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New Year Qigong Practice

Date: Thursday, January 3, 2019

Time: 6 pm - 8 pm

Fee: Free

Start your new year with an improved sense of well-being with a new practice. Qigong is an ancient meditative practice from China. The literal translation from Mandarin is “life force work,” which means qi (life force) exercise or cultivation done by mindfully matching the breath with a sequence of movements. You’ll learn to become the tools for dispersing tension and energetic stagnation from the body and embark on a moving meditation to calm the mind. This ancient practice has been incorporated into a variety of applications in healing, medical, martial arts, and longevity practices. Today, it is widely used as a healing and meditative self-care practice. Join this seminar and get a glimpse into this vast and enriching internal art.

Class starts at 6 pm, try to come a little earlier so you can give yourself some time to change. Dress in loose and comfortable clothing.

The Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine is hosting a free seminar on the first Thursday of every month where you will be able to engage with our speaker in a lively presentation that covers one of several topics and practice in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture.


Claire Turner Reid is a movement artist with a dance, theatre, and internal martial arts background. With a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Windsor, she also has extensive performance and research experience in dance, theatre, and movement arts. Her current focus is full-time study of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (OCTCM) as well as a passion for human design and movement facilitated by her engagement with the Axis Syllabus International Research Community (ASIRC). Claire is a certified Spiritwind Internal Arts Qigong and Taijiquan instructor, a certified Level II Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong instructor, a teacher candidate with the ASIRC, and an instructor at OCTCM where she teaches Qigong. She uses movement and healing practices as a way to deepen awareness, honour the integrity of the body, and enrich inter-relational possibilities.

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