World Tai Chi Qigong Day: One Breath, One World

On April 27, In Balance Tai Chi Studio, in Brewster, will invite the public to celebrate the 20th annual World Tai Chi and Qigong Day (WTCQD) with a presentation.




In Balance Tai Chi Studio in Brewster

On April 27, In Balance Tai Chi Studio, in Brewster, will invite the public to celebrate the 20th annual World Tai Chi and Qigong Day (WTCQD) with a presentation on qigong, a stretching and meditation workshop, a tai chi meditation and a demonstration of tai chi sword form.

“Tai chi and qigong—also known and pronounced as chi kung—are ancient systems of exercise so beneficial to the mind and body that they are considered integral parts of Traditional Chinese Medicine,” says Sifu David Cunniff, owner of In Balance Tai Chi Studio. “Each features slow, controlled breathing combined with gentle stretching movements that together harmonize the body, mind and spirit, producing a sense of overall well-being. Tai chi has been proven to reduce stress and alleviate many ailments and injuries, while promoting balance and healing.”

Officially recognized by the World Health Organization and the United Nations, WTCQD is celebrated in more 100 nations, Cunniff says. “This annual event has educated millions worldwide about the medicinal and mental health benefits of practicing tai chi and qigong. The positive healing energy begins at 10 a.m. in the earliest time zone and spreads around the world as tai chi is performed continuously throughout the day, beginning at 10 a.m. in each time zone.”

At In Balance, the day will begin at 9:15 a.m. with a brief discussion of qigong, followed by a 9:30 a.m. qigong stretching and meditation workshop, a 10 a.m. tai chi meditation and a sword form demonstration.

In continuing to promote well-being, In Balance is introducing several eight-week programs in tai chi and qigong, including Qigong for Health, a deep-breathing with stretching exercise that tones the body and calms the mind; Tai Chi for Beginners, which features slow, dance-like movements to develop balance and short-term memory; Tai Chi Jian Sword, classic jian sword form for all levels; and Zen Archery, which combines meditative qigong exercises with archery skills. Cunniff is a certified Team USA Level 2 archery instructor.

Class size for the programs is limited to six to eight students. Call for a schedule of programs and to reserve a space.

Cost: $120 per eight-week program. The Tai Chi Jian class fee costs an additional $20 for the practice jian sword. Location: In Balance Tai Chi Studio, 2505 Carmel Ave., Rte. 6 (near Drewville Road), Brewster, NY. For more info, call Sifu David Cunniff at 845.803.1992 or visit InBalanceTaiChi.com.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

News Briefs

Local Heart Walks Happening This Year

Local Heart Walks Happening This Year

Heart Walks fund the AHA’s research and awareness programs.
Unique Therapy Effects Transformation through Movement

Unique Therapy Effects Transformation through Movement

“Change the Dance of Life healing reshapes emotional patterns of life and relationships at the cellular and conscious levels by physically moving subtle energy.”
Local Wellness Coaches Building a ‘Gym for the Soul’

Local Wellness Coaches Building a ‘Gym for the Soul’

“The center will be a hub for heart-centered collaboration, personal evolution and business growth—a spiritual home for healers and those seeking healing, alike.”
Qi Revolution Comes to Danbury

Qi Revolution Comes to Danbury

The three-day training will be available in Danbury, Connecticut, from April 13 to 15 at the Amber Room Colonnade.
World Tai Chi Qigong Day: One Breath, One World

World Tai Chi Qigong Day: One Breath, One World

On April 27, In Balance Tai Chi Studio, in Brewster, will invite the public to celebrate the 20th annual World Tai Chi and Qigong Day (WTCQD) with a presentation.
A Quarter-Century in Green Lawn Care and Pest Control

A Quarter-Century in Green Lawn Care and Pest Control

“I do a lot of research and testing of my oils; I even make a pet line and a human line. It’s all safe and natural."
Awaken Wellness Fair Returns to Tarrytown

Awaken Wellness Fair Returns to Tarrytown

April 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel
Bethany Arts Community Accepting Applications for Artist Residencies

Bethany Arts Community Accepting Applications for Artist Residencies

The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. EST on April 30
Arts Therapist Offers Friday Workshops in Hastings-on-Hudson

Arts Therapist Offers Friday Workshops in Hastings-on-Hudson

The group is for adults wanting to explore and work through challenging issues in their lives, expand their creativity, overcome creative blocks and strengthen their inner resources.
Environmental Group Asks New Yorkers to Press for Climate Bill

Environmental Group Asks New Yorkers to Press for Climate Bill

“To save our future, we’re asking people to urge their state assembly member, state senator and Governor