“Shaolin” style Qigong
Perfect way to welcome Spring!
This is a good starting point for anyone new to Tai Chi and Qigong as well as good information for those who have practiced already.
Benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong will include improved posture and balance, stress reduction, better breathing, regulation of blood pressure, and a sense of well-being.
Come learn this ancient art of self-healing,
cultivate your own Qi, and share the “ener-Qi” of the group!
Barbara Karas first became interested in learning Qigong and Tai Chi when she saw people practicing slow graceful movements in a hospital atrium. Led by a man dressed in scrubs and playing Chinese music on a boom box she knew immediately that this was something she wanted to learn and share with others. She began instructor training in 2009 with Master Ping Zhao at Authentic Eastern Health in Bethlehem, PA. and was certified to teach Tai Chi and Qigong 18 steps I and II, Tai Chi 24 Steps, Eight Pieces Brocade, and Yijinjing. She is also a disciple of Brother Bernard Seif, a monk, therapist, Qigong healer, and member of the Knights Hospitaller who certified her in a form called Five Elements. Barbara seeks to emulate her teachers by encouraging every-BODY to learn these health-building and longevity-promoting Chinese exercises. Barbara teaches all forms step by step so that students can learn the movements at their own speed without feeling awkward. As participants progress, they practice the foundational principles of Tai Chi and Qigong and begin to explore deeper levels of self-healing. Barbara would like to see people in the United States practicing in parks and gardens just like people in China, where they are part of the landscape. A relaxed class atmosphere and gentle music provide inspiration for people of all fitness levels to improve their health and cultivate the universal energy of Qi!