Fri, Oct 08|
Marine on Saint Croix
Experience Qi Gong with Lee Holden
Relax your mind and energize your body with a special introductory Qi gong class, guided by master teacher Lee Holden. Learn to release tension and stress in an enjoyable way that can be applied to real life.
Time & Location
Oct 08, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Marine on Saint Croix, 121 Judd St, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047, USA
About the Event
Join us for this special opportunity to experience the growing practice of modern Qi gong within our community.
Learn about the history and basic principles of Qi gong, a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), like acupuncture. Practice a simple routine that includes: centering posture, deep breathing, focused attention and slow, flowing movements that any body can do.
You will be guided by renowned master teacher, Lee Holden, who brings both years of expertise and a sense of lightness and laughter to every class.
Immediately following the practice we invite you to join us for some social interaction at Rusted Root Winery just up the road. Take the opportunity to connect with others over a light meal or a beverage together.
Lee will begin with a very brief history of Qi gong, which translated, means “Energy” (Qi) Work (gong). He will then guide us through a beginner’s routine from a standing position. Lee will give us movement and breathing cues, and will point to key principles, like relaxation, centeredness and enjoyment, while helping us to feel and sense the experience in our bodies.
Qi gong is an ancient practice that Lee has translated into modern times. A way to drop into the neutral present moment and feel good. A way to release tension and stress and shift into a state of relaxed alertness. We invite you to experience how simple it is to do!
Lee will also save time at the end to answer questions and discuss ways to continue practicing online or in community.
Things to Bring:
We recommend that you wear loose, comfortable clothing and athletic footwear (or practice barefoot)
If you prefer to practice Qi gong from a sitting position, we can provide a chair
About Lee Holden:
Lee Holden is an internationally known instructor in Qi gong, meditation, and Tai Chi. In collaboration with Grand Master Mantak Chia, one of the foremost Qi gong experts in the world, Lee was instrumental in bringing the ancient Taoist teachings to western culture. His pioneering work has popularized Qi gong through books, classes, workshops, video courses, online programs, and American Public Television programs. Lee has been acknowledged by the International Chi Gong Association  (2009) for his ability to make the esoteric Taoist teachings accessible to modern students without compromising or diluting their essence. He conducts training and certification programs in traditional and medical Qi gong and continues to study with Qi gong masters in Thailand, Indonesia, Moscow, Japan, and China. A licensed acupuncturist, Lee Holden practices in Santa Cruz and Los Gatos, California. In addition to his international teaching and private practice, he works as a stress management consultant to corporations, including Apple and 3Com.
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