Please join us for an uplifting presentation and demonstration: Tai Chi for the New Year: Easy Exercises and meditations for Balance, Peace and Health in 2015 with Jessica Kolbe, a Level 3 certified Tai Chi and Qigong instructor.
Wed, Jan. 14 7:00 pm Carpinteria Womans Club 1059 Vallecito Rd
Qigong (pronounced chee-gung), is the practice of energy cultivation, Ancient Chinese exercises developed 2000 years ago for the health of our bodies, minds, emotions and our spiritual natures. Slow,meditative exercises stretch our bodies, soothe the nervous system and bring peace to our minds.
Tai Chi (pronounced tie-chee), is a choreographed form of Qigong that focuses on balance and harmony for our bodies, and in our everyday lives.
Both Tai Chi and Qigong are ancient Chinese exercises that promote optimal health, vitality and longevity. The exercises greatly reduce stress of all kinds and gives the practitioner a sense of peace and happiness. Qigong and Tai Chi improves physical health, mental, emotional health and balance.
The 4 components of Qigong, and Tai Chi are:
1. Mindful movements, synchronized with the breath, gently exercise and stretch the body.
2. Meditation relaxes and centers the body, mind and spirit.
3. Self-applied massage of hands, feet, neck, ears and scalp stimulate acupressure points to improve organ function , the immune system, circulation and energy flow.
4. Deep breathing slows the heart rate and lengthens the breath to promote the body’s natural healing Wear loose, comfy clothes if you wish to participate!
Jessica Kolbe leads Tai Chi and Qigong Classes in Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. She is a Level 3 certified instructor and a senior teacher trainer for the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. She has studied with masters in China and all over the US. Jessica specializes in Medical Qigong, Emotional Healing Qigong and Ancient Animal Frolics. You can watch or stream her TV show, Qigong with Jessica Kolbe, six times a week on TVSB, channel 17. Jessica is passionate and convinced about the healing benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi and loves to help people activate their own healing abilities.