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Learn Qigong

Feel, move and work with energy in your body
Qigong is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing and meditation. People practice qigong throughout China and worldwide for recreation, exercise, relaxation, preventive medicine, self-healing, alternative medicine, meditation, self-cultivation and training for martial arts.

Qigong in the Park

June 1 to August 31

Whether it’s a peaceful morning by the Farmer's Market in Isinger Park or a gorgeous evening by the Chinese Pavilion in Victoria Park, Riversdale offers the perfect backdrop for our summer Qigong classes!

Victoria Park

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Near Chinese pavilion

Isinger Park

Saturdays
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Across from The Banks

Recommendations

  • Wear a mask to and from each class.
  • Arrive early so that class may start on time without disruption.
  • Talk to the instructor about pre-existing physical conditions before class.
  • Qigong is best practiced in bare feet.
  • You do not require a yoga mat, but you may bring water and sunscreen.
  • Respect social distancing of 2 metres.
  • Masks are not required during class as long as the social distancing is respected.
  • There will be no hands on adjustments, only vocal cues.

Schedule

Each week we will practice a different Qigong form. We will walkthrough the form each night so you can come to one class or all the classes without falling behind. Here is the list of forms that we will study for the upcoming weeks. Click on the date to learn a bit more about the form.

June

June 1-5 - Ma Wang Dui
The exercises of the Ma Wang Dui Qigong are based on those shown on the famous silk paintings excavated from the Mawangdui tombs of Changsha, Hunan province. This accessible and beautiful form will be of interest to experienced practitioners and beginners alike, and especially to those interested in the authentic connection with forms practised in ancient China.
June 8-12 - Ba Duan Jin
The Ba Duan Jin (Eight Pieces of Brocade) Qigong is one of the most popular forms of Qigong used as exercise. Daily practice of Ba Duan Jin Qigong is a 1,500 year old tradition for monks at the Shaolin Buddhist Temple in China.
June 15-19 - Yi Jin Jing
The Yi Jin Jing Qigong is a relatively intense form of exercise that aims at strengthening the muscles and tendons, promoting strength and flexibility, speed and stamina, balance and coordination of the body.
June 29-July 3 - Wu Qin Xi
The Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal) Qigong is practised by imitating symbolically and physically the movements, breathing and sounds of tigers, deer, bears, monkeys and birds.

July

July 6-10 - Da Wu
Da Wu originated from the Tang Yao Period (about 4,000 years ago) and is a health-preserving method which channels the joints and dredges the meridians by the form of dance.
July 13-17 - Dragon and Tiger
The seven movements of the Dragon and Tiger Qigong trace the acupressure meridians of your body, giving your body a full energetic massage and cleansing.
July 20-24 - Ma Wang Dui
The exercises of the Ma Wang Dui Qigong are based on those shown on the famous silk paintings excavated from the Mawangdui tombs of Changsha, Hunan province. This accessible and beautiful form will be of interest to experienced practitioners and beginners alike, and especially to those interested in the authentic connection with forms practised in ancient China.
July 27-31 - Ba Duan Jin
The Ba Duan Jin (Eight Pieces of Brocade) Qigong is one of the most popular forms of Qigong used as exercise. Daily practice of Ba Duan Jin Qigong is a 1,500 year old tradition for monks at the Shaolin Buddhist Temple in China.

August

August 3-7 - Yi Jin Jing
The Yi Jin Jing Qigong is a relatively intense form of exercise that aims at strengthening the muscles and tendons, promoting strength and flexibility, speed and stamina, balance and coordination of the body.
August 10-14 - Wu Qin Xi
The Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal) Qigong is practised by imitating symbolically and physically the movements, breathing and sounds of tigers, deer, bears, monkeys and birds.
August 17-21 - Da Wu
Da Wu originated from the Tang Yao Period (about 4,000 years ago) and is a health-preserving method which channels the joints and dredges the meridians by the form of dance.
August 24-28 - Dragon and Tiger
The seven movements of the Dragon and Tiger Qigong trace the acupressure meridians of your body, giving your body a full energetic massage and cleansing.
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