physical health  •  mental clarity  •  emotional freedom

Small Group Classes

Ready to reclaim your health, build healthy habits, or align with your creative drive? Student-driven small-group classes are the NEW wave of healthcare that works. To learn more, read the Small Group Classes FAQ.

New to Qigong?

Attend a FREE Introduction at
our movement studio in Celo.
View calendar for details.

You can also download Top 9 Questions Asked by Qigong Newbies or visit the resources page to read two qigong articles.

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East Side Qigong
721 Upper Browns Creek Rd.
Burnsville, NC 28714

What is Qigong?

Qigong (pronounced chee-GUNG) is a form of movement that improves health by increasing circulation of blood, oxygen, and qi in the body. Qi is the vital force present in all living things.

The movements & postures of qigong open the body's energetic pathways -- called meridians -- enabling qi to flow more freely. As it flows, qi cleans the meridians and improves overall health.

What are the Benefits?

The fluid movements, rhythmic breathing, and meditative nature of qigong can:

  • Revitalize internal organs
  • Enhance immune function
  • Improve physical health
  • Facilitate emotional healing

Most importantly, qigong relaxes the body and quiets the mind, enabling you to gradually discover -- and align with -- your innate talents and deep creative gifts.

Is qigong a fit for you? Learn more about our approach.

About the Founder  Kert Peterson has been a student of qigong since his first Yi Ren Qigong class with Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun in Seattle, Washington in 1997. Peterson began studying Sheng Zhen Qigong in 2003... Read more