Try out Qigong in the park

September 02 2014

LOCALS are being encouraged to try, for free, the ancient art of Qigong - a form of gentle exercise and moving meditation closely related to Tai Chi.

LOCALS are being encouraged to try, for free, the ancient art of Qigong - a form of gentle exercise and moving meditation closely related to Tai Chi.
The free sessions, running from August 30 to September 7, will take place at a variety of locations across the local area, including Horfield Common, St Andrews Park and Redland Green.
Nicola Pooley, an Ashely Down resident who founded Qigong Bristol, said: "We believe that Qigong is just so good for you that it is our mission to make it available to more and more people. What better place to do it in Bristol’s greenest spaces?"
Originating in China thousands of years ago, the practice - which has both physical and mental benefits - requires no religious or philosophical beliefs, just an interest in exploring and appreciating a connection with the environment.
Those attending the free sessions can learn introductory movements and meditations, and also find out about regular classes running throughout the autumn and winter.
For more information, contact Nicola on 07789 200685, or visit: gigong-bristol.co.uk/qi-park/

Locations and times
Wednesday 3 Sept – 8am at Cotham Gardens, 8am, 10am and 6.30pm at Horfield Common (Ardagh), and 1pm at St Andrews Park
Friday 5 Sept – 8am at Redland Green, 11am at Mina Road, and 1pm at St Andrews Park
Saturday 6 Sept – 10am, 1pm and 6.30pm at St Andrews Park

Qigong in the park