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Trace Konerko of HeartMind T’ai Chi will teach Qigong classes at Yale Union on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30.

Qigong is a Chinese Healing Art devised thousands of years ago to cultivate the flow of energy or “Qi” in our bodies. With roots in Chinese Medicine and Daoist philosophy, Qigong is a deep and engaging way to release stagnant energy, build physical strength, diminish stress and balance emotional life; ultimately creating a more meaningful connection to ourselves and the world around us.

This weekly class weaves together many different vitality enhancing forms such as Bu Zheng Qigong, The Nine Phases of Qi Cultivation,The Eight Silk Brocades, Five Elements, and more. No two classes are the same, and they are designed to create a continuous and smooth experience of body, mind, and breath. Trace Konerko has been studying T’ai Chi and Qigong for over 26 years with the aim of spreading awareness of the practice to all ages and abilities.

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing with bare feet or socks. Most of the class is done on our feet, however, seated variations and adjustments for injury are always offered. Personal yoga mats and water bottles are suggested for the Yale Union space, but are not required.

This class is an ongoing drop-in class and all levels are welcomed!

Cost: $10, no one turned away for lack of funds. Cash, check, or credit card accepted. Click HERE to view class times and to sign up for classes. It is best to sign up in advance so that we may contact you in the unlikely event of a last-minute schedule change.