Unlock Holistic Wellness with Qigong Somatic Movement at Red Leaf Wellness in Edmonton2024-02-29T19:24:34+00:00

Qigong Somatic Movement In Edmonton

Unlock Holistic Wellness with Qigong Somatic Movement at Red Leaf Wellness in Edmonton

Welcome to Red Leaf Wellness, Edmonton’s sanctuary for holistic health. We specialize in Qigong, a practice that’s as ancient as it is effective. If you’re looking for Qigong Somatic Movement in Edmonton you’ve come to the right place!

What is Qigong?

Qigong is more than just an exercise; it’s a form of somatic movement that has been cherished for over 4,000 years. Imagine a practice that combines slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises to harmonize your body, mind, and spirit. That’s Qigong for you.

Why Qigong Somatic Movement in Edmonton?

Edmonton is a bustling city, and life here can get hectic. That’s where Qigong comes in. It’s a perfect way to slow down and tune into your body. At Red Leaf Wellness, we offer Qigong sessions that are tailored to the Edmonton community’s unique needs.

How Does Qigong Work?

Think of Qigong as your personal wellness guide. It uses somatic movements inspired by nature—like the flow of water or the swaying of trees—to help you connect with your inner self. These movements are not just physical exercises; they are a form of communication between your body and mind.

Qigong Somatic Movement at Red Leaf Wellness

Our Edmonton-based clinic is your go-to place for learning and practicing Qigong. Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, our expert practitioners will guide you through the somatic movements to ensure you get the most out of each session.

Therapies and Treatments

Qigong is a cornerstone of our holistic approach at Red Leaf Wellness in Edmonton. We complement it with acupuncture for energy balance, naturopathic and herbal medicine for natural healing, and other therapies like massage and Reiki for complete wellness.

What to Expect in a Qigong Session

When you join a Qigong session at our Edmonton clinic, you’ll engage in a series of somatic movements, breathing exercises, and meditations. Each session is a journey toward greater self-awareness and holistic well-being.

Why Choose Qigong?

Qigong is not just another wellness fad. It’s a time-tested method that offers a range of benefits, from stress reduction and improved sleep to enhanced physical and mental well-being. It’s a holistic wellness solution that Edmonton residents can truly benefit from.

Tying it all Together

So, are you ready to experience the transformative power of Qigong in Edmonton? Join us at Red Leaf Wellness, where holistic wellness is not just a goal but a way of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Qigong Class Fees2023-09-07T02:01:05+00:00

Individual Session Fee

$25per class

Course Fee

$125per six classes
How to Register for Classes2023-09-07T01:57:10+00:00

Advance class registration is essential due to limited class capacity and the need to meet a minimum number of participants. To make the registration process seamless, we offer two straightforward options:

  1. Purchase a 6-Class Pack: If you’re interested in multiple classes, you can buy a 6-class pack at a discounted rate. Click here to buy a 6-class pack.
  2. Register for a Single Class: If you prefer to attend just one class, you can register for it individually. Click here to register for a class.
Refund and Transfer Policy2023-09-07T01:58:05+00:00

Understanding that plans can change, we offer flexibility in transferring or refunding your class passes under the following conditions:

  1. Promotional Packages: You can transfer or request a refund for promotional bundles up to 48 hours before the start of the first class in the series. After the series starts, neither transfers nor refunds are possible. A $30 cancellation fee will be deducted from any eligible refunds.
  2. Single Class Passes: These passes can be transferred up to 48 hours before the class starts. However, they are final sale items and are non-refundable.
Minimum Participant Policy2023-09-07T01:58:46+00:00

To ensure a conducive learning environment, each class requires a minimum of three participants to proceed. If the class does not meet this threshold, it may be canceled or rescheduled. Advance registration helps us gauge interest and plan accordingly, so please make sure to register in advance.

Is Qi Gong Better Than Tai Chi?2023-09-07T02:05:22+00:00

The question of whether Qi Gong is “better” than Tai Chi is subjective and depends on individual preferences, needs, and goals. Both practices have roots in Chinese philosophy and medicine, and they share similarities in promoting balance, focus, and energy flow. However, they differ in their techniques, objectives, and complexity.

  • Qi Gong: Focuses on cultivating life energy (Qi) and is generally simpler in terms of movements. It is often used for healing and spiritual enlightenment.
  • Tai Chi: Involves more complex movements and sequences, often resembling a form of martial art. It is commonly used for self-defense training, in addition to health benefits.

If you’re looking for a simpler, more meditative practice, Qi Gong may be more suitable. If you’re interested in a more structured, martial arts-like discipline, Tai Chi might be a better fit.

Which is Easier: Tai Chi or Qi Gong?2023-09-07T02:05:42+00:00

Generally speaking, Qi Gong is often considered easier to learn than Tai Chi.

  • Qi Gong: The movements are usually simpler, more repetitive, and can be easily adapted to fit individual needs. It allows for more freedom in sequencing and can be practiced in a shorter amount of time.
  • Tai Chi: Requires learning specific sequences, which can be complex and take longer to master. The movements are often more intricate and may require a greater level of physical coordination.

