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World Tai Chi Day 2016

Goodale Park Columbus Ohio

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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

Monkeys Retreat Tai Chi and Chi Kung Center (Columbus, Ohio) would like to invite you to celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung ) Day, in Columbus, Ohio on Sat. April, 30th, 2016 just west of the pond in Goodale Park (in the Short North).

Starting at 10am, various forms and styles of Tai Chi and Qigong will be performed together and in groups and taught for free. All Tai Chi and Qigong teachers, students, and practitioners; plus other healing artists and those that are interested; are invited and encouraged to participate.
From Noon to 2pm, more detailed workshops and lessons in Tai Chi and Qigong (suitable for beginners) will be taught for free. Ro-z and Darryl Mendelson will be teaching Shamanic Tiger Qigong starting at Noon and Tai Chi starting at 1pm. Tai Chi Books and Magazines about different forms of Tai Chi, Qigong and other aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine will be on display).

This year's World Tai Chi and Qigong Day celebration is the 18th anniversary of the annual multinational event. The event is always on the last saturday of April.

Everyone is invited to be a part of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day ! On the last Saturday of April each year an unprecedented and spectacularly moving global happening occurs in over 65 nations, in hundreds of cities worldwide. Tens of thousands of people come together across racial, ethnic, religious, and geopolitical boundaries . . . for the sole purpose of advancing personal and global health & healing.

One World . . . One Breath . . .

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day's stated goals are to:
1) Educate the world about emerging medical research revealing health benefits that Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong offer.
2) Educate about the increasing use of these ancient traditional Chinese medicine modalities in business, education, penal and drug rehabilitation.
3) Provide a global vision of cooperation for health & healing purposes across geopolitical boundaries, and also an appeal to people worldwide to embrace wisdom from all the cultures of the world.

The event promotes the Healing Arts as yet another example of the Arts available in Columbus and shows the diversity of the different ways you can learn about and improve your health in our city . It also enriches the community by bringing people together to teach them how to raise their spirit (as well as mind and body).

From the WTCQD website:
Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice ... hasvalue in treating or preventing many health problems.
-- Harvard Medical Health Publication, 05/09

for more info on WTCQD visit the following sites:
worldtaichiday.org
wiki/World_Tai_Chi_and_Qigong_Day

For more information about the WTCQD celebration at Goodale Park contact Monkeys Retreat at 614-263 -9022 or chicenter@MonkeysRetreat.com

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