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Embody Your Inner Healer
With Qigong The Wise Woman Way



A Year-Long Online
Qigong Transformational Journey
For Spiritual Women
 To Connect With Their Intrinsic Healing Power and Prepare for Internal Alchemy In Times of Change and Transition 
Starting October 30th, 2023

The Invitation

The Invitation

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Practice Qigong to Stay Connected to All Your Sources and Live Awake!

Beautiful sister,

Hail and welcome to Path with Harmony Sanctuary!

 

Come, you have traveled so far, experienced so much, and accomplished many of your goals. You have a rich spiritual life and are serving the community with your soul gifts as a healer or sacred space holder. You are an emissary of love; you walk your path with reverence and respect, knowing you belong to the Earth and we are all connected.

Your very presence is healing.

You’re Invited to…

 

Embody your inner healer, prepare for inner alchemy and activate your luminous light body with Qigong the Wise Woman Way. A year long sacred journey- a spiraling path through the seasons, elements, and cosmos. Here, you will learn a simple, potent, and sacred energy art known as Qigong. You will learn  Qigong flows, standing postures, mediations, sounds, colors, and archetypes for self-healing and sacred space holding.

Let's Get Clear On a Few Things First...

You are whole and complete; there is nothing about you that you need to fix or heal. You are not broken or lost in any way. To embody your inner healer does not mean you are sick. It simply means you -we- have an intrinsic ability to live in harmony and to be healthy, whole, and holy. This is our natural state of being.

 

Wise Woman does not necessarily mean old, nor does it mean you are no longer menstruating. It can mean that. From my lensing, it means you are a natural woman, in sync with the rhythms of nature and the seasons of life. A wise woman is willing to trust the process of birth, life, death, and rebirth and does so with a light heart full of curiosity, joy, and authenticity.

 

Now that we got that cleared up...

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"To be in a sacred space with Maria is to be held in the field of her wise presence. Her perspective on life, growth, challenges, and potential are both carried and delivered in a way that is light and playful yet profoundly life changing. This combination of playfulness and deep wisdom and care is wonderful to witness and a delight to experience."

Bentley Kalaway
Singer/Songwriter, Feminine Power Coach/Facilitator

Why This Journey?

Wise Woman Qigong is an emerging path of freedom, of embodied ecstatic wisdom, grounded in practical energy tools, skills, and Qigong frameworks so you can navigate change and share more of your gifts, talents, and love with the world while following the Tao and being fully resourced, with healthy boundaries, and not feeling depleted.

Why Online?

Why…

 

As a spiritual woman who serves your community and clients, cares for your family, and loves the spiraling cosmic dance of the seasons and nature, do you find yourself changing on every level? Do you desire to simplify your life and feel more centered, resourced, and aligned as you navigate the unknown?

As a modern spiritual woman in the midst of change, are you navigating…

 

  • Changes in your body, such as aging, perimenopause, and menopause? 

  • A healing journey of physical, emotional, and mental health?

  • Shifts in your relationships with partners, children, friends?

  • A new way to bring your sacred work into the world?

  • How to integrate and embody countless intense spiritual initiations and breakthroughs?


Do you ever feel:

  • Like you love your life, and you desire to deepen your spiritual practice while getting healthier

  • Like your emotions and mood swings are so intense that they rule you rather than you mastering them?

  • Unsure about your changing cycle and how to navigate perimenopause?

  • The depletion from stress, chronic busyness, and overgiving?

  • Exhausted after sessions with clients, students, or family?

  • Concerned about how to stay as healthy and vibrant as possible as you age?

  • Like your inner wild woman has been shut down or trapped?

  • Like you lost some part of yourself along the way?

  • Like there is an abundance of energy, wealth, and health all around you, and if you could just tap into it, things would start to open up, and your blocked areas can flow?

  • Like a simple embodiment, practice would benefit you, but are too busy to add one more thing?

Sister, I see you! I honor you, and I bow to you.

Thank you for being you and for showing up in this amazing world and sharing your heart and soul, your gifts, skills, and talents with us! The world needs you to flourish and thrive. When you flourish, so do those around you.

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“The psyches and souls of women have their own cycles and seasons of doing and solitude, running and staying, being involved and being removed, questing and resting, creating and incubating, being of the world and returning to the soul-place.” 

―Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Why Monday?

Why Qigong?

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!

