Fremont, CA—Ohlone College's 8th celebration of the World Tai Chi Qigong Day will be held at the Ohlone College Newark Center on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The day starts at 9:00 a.m. with a welcome and a participatory community warm-up highlighting popular Tai Chi and Qigong routines led by Master May Chen and the Ohlone College club and class members.
Throughout the day, select topics relevant to healthy lifestyle choices will be showcased. Among the guest presenters is returning favorite, Mamie Chow, TCM practitioner (licensed acupuncture and herbalist, and three-time Tae Kwon Do Black Belt) who believes that we are the most powerful agents of change for our health and our communities. Mamie's new workshop “Everyday Food as Medicine: Restoring Your Health, Immunity, and Vitality,” promises to be “sold out” event.
New this year will be our very own, Professor Deborah Lemon who will enthrall participants with her dynamic session on “What is the Matrix? Engagement, Neuroscience and the Future of Being Human.” Lemon teaches Spanish and is a global expert in social media and educational technology, also the faculty advisor for our award-winning Renegade Esports team.
Rosemary O'Neill is the Coordinator of Mental Health Counseling and Life Coaching Services at Ohlone College Health Center and her presentation promises to be an enlightening and useful self-care sampler that showcases why she is one of the college's most popular counselors. O'Neill will be signing her recently published book “Stop Look and Listen, A Toolbox for Creating Healthy Boundaries.” Her workshop is applicable for all ages and stages of life.
And in a more active vein, Jayah Paley, ACE and AFAA Certified Personal Trainer from East Bay Regional Parks and Recreation, will share her expertise along with advice for finding the perfect poles for use. Paley will lead a participatory session on the “Optimal Use of POLES for Walking, Hiking, Exercise, Balance & Mobility.” You won't want to miss this excellent session.
Master May Chen will facilitate a Qigong Meditation in the late afternoon to bring the day to a close. Chen holds a Master's degree in Gerontology, the study of the aging process. Chen's teaching methodology includes evidence-based perspectives to augment the 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 and Ohlone College Adjunct Faculty of the Year in 2017. Chen is the author of “Qigong, Meditation, Tai Chi: Pathway to Your Health and Longevity” (Kendall Hunt, 2017).
The Ohlone College Tai Chi Qigong club members will be functioning as “ambassadors” throughout the day and will host a pizza fundraiser during lunch time.
This is a FREE event open to the public. Parking on campus is $4. The open house has garnered increased attendance annually to over 300 attendees last year.
Please visit our website for more information on the schedule, presenter bios, and past event photos: www.ohlone.edu/go/taichi.