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Feel Good Friday – Qigong Class

12 May @ 11:00 - 11:45 BST

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Join SoA member, Fay Johnstone for mindful movement to transform your energy body and receive a fresh perspective. This playful session will help you release tension, shift stagnation and increase the flow of creativity, inspiration and ideas.



  • Welcome, introductions and housekeeping from Lilly Brend-Fish, Events & Outreach Assistant, SoA (5 mins)
  • Qigong Class hosted by Fay Johnstone (30 mins)
  • Closing comments and Q&A (10 mins)


What will this session cover?

The session includes standing postures with gentle movement, breath awareness and meditation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and make sure you have an arm’s width of free space around you. No experience is necessary. For those unable to stand for the duration, you can remain seated in a firm-based chair.


Who is this session for?

For everyone seeking an energy reset, stuck in a rut with their writing, in need of fresh ideas or suffering with writer’s block.


Send us your questions in advance

If you would like to send questions in advance, email [email protected] with ‘Qigong Class’ in the subject header. We will prioritise questions sent in advance and answer as many as we can from the audience on the day.


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The Line-up

Fay Johnstone

Fay Johnstone combines over twenty years of reiki practice with elemental qigong, plant medicine and creative shamanism in her healing work, teaching and writing. Her focus is to assist us with realigning with our true innate nature. Fay has written three published books and also runs retreats from her home in Scotland.

Website: www.fayjohnstone.com | Instagram Hashtag: #plantsthatspeak | Facebook: @fayjmeditation


Need to know


  • Attendees will have the option to turn on the live transcript option to watch with subtitles
  • If you require BSL interpretation for this event, please email [email protected]

Before the event

  • Once registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with the Zoom link
  • If the confirmation email doesn’t arrive in your inbox, please check your junk/spam email folder
  • Please add [email protected] to your Safe Senders list so you receive our confirmation and reminder emails

During the event

  • This online event will take place on Zoom Meetings; you will have the option to be on camera or not, you can ask questions in the chat or directly
  • This event will be recorded
  • Attendees have the option to turn on the live transcript option
  • This event is 45 minutes

After the event

  • Hashtag for this event: #SoAatHome
  • You’ll be able to catch the recording on our Vimeo Channel



Book your place by using the registration below.

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12 May
11:00 - 11:45 BST
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Lilly Brend-Fish