Sound is a pure vibration of energy. Sound carries information and sound can transform energy in our bodies.

Sound is a pure vibration of energy. Sound carries information and sound can transform energy in our bodies. Different sounds have different vibrations and the frequency of the vibration can help us begin to feel better physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

On Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Activity Room of Dickson Mounds Museum, participants will study ancient sounds in relation to Spring Forest Qigong.

Qigong (pronounced “chee – gong”) is the science of working with energy to help people lead happier and healthier lives. Qigong was developed in China 7,000 years ago. It is only since the modern Cultural Revolution that this information began to make its way to the West.

Participants will learn how producing certain sounds activates energy points in the mouth, on the face and throughout the body. These points correspond to acupuncture and acupressure points established by Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Spring Forest Qigong is an organization founded in 1995 in Minneapolis, Minn., by Master Chunyi Lin. Master Lin teaches how sounds relate to Qigong, which is based on the philosophy that everything in the Universe is energy. Energy cannot be created or destroyed but it can be transformed. In today’s world people need this wisdom more than ever.

Nancy Havera, certified Spring Forest Qigong instructor, has been to Minneapolis and studied with Master Lin for the past 11 years. She said she would now like to share some of this information with central Illinois.

Cost of the class is $20 at the door.

Contact Nancy at if interested in attending or just show up and bring a friend.