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Benefits of Qigong

To list some of the benefits of Qigong does not do the art justice, but I'll try:

  • This is more than just self-care. It is healing for you and your lineage. Feeling at home and safe in your body is essential for transformation and spiritual awakening to occur. Being able to authentically express your feminine, sensual, and sexual energy is good medicine for the body, mind, and spirit. This practice is a portal into your inner temple and your heartwomb.

  • On a physical level, Qigong is a longevity and resiliency practice that honors your Second Spring that comes with perimenopause and menopause by improving heart, bone, uterine, sleep, immune, and endocrine health.


 

  • By transforming old stuck emotions, Qigong offers very tangible feelings of love, joy, ecstasy, peace, harmony, balance, confidence, generosity, and kindness.

  • Practicing the flowing movements of Qigong, you enter into the flow state and experience less stress and more effortless ease, grace, peace, and harmony.

  • Being in a wisdom circle as a sisterhood is being in an alchemical container. You will deepen your capacity to hold sacred space for self and others. And learn how to cleanse other people's energy out of your field by creating healthy, energic boundaries.


 

  • As a divine human, you stand between Earth and Sky. You feel connected to nature and the vast universe as your extended body. Supporting your ability to cope with change without losing touch with who you are and are able to flow through the seasons of life centered within.

  • Qigong and ceremony offer a direct experience of cultivating your luminous light body and your spirit body, and offers access to the quantum field of infinite possibilities. Opening you to a higher, more refined spiritual connection and a path of awakening.


  • So much more!

Can you see how a Wise Woman Qigong practice can support your healing process and help those you serve and care for to flourish?

TESTIMONIALS

"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!" 

Barbara Hannelore
Author, Artist, Mentor
WomensWayMoonCycles.com

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The Journey

The Journey

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Where are we going?

As a sisterhood, we are simultaneously tending our life garden and traveling with the Tao, the path of the sun around the medicine wheel of the year.

 

We begin our journey with our breath in our lungs and meet The Alchemist in Autumn when the veils are thin, with the Metal element and the White Crane. 

We start here because it is the time of the great reveal and release. Beginning this grand adventure with support and an empty cup provides us with the foundation and spaciousness to transform.

From there, we spiral into the still dark Waters of our kidneys in Winter to meet The Philosopher and The Deer. 

Here, we soften into the stillness of the pause. The space in between. The empty/full womb of the great mother (The Tao) with our ancestors. In the nourishing darkness, a seed is formed.

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Soon, as Pioneers, we spiral out into the beauty of Spring and meet The Tiger and Dragon in our Liver.

In spring, like Wood, we are reborn, and our energy grows and expands. We emerge out of the darkness with our vision and our sacred service and contributions. We are ready to set intentions and manifest our heart's desires. 

Before you know it, the softness and newness of spring mature into Summer Heart Fire. Now, you are ready to meet The Wizard and the joyful, loving Monkey.

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As the fire burns down into ashes, we settle into the center, our Spleen, the Earth, and the season of Late Summer to meet The Peacekeeper and The Bear.

Here, we enter the season of harvest and integration. This is the time to ground, regroup, restore, and recuperate. Here, we sift and sort through all our experiences of the entire journey to find and digest the treasures hidden within.

 

Our journey completes near the Autumn Equinox because now your next steps are clear.

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Along the way...

You will befriend great teachers in the form of archetypes, spirit animals, natural elements, colors, healing sounds, power postures, qigong flows, vibrations, emotions, internal organs, seasons, plants, moon phases, soul sisters, menstrual cycles, and most importantly, you'll deeply connect with the teacher within.

What to expect...

From a Qigong perspective, there are 5 seasons. During each season, we will have an 8-week practice session followed by a 2-week integration period.

Each new session is honored and acknowledged with a sister circle.

During our sister circle, we will deepen our connection with each other, set our intentions for the season, and go on a guided meditation to meet the archetype, season, and spirit animal that we are developing a relationship with.

For the next 7 weeks in that season, we will practice qigong practices, forms, and movements to fully immerse ourselves in the frequency of that season. 

The last session of each season we will complete by fully embodying the spirit animal of that season and a closing ceremony to honor and harvest experiences.

After our two-week integration, we will continue to dance on the spiral of the medicine wheel until we arrive at the center.

Integration

The two weeks of integration are for self-practice and rest. This is a powerful journey that requires the spaciousness to fully receive the medicine of each season. Qigong teaches us how to integrate as we go. 

