Education for Well-being
Qigong for Elders and Others
Cultivating well-being by caring for Self and Others:
As we cultivate this practice in ourselves, we naturally wish to create practice communities, sharing it with our families, friends, patients and clients. Experience a community-building shared meditation that will make you feel closer to yourself, your loved ones and your neighbors.
Location: Eskaton Hazel Shirley Manor
11025 San Pablo Ave #101
El Cerrito, CA
Time: Tuesdays, 10:15- 11:30
Cost: $5 per class, or $20 per month
This class is geared for Elders attending classes at the Richmond Senior Center, but is suitable for all persons who would like to begin a gentle movement practice at a gradual pace. Emphasis is also on development of community. Like its namesake, the practice group comes to resemble a flock of geese supporting each other to do more and be more; sending caring to any goose that may go down for a while, whatever the cause.
All classes are open to people with arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, MS, spinal stenosis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and headaches.
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Drawing from the ancient Chinese practice of Qigong, along with a host of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, you will experience a walking meditation in warm water. Join us and discover a new kind of meditation.
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