QI GONG AND TAI CHI ON THE PLAZA 2019
The ancient Chinese arts of Qi Gong and Yang style Tai Chi improve overall health. Qi Gong brings benefits for balance, coordination, and relaxation using slow movements that are effective in improving walking and in fall prevention. Tai Chi strengthens the body and the energy within it. The slow, flowing movements of Tai Chi help to relax the mind and body, while at the same time bringing a sense of vitality and wellness. Both will increase the strength and flexibility of muscles and ligaments while improving overall flexibility and strength throughout the whole body. Breathing exercises increase the ability to absorb more oxygen into the body so that the brain works more efficiently, heart and lungs become healthier and energy is increased.
Antonia Jáuregui Tamayo is a volunteer instructor at the Treasure Valley YMCA and the Caldwell Library. Starting with a one day a week Qi Gong class at the Y the interest grew to include Tai Chi classes and there are now classes 3 days a week. Now in it’s 5th year the program continues to benefit the membership. The library Tai Chi class is also in its 5th year and is open to all community members.
George Stetter started as a student in Antonia’s first class and became a volunteer instructor at the Y last year. George introduced Tai Chi on the Plaza in the summer of 2018 and currently leads classes at the Y. He also started a class to benefit the Middleton community at Canyon Springs Church.
Tai Chi & Qi Gong are part of the FREE Plaza Movement Series.
PLAZA EVENT GUIDELINES
Service animals only.
No smoking or vaping permitted on the Plaza.
No outside alcohol permitted on the Plaza.
Chairs permitted. Forget yours? Rent one from the Plaza Shoppe for $2.