TESTIMONIALS

To me, I feel Qigong is the essence of life, the art of living and feeling into my body temple, the art of flow and feeling into the life-given force of the cosmic energy that's everything and everywhere both inside me and outside me. To tap into this palpable form of force is the very key of better understanding myself and better embodying into my own true sense of the self, as well as finding the sense of homeness and wholeness with all sentient beings on earth. I'm truly grateful for the amazing Qigong journeys that you have guided me through and that we have been walking and journeying together. Sending you oceans of love & hugs!

- Daisy Ting Du

Why Now?

Life as we know is swiftly changing!

 

We are evolving.

 

We are at a threshold of choice.

 

We are at a point in our life where we know our full participation, presence, and love is required for our own personal healing, for our family, our lineage, our clients, and for all beings on the planet.

This requires us to be connected to all our sources.

Are you ready?

 

This journey is for you if:

  • You know yourself, and you are ready to refine your spiritual practice and health by taking it to the next level.

 

  • If you are ready to practice Qigong as a sisterhood in a transformative alchemical container, to embody your inner healer and activate your luminous light body.

  • You hold space for others and are ready to commit to holding space for yourself, too, while maintaining healthy, energetic boundaries because you have a tendency to overgive and feel depleted.

  • You are seeking a simple and spiritual path to live awake while being connected, nourished, and fully resourced spiritually, mentally, and energetically so you can contribute more.

  • You are willing to enter into the mystery of the unknown and trust the process to unfold. While learning from an ancient Taoist shamanic practice, spirit animals, archetypes, and the teacher within.

  • You are committed to honoring your body as you age and navigate changes such as perimenopause and want to synchronize with the moon phases, the natural seasons, and the cycles of life and nature.

  • You are ready to embody your love and power and are willing to love your light and your shadow as you remove the hidden blocks that have been holding you back, keeping you small and not fully expressing yourself.

  • You desire healthy structures and grounded daily practices to support you in living life on your terms. So you don't have to feel so alone or confused during powerful life transitions, and you welcome support in these times.

If you feel like this journey is calling you, I am extending out my hand, inviting you to join us as we walk the path in harmony together. 

 

This is a beauty path, a way of embodied love, emergence, and awakening.

What Does Living Awake Mean?

This journey is designed to be simple and supportive of your other practices, work schedule, and sacred offerings that you are already committed to.

At the minimum, it is a 1 hour and 30 minute a week commitment.

Ideally, you will bring these practices into your life and start a weekly self-healing Qigong practice that fits your schedule.

 

Practicing 20-30 minutes a few times a week can be life changing! 

The Sacred Journey

  • Opening  Ceremony

  • Sacred Agreements

  • Seed Intention

  • Archetype Quiz

  • Oct 30th, 2023

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Metal

The Great Reveal & Release

Guardian Qi

  • Session 1 Autumn

  • Metal

  • Lungs/Large Intestine

  • Alchemist

  • White Crane

  • Grief/Inspiration

  • For Breath & Immune

  • Buddha Palm

Metal

Wood

Generating Abundance Intention Setting

  • Session 3 Spring

  • Wood

  • Liver/Gall Bladder

  • Pioneer

  • Tiger

  • Anger/Kindness

  • Stress Relief/ Longevity

  • Swimming Dragon

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Earth

Ground and Recuperate

Harvest your Golden Elixir

  • Session 5 Late Summer

  • Earth

  • Spleen/Stomach

  • Peace Maker

  • Bear

  • Worry/Courage

  • Healthy Digestion

  • Five Element Qigong

Earth

Sisterhood

  • We journey as a sisterhood.

  • Sister circles

  • Private group chat

  • Integration

  • Connection

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Water

In Stillness a Seed is Planted

Deep Yin Essence

  • Session 2 Winter

  • Water

  • Kidney/Bladder

  • Philosopher

  • Deer

  • Fear/Trust

  • Healthy Low Back

  • Bone Marrow Washing and Tao Te Ching

Water

Fire

Passion Heart's Desires & Sexual Alchemy

  • Session 4 Summer

  • Fire

  • Heart/Small Intestine

  • Wizard

  • Ape

  • Apathy/Love

  • A Healthy Heart

  • Three Treasures

Fire

Closing Ceremony

  • Closing Ceremony

  • Full Attunement

  • Celebrations

  • Next Steps

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What's Included...

