Company: 5th Element Qigong
My name is Christine Castillo, I am from San Jose, California. I love practicing and teaching Qigong (Chee-gung)! Qigong has changed my life in so many ways, just to name a few ways; helped with managing stress, learn how to calm down my thoughts and change them. Qigong has helped me reach other levels of my subconscious being. Qigong teaches empowerment, teaches how to slow down and listen to your body. I have enjoyed this practice so much and incorporate with my massage practices and workouts. "Qi" which means the energy force within and "gong" meaning the skill. Qigong when practiced intentionally brings forth profound results. I teach the natural elements of the five yin organs, along with the yang organs, cleansing exercises for all organs. As an instructor, I teach cleansing exercises which help release these toxic emotions, learn to accept the things we cannot control, learn to have peace and forgiveness. Not only with ourselves but with others.
My blog on how I began Healing Hands Massage bodywork and my purpose for teaching Qigong, spreading awareness of Qigong Practices.
- B.S in Justice Studies at San Jose State University
- Certified Massage Therapist, CMT
- Qigong Teacher Training Level 1 & 2
- Cupping Certification
I have been practicing Qigong (chee-gung) for seven years, teaching for four years. I have taught in person & online lessons with youth groups, adults, events and one-on-one sessions. I have been learning about Traditional Chinese Medicine for seven years. I began as a patient, then a student, and became a Qigong Instructor.
- 7 years of teaching Qigong
- 1.5 years in clinic practice in Massage therapy & Alternative Medicine