Autumn is the time when the sap of the trees settles into the interior, sinking down toward the roots. It is time to eliminate what is unnecessary, storing only what is needed for winter.
To join our 8-week transformational and self-healing journey with Qigong for Autumn. We will connect with our breath, strengthen our immune systems, and fortify our emotional well-being.
Autumn is the time of the great reveal. It is time to release what no longer serves our highest good. By releasing the excess in our lives, we stand in our value and can clearly discern what is necessary and what must go.
With love and grace, we grieve and forgive. With each breath, we create space in our bodies and hold things lightly as we spread our wings and fly with the White Crain.
Why this journey...
Are you ready to prioritize your health and boost your immune system?
Do you want to channel healing energy through your hands and become your own energy healer?
Do you want a simple energy work practice you can tailor to suit your needs?
Are you ready to process your grief in a safe and gentle way?
Do you want a proven method to clear stress and anxiety out of your energy system?
Are you ready to have truly healthy boundaries that are not barriers but points of connection?
Qi means life force energy, and Gong means work or skill. So Qigong means working skillfully with life force energy.
Qigong emerged from the Tao (the fertile void of the Great Mother), is rooted in ancient Taoist shamanism, and is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Practicing Qigong connects you to the abundant life force energy all around you and within you.
This journey offers you a resting place and a recharging station for you to stay connected to all your resources during times of transition and change.
Qigong is not just another thing that you are adding to your plate...
It's a wellspring that will fill you up each and every week!
The Metal Element
Metal is as austere as a vast arid plain before winter rains, as sharp as a high mountain peak slicing through the mist into a clear empty sky.
Receive The Gifts Of The Metal Element This Autumn
In this Online 8-Week Qigong for Autumn workshop, I will share powerful Qigong practices designed to cultivate Metal and Lung Qi. The breathing exercises not only boost your immune system, fortifying your energy for the colder winter months, but they also support you as you let go of stagnant sadness in your body.
Since The Metal Element and lungs are associated with autumn, the combination of breathing practices, flowing movements, and standing postures are here to support you in receiving the gifts of the season with your whole body, mind, and spirit.
This workshop is for you whether you are interested in processing grief, boosting your immune system, or experiencing greater discernment and clarity in your life. Qigong for Autumn offers empowering practices to help you on your journey.
In this journey, you will:
Learn 3 Qigong breathing practices to feel centered, calm, and clear
Learn simple Qigong flows and standing postures for lung health
The number one acupressure point for immunity
Learn the acupressure points for the lung meridians for lung health
Learn to transform challenging emotions of grief, sadness, or depression into courage, confidence, and inspiration
Practice Buddha Palm Qigong to activate your hands of light for self-healing
Practice soft White Crain Qigong
Practice the Bird from Five Animal Frolics
Learn about the Alchemist, the Qigong Archetype of the Metal Element
Begin with the Embody Your Inner Healer year-long cohort.
October 30, 2022- December 18, 2023
(Begin on Samhain- Complete at Winter Solstice)
After December, decide if you are complete or take 2 weeks to integrate and join again in January.
8 live online group 90-minute sessions (including 1 opening and 1 closing ceremony) ($400)
Supportive and engaged sisterhood (Priceless)
Dedicated Learning Portal with replays and bonuses ($200)
Private Facebook group to continue the conversation (Priceless)
Introduction to the Six Healing Sounds ($25)
Autumn Seasonal Dance (short Qigong form) ($50)
Beautiful Guiding Principles of Qigong: a Beginners Guide Ebook ($25)
Many guided meditations, audios, practice notes, and deepening materials ($200)
Total Value: $ 900
Regular Price: $444
Early Bird: $367 (Until October 24th) (must use code at check out: EARLYBIRD)
"Maria is full of embodied feminine wisdom to share! I’ve been acquainted with her for many years, love her herbal offerings, and am so glad that she is now teaching Qi Gong. Qi Gong has long been a favorite of mine, and I’ve enjoyed many classes from different teachers. In Maria’s classes, I'm always pleased and enriched by her unique and heartfelt ways of sharing this ancient form of healing. Thank you, Maria, you bring a new life to this practice!"
