"As a harpist I am sensitive to posture, breathing, sound and body tensions."
Qi Gong & Tai Chi Instructor
For thirty years the harp was at the centre of my universe... then I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Because conventional treatments were ineffective, I decided to seek remedies outside the boundaries of western medicine. In 1999, I began my journey into a life of new learning with Tai Chi and Qi Gong.
I experienced Qi Gong as a powerful movement therapy in which deep breathing generates gentle internal stretches. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) deep breathing clears energy blockages, balances internal organs and when combined with gentle movements, keeps limbs and joints flexible.
My diligent daily practice of Qi Gong has resulted in my being able to move with less and less pain until I had no need to take pain medication. I started walking with good posture, ease and balance and I shed the fears, negativity and doubts which were restricting my movement.
In my teaching I emphasize Qi Gong as a holistic exercise with edgy flowing into every tendon, muscle and fascia: the combination of good posture, deep breathing and visualization facilitates harmony between mind and body.The results are (1) that the nervous system calm down, (2) That muscles relax, and (3) that tension resolve. This combination of positive activities promotes healing.
In my class I am delighted to share with students the learning and understanding of Qi Gong: the traditional Chinese exercises that produce the most powerful and effective self-healing method.
Vera received a Masters Degree in Music from the Manhattan School of Music, New York City (1980)