Donations for instructor appreciated but no fee required. Drop-in welcome. Please arrive at Finnriver using the back entry on Rhody Drive and park in the grassy lot behind the Fire Hall. The front gate on Center will be locked.
Meet in the pavilion but be prepared to be outside weather permitting. Please bring a grass or wood chip friendly blanket and please wear socks and bring a water bottle. Check the calendar at Finnriver for updates and cancellations notices.
From Rufina Garay, the instructor:
Tai Ji Qi Gong,
18 Movements, Part I
Relax . . . Breathe.
The invitation is to try an ancient Chinese practice of guided self-healing intended for one’s longevity in a particularly difficult time. Socially-distanced. Outside in good weather. Instructor is vaccinated.
Qi Gong for everyone
Increase your mobility, flexibility, strength, and well-being at any age with Qi Gong. This practice can be done standing, seated, or lying down.
Qi gong helps busy people live with more quality and energy. It is a mindfulness practice that offers an opportunity to quiet the mind and power the heart. Movements are slow, gentle, and even to restore balance in the body, mind, and spirit.
Research on qi gong suggests that this practice may effectively boost the immune system and may be helpful to people with arthritic or joint conditions.
Rufina is a student of Wudang Taoist priest, Sifu Yun Xiang Tseng, also known as Master (Teacher) Chen and Corinne Chaves (Wild Peace Tai Chi). All of them are of the lineage of Grandmaster Li of Wudang mountain (See the excerpt from the National Geographic coverage of her here!).
Sifu Chen is a master of kung fu, sword form, tai chi, qi gong, healing arts, and meditative practices. Rufina is a certified instructor of Qi Gong, has taught Tai Chi-24 Form and is currently in training for certification in additional forms. As Sifu’s student, Rufina is 26thGeneration Longmen Pai Sect and the 15th Generation San Feng Pai.