QI GONG CLASSES

Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one's mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent.

The literal translation of qi gong is “energy work.” It is an Asian form of yoga that has been around for thousands of years. Much of it is performed while standing, though there are a number of seated sets as well.

The Nineteenth Century will offer Qi Gong from Instructor Tom Wilkens starting Friday, June 11. Classes will meet via Zoom Friday mornings from 9:30-10:30am through July 16. Class price: $45.00

Registration for this Zoom class can be completed HERE

Unfamiliar with Qi Gong? Instructor Tom Wilkens provides an introduction here:

 

TaiChiTAI CHI CLASSES 

Tai Chi is a type of low-impact, weight-bearing, and aerobic -- yet relaxing -- exercise. It began as a martial art. As it developed, it took on the purpose of enhancing physical and mental health. Practiced in a variety of styles, Tai Chi involves slow, gentle movements, deep breathing, and meditation. The meditation is sometimes called "moving meditation".

Tai Chi instructor Tom Wilkens studied Tai Chi twice weekly for 10 years at Championship Martial Arts Academy in Chicago, under the guidance of master Jinhua Guo.

Tai Chi helps to achieve a better sense of balance though building confidence though various exercises coordinating with the breath.

It is easy on the joints but requires concentration as we move slowly but rhythmically.
This will increase one’s ability to focus while taking in more oxygen. 

Tai Chi is taking a break for the time being. Please check back later for more information.