Celebrating wellness through Tai Chi and Qigong - Article, Office of College Advancement

Tuesday, April 25, 2017—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice.

Submitted by Ohlone College.

Man doing tai chi.The seventh celebration of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day at Ohlone College will be held at its Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology on Saturday, April 29. The day starts with a welcome and participatory community warm-up and popular Tai Chi and Qigong routines led by Master May Chen, the Ohlone College Tai Chi Qigong Performance Team and club members.

Throughout the day, select topics relevant to healthy lifestyle choices will be showcased. Among guest presenters are Mamie Chow, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner (acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine) and a Black Belt Tae Kwon Do teacher. Chows new workshop Food to Enhance Your Mind, Body, and Spirit promises to be a sold-out event. Victoria Leiphart, M.D. from Washington Hospital, will present two lectures: Brain Health and Decoding Vitamins and Supplements. Master Bryant Fong, Head Coach of the UC Berkeley Martial Arts Program, one of the most respected and highly regarded Wushu masters in the U.S. and China, will demonstrate Chen Style Tai Chi sword and, by popular request, lead a mini workshop on Qi and Tai Chi.

Master Chen will lead a Qigong Meditation in the late afternoon to bring the day to a close. Chen received her Masters in gerontology, the study of the aging process, in 2015. ChenÕs teaching methodology includes evidence-based perspectives toward exercise and total care Tai Chi and Qigong. A world-class martial artist, Master Chen has led the Ohlone College Tai Chi and Qigong program since 2008 and was awarded the Tai Chi Master of the Year in 2010.

This is a free event, open to the public. Parking on campus is $4. The Tai Chi Qigong Club will host a pizza fundraiser during lunchtime. The open house has garnered increased attendance annually to over 300 attendees last year.

Please visit our website for more information: www.ohlone.edu/go/taichi.

  • World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
  • Saturday, Apr 29
  • 9:00 a.m. Ð 4:30 p.m.
  • Ohlone College Newark Center
    39399 Cherry St, Newark
  • (510) 657-5893
  • www.ohlone.edu/go/taichi
  • Free
  • Parking: $4

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