Fridays | March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 | 10:00am | Houghton Room | $15
Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice of mindful movement that can be viewed as a combination of Tai Chi and Yoga but is much easier to learn and more accessible for all ages, body types, and abilities. As the foundation for the Chinese Martial Arts and Chinese Traditional Medicine, it has many applications for health and longevity. In this class you will learn to relax into gentle flows that integrate the body, the emotions, and the mind to create a sense of embodiment and empowerment. The healing aspects of the mindful movements reduce stress and elevate energy while creating feelings of peace and well-being.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Dr. Donna Kester Phillips was introduced to yoga in the late 60’s and eventually became a certified trauma-informed Yoga teacher. She continued to explore mindfulness and mindful movement, which led her to become a certified Lee Holden QiGong instructor. As an Associate Professor of Education, she integrates mindfulness into her teacher preparation classes. All of these experiences inspired her to establish the annual Mindfulness Conversations and Mindful Movement Conference at Niagara University with the purpose of connecting others practicing mindfulness in their own professions. Most recently, she created the Center for Mindful Practice at Niagara University, an organization where she is currently the Director. The Center now offers free weekly online classes in Mindfulness/Meditation, Qigong, Tai Chi, and Yoga taught by teachers from around the world.