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‘Qi’ in the Parks - Qi Gong/Tai Chi tasters - St Andrews Park & Horfield Common

Submitted by anonymous on 21/05/2015


Come and try a new and healthy activity in some of Bristol favorite parks!  Free tasters of the ancient art of Qi Gong – a form of gentle exercise and moving meditation closely related to Tai Chi. Free tasters are available at various locations and times of the day from Thursday 28 May to Wednesday 3rd June.

Nicola Ley, artist and teacher from Ashley Down, started ‘Qigong Bristol’ last year to be a platform for local practitioners and says “We believe that Qi Gong is just so good for you that it is our mission to make it available to more and more people! What better place to do it in Bristol’s greenest spaces?”

Qigong is a system of gentle physical exercise and mindfulness practice that originated in China thousands of years ago, but is now practiced throughout the world. It requires no particular religious or philosophical beliefs – just a lively interest in exploring and appreciating our own experience and our relationship to the environment. Its integration of physical exercise with mental focus has benefits for bodily, mental and spiritual health well-being.

Anyone coming to these free sessions can learn some introductory movements and meditations. Also find out about regular classes running in different neighborhoods in the autumn and winter months. The sessions will run whatever the weather.

 

Parks throughout Bristol including:

Horfield Common (by the Ardagh) Friday 29 May 8am and 1pm, Sat 30 May 1pm

St Andrews Park Monday 3 June 8am and 1pm, Wed 3 June 1pm

www.qigong-bristol.co.uk/qi-park

07789 200685 - Tim Mason