Berkshire Botanical Garden
Enjoy the ancient Chinese mind-body practice of QiGong (life energy optimization) in the beautiful garden. QiGong, a simpler form of Tai Chi, combines gentle movements that mimic nature, self-applied massage, breathwork, and meditation with the goal of improving and maintaining our health and well-being. This self-care practice has been found to relieve stress, calm the mind, and may help reduce pain, improve mobility, balance, posture, strength, immunity and sleep. The last of the series, QiGong for the Brain is offered on Sept. 30, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Berkshire Botanical Garden (or in the Lodge in the event of rain).
Jamie Greene, PhD, is a graduate of the Institute of Integral QiGong and Tai Chi. She holds a certificate from the eCornell T. Colin Campbell Center Plant-Based Nutrition Program. Jamie is a former clinical researcher who discovered the power of Qigong to heal from within. She finds great joy in sharing the multitude of benefits for the mind, body and spirit of this moving meditation practice with others. Wear comfortable shoes or bring a mat and practice barefoot. Bring a chair/stool if you prefer to practice seated. Beginners welcome.