Get your Qi (energy) ready for spring! This combo Tai Chi/Qigong sampler class will focus on giving you a varied sampling of Qigong from both active and passive forms; some walking, standing, seated and if time, even lying down. Participants will learn a few exercises to help detoxify the body as well as make healing sounds for the different organs. We will also do the beginning movements of the Sun style Tai Chi for Arthritis form which is a gentle, relaxing exercise program that is simple to follow and easy to learn. Many medical studies have shown Tai Chi to be an effective exercise for numerous aspects of health. It is wonderful for increasing your flexibility, muscle strength, lung capacity and cardiac function. Both Tai Chi and Qigong have additional health benefits for relaxation, balance, posture and immunity. The stress-relieving factor alone can better your lifestyle and your quality of lifePlease note: Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. Class will take place at Harro East Athletic Club 400 Andrews St, Rochester, NY 14604.About the teacher:
Wendy Smith is certified in Qigong by Master Yang Yang through the Center for Taiji Studies and is certified in Tai Chi for Arthritis through Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi Productions. She has been a student of Qigong since 1999, practicing as a teacher in Qigong and Tai Chi in the Greater Rochester area since 2003. Her unique style is a blend of different approaches resulting from study with four different Masters, emphasizing the special needs of her clientele, the seasonal needs of our bodies and the combination of both active and passive Qigong. Due to popular student demand, she produced a DVD entitled “Qigong with Wendy,” focusing on movements for health and vitality. For more information about her DVD, background, techniques and testimonials, please visit her website at www.seniorqigong.comFor details about our class cancellation policy, visit our FAQs.