Qigong on the Hilltop
Qigong on the Hilltop
July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:00am-11:00am (Central Time)
Location: Assisi Heights Canticle Park (1001 14th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901) Click Here for map.
Special Notes: This event will take place outdoors, in Assisi Heights Canticle Park. Entry into the Assisi Heights building is not permitted at this time. Please park in the Canticle Park parking lot (Parking Map included above) & join the group in the grassy area. Despite the signage, we are open for limited sponsored events only, so you will still see the closure signs at the entrance to Assisi Heights. All participants are requested to wear their masks while on Assisi Heights property. Participants should refrain from attending if experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or other illness or have been exposed to any persons infected with COVID-19. (Class series is subject to updated COVID-19 guidelines).
Qigong, the art and science of cultivating the body’s energy, has been practiced in China for thousands of years as a technique to improve the body’s self-healing abilities. Qigong, simply stated, is the cultivation of Qi or vital life energy.
The gentle rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality and enhance the immune system. It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions. Those who maintain a consistent practice of Qigong find that it helps one regain a youthful vitality, maintain health even into old age and helps speed recovery from illness.
Qigong practice includes gentle movement with postural alignment, deep breathing techniques, and relaxation/meditation practices. During these sessions, participants will learn Vitality Enhancement Qigong, Master Liu’s energy exercises and various breathing, self-applied massage and meditation techniques. They are easily adaptable to every lifestyle and can be done while standing, seated, and even lying down. This is an 8-week class series, not for drop-in attendance.
Bonnie Sokolov began studying T’ai Chi in 1998. She was certified to teach T’ai Chi Chih in 2001. In 2008 she graduated from the Institute of Integral Qigong and T’ai Chi.
In the event of inclement weather, sessions may be rescheduled. Please check for updates prior to each session.