Braden Karringten (right) receives his level three certification in Spring Forest Qigong from master Chunyi Lin

Qigong helps turn practitioners into healers

An introduction to Qigong for beginners starts up Oct. 9, led by Braden Karringten, who has recently earned his level three

For the past three years, Braden Karringten has been leading groups in the practice of Spring Forest Qigong.

And thanks to a recent workshop he attended in Calgary, he is able offer even more to his groups.

Led by founder and Qigong master Chunyi Ling, the workshop led to Karringten upgrading his skills to a level three position.

“This involves advanced energy development and healing, focusing on cancer-related illness,” said Karringten. “As a bonus, one day was spent just on healing through forgiveness.”

When he took his levels one and two courses three years ago, there were only two or three practising groups in Canada.

“Since then, this style of Qigong, which is a simple moving meditation with five basic moves, has spread all across Canada,” said Karringten. “Why?  Simply, it works. There are many testimonials of people that have gone from dealing with different types of chronic illness’s to leading normal happy healthy lives.

“The ‘Breath of Qigong’ supports a greater uptake of oxygen by expanding our lung capacity. Oxygen, the body’s most important fuel, is increased and therefore the results are less stress to the body as more cells are nourished fully.  So all functions of the body become normalized and even stronger, creating balance. Remove the imbalances and you remove the pain and then healing truly begins.”

As a result of his practice, Karringten has enrolled in the Medical Qigong (TCM) program.

“This multi-year journey is to further my knowledge of this wonderful practice so that I may help, support and share this knowledge as an alternate way of supporting our own healing.”

Karringten leads practice groups at Alba Healing Arts (behind K&K books near downtown Safeway) every Tuesday from 6:30  p.m. to 7:20 p.m., with advanced Qigong from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m Classes are also held Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Introduction for beginners starts Wednesday and runs every second and fourth week, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30  p.m. at the People Place in Vernon. For more information, see www.springforestqigong.com

All classes are by donation.

 

Just Posted

Report says Canadian communities responding to climate change

New research highlights state of local adaptation planning in Canada

Crash near Vernon elementary school investigated

RCMP officer watches driver hit concrete barrier and then fence at school

Chance of showers and thunderstorm for Okanagan-Shuswap-Similkameen

Mostly cloudy day for the Okanagan-Shuswap and Similkameen regions

Vernon and Sicamous cannabis stores get provincial nod

Spiritleaf in Vernon will be the Okanagan’s first cannabis store.

UBC Okanagan study seeking North Okanagan participants

The research will be examining food purchasing preferences and behaviour, completion results in $400 cash prize

VIDEO: Weekday weather update for the Okanagan Valley

Prepare for a rainy week with a chance of thunderstorms

Disaster relief: four tips for coping with wildfires, smoky skies

Being shrouded in smoke or having to flee from wildfires can cause anxiety, stress, depression

Two bear cubs saved near Revelstoke after mother hit by car

Conservation officers trapped the cubs and transported them to a wildlife sanctuary

Only legal pot shop between Vancouver and Kamloops now open

Private cannabis store on Skwah land in Chilliwack is first B.C. licensee to be Indigenous owned

Victoria woman in L.A. hospital after she was run over twice

Lynn Phillips has suffered from multiple broken bones and internal bleeding

‘Text neck’ causing bone spurs to grow from millennials’ skulls, researchers say

Technology use from early childhood causing abnormal bone growths in 41 per cent of young adults

B.C. judge defies lawyers and adds six months to man’s sex assault sentence

‘I find the joint submission is contrary to the public interest and I’m rejecting it’

Tiny Yorkshire terrier survives days on remote B.C. island

ROAM rescue crews, family searched for dog, missing in Greater Victoria for days

Pelmewash Parkway opening is the latest milestone in First Nations-government relations

Lake Country officially opens the Pelmewash Parkway with a ceremonial ribbon cutting

Most Read