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Created by Dean Telano
Embodiment Movement
Meditation in Motion
Essence Breathing
dean telano, known as the Muay Thai Yogi, practicing tai chi
Energetic Realignment

Are you looking for a natural way to feel your best?

"Look no further than Awakening Qigong, a meditation in motion practice that can help awaken your self-healing abilities and restore harmony to your body, mind, and spirit. At its core, this practice emphasizes self-love and reminds us that we are the best caretakers of our own souls." – Dean Telano

illustration of man practicing tai chi

"Awakening Qigong stimulates and directs the flow Chi of the body and organs by stretching or compressing the meridians (energy channels).  Each movement sequence includes breath work, mental focus and mudras, as well as the inner work of sound and visualization. The synthesis of Awaken Qigong's unique movements, breathwork, visualization, and sound 'wakes up' the Chi, healing the physical, mental, emotional and energetic bodies.  As we develop our own external and internal energy, we inherently form a powerful link to the greater parts of ourselves." – Dean Telano

Awakening Qigong Incorporates
  • Medical Qigong: Medical Qigong is one of the core forms of medical treatment in Chinese medicine, along with acupuncture, herbal remedies, and Tui Na (massage). Medical Qigong combines the use of physical movements with breathwork, awareness, creative visualization, and intention. Medical Qigong focuses on clearing energy blockages, eliminating toxic or stagnant energies, increasing vibrational energy and promoting holistic health.
  • Shaman Breathing: Connecting with the earth and nature's intrinsic energy. Detoxifies, energizes and strengthens the body, especially the nervous, endocrine, circulatory and respiratory systems. Helps with depression, anxiety, stress, tension and overthinking. Replenishes and boosts the energy body.

  • Healing Sounds: Specific healing sounds are incorporated in the class, and often combined with body movement, hand gestures, visualization and focused intent. By using associated sounds, stale, congested qi can be expelled from the affected organ and be replaced with fresh, clear qi. The healing sounds also boost the immune system; move congested energy; cleanse the body of physical toxic energies; transform stuck emotional energy; increase vibrational energy; and promote general well being.​

  • Walking Meditation: Walking meditation is a powerful form of meditation and has been used to remedy many chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, rheumatism, hepatitis, allergies, heart disease, as well as to significantly reduce negative effects caused by chemotherapy, radiation, and medication.

  • Practicing with Taiji Ruler or Dragon Stick (Only during select classes): This is a rarely taught form of Qigong, and considered a true jewel of Chinese Taoist Alchemy. The movement patterns are specifically designed to enhance the flow of Qi and balance it throughout the body, imparting good health, lots of energy, and longevity. Practicing Qigong with the Taiji Ruler or Dragon Stick can be used for self-healing; holistic fitness; and internal energy support for anyone involved in the healing field, movement arts, bodywork, yoga or martial arts. 

  • Crystal Awakening Qigong (A separate class): designed by Dr. Dean Telano, utilizes specific crystals with particular qigong movements, focal points, sequences and breathing techniques to achieve intended healing outcomes.

"In Awakening Qigong, it is acknowledged that true healing emerges when the body, breath, and mind are in harmony, tranquil, and at ease." - Dean Telano

Health Benefits of Awakening Qigong

  • Increases muscular strength and bone density, and builds stamina & endurance.

  • Improves flexibily and joint mobility.

  • Improves posture through body awareness, alignment, meditative & therapeutic movement.

  • Reduces pain & inflammation in many conditions, including injury, surgery, arthritis, back or neck problems & fibromyalgia.

  • Increases lung capacity, slows respiratory rate, improves gaseous exchange, and offers significant benefits for asthma & bronchitis.

  • Strengthens the heart; increases circulation; lowers resting heart rate; normalizes blood pressure.

  • Improves brain health: Increases cerebral blood flow, less incidence of stroke; and reduction in frequency & intensity of seizure disorders.

  • Lessens stress & anxiety; mitigates depression; improves concentration & focus; promotes relaxation; and builds emotional resiliency.

  • Increases energy levels, and eliminates energy stagnation and blockages.

  • Improves balance, proprioception (which declines with age), and helps with fall reduction.

  • Promotes healing and speeds recovery time from injuries, surgery or long-term illness.

  • Helps to support the immune system.

  • Increases circulation, improves blood flow, and promotes lymph flow and drainage.

  • Improves digestion and elimination.

  • Increases the body’s metabolism.

  • Normalizes blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and helps with vision and hearing, and skin elasticity.

  • For healers: increases sensitivity to energy and restores internal energy, and enhances the effects of healing work such as Reiki & massage.

  • Improves the body, mind and spirit connection

Additional Information for Awakening Qigong Classes

What to Wear
  • Ultimately you can do Qigong in any kind of clothing, but comfortable clothing is recommended for this class. It’s helpful if you wear loose fitting clothing and leave jewelry at home. If you wear neck or wrist malas, remove them before class begins. T-shirts and sweatpants are fine. If you are wearing a belt, keep it loose during Qigong practice. Avoid restrictive, tight clothing because it makes it harder to move. For indoor footwear, we recommend you purchase cloth bottom Kung Fu shoes. It is not advisable to wear only socks because socks can be slippery. 


  • Medical Qigong is not difficult to learn and you don’t need to have prior experience or be at a certain physical fitness level. Qigong is often described as simple to learn, easy to practice, and difficult to master. 


What to Expect during Class

  • During our warm ups we are more informal and light-hearted. This simple approach combined with our Qigong breathing and gentle movement sequence helps us to relax, clear our minds, and focus for the main part of the class. During the main lesson please avoid talking loudly or excessively as you may distract students or miss what the instructor is teaching. Qigong requires a quiet and calm atmosphere, so please help to create a productive learning experience. Try to enter the class with an eagerness to learn, a good attitude, an open mind and a warm heart.  Please arrive 10 minutes early and turn off your cell phone, or any electronic devices, prior to class practice.


Cost, Dates & Time

  • Contact Naomi, Director of Admissions & Registration


  • "Crystal Awakening Qigong" and "Awakening Qigong" classes differ from one another. Hence, credit in any way, shape of form cannot be put towards one another.


Awakening Qigong is not a substitute for conventional medical diagnosis or treatment for any medical or psychological condition. It is not intended as a replacement or substitute for medical treatment from a health care provider for any medical or psychological condition, nor should it be used as such. For such issues, you should seek the proper treatment from a licensed physician or healthcare professional. Be sure to consult your physician before starting this or any other exercise program.

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