May 23, 2020, 10:30 AM
The meditative movement practice of qigong (“chee-gong”) teaches us to observe the energies and flows of nature and, like a wise gardener, cultivate our personal health and wellbeing according to the same principles – continual change, the balanced pulse of yin and yang, and the cycle of the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water). Join movement-wellness coach Kele Baker for a practical exploration into how these Daoist principles are alive in the design of Innisfree Garden and the functioning of body and mind. Learn easy, gentle movement and breath practices to relax and energize the body, calm the mind and uplift the spirit. This session focuses on transforming stress into vitality by relaxing, releasing tension, balancing the nervous system, and cultivating flexibility and flow. No prior experience is necessary. The session will be done standing; if you prefer to sit, please bring your own portable stool or chair.
Kele Baker is a Holden Qigong senior teacher, Tai Chi Easy Integral Tai Chi teacher, and is certified by the National Qigong Association. She teaches qigong courses for Marist CLS, and is core faculty at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck. She teaches Tai Chi Easy at the Walkway Over the Hudson and runs local classes and workshops in Dutchess and Putnam Counties. Kele sits on the board of the Healer Within Foundation, which provides Tai Chi Easy training to organizations and institutions.
$15 for the general public; $10 for Innisfree members