christy koster, mmq, cmt

testimonials

 

"My work with Christy in learning the basics of Qigong opened my eyes to a whole new world, a world of relaxation and revitalization.  In addition to learning exercises, I completed "table work" with Christy that each time changed my week for the better. Christy showed me, through Qigong, how to re-energize my body and my spirit, and I would highly recommend her to any and everyone."

Aisha B.

 

"Working with Christy has been the most beneficial healing I’ve ever experienced. Her presence and connection is grounding and restorative. Whenever I leave a session, I am lighter and freer. The heaviness of all that I’ve carried is no longer there to burden my heart, mind and soul. I recently saw a friend who knew I had been feeling out of balance, when she saw me the next week after my session with Christy, she said, 'What in the world have you done? You look wonderful and you’re glowing!' 

Christy honors her clients and follows up with them after sessions. Working with Christy has restored me in ways I never imagined possible. She is a gifted healer and I am so grateful for her." 

Mary D.

what is qigong

From Dr. Bernard Shannon's International College of Medical Qigong website (www.medicalqigong.org)


Qigong

"Qi" (pronounced chee), means air, breath of life, or vital energy that flows through all things in the universe.

"Gong" (pronounced gung, as in lung) means the skill of working with, or cultivating, self-discipline and achievement.

Together, Qigong means the skill of cultivating vital energy, or the ability to work with the electromagnetic energy of the body.Qigong is a mind-body practice that improves one's mental and physical health by integrating postures, movement, breathing techniques, and focused intention.


Medical Qigong

Medical Qigong therapy is the eldest therapeutic modality of Chinese medicine. It is a comprehensive system of health care, addressing the root cause of symptoms or disease, while treating the client as a whole. Medical qigong treatments are based upon a differential diagnosis rooted in Chinese medical theory.

In a Medical Qigong treatment, the practitioner, having developed through dedicated study and self-cultivation the ability to sense and manipulate energy, uses qi emission to restore health and wellness to the client. The practitioner may also teach medical qigong exercises and meditations.

Practiced as an excellent adjunct to Western medicine, medical qigong and Chinese medicine may successfully treat conditions which Western medicine finds resistant or ambiguous.


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services

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Medical qigong sessions

Medical Qigong sessions are currently available at my office in Laguna Beach (PCH near Pearl St) or in East Nashville.  

$90 for a 60 min session;  3 sessions for $225 ($75 a session)

$120 for a 90 min session; 3 sessions for $315 ($105 a session)  

For an additional $25 travel fee, I can come to your home in Laguna Beach.  

I also offer remote treatments via telephone or skype. 

Women's qigong clinical trial

Women are welcome to contact me for more information regarding participation in my Women's Qigong Clinical Trial for my doctoral dissertation.  The trial covers a broad range of gynecological disorders and trauma.  The trial includes 8 sessions over 3 months and weekly exercises and meditations.  

Participation is offered at a deeply discounted rate of $249 for the 8 sessions.  You are welcome to try a single session for $45 (50% discount) to see if you would like to participate.

Participation to begin by June 2, 2019

Qigong exercise classes

Individual or group exercise classes are available at beautiful locations in Laguna Beach, at your home, or in East Nashville.  

$60 for 60 minute individual session

$90 for 90 minute individual session

$20 per person for group classes

Acupressure sessions

I also offer acupressure sessions.  I currently have over 200 hours of acupressure training.  Acupressure sessions are also available in Laguna Beach or East Nashville.  

$90 for 60 minutes; 3 sessions for $225 ($75 a session)

$120 for 90 minutes; 3 sessions for $315 ($105 a session)

For an additional $25 travel fee, I can come to your home in Laguna Beach.

my story

After a serious decline in my health, that western medicine was unable to diagnose let alone heal, I turned to Eastern Medicine.  My western doctors ran every test they could think of and put me on many rounds of antibiotics and other medications but to no avail.  Acupuncture, massage, and qigong not only returned my health but changed the trajectory of my life's journey.


I have been studying and practicing qigong and other alternative healing modalities for over a decade.  I studied massage therapy at Natural Health Institute in Nashville, Tennessee.  During a Reiki Class session in massage school, I had the inspiration for the name Infinite Heart Healing.  The Reiki Master guiding the session saw an image during the same healing session similar to the one to the right, which felt like a perfect fit as the Infinite Heart Healing logo.  Her prototype drawing was the inspiration for this image. It is a little like a Rorschach drawing -- everyone seems to see something different.  I love that!  We are all unique individuals, sharing more in common than having differences.  There are several common themes many people see in the drawing but no two people shared seeing the exact same things.  In the time since this early session, I have come to understand the Heart's ability to heal is infinite.  I continue to heal body, mind, and spirit  through a holistic, Heart-centered approach.