However, the “ease” of either practice can be subjective and depends on your personal preferences and physical capabilities.

Does Qi Gong Healing Really Work?2023-09-07T02:15:24+00:00

Qi Gong has been practiced for centuries for its potential healing benefits, and there are numerous anecdotal reports supporting its effectiveness. However, scientific evidence is still limited. Some studies suggest that Qi Gong may help in reducing stress, improving balance, and enhancing overall well-being. It is often used as a complementary therapy alongside conventional treatments.

It’s important to consult healthcare professionals for a comprehensive treatment plan, especially for serious medical conditions.

How Long Does It Take to See Results from Qi Gong?2023-09-07T02:06:27+00:00

The time it takes to see results from practicing Qi Gong can vary widely from person to person, depending on factors like the frequency of practice, the individual’s health status, and the specific goals in mind. Some people report feeling immediate benefits such as increased relaxation and better focus, while others may take weeks or months to notice significant changes.

For therapeutic or medical objectives, it’s crucial to consult with healthcare providers for a tailored treatment plan and realistic timeline for expected results.

What are good external resources for me to consider?2023-09-07T02:14:32+00:00
  1. Qi Gong Institute: This organization is dedicated to promoting Qi Gong through education and research. They offer various resources, including articles and videos.
  2. National Qigong Association (NQA): This U.S.-based organization provides a directory of Qi Gong instructors, workshops, and other educational resources.
  3. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Search for articles related to Qi Gong.
  4. European College of Qigong and Tai Chi: An organization that promotes Qi Gong and Tai Chi in Europe.
  5. International Society for Chinese Medicine: They often publish research on traditional Chinese medicine, including Qi Gong.
  6. British Health Qigong Association: An organization that aims to promote Qi Gong in the UK.
  7. American Journal of Chinese Medicine: Search for articles related to Qi Gong.
  8. Qigong Research Society: An organization that focuses on the scientific study of the effects of Qi Gong.

Specialists on our Team:

Manuela Hofer, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Somatic Movement Therapist & Qigong Instructor

Manuela Hofer 🇬🇧 🇩🇪

Position: Massage, Craniosacral, Qigong
Categories: Anxiety, Back Pain, Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy, Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Pain, Concusssion, Depression, Digestive Health, Emotional Health, Headaches & Migraines, Hormonal Health, Hormone Health, Massage Therapy, Movement and Energy, Musculoskeletal, Neurological Health, Pregnancy, PTSD, Qigong Somatic Movement, Relaxation Massage, Respiratory Health, Seniors Health, Somatic Movement Education, Stress, Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ), Therapeutic Massage, Whiplash, Women's Health

Massage Therapy Pressure Scale 3-5

Manuela provides a sanctuary for her clients, a place where they can relax and rejuvenate. As a dedicated somatic practitioner, she believes in the body’s inherent wisdom and intelligence. Her compassionate approach and healing touch set the stage for relaxation, vitality, and energy flow. She is committed to optimizing your health in the most effective ways possible.

The therapeutic techniques Manuela specializes in—Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Massage Therapy, and Qigong—emphasize the interconnectedness of our physical, mental, and emotional states. Through her gentle Craniosacral touch, she helps to release long-standing tensions and restrictions. She places a special focus on balancing the central nervous system, enabling your body to achieve a state of rest, recovery, and optimal functioning.

Having recently graduated from the 2200-hour Massage Therapy Program at Reflexacademy in Sherwood Park, Manuela has broadened her range of services. She now offers Massage Therapy as a standalone treatment or in combination with Craniosacral Therapy. Her nurturing touch and massage skills work to dissolve muscle tightness and tension, restoring your energy and vitality to a harmonious state.

Beyond her hands-on treatments, Manuela offers additional resources to support your well-being. She consistently provides body meditations, exercises, and practical tips to help you maintain your health between sessions. Her extensive background in somatic techniques, which focus on the internal experience of movement and bodily awareness, equips her with invaluable tools to help you manage day-to-day stress and self-regulate both body and mind.

Schedule an appointment with Manuela to experience a range of benefits: from stress and anxiety reduction, pain and muscle stiffness alleviation, to enhanced relaxation and improvements in digestive, respiratory, and joint health, as well as circulation, energy flow, and immune system function. Her treatments aim to deepen your connection with your body, leaving you feeling peaceful and revitalized.



  • Somatic Movement Therapist (SMT), Moving On Center, Oakland, USA
  • Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST), BodyIntelligence, Canada
  • Qigong Instructor Certification (ASS Institute, Germany)
  • Training in Continuum Movement (USA)
  • Massage Therapy at Reflexacademy Sherwood Park, AB, Canada 2200hrs


  • Natural Health Practitioner Canada / NHPC (RMT)

Fluency: 🇬🇧 – English | 🇩🇪 – German

Manuela Hofer, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Somatic Movement Therapist & Qigong Instructor

Manuela Hofer 🇬🇧 🇩🇪

Massage, Craniosacral, Qigong

Manuela provides a sanctuary for her clients, a place where...

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