Qigong & Tai Chi for a Healthy Spine
July 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
With Pam Vlahakis at Chase Park, Chatham at the Labyrinth
$30 for session
Preregistration is required
Rain Date: July 10
Qigong and Tai chi are ancient Chinese exercises. The gentle flowing movements promote flexibility and strength of the tissues. In particular the connective tissue or fascia that envelopes the vertebra of the spine is impacted positively with exercises like qigong and tai chi.
This workshop will focus on learning slow gentle nourishing qigong exercises rooted in Medical/Therapeutic Qigong. Mindful concentration, breath awareness and gentle flowing movements are the pillars of Qigong and Tai Chi. These mind body exercises can help cultivate inner and outer flexibility and strength.
Participants will learn tai chi principles and postures that support a healthy spine. A therapeutic qigong regimen for a healthy back will also be introduced.
“You are as young as your spine.” Chinese proverb
Instructor, Pamela Vlahakis has a Masters in Education with over 25 years as a Registered Dietitian focusing on Wellness. Also as a Certified Yoga, Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor, she offers classes in Yoga & Meditation, Qigong and Tai Chi. Pamela has enjoyed teaching yoga for adults and children in the community and public schools since 2001. She has been teaching Medical Qigong for over 10 years and in more recent years has offered a combination class of Qigong/Tai Chi. She completed Qigong and Tai Chi teacher training with Dr. Aihan Kuhn as well as completed the Tai Chi teacher training with Dr. Peter Wayne at the Tree of Life School of Tai chi in Boston.