Learn the 3,000 year old tradition of qi gong taught by a professional gymnast from the National Gymastics Team of China. Flow with your own life energy!
Dragon Coils Toward the Sea. Pick the Stars. White Crane Lowers Smoothly. Hug Buddha's foot. These are some of the movements teens and tweens will have fun doing as they enhance their body’s qi circulation, reduce and manage stress, and improve mental balance.
Hug The Moon Wellness Studio teaches a type of qi gong exercise system that is based on traditional Chinese medicine theories and concepts. The exercises promote good health for the body, mind and spirit. Students will learn a series of simple yet graceful qi gong movements, meditational breathing, and acupressure point stimulation techniques.
Instructors will help the teens develop a keener sense of physical and mental awareness. They hope their teachings will benefit their future well-being as adults.
Instructors: Xie Ling Welch and Frances Swaine of Hug the Moon Wellness Studio. Ages: 10-15. Min/Max # of students: 5/12. Tuition: $200. Materials fee: None.
When & Where
M.G. Bertulfo, OPAD Art Camp Assistant Director
Beginning life as the Harrison Street Business Alliance in 1993, the rebranded Oak Park Arts District captured the new reality of a growing artistic community on Harrison. Encompassing the half mile of Harrison Street from Austin Boulevard west to Elmwood, the area is home to a thriving artistic community as well as a diverse variety of small enterprises. In addition to galleries and workshops focusing on the visual and performing arts, visitors can find businesses offering personal care services, health care and wellness, clothing and jewelry, restaurants and cafés, pet services, social services, and building services.