Tuesdays, noon (50 minutes)
Tapestry Dance Center
3748 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis
Note: This class is designed for those who identify as cis woman.
Qigong at noon activates fire energy, connecting to the heart. Practicing qigong at noon promotes blood circulation pumping blood and nutrients around the body to help provide you with warming energy. Practicing at this time helps to expand the fascia that encapsulates the heart, giving it vital space for strength and energy. We recommend planning for your mid-day meal after class, or eating a light meal one hour or more before class begins.
In this class, you will learn the art of working with your body and breath to promote internal vitality and wellness.
This class blends together movements from Floating Monk Qigong (Jook Lum Ting Sing Tong Long Pai), which focuses on the rise and fall of energy in the body guided by breath, and strength and balance movements from Dragon Crane Shaolin Kenpo, including Breathing of the Tiger, Dancing Crane. The class also includes practice of the Eight Pieces of Brocade.
There is an element of qigong mediation in this class focused on emotional balance with the fire element, heart and joy.
New students are welcome to join an ongoing Qigong class at any time. The movements are easy to follow and the guided practice will provide all the cues you need to follow along. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. No street shoes are allowed on the floor. Please bring clean, dry tennis shoes or martial arts shoes to wear in class.
Tapestry Dance Center has installed state-of-the-art HVAC which circulates all of the air in the studio 5 times per hour. However, Qigong is an exercise of deep breath work, high intensity training and meditation. The deeper your breath, the more you benefit. Additionally, students work closely with partners, and social distancing is generally not possible. That's why we require all participants to be vaccinated. These parameters may change along with the impact of COVID variants. Learn more about COVID policies.
In accordance with our mission, Dragon Crane opens doors to movement arts regardless of ability to pay. To that end, simply place what you can into the red envelope at the beginning of class.