SOUTHPORT, Conn. – Certified Tai Chi Instructor Julie Moffat will help the Fairfield community bring harmony and balance to life when she teaches tai chi and qigong classes on Pequot Library’s Great Lawn for four Fridays from 9-9:45 a.m. starting this week.
Each class is comprised of classic tai chi and qigong warm-ups, gentle and dynamic flowing movements, and guided meditations. Classes will help participants increase flexibility, strength and the immune system, quiet the mind, and reduce stress. Learn the benefit of standing meditation for improving sleep and a before-bedtime routine of simple forms and self-massage while connecting with nature on Pequot Library's expansive Great Lawn.
No prior experience is required and all ages are welcome. Tea will be served after practice. What to wear and bring:
- Seasonal outdoor attire as necessary
- Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing
- Running shoes (or bare feet, if preferred
- Water bottle
No yoga mat required.
Tai chi is a Chinese tradition of gentle, flowing exercise and stretching accompanied by deep breathing, keeping the body in constant motion. Qigong is the Chinese mind/body art of cultivating, circulating and building energy through physical movement, posture control and meditation.
Moffat is certified through the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. She has studied a variety of Qigong styles and is a member of the National Qigong Association. She is also a certified Radiant Lotus Women’s Qigong teacher.
Subsequent classes meet April 29, May 6 and May 13. The cost is $10 per individual session, and drop-ins are welcome. The public can pay online at the Pequot Library’s website or at the start of class. Classes will be cancelled for rain. A second series of classes runs May 27, June 3 and June 10.
The Pequot Library is located at 720 Pequot Ave., Southport.
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