with Carolynne Melnyk

Level 1: Qi Activation

September 30, 2023, IN PERSON  

This training focuses on the 5 Elements Movements and activating your Qi.

Its deep roots set it apart. Spring Forest Qigong Level One – Qi Activation is not your standard Qigong practice class. Rather, it is comprehensive training fully encompassing the ancient science of Qigong. This training grounds you firmly in that tradition while helping you understand the mystery and secrets of Qigong Healing.

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LEVEL 1 focuses on Qi Activation and connecting with your body’s energy and the intelligence of your body to bring about deep healing of body, mind, and spirit. You will also feel and experience more connection to nature and the changing of the seasons.

☯︎  Use and direct your Qi with Qigong.
☯︎  How to still the mind and come to a place of stillness.
☯︎  How to connect with and tap into a greater energy than your own.
☯︎  Five Element Qigong and its healing wisdom as the Physical Movements.
☯︎  Small Universe Meditation as the Internal Refinement.
☯︎  Experience the powerful combination of Qi & Yi.
☯︎  How to engage breath, sound, movements, and mind in Qigong practice.
☯︎  The Yin and Yang of Qigong.
☯︎  Qigong healing principles, such as Qi Blockages and how they form.
☯︎  Plus, a Special Bonus… Sword Fingers, a Qigong healing technique to help yourself and others to heal.

During this class, you will activate your Qi and receive energy transmission directly from your Teacher, keeping with Qigong tradition. Spring Forest Qigong has been designed for those who wish to apply this timeless wisdom to everyday living.

No previous experience of qigong is required!

This class includes all handouts and a certificate upon completion.  You may also choose NOT to receive a certificate.

You will enjoy a supportive healing experience. Everyone will benefit from the collective group energy. Best of all, you will learn lifelong tools and techniques to heal yourself.

Bring a pen, notebook, a water bottle and packed lunch!   There are many restaurants in the area, some within walking distance.

When: Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 9:00 am – 5 pm MDT.

Where: BALANCE WELLNESS #119 (upstairs), 201 – Kaska Road, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada

The investment is CAD 195.00.  This price includes all course materials and a certificate.

If you choose NOT to receive a certificate, the investment is $150.00 (you will receive all the handouts)


For payment, register on this site with Stripe (credit card).

If you wish to send the payment by e-transfer, please contact me at

Please note there are only 10 places available for this workshop.

Your instructor, Carolynne Melnyk, MEd, MA, is a Certified Spring Forest Qigong Trainer with 8 years of SFQ Qigong experience and 25 years of teaching experience.

Cancellation Policy:
Please note if you cancel your participation in an event for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc.), but we have costs already incurred when planning this event. We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible if your plans change.
16-30 days before the start of the event, you receive a 50% refund.
0-15 days before the start of the event, you receive: no refunds or credits will be given.

Price with certification


195.00 CAD / person

Price with NO certification


150.00 CAD / person

I look forward to sharing this ancient practice with you! 

Qigong in-person Class

Where: BALANCE WELLNESS, #119 (upstairs), 201 Kaska Road, Sherwood Park, Alberta

When: Wednesdays starting September 6, 2023,  2 -3 PM. 

Cost: $45 monthly and $15 drop-in.  Payment via Etransfer to

Please check on availability, as there is space for only 12 participants. 

Would you like an exercise class where:

  • you can reduce stress and anxiety, slow down your busy mind, improve your health and have more energy in as little as 15 minutes a day.
  • you can practice standing, sitting or lying down.
  • each qigong movement can be adapted to your body’s specific needs.
  • you can’t make a mistake or mess it up.
  • you can learn each movement quickly and easily.
  • you don’t need flexibility or physical strength.
  • you don’t need any special clothes or equipment.
  • you don’t need prior experience.
  • you can practice anytime, anywhere, at home, in public, or at work.
  • you get one-on-one guidance for personal issues from your instructor.

Qigong does just that!

Qigong is an ancient Chinese energy healing practice designed to balance your energy, strengthen your health, reduce stress and anxiety, increase vitality, and promote longevity.  You do this by directing your focus inside your body. The slow, gentle movements help to unblock Qi (energy), opening the energy channels in your body so that your Qi flows easily throughout.  When the Qi is flowing smoothly, your body begins to regenerate.


Jean shares how Qigong helped her: “I feel more balanced or grounded since doing Qigong. The balancing aspect of doing the movements on both sides has reduced the pain in my hips. I also find the bubbling spring point in the feet helps with my plantar fasciitis. Since being involved in qigong, I have increased my energy and motivation. I can do 8,000 steps easily without dragging myself to do it. What surprises me about qigong is that I make better choices without trying.”

I look forward to sharing this ancient practice with you!