A.K. Bailey began her study of qigong in 2004 with Prof. Chen, Hui-xian, and was certified to teach Chinese Essence Qigong in 2006. After traveling to China to study qigong in 2006, A.K. began working with Teri Applegate, MAcOM, LAc, the current Lineage Holder for Soaring Crane Qigong in the USA. In Fall of 2017, A.K. Bailey became a Lineage Holder of Essence Qigong, and now offers Level I & Level II classes, and Essence Qigong teacher training.
A.K. is a Level III Soaring Crane Qigong practitioner. She completed her teacher’s certification for Level I Soaring Crane Qigong in 2009, and in Spring of 2017, received her certification to teach Level II classes. A.K. currently leads classes and workshops at Crane’s Way Qigong Studio. A small number of private lesson times are also available each year; for more information, contact A.K. at (785) 424-4205 or email
Erin Nix began practicing both Essence Qigong and Soaring Crane Qigong in early 2015 here in Lawrence with A.K. Bailey, and in July of 2016 received her certification to teach Chinese Essence Qigong from Prof. Chen, Hui-xian. She is a Level II practitioner of both forms, and currently assists with classes and workshops at Crane’s Way Qigong Studio.
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What is Qigong?
With a history that spans thousands of years, Qigong (chee-gong) is an ancient Chinese meditative exercise that is highly regarded as a method for improving health. Based on traditional Chinese medical principles for treating body, mind and spirit, qigong restores the balance of one's qi or vital energy, which is essential for healing. Crane's Way offers classes in two modern forms: Soaring Crane Qigong, and Essence Qigong.