Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) is a healing art originating in China that has been refined over thousands of years. It consists of gentle exercises suitable for all ages and abilities. Qigong works with the same energy that an acupuncturist manipulates to heal and strengthen systems in the body.

In this Beginning Qigong workshop, we will do slow gentle flowing movements similar to Tai Chi, yet less complicated. You will learn a series of simple standing movements focused on five organ systems: Lungs, Kidneys, Liver, Heart, and Spleen.

These movements are easily adapted to one’s physical ability and can even be done while seated in a chair.

The length of the routine may be adjusted by changing the number of repetitions done, giving you more flexibility to fit a session into your day. Doing these movements in a mindful manner cultivates energy and is a great way to relax and melt stress away.


Jim Belsley has been practicing various forms of martial arts, yoga and meditation throughout his life. Watching his father being treated for Parkinson’s disease has inspired him to seek additional ways of healing and maintaining one’s health. This in turn has drawn him to the practice of Qigong and mindfulness meditation. Jim has completed the first level of Qigong teacher certification through Lee Holden, a licensed acupuncturist, who is internationally known for his wonderful Qigong Public Television shows, DVDs, CDs and workshops.

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