In this journey, you will receive in total:​

  • 35 (in total) live weekly Qigong practices (90 min-2 hr) that honor the seasons 

    • Each season starts with an opening and closing ceremony​

  • A thriving sisterhood- A private group for connection and support

  • Integration sessions between each season

  • Total Value ($4,000)

Bonus:

  • Dedicated Learning Portal

  • 1 herbal remedy of your choice from the apothecary ($25)(pay for shipping)

  • A Primer on Qigong Ebook ($20 value)

  • Free admission to all drop-in Qigong sessions ($25 value per session)

  • Recorded meditations, PDFs, and audio as they are created.($400)

  • 25% off all Path with Harmony offerings during our journey

  • Total Value ($450)

Schedule:

All sessions are on Monday, 5 pm PST, 7 pm CST, or 8 pm EST.

Session 1 Autumn for Better Breathing and Strong Immunity (Buddha Palm)

October 30, 2022- December 18, 2023 (Begin on Samhain- Complete at Winter Solstice)

Integration 2 weeks

Session 2 Winter for the Low Back (Bone Marrow Washing and Tao Te Ching)

January 8, 2024- February 26, 2024 (Celebrate Lunar New Year & Imbolc)

Integration 2 weeks

Session 3 Spring for a Balanced Nervous System and Longevity (Swimming Dragon)

March 18, 2024- May 6, 2024 (Celebrate Spring Equinox & Beltane)

Integration 2 weeks

Session 4 Summer for a Healthy Heart (Three Treasures)

May 27, 2024- July 15, 2024 (Celebrate Summer Solstice and Lammas)

Integration 2 weeks

Session 5 Late Summer for Better Digestion (Five Element Qigong)

August 5, 2024- September 23, 2024 (Lions Gate Portal Closing the week of the Autumn Equinox)

TESTIMONIALS

"The sheer magic of the alchemical container held us all safely and with clarity whilst the transformational work happened. Maria is very skilled at holding space and creating meditations and practices that genuinely create change in the body, mind, emotions, and group dynamic."

-Sarah-Jayne Garner

Dear sister,

Please know that, yes, you are going to learn a lot about Qigong, how energy moves through your meridian lines, and how to skillfully cleanse, circulate, cultivate, and store energy so you can flourish in all areas of your life personally and professionally.

 

Expect to experience shifts in your health, relationships, sense of purpose, spiritual practice, confidence, prosperity, and meaningful connection with others. 

This journey will amplify your sacred work

and inner healing process

EXPONENTIALLY!


It is important to me that you know this is not a class! You will want your journal with you, but you don't need to take notes. You are not going to be tested, there is no certification, and there is nowhere for you to arrive... except your own harmonized center.

The journey is the experience! 


I am a guide and will transmit the experience rather than "teach" it. 

The truth is that the wise woman way is a very simple path.

This is a wisdom circle, a path of sisterhood, cyclical change, and embodied sage wisdom that keeps you in your center, connected to all your sources, as you remember your essence and wholeness so you can trust your internal navigation system to lead you home to yourself.

Your soul and the Qi are your greatest teachers.

I am here to hold the container and guide you to and through a soul polishing and alchemical process as you live fully in your body and awaken to yourself, love, power, and truth.

Apply and Schedule Your Clarity Call

This is not simply a course that you sign up for. Because this is such an intimate and transformative journey that requires a year of commitment, I ask everyone to apply. Please understand that now might not be the right time for everyone who applies.

I'd love to visit with every sister embarking on the sacred journey before we begin.

I have cleared my schedule for us to explore what your needs and intentions are at this moment and to confirm that this is the right time for you.

Heart Contributions 
Investment

Option 1- Year Long Spiral

Join

Total Value: $4450
Regular Price: $2,197

Early Bird Price $1,801

$400 off until October 23rd, 2023
Use Code: EARLYBIRD at check out.

  • 5 Payment Plan- Year Long Journey

    440$
    Every 10 weeks
    Valid for 50 weeks
  • One Payment - Year Long Journey

    2,197$
     
    Valid for 12 months

Enrollment closes on October 23, 2023

Option 2- Start With the First Season

If you want to say yes but are not ready or able to sign up for the full year, I completely understand! So, I created an option for you to try it for the first 8-week season.

 

This way, you can start at the beginning as a sisterhood and decide about continuing when we start the next season. Every 8-week season is an opportunity to assess your decision to continue or move on to the next adventure.

  • Autumn Qigong 8-week 2023

    444$
    Valid for 8 weeks

Possible Upgrade! 
1-1 Private Coaching

Optional Add Ons

  • 1-1 Coaching

    600$
    6 bi weekly sessions for 3 months
    Valid for 3 months
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How is This a Co-Creative Experience?

Summary—Recap

 

Embody Your Inner Healer with Qigong The Wise Woman Way is a live year-long online wisdom circle and transformational journey held in a potent and loving alchemical sanctuary that is your weekly recharging station for you to rest, release, and prepare for your week ahead.

 

During our time together:

 

  • As a sisterhood, we will walk the wise woman path to clear, circulate, cultivate, and store life force energy by practicing gentle, potent Qigong movements, standing postures, and mediations. 

  • This is a nourishing and embodied shamanic movement practice that supports you as you awaken, emerge, and stand in your radiance and truth so you can share yourself with others without being depleted.

  • You will embody your feminine power, deepen your intuitive wisdom, remove false identities that are creating confusion, improve your relationship with yourself, manifest your heart’s desires, and magnetize support from others.

  • On this path of initiation, you will be challenged, opened, changed, and blessed. Transformation and birth are arduous and dismantling, and this path leads through joy, sorrow, and ultimately to your wholeness as a divine-human standing between earth and sky. 

Meet Your Guide

 

Maria Chowdhury

Midwife, Herbalist, Qigong Practitioner, and Temple Guide

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My twenty years as a homebirth midwife, herbalist, meditator, and martial artist has 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.

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Blessings from The I Ching and
My Teacher, Lee Holden

Donations

We don't simply do this just for ourselves. We come together to improve our lives and contribute to the well-being of the whole.

 

Because we are learning from the spirit of the tigers, bears, birds, deer, turtles, and monkeys, we are happily donating a percentage of all the profits to Turpentine Creek Animal Rescue and Sanctuary.

Scholarships

The Path with Harmony is dedicated to sharing the art and practice of Qigong with women from all walks of life around the world. 

We can all benefit from this practice, and we want to make it available to as many sisters as possible. We are committed to uplifting and amplifying our BIPOC and other marginalized sisters. Your voice, your ancestry, your divergence, and your presence matter.

We know that the work of dismantling patriarchy of all types includes addressing financial inequities caused, in part, by generations of racialized resource theft, racial bias in public policies, and reduced access to resources for women.  So I’ve created a limited number of partial scholarships specifically for BIPOC and other marginalized women who could benefit from this; we’re overjoyed that you’re applying.

Scholarship Applications Open on October 23rd

TESTIMONIALS

"I see how much I need this work!  I loved coming together with other women and seeing how they are dealing with everything.

Maria's reassuring voice and clear intent made me feel safe."

-Emily Harper

 

Some common FAQs:

 

  • I'm brand new to Qigong and the internal arts. Is this journey right for me? Yes, you do not need any prior experience. You will learn what you need to know in the journey.

  • I've been practicing Qigong for years. What new aspects of the practice will I learn? Great question, in short, this practice is perfect for the seasoned practitioner because every qigong experience is an opportunity to go deeper and refine the practice. If you have specific questions, reach out to me, and we can discuss them. 

  • I have an injury and am not able to stand for long periods of time. Is this practice a good fit for me? Great question, the short answer is yes, much of the practice can be done seated. Every movement can be modified to fit your specific needs. This is a healing practice, and every one of us needs to listen to our bodies and interact with the practice in a way that is healthy for us. It is not a one-size-fits-all practice. If you have specific concerns or questions, just reach out, and we can discuss them. 

  • I'm not sure I'm ready to commit to a full year, but I want to try it out. How can I get started? This is completely understandable, a great way to get started and try it out is to simply join the Autumn session and assess if you want to continue into the next season. I offer each season as a new opportunity to start the practice.

  • Expenses are tight, do you have a payment plan? Yes, you can pay all at once or pay 5 payments.

  • Why is there an application? Due to the intimate and transformational nature of this journey, I want to ensure the synergy of all participants and that we are all fully on board with the initiations that are about to unfold.

 

  • 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 $250.

 

  • 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. 


Disclaimer:

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.

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