Ohlone Celebrates Wellness through Tai Chi and Qigong

Friday, April 22, 2016

Office of College Advancement

Ohlone College



Fremont, CA-Ohlone College's 4th celebration of the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2016 will be held at the Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology on Saturday, April 30th. The day starts at 9 a.m. with a welcome and the participatory community warm-up and popular Tai Chi and Qigong routines led by Master May Chen and the Ohlone College TCQ Competition Team and club members.

Outdoor Tai Chi performance on green grass by men and women dressed in loose-fitting silk clothing.
-Photo courtesy of Ohlone College.

Throughout the day, select topics relevant to healthy lifestyle choices will be showcased. Guest presenters include Mamie Chow, TCM practitioner (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine) and a Black Belt Tae Kwon Do teacher. Mamie's Bay Area workshops are sold-out events. Lisa Petrocchi, a certified Medical Hypnotherapist at the Stanford Health Center. Lisa's session, Guided Imagery offers insight into the healing power within each of us. Master Bryant Fong, Head Coach of the UC Berkeley Martial Arts Program, a Wushu master highly regarded in the US and China, demonstrates Chen Style Tai Chi sword. Master Fong will also lead the popular mini workshop on "Qi and Tai Chi."

Master May Chen presents "Tai Chi And Qigong for Healthy Longevity." Chen received her Master's in Gerontology, "the study of the healthy aging process," in 2015. Chen's teaching methodology includes evidence-based perspectives toward exercise and "total care" Tai Chi and Qigong. A world-class martial artist, Master May Chen has lead the Ohlone College Tai Chi and Qigong program since 2008 and was awarded the Tai Chi Master of the Year in 2010.

The Ohlone College Tai Chi Qigong Competition Team and club members will be "ambassadors" throughout the day.

This is a free event open to the public. Parking on campus is $4. The college concession will be open for lunch. 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.

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