Author, Artist, Mentor
Learn more about Qigong for Autumn and the Metal Element.
Qigong For Autumn Breathe Deep and Transform Grief into Courage
Working Skillfully with the Metal Element
Signs your metal element is out of balance
“Maria helps me connect to my body’s own energy flow enhancing my physical and mental awareness that clears away energy blocks keeping my stress and emotions in balance. The movements allow increase circulation enabling a stronger immune system to flourish providing a great benefit to me during this time of uncertainty. Maria’s class makes you feel at peace when you leave, no matter what is going on around you.”
Meet Your Guide
Midwife, Herbalist, Qigong Practitioner, and Temple Guide
My twenty years as a homebirth midwife, herbalist, meditator, and martial artist have prepared me to hold potent medicine and sacred space.
Currently, I midwife spiritual women in the midst of powerful life transitions and support them to navigate the trail ahead to stay aligned with their essence and connect to their power even in times of uncertainty and confusion.
As a temple guide, I hold sacred space for the extraordinary and arduous experience of birth and transformation to unfold safely and organically.
During this journey, I’m bringing forth the teachings of my mentor, Teresa Elder who taught me how to “be” a midwife with a smile and a light heart full of humor.
My mentor, Dr. Claire Zammit, who taught me the Feminine Power framework, and Elayne Kalila of Priestess Presence, showed me how to walk as a temple guide in the modern world.
Finally, my beloved taiji and qigong teachers from YMAA who taught me the art and practice of Medical Qigong. And Holden Qigong for teaching me The Five Elements, Buddha Palm, Swimming Dragon, and Taoist cosmology.
The Path with Harmony sanctuary is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and is directly on the Trail of Tears that the Cherokee walked.
My daily hikes are on the earth path of Mount Kessler, the ancestral lands of the Caddo and Osage peoples, and I intend to honor them, their sacred lands, and medicine.
Some Common FAQs:
What is Qigong? Pronounced Chi gong. Qi, mean’s life force energy. Gong means work. Simply put, Qigong is energy work to cultivate life force energy. In this journey, you will learn simple yet powerful Qigong movements that will support you in embodying the transformational shifts that you are experiencing throughout the seasons.
Do you have a payment plan? Not for 8 week journeys. We have a payment plan for the year-long option.
Is there a replay of every session? Yes, every session is recorded, and your learning portal will be updated with the replay link within 72 hours of the live session. And you are a vital member of this sisterhood. Your full presence and participation are welcomed and encouraged.
Refund policy: If you are not satisfied after the second session (November 7 2023), you will receive a refund. Please email me so we can discuss this as soon as possible. I will maintain the deposit of $50.
The time commitment is up to 2 hours of Live Circles per week.
Is there a scholarship? There are a limited number of partial scholarships available. When applying for the journey, add a video or message explaining why you would benefit and need this scholarship.
Qigong for the Wise Woman Way is an initiatory process for spiritual awareness and awakening. This program is not designed to treat or diagnose any psychological disorders or medical conditions. If you have any mental or physical health issues, please consult with your medical practitioner before joining the program. This is primarily a standing practice. However, you can adapt this to a seated practice to suit your needs.
This initiation requires breaking through old patterns and ways of being – an initiatory process that can feel uncomfortable. Our work affects many levels (mental and emotional), is rigorous, and is not for those who suffer from mental disabilities, depression, have suicidal episodes, or are presently in therapy.
Each initiate is responsible for their own actions and boundaries. Path with Harmony/ Wise Woman Qigong and facilitator Maria Chowdhury are not, and will not, be held liable for any assumed damage that is deemed to occur at any time. Initiates must accept that all knowledge is given in good faith. Initiates must understand that they are entering into training in a pioneer field. All such training is provided in good faith to the highest known safety standards or perceived practices within this discipline.