What people say about Lorelei's Qigong, Taijiquan classes and performance...
I want to thank you for the amazing practice and deep sharing , last night and every week.I feel so honored to have you as a teacher and to be in community with you. Your deep compassion balanced with clarity about practice and responsibility is both a precious jewel and a beautiful flower, enduring, real and immediate. I love what you sent from the Dao Te Ching. Twice this week I have shared readings from that translation that I learned about from you. It seemed particularly important this week to honor the deep wisdom of ancient cultures. Even though we don’t really know each other personally, and live in different states, I feel deeply connected to you.
-Moon Smith, Qigong teacher
"Lorelei is an extraordinary dancer, Qigong master teacher, calligrapher and human being. She is the embodiment of creativity and loving, generous, warmth.”
-Nini Melvin, Five Element Shiatsu Teacher and practitioner, Meridians Shiatsu School Owner
Your presence in my life is an everlasting gift, especially considering the long history of that presence. I am observing that each
class moves me forward in small steps, and by the end of the season accumulates into major deepening. This past season was no exception, with both classes. In fact, the boundaries of Meridian Taiji and Intelligent Qigong seem to be disappearing. One movement of taiji often connects me to another movement in qigong. I feel this in my body more and more.
-Ruth Ann Graime
One day last week I was so stressed and upset about changes at work. I felt overwhelmed and sad. I decided to take care of myself with qigong. I did the bladder meridian- the flow was simple but felt cleansing and I was renewed when I was done. I was able to shift my thinking to accept the changes and work with them. Thanks for a wonderful practice.
-Jennifer Beck, Occupational Therapist
“Lorelei brings to the student her years of training, experience and exquisite talent. She is a wonderful teacher! ”
-Elvira Paniza, Yoga & Qigong teacher, Baru Yoga and Wellness
“I had the opportunity to practice with Lorelei at Kripalu and it was a wonderful experience full of fun, positive energy and love!”
-Mary Beck, Qigong/Meditation/Yoga Instructor
“Lorelei's energy is amazing and the work that she does is powerful. I highly recommend this woman. She embodies healing energy and light.”
-Tiffany Joseph, Healthy Energy
“Lorelei creates magic on the stage with her dancing and choreography!"
-Debby Reelitz, Calligraphy Design Studio
“Lorelei is a beautiful, kind and thoughtful teacher in Dance, Qigong and how to support whom she had come in contact with.”
-Ching, Owner of Heights of Wellness, Qigong/Taijiquan teacher
“They are amazing dancers and even more amazing and wonderful people.”
-Evelyn A. Benoit, LMFT
“Lorelei is a gifted teacher.”
-Marcia Echkerd PH.D
“Lorelei's splendid, multi-media dance productions are aligned with ancient philosophies. They are visually stunning and extraordinarily creative. Jeff Holcombe, Agonist Gallery
"Qigong has changed the way I look at life and health. I truly believe that my practice has made me stronger, healthier both physically and mentally, and more at peace - I just feel so good after each time I do this. Thanks for all you do - you are one of my best cheerleaders, supporters and motivators and I thank you from the bottom of my heart."
-Sue Wernick, Cancer survivor
"I cannot believe that it has been almost a year since beginning classes with you. It has been a transformative experience. And what a wonderful group of people, too. I have grown to understand so much about myself, my needs, my support system, my place in the world, and how fulfilling it is to understand health as spiritual growth. And it is moving to see everyone’s spirit and dedication and the give and take with you as teacher and guide. You and the group have been so important through a pandemic year, a year of enlightenment! For me the concept of "bubbling spring” (Kidney 1 point) has remained a powerful revelation. I have had so much improvement in left foot pain and imbalance on the left side."
-Dr. Sandra Leong
"Tonight was extraordinary for me. When we began the movement a rather sharp burning electrical energy was traveling down my right forearm along the Lung meridian - this has been happening for a few days."
-Suan Armstrong, Qigong teacher and musician
"I so appreciate you and your classes. It was a fortuitous day when I met you! Just seeing your face and smile makes my day. Even through zoom your positive loving energy comes through. I hope you realize and feel good in your heart about all you do for us. Please know the love and gratitude we have for you. You are such a loving, giving person. You improve so many peoples lives."
-Diane Brainerd, Artist
"Lorelei uses movement and expression to cultivate positive healing energy. She has a beautiful spirit."
-Kidada Fields, Acupuncturist
"Lorelei offers combined healing and inspiring modalities of ancient Chinese Qigong practice, dance inspired movement, Japanese Shiatsu self care method and Chinese calligraphy to enhance vibrant health and mindful living."
-Mai Nakanishi, dancer, calligrapher, choreographer
"Thank you for inspiring me and my own Qi Gong classes. They are so much better because of my experience in these classes. You are gifted in so many ways, and your passion comes through so beautifully in every class. You rock Lorelei! I also wanted you to know that I will be signing up for both classes from Jan- June and am honored and motivated to continue this study of Qi Gong and learn from you who; you embody this practice in such a beautiful and powerful way. Your essence is what makes it so magical to observe. Your words and demonstrations are amazing to watch and learn from; but the beauty of who you are is what comes shining through with such brilliance and honesty."
With a big Qi hug and much admiration,
- Sue Gold, Qigong Teacher
"The metal and letting go is very timely for me personally. My business is going through a shift and I needed to let go a few things. The metal or Gold element made it easier for me to let go of a business location that needed to. I still have other locations that I can make stronger with this action. Thanks for being our dependable teacher twice a week. Your infectious smile and curiosity have made our lives better."
-Kapil Taneja, Qigong and Yoga teacher
"Before I began Qigong, I just thought of it as being a physical place where I lived, where I laid my head at night. My Qigong practice changed my thought. I learned that my home is my body, which is intelligent and knows how to heal itself. This was good news to me!"
-Michele Gara, Writer
"I thank you for being my teacher, for bringing your deep embodied knowledge, your creativity and joy, and for sharing so generously from your culture, and practice."
With love and gratitude,
Moon Smith, Qigong Teacher
"Thank you so much for all you've done this past year. I have truly found practicing Qigong these past months to be so important in coping during this time, but also incredibly enriching in my daily life. Your thoughtful approach to teaching the many diverse students in our classes, always makes it comfortable and welcoming. I also particularly love all the information about the body and the connections to our practice that you make throughout class. The stories, poems and teachings from others, add a particular richness to the sessions. I just wanted to tell you how grateful and enriched I have been since walking into that class at the senior center several years ago."
May your day be filled with smiles:)
-Trudy Singer, Qigong lover
"I would like to offer appreciation for having access to your teachings, it has been wonderful to attend your class. After spending 6 years of medical qigong study (2013-2019), I feel refreshed by your shining heart, joyful presence and luminous qi as a teacher.I am delighted to find out that Intelligent qigong have roots in medical qigong, it makes even more sense now to me about why I was so attracted to learn with you.
I also find your style very complementary to the current training in internal martial arts that I am doing with a master here in Victoria, British Columbia.
I’m benefiting from and enjoying your Intelligent Qigong classes very much.
Each week, you’re adding a little more detail and/or insight that is extremely helpful to me. I think I’m now standing in a way that’s much closer to what it should be. Your detail of the tail bone pointing down slightly behind the heels—what a difference and a wow moment for me!
Last week’s focus on opening and closing was interesting too. When doing the facial opening and closing, I feel the corners of my mouth turning upwards into a slight smile with each opening then relaxing with each closing. Also, at the end when I open my eyes, my eyes open more fully. All fascinating to me. All feels good to me.