Embryology Qigong Weekly Practice

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Recorded Qigong of Embryology Class with Bob Lehnberg

What is Qigong of Embrology

Embryology Qigong weekly practice description


Qigong, energy cultivation, is a simple practice. Embryology is an act of re-membering, of listening to the echo of our formation and growth. Principles underlying our embryological development can enrich our qigong practice and embodiment.

Our embryological development is based on universal principles including expanding & condensing, inner & outer, and earth & heaven. Minding basic embryological principles, breath and simple forms take on new depth and meaning.

We will begin and end each class with opening and closing sequences.

The main topic of each class will focus on one or two forms to provide a container for embodying embryological principles. These principles apply to any form with some more in expression and others more in the shadow. Either way, experience is borne, and body-mind / mind-body aspects of practice can come forth.

No embryology or qigong experience is needed. The principles and movements of embryology can serve as a basis for future study. These principles are universal and underlie many practices of energy and cultivation.


  • Gain an experiential understanding of the embryological process.
  • Deepen and enrich your understanding of the embryological process through direct experience.
  • Develop your "go-between" of structure and function, stability and mobility, container and contents, form and vitality, fluid and membrane.
  • Learn basic principles of qigong at their embryological origins.
  • Develop your own psychophysical "body-mind" and "mind-body" understanding on a personal basis.
  • Gain greater understanding of the health in your system, and sovereignty of your own embryo within.

Embryological processes and body-based qigong practices we will consider include:

  • Egg and sperm; stillness - movement
  • Early cell division; membrane - fluid balance
  • Yolk sac and amnion; internal and external Seas of Qi
  • Primitive streak; onset of our mesoderm, sense of weight and width
  • Allantois; our lower dan tien
  • Notochord; our soft spine
  • Blood vessel formation; spatial support for our heart, middle dan tien
  • Caudal eminence; grounding our spinal cord and central nervous system
  • Limb buds; sprouting and spiraling our arms and legs
  • Releasing our coccyx from our lower limbs; lateral weight shift
  • Pro-kidneys; lengthening our back and easing energy expenditure
  • Embryonic breathing; abdominal organs and membranes
  • Neuroenteric canal; balancing front body and back body
  • Central channel; seated meditation

January Classes 2022: Vibration Landing into Form.

In the totality of vibration, we chose to come into physical form. We manifested from the dance of egg and sperm, stillness and movement, time and space. From boundless to bound, we birthed our physical form to experience cellular respiration and cellular breathing.

Embryology Qigong classes attend the basic principles and processes of embryology as a foundation for our qigong practice. We will mostly be in practice, highlighting the embryological principles most relevant during this time of being and forming.

February Classes 2022: Flowing Back, Flowing Front

We manifested our Internal Sea of Qi and External Sea of Qi as our yolk sac internalized and amnion swathed us. Flow between our internal and external fields establish the fluid dynamics between our front body and back body in this present day.

Embryology Qigong classes attend the basic principles and processes of embryology as a foundation for our qigong practice. We will mostly be in practice, highlighting the embryological principles most relevant during this time of being and forming.


Meet Bob Lehnberg

Your Instructor

Bob Lehnberg
Bob Lehnberg

In 1990, Bob Lehnberg received his certification as Practitioner of Body-Mind Centering® (BMCsm) and in 2002 Teacher of Body-Mind Centering. Since then Bob has received teacher certifications for BMC Yoga, Integral Yoga and Supreme Science of Qigong. He has been teaching in schools of massage therapy and programs of somatic training since 1990 and has had the good fortune to teach BMC and somatic practices throughout the US and internationally in Europe, Canada, China, and Taiwan.

Bob is a co-founder of Kinesthetic Learning Center in Durham, NC and has been on faculty teaching and coordinating the BMC Somatic Movement Educator (SME) and Practitioner certification programs since 2007. He is coordinator of SME courses for Esprit en Mouvement in Montreal, Canada and is Co-director of the SME program in Taitung, Taiwan.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This is a weekly live course offered every Monday at 10:30 am Eastern time starting January 3, 2022
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
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What days and times are the course?
We will practice for first 4 Mondays of each month at 10:30 am Eastern time. If there is a 5th Friday, we take that day off. If Bob is traveling to teach, we will pause that month.

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