The teachers and community practice leaders of the Savannah Qigong Collaborative welcome you to our new website. We invite you to experience the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of group Qigong practice at a number of locations in the area.
WHAT IS QIGONG? The Chinese characters for Qigong (“Chee Gong”) can be translated as “Life Energy Cultivation.” The term encompasses a range of systems and practices that emphasize coordinated and mindful body alignment, movement, breathing, and meditation. (Qigong is closely related to Tai Chi, an alternate form and style of mind / body practice.) Qigong philosophy and practices are foundational aspects of traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts training. Various styles of Qigong are practiced throughout China, and Qigong is becoming more popular worldwide for recreation, gentle exercise, and the promotion of wellness. Current medical research into applications of Qigong and Tai Chi points to a range of benefits for both physical and mental health.
IS IT FOR ME? Forget the media images of martial arts masters in traditional clothing! No expertise or experience is required to practice Qigong in a group setting. Some participants have just started learning about Qigong, while others have been practicing solo and in groups for years. Beginners are always welcome at any group session. If you are challenged by physical or mobility issues, we encourage you to ask a teacher about how Qigong practice might be adapted for your particular situation. (Before embarking on any new type of exercise or activity, consult with your doctor or health care provider. Participants are responsible for their own self-care.)
WHAT DOES IT COST? There is no charge for attending practice sessions offered by teachers and practice leaders of the Savannah Qigong Collaborative. Their work is offered in the spirit of promoting wellness in the community. Donations may be occasionally be requested for special classes offered by SQC teachers, or to support the venues that host practice sessions. (Individual teachers may also offer for-charge lessons outside of regularly scheduled community practice times.)
WHERE CAN I PRACTICE? As a general rule, practice sessions occur every day of the week in the Savannah area. For a look at the current schedule of offerings, click on the link below.
QIGONG CLASSES AND PRACTICE GATHERINGS
Information about the SQC teachers (bios and contact information)
Thanks for visiting. We hope to see you at a practice session!