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Enneagram Embodiment Weekend Workshop: Connecting through QiGong

  • 03/23/2024
  • 03/24/2024
  • 2 sessions
  • 03/23/2024, 9:30 AM 4:30 PM (CDT)
  • 03/24/2024, 9:00 AM 4:30 PM (CDT)
  • Columbia Manor, 3300 Central Avenue Northeast Minneapolis, MN 55418
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The Enneagram, Energy Cultivation, and Flourishing: A Qigong Exploration

  • Date: Saturday March 23 through Sunday March 24, 2024
  • Location: Columbia Manor, 3300 Central Avenue Northeast Minneapolis, MN 55418
  • Presenter: Kathy Jankowski (she/her)


  • We will meet from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm CDT Saturday, with a lunch break from 12 to 1pm, dinner on your own. There is also an optional evening guided nervous system balancing qigong practice from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. 
  • We will meet from 9 am to 4:30 pm CDT on Sunday, with a lunch break from 12 to 1pm.
  • Lunch is provided on both Saturday and Sunday. Please inform us of dietary restrictions as you register. Bring a water bottle, coffee mug (with coffee), and snacks if you need them. (Snacks and coffee will not be provided.) Dinner is on your own on Saturday. There are plenty of good restaurants in the area.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket or yoga mat. We will be both sitting and doing Qigong movements throughout the day.
  • Cost is $275 for members and $350 for non-members. Please note that membership is only $45 a year. Join and save!
  • Registration will close on March 17th. Cancellations before March 3rd will be issued a full refund. Cancellations between March 3-17 will be issued a 50% refund. After March 17th, no refunds can be issued.
  • Limited scholarships available, with preference towards those with marginalized identities. Email Chelsea Forbrook ( for more information.


Qigong is the ancient art of energy cultivation. Qi means Life Force. Gong means Cultivate. In Qigong, our bodies have three important energy centers: your belly, your heart, and your head. These centers are called Dantians. The three Dantians map directly to the Enneagram’s three centers of awareness.

Qigong takes an embodied approach to transforming imbalances and resistance by relaxing the three centers and sustaining connection with such essential states as potency, unity, sacred alignment, unconditional love, radiance, mystery, clarity, enlightenment, and liberation. Through movement, breathing, and visualization, Qigong practices offer dynamic benefits to Enneagram students. We learn how to quickly release anger, shame, and anxiety. We develop capacities to stay in contact with Presence and take off the blinders of conditioned states. We work on all three centers at once, integrating and harmonizing all nine types within, discovering potentials to flower our unique gifts and talents. Most importantly, we strengthen the critical skills for noticing where our attention is and awakening awareness. As we know in the Enneagram, it is through awakened awareness that we remember who we are. This is the skill and practice that keeps calling us home to our true nature.

During this weekend retreat, participants will learn Qigong philosophy as it relates to the Enneagram and practices to get energy moving in all three centers. We will explore encountering and opening to higher states of consciousness and how to harness ourselves to the present moment. These practices are a lively and spirited way to fuse with the emergence of the Holy Ideas and Virtues. We will holistically weave higher states of consciousness into perception so that we experience more wisdom, love, vitality, grounding, inspiration, kindness, and compassion. We will move beyond observation and habit change into a profound dialogue with Life itself. A special Saturday evening session is planned for those wishing to relax their whole nervous system and deeply nourish the ground of Being.

presenter Bio:

Kathy Jankowski dedicates her energy and talents to conscious living and working, strengthening the bonds that help people flourish. For 40 years, she has embraced the human potential movement and has stewarded the awareness that self-care and community care are entwined. Kathy works with individuals, leaders, and teams committed to work-life balance and accelerating sustainable, transformative change.

Kathy is a certified Robert Peng Qigong trainer. This approach, called Elixir Light Qigong, has helped her clients and students navigate the past 5-10 years with more agency, kindness, insight, compassion, and resilience. She is an experienced trauma-sensitive coach on the fastest ways to balance the nervous system, an integrative breathworker, and a Level 3 certified breath coach with Breath-Body-Mind. Over the last 12 years, Kathy has taught more than 6,100 people how to manage stress through attention training, movement, and breathwork — working with hospitals, associations, schools, neighborhood groups, nonprofit staff/clients, children and families, nurses, doctors, breast cancer survivors, teachers, the unemployed, collective-impact initiatives, and community ambassadors.

Kathy has been applying the Enneagram to all of her engagements for more than 25 years, with a focus on Instincts work and the Levels of Development. She has developed innovative programs for working with the Enneagram and Qigong, including Cultivating the Neutral Heart: An Enneagram Exploration of Qigong and Embodiment and Walking the Path of Integration, Harmonizing the Instincts, and Living as Presence. Kathy is rooted in the Riso-Hudson Insight Approach to the Enneagram and is certified by the Enneagram in Business. Kathy was the guide for Essence Emerging, a 10-year inner work group led by Jessica Dibb and Russ Hudson, and guest faculty for their Shift Network program on the Enneagram and conscious living.

Kathy envisions a world where all people feel safe, cherished, strong, and at peace. For more information or to see current classes, go to or

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