About

Our Story
so far…

Be part of our story and mission to help every woman transform her pain, trauma and tragedy into stories of hope, strength and courage—a sisterhood.

Kathy & Zuza

Rise Up, Girl!

YOU ARE A PUMA.

Sisters at heart, and Qigong instructors, we are united by our passion to support women’s health and healing. We first met through our mutual love for martial arts at an international summer camp of Yang’s Martial Arts Association (YMAA) in Hungary 2000—Kathy from USA and Zuza from Poland.

A sister is someone
who listens when you talk, laughs when you laugh, and holds your hand when you cry…

We instantly connected upon meeting each other. We were so impressed and inspired by each other’s talents, enthusiasm and dedication to martial arts. After meeting each other a few times at the following summer camps in Europe, we developed a close friendship.

Only do what your heart tells you.

PRINCESS DIANA

As we went on to pursue our individual studies, Kathy in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Zuza in Law, we lost touch for awhile. During this time, we went through our own personal hardships and worked a lot on our own self-development, health and healing.

When I let go of
what I am,
I become
what I might be.

LAO TZU

We eventually reconnected in October 2017 by a chance meeting in Portugal. Catching up with each other after 11 years apart, we were deeply moved by each other’s life stories. During our talk at the Sanctuary of Fátima, we were inspired to start a project together to help other women with similar struggles and need of healing.

If you’re always
trying to be normal,
you will never know
how amazing you can be.

MAYA ANGELOU

Our goals and purpose for this project were further fueled and inspired by the many stories we heard from different women along our life path. Among others, it is worth to mention: the Me Too movement; stories of breast and ovarian cancer survivors; inspiring women with disabilities who run marathons and climb the highest mountains; our own strong mothers; women who have successfully overcome their eating disorders; women who have experienced mental or physical abuse and violence; as well as many women who have felt lost, sad or hopeless.

She needed a HERO,
So that’s what she BECAME.

Beauty begins
the moment
you decide
to be yourself

COCO CHANEL

All these compelling stories grew into our main focus and motivation—ultimately, leading us to create our women-focused Qigong programs for healing and harmonizing the body and mind. After more than two years of researching and collecting ideas, plus teaching, and also pursuing professional studies in therapeutic Qigong, our project took shape at last in January 2020.

I don’t claim to have found the truth, but
I know it has found me.

SARA GROVES

There is always one true inner voice.

Trust it.

GLORIA STEINEM

We teamed up to start the KZ QIGONG project with the mission to empower women of all ages in need of personal healing with therapeutic Qigong exercises. We bring our specialties in Qigong, Tai Chi and Chinese Medicine as well as our compassion and personal life experiences to design programs to help women to renew their bodies and minds, release their emotional pains and stress, and revitalize their lives rooted in a new way of thinking and being.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

MARK TWAIN

Looking after
my health today
gives me a better
hope for tomorrow.

ANNE WILSON SCHAEF

The best thing
to hold onto in life
is each other.

AUDREY HEPBURN

We are dedicated to help every woman transform her pain, trauma and tragedy into stories of hope, strength and courage. We have overcome a lot—and we believe you can, too.

I want every girl to know that her voice can change the world.

MALALA FUND

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit

E.E. CUMMINGS

Let your smile
change the world,
but don’t let the
world change your smile.

Axie Breen Photography

There is nothing stronger
than a broken woman
who has rebuilt herself.

HANNAH GADSBY

I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.

Take this step with us on this amazing journey and be part of our story and sisterhood. We invite you to follow our blog; join our Qigong for Her workshops; and participate in our discussions on women’s health, well-being and healing—you will Rise Up, Girl!

The journey of
a thousand miles
begins with
a single step.

LAO TZU

You must do
the thing you think
you cannot do.

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Rise above
the storm
and you will
find the sunshine.

MARIO FERNANDEZ

Our Specialties

Qigong

Cultivate Your Body’s Energy
Increase your inner strength and the quality and quantity of your Qi (energy) flow with proper breathing and simple exercises for a stronger mind-body connection.

Tai Chi

Relax and Reduce Your Stress
Develop a calm, focused mind and raise your sense of awareness and right boundaries with soft but strong movements originally created for self-defense.

Chinese Medicine

Heal Your Emotions Naturally
Heal your body and emotions naturally with acupressure, meridian health, and food as medicine to promote circulation & release tension and blockages.

Contact Us

Kathy Yang
Boston, MA, USA
TCM Time

Zuzanna Grzywacz
Lisbon, Portugal
Qi Be Healthy

© 2020 KZ Qigong with Kathy & Zuza. All rights reserved.