Date(s) - 01/11/2019
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Introduction to Qi Gong
Ongoing, Friday Mornings
Time: 8:30 ish to 9:00 ish
Location: Gloucester UU Church, Vestry Entrance, 10 Church Street
Suggested Donation: $5.00/class
No prior experience is necessary – beginners are welcome.
Please wear comfortable clothing
“Qi” means “life energy”. “Gong” means “study”. Therefore, Qi Gong is the study of life energy through meditative movement. Qi Gong movements are gentle and relaxed and in rhythm with the breath.
Practicing Qi Gong leads to more awareness of body, breath, mind, energy and spirit.
We will learn and practice “The Coiling Set”. This is a style of Qi Gong I’ve found restorative and energizing. I look forward to sharing its benefits with you.
Your Instructor for Introduction to Qi Gong is Linda Hudson
Linda Hudson began practicing Qi Gong in 1988 at Yang’s Martial Arts Association (YMAA) in Andover and Boston MA. She studied Qi Gong and Tai Chi at YMAA from 1988 until 1996. Linda left YMAA at the end of 1996 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
At the time, Linda thought cancer meant the end of Qi Gong and Tai Chi for her. But when she learned that Ramel Rones, a disciple of Master Yang, was teaching Qi Gong to cancer patients, she began studying with him. Today Ramel Rones is still her teacher. Needless to say, Linda overcame cancer and her oncologists attribute at least some of her recovery to Qi Gong practice.
Linda practices several Qi Gong styles including Crane, Coiling, and a few other Qi Gong sets. Linda is a strong believer in working and striving to create a balance between Body, Breath, Mind, Energy and Spirit.
Recently, Linda was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and she is enhancing her medical treatment with Qi Gong and other wellness practices.
For the past year, Linda has been a part of Sweeping Heart Zen. She is a sangha member and also serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors. When Linda isn’t practicing Qi Gong or meditating, she works in accounting, is an avid birdwatcher, and plays traditional Irish fiddle.