Also while in massage school, I took an Eastern Anatomy and Physiology Class.  We were shown a PBS video of a qigong master named Master Duan, which piqued my interest in qigong.  I began a 32 hour Medical Qigong course the following week with J. Michael Wood, MMQ through the International Institute of Medical Qigong.  I then went on to finish the 200 hour Practitioner level and 500 hour Therapist level with J. Michael Wood in Nashville.  


I then continued on to finish the 1,000 hour Master of Medical Qigong with Dr. Bernard Shannon, DMQ, DTCM in Ca. I am currently in the process of finishing the 2,000 hour Doctorate of Medical Qigong Course with Dr. Bernard Shannon through the International College of Medical Qigong.  I have also taken many additional advanced trainings with Dr. Shannon.  As it turns out, Master Duan was one of Dr. Shannon's teachers...this is the kind of synchronicity I enjoy witnessing. I am currently conducting my Women's Qigong Clinical Trial for my doctoral dissertation and still have a few spots available.  


Qigong became my first love.  It is a toss-up as to what my favorite aspect of qigong is: self-cultivation through qigong exercises; teaching qigong exercises to others; giving a hands-on medical qigong session; receiving a session; being in class with fellow students; being a Teacher Assistant to Dr. Shannon.... I thoroughly enjoy them all.  It continues to be a journey that fills me at times with deep peace and contentment and other times has me mining the depths of my wounds to release and purge another layer of energetic stagnation. 


I look forward to sharing qigong with you in whichever capacity you like (sharing stories, teaching exercises, giving you a hands-on session) and to whatever depth you want to take it.  I look forward to meeting you where you are on your journey and sharing the road together for whatever period of time we are meant to share.  


I have also taken many Continuing Education classes steeped in Chinese medicine, including over 200 hours of acupressure.  I love to learn and love to share my passion for qigong.  I currently share my time between Laguna Beach, Ca and Nashville, Tn.  I have shared a picture below that I have taken of the gorgeous sunsets I am blessed to witness in Laguna Beach.


Training/Credentials:

Medical Qigong Practitioner (200 hours) 4/2009 

Medical Qigong Therapist (500 hours) 10/2010

(International Institute of Medical Qigong, teacher - J. Michael Wood, MMQ, Nashville, Tn)


Master of Medical Qigong (1,000) hours) 6/2011 

Doctorate of Medical Qigong Candidate (2,000 hours) 10/2018 

(International College of Medical Qigong, teacher - Dr. Bernard Shannon, DMQ, DTCM)


Licensed Massage Therapist (TN) Lic. # 7103 4/2008

Certified Massage Therapist (Ca) Cert #73102 4/2017

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"You are not a drop in the ocean.  You are the entire ocean, in a drop."


"Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that."


"It's your road and yours alone.  Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you."


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additional testimonials

 

"I had a revelatory experience during my first session with Christy Koster. I'm not a person who normally seeks the benefits of the healing arts, but this had come after a stressful week of buying a house and planning a move, two events that left with me without an appetite and severely sleep deprived. Needless to say, I was a mess when I lay on her table, but not so upon leaving. I was amazingly relaxed--more so than I'd been in weeks. And hungry as it turns out. After our session, I took her advice and surrendered to the Universe, which said 'rest and restore.' At home I ate a full rack of ribs, three pimento cheese sandwiches, and an embarrassing amount of granola and protein shakes. Then I slept for twelve hours and woke up feeling marvelous. For anyone looking to have their reset button pressed, I highly recommend a shared qigong experience with Christy Koster." 

Sam K.

 

I started working with Christy more out of hope than a deep belief in what qi gong could do for me.  When she told me she had just learned a protocol for multiple myeloma, I felt it was meant to be.  Now, I can't imagine having gone through so much chemo and a stem cell transplant without her.  I have healed so well and so fast that even my doctor said it was more than what medicine could do.  Christy also helped me manage what few side effects I did have from the treatments.  And on top of that, she is just great to hang out with!

Katherine S. 

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Infinite Heart Healing

Laguna Beach, Ca & Nashville, Tn

(615) 513-9018

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