danceFLOW QiGong/TaiChi is a fusion of QiGong/Taichi with gentle breathing, stretching, toning and guided meditation exercises to inspirational dance music (e.g., Indigenous/Ethnic, Middle Eastern, Argentine Tango, Cuban Rumba, English Waltz, Classical Ballet). The goal is to tap into the principles of “Ying-Yang”, “Taiji” & “Wuji” to breathe correctly and manage internal/external energy flows in order to achieve stress relief, relaxation, flexibility, fitness, energy balance, and healing. These same principles will then be applied through other martial arts and dance-based movements for gentle cardio and muscle toning.
This program is particularly suited to those who want to experience a gentler but empowering form of fitness and exercise, as well as anyone living with Pain, Chronic Pain or other Accessibility challenges (e.g., Parkinson’s, Arthritis, Paraplegia). Some portions of the class may involve seated breathing and meditation exercises.
QiGong is an ancient Chinese art that combines guided meditation with breathing techniques, gentle movement and visualization to promote healing, balance, and circulate your body’s vital energy. In Traditional Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts, “QiGong” is a practice of breathing, physical movement, and mind to cultivate and balance Qi (Chi) which is the “intrinsic life energy”. Traditional QiGong dates back to 4000 years and incorporates rhythmic breathing with slow repetition of fluid movement, a calm mindful state, and visualization of guiding qi through the body along meridians paths.