Playing in the Emperor's Garden Qigong Classes at JHM, Instructed by Holli Rainwater
Every Wednesday 10:30 - 11:30 A.M. Beginning February 2nd
Playing in the Emperor's Garden Qigong is inspired by a 19th century wall hanging in the Beyond Our Borders Exhibit at JHM called "One Hundred Children Playing in the Emperor's Garden." This image of children playing in the garden is popular in Chinese culture, going back to the 10th century. It represents the theme of family and prosperity, but can also represent good health, vitality, and a lighthearted spirit--all the good things that come to you when you practice qigong.
Qigong (pronounced 'chee gong') is an ancient Chinese health care system that combines gentle body movements, breath practice, and deep relaxation. We will use the Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi form as our core practice. This is a very "user friendly" form with many benefits for both the beginner and more seasoned practitioner.
No prior experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing and lightweight shoes. Qigong is very gentle and relaxing and does not require getting down on the floor. The instructor for the class is Holli Rainwater who has been studying and teaching Qigong since 2004 and is certified as a Tai Chi Easy practice leader. Classes are free of charge and made possible by the Ohio Arts Council.