Transformative Qigong for Women Online

Women's Qigong and Mountain

The gentle, meditative movements of qigong help to build your internal energy, soothe your nervous system, and create a loving body connection with yourself. This class helps you find your own center and clarity, connecting you with your inner wisdom.​

Start your day with gentle, nourishing energy practices so you can move throughout the rest of your day feeling grounded, alert, embodied, and connected to yourself.

This class is gentle but powerful, and it’s a great way to stay healthy!

As you gently move and breathe in these qigong practices, you’ll:

  • build healthful energy in your organs and every cell of your body
  • increase flexibility of your body
  • expand your intelligence
  • increase your intuition
  • build your protective chi, which helps protect you from “germs,” as well as unhealthy energies of a more non-physical sort
  • cultivate a loving and healing connection with your body
In this class there is always a focus on healing and nourishing your female organs, both for health and function, and to help you to connect with these sacred parts of yourself for your own enjoyment and pleasure.


You will feel transformed by the end of class! Really!

This class is open to women of all ages and abilities.

Benefits of Qigong

Qigong is ancient energy practices from China that were developed to help people have optimal health and strength and to bring emotional and spiritual balance to their lives. The word “Qigong” means  “To cultivate life force energy.” While this sounds woo woo to many westerners, qigong is scientifically proven to:
  • increase energy
  • heal adrenal fatigue
  • lower blood pressure
  • normalize heart rate
  • improve balance
  • improve bone density
  • reduce pain
  • reduce anxiety and stress
  • enhance immune function
  • the CDC endorses qigong for the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of Covid
  • according to the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, qigong is also useful for the treatment and rehabilitation of Covid
  • and much more!

At the most basic level, Qigong is wonderful for building health and well-being in the body. And, over time, through the ways that I present it, I have found that its effects go far deeper and wider than just increasing health – as if that weren’t already enough!

I’m always amazed at the feedback that I get from the women who attend the classes. I have heard things such as:

  • I feel stronger
  • I’m reconnecting with my inspiration
  • I’m getting better at having good boundaries
  • This is really yummy
  • I feel so relaxed and simultaneously energized
  • I feel more grounded and I know where my center is

I feel really grateful and honored to be sharing qigong in a way that has such a far-reaching and powerful impact for women!

I wanted to let you know that I am really enjoying your classes. Combining the qigong with the belly dancing is amazing. I have been taking dance classes off and on for almost 20 years, and this is the first one where I feel completely in my body. And I have developed more core strength in the last month than with any other exercise I’ve done. I am very grateful for all that you offer.

Luz Sweet

Taos, NM

For most of my life I didn’t have a healthy masculine presence, so I had to be my own man and stifle my feminine side. In fact I came to believe femininity was a weakness to be purged. But that was harming me in the long run. Annya’s classes have been an important tool in reclaiming that side of myself and in healing overall. Now I move in the world differently and I notice men wanting to be “the man” and do nice things for me much more, plus I feel better in my body. I’ve even changed the way I dress. These classes are a great investment.


Santa Fe, NM

Women's Qigong, taos NM

Class Details

  • Tuesdays, January 4 – 25, 2022
  • 9 – 10 AM US Mountain Time (GMT -7)
  • Online via Zoom
  • $52 for all 4 classes. Please sign up by 2 hours before class starts so you can get the link in time for class.
  • If you are financially impacted by covid, contact me about other payment options at annyaish(at)Annya- Ishtara-dance(dot)com. *Be sure to fill in the appropriate punctuation to make this a working email address.

Click “Yes! I’m In!” below to pay with Paypal.


You are a gentle, clear communicator and a thoughtful listener. I look forward to the continuing classes, as I integrate qigong more and more into my body and my life (and all else that those words don’t encompass!)
Susan Powers


Refund Policy

If after the first class you are not happy with it, contact me within 48 hours and I will refund for the remaining classes.

There are no make-up classes or refunds for missed online classes. However if you do happen to miss an online class, I am usually able to send you a link for a streaming recording of the class, which is available for a few days. Please contact me as soon as possible if you miss a class so that I can send you the recording link. If you don’t contact me, I may not know that you weren’t in class and that you need a streaming link. AND, the link is only available for a few days. If you wait too long to contact me, it won’t be available for your access.

Please note that full class recordings are not included as a regular feature of online class series unless specifically stated. I offer class recordings as a courtesy only under the circumstances described above. It is the student’s responsibility to know when class is happening and to be present online at the appointed time.

For more details, see the Frequently Asked Questions page.

I have been taking qigong classes, workshops, and doing qigong meditation with Annya for several years. I always feel so much better after doing it. I am able to move stagnant energy through and out of my body, which helps me feel more like myself again. Her qigong classes also help me feel more present in my lower body. I highly recommend Annya as a teacher, as well as qigong as a way to restore well being.

Deborah Hopper

Taos, NM

I went to a free Qigong intro presented by Annya at the Taos food Co-op. I enjoyed it so much that I joined a weekly class for women. I was so inspired that I asked if she would offer a qigong class at my studio. I find many beautiful overlays with the Feldenkrais Method, and I sense Annya’s extensive training and artistic skill in belly dancing informs her teaching on a deep level. I am looking forward to continued learning.

Prisca Winslow, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Taos, NM

A deeply empowering class: Annya’s ability to transmit living cellular female wisdom is a healing in itself. Where each woman takes it is up to her.


Taos, NM