medical intuition and energy manipulation. Andrei is currently an Energy Healer and teacher as well as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner- specializing in Medical Qigong. Andrei focuses on the areas of Oncology, Neurology and Psychology. He combines traditional Chinese Medicine concepts with medical Intuition, and powerful energy healing techniques to custom create treatment plans.