Tai Chi and Qigong for Wellness
Wednesdays (beginning September 30)
8:30 – 9:30am
Gerstle Park, San Rafael (Corner of San Rafael Ave. and Clark St.) Directions
Taught by Elizabeth Meloney
Registration required. Join anytime. First class is free!
Release stress, enhance immunity, improve balance and coordination, increase joy and vital energy!
Qigong is one of the most powerful self-healing traditions developed in human history. Those who use Qigong faithfully tend to need less medication, less acupuncture and heal faster. The primary mechanism that is activated by one’s practice of Qigong is a spontaneous balancing and enhancing of the natural healing resources in the human system. Over thousands of years, millions of people have received the benefit of these gentle practices, believing that improving the flow and function of the chi (life force energy) reverses the effects of aging and empowers you to reclaim health and joy in your life.
Tai Chi Chuan translates as “Supreme Ultimate Boxing.” Practicing Tai Chi Chuan builds health, vitality, joy, meditative focus, inner peace, flexibility, resilience and internal power. Because Tai Chi deeply relaxes and releases the nervous system, it is the perfect remedy for stress and stress-related disease. Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong movements powerfully increase the circulation and nutritive flow of blood, fluid and energy to all the connective tissues, increasing tone, elasticity, flexibility, and bone, joint and organ health!
This class is taught in the traditional manner of our lineage. The internal energy work–invisible to the eye of the novice–is clearly explained and demonstrated, and each student is instructed at a pace best suited to their individual needs.
Daily practice of the component practices and forms taught in this class will promote the unobstructed flow of chi (vital energy) and stimulate the internal hydraulic systems of the body. These exercises will also slow the aging process by stimulating the natural healing functions of the body, calm the mind and central nervous system, strengthen the body, tone and vitalize the internal organs, loosen the joints, increase energy, improve balance and enliven the spirit.
Practicing Tai Chi and Qigong is highly beneficial as a means of maintaining optimal health and healing from injury or illness. It is a great complement to your other sport and life activities.
Appropriate for any age or fitness level. Beginners welcome!
First class is free.
Special monthly savings available to our students taking more than one weekly class!
Due to Covid-19: Classes will observe social distancing guidelines. The county does not require masks for outdoor activities, but please have one with you at all times. Class size is limited so please reserve your space early.
Register for classes by sending an email from the Contact Us page of the website. Thank you!
Each new and returning student will also be asked to fill out a new registration form that includes a waiver for Covid-19.