Introductory workshop on the ancient healing art of Qigong. Originating in China, Qigong refers to an ancient practice of healing. This practice allows us to use our innate ability to self-heal. Learning Qigong allows the practitioner to enjoy slow, graceful movements, while using visualization and sound as a method of achieving a healthier mind and body. Deep abdominal breathing creates a rhythmic harmony in the mind, and allows a unified flow of energy throughout the body.
This workshop will cover: History and philosophy of Qigong, relaxation, stress relief, body awareness and how Qigong assists in healing the body and more!
This workshop will be done both in chairs and standing. All fitness levels are welcome.
It is important to start your yoga journey with the correct classes. Yoga 101, Gentle & Supported, & Chair Supported Yoga will help build your yoga foundation so you have the skills and confidence to take the more advanced classes.
Qigong (pronounced “chee-gung”) is an ancient Chinese practice for mind/body wellness. Qi is the Chinese word for “life energy” and Gong means “work” or “skill,” especially something gained through perseverance and practice. Tai Chi is a derivative of Qigong focused on martial arts. Qigong is focused directly on health, and its growing popularity here has led some to call it “the new yoga.”
The Yovana Qigong class will be taught sitting in chairs and standing up. It is accessible to all fitness levels.