Qigong is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate qi (energy). Regular Qigong practice leads to better health, vitality and a quiet mind. Shawngela will be teaching 5 Animal Poses Qigong, a moving meditation, as well as a sitting meditation that she developed for her Meditation for Health Program, http://www.seekwithinyou.com/
In order to attend the class, students must be members of the YMCA. Members must also pay an additional fee to take the qigong class. Please contact Monica Eaton at 586-778-5811 for membership fees and more details. You can also visit their website, http://ymcadetroit.org/
About Ms. Pierce
Shawngela Pierce is an educator, author, reiki practitioner, business owner and meditation instructor who specializes in mindfulness meditation and qigong (chee gong). She is an avid meditator and has been practicing for over 10-years. She has a masters degree in the field of education with 3 1/2 years of post-masters education in naturopathic medicine. This includes mind-body therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), botanical medicine, nutrition, hydrotherapy as well as other healing modalities. She loves teaching, which is something she has done for over 15-years. Her passion for teaching led her to design the Meditation for Health Program. The Meditation for Health Program is based on her book: Awakening to the Healing Powers Within and is designed to help people utilize he program is designed to help people utilize the benefits of meditation as well as other holistic lifestyle changes to live a harmonious, healthy and care-free life.