In 2019, after having had a fantastic Qi Fest on the beautiful island of Maui, we set plans to hold our next exciting event. When the time came to choose a new location for 2020, we decided that the picturesque Santa Cruz grounds of 1440 Multiversity surrounded by beautiful redwood forests, would be perfect. However, due to the wake of a global pandemic, we had to switch gears and bring the Qi Fest 2020 online.
As an unprecedented first, we met the opportunity to reshape our vision with determination. Changing the event to an online format presented new challenges but also enabled us to increase our online presence, attendance, and allow for a better all-around experience.
Though initially slated for May 22-24, we moved the event to June 26-28, 2020, allowing us to upgrade our online capabilities and new features like recordings of each day and an online community forum.
The most impressive aspect of the Qi Fest was the ability to transmit our vibration and intention through the computer felt by all the participants. From the opening ceremony to the ending discussion, there was a feeling of connection and accomplishment.
Members were able to take the experience of the event from the comfort of their homes and can re-live this meaningful experience via the recordings.
What students are saying
"This Qi Fest was my watering hole! A long-needed drink. Another chance to keep taking care of myself and each other. I am so grateful."
"The teachers were truly devoted to bringing their passion and expertise to the group of us. "
"The fact that recordings are available is great! They are high-quality recordings, and I have gone back and revisited the sessions."
Special Thanks to All the Teachers!
Meditation: Kelli Pilkinton
Tai-Chi: Alissa Ballestrin
Dance (Pan African): Shereel Washington
Yoga: Matt Lucas
Qigong: Master Sheldon
Zen Combat: Sifu Gus Gates