Ancient Form, Modern Flexibility
The Hands of the 18 Luohan is an ancient form of Qigong that originated at the Shaolin Temple and formed the framework for the art of Kung Fu. The form may be practiced in part or in whole as a supplement to many types of athletic activities. It also offers benefits of body, breath and energy movement that are the heart of Qigong practice. Our modern application is welcoming to all levels of physical ability, all genders, and all ages. Please check our calendar to see the latest information about digital or in-person classes. Come enjoy the benefits of Qigong!
Dr. Karri Meleo is certified to teach this form by Sifu Kimberly Ivy of Embrace the Moon in Seattle and has been practicing for ten years. She was drawn to this form because she always felt better after working this beautiful set of moments.
Joelle Prokupek has been practicing Qigong for four years. She loves sharing a practice with other students and was drawn to the form to improve mindful movement.
This form is suitable for all ages although generally appeals most to those 12 and above. Parents of Quantum kids are welcome to attend. Modifications are available for those with physical challenges and/or rehabbing an injury.
A class begins with quieting the mind and breath. Though we spend most of class working on the forms, you are not required to memorize the form or practice outside of class. However, you may find that you want to. You’ll improve your balance, flexibility, and breath capacity with each movement.
Fees and Schedule
Guests are welcome to try a class at no charge. Various packages are available for ongoing classes. A sliding scale is available in keeping with Quantum’s commitment to making training accessible for all. Check Pricing page for individual classes and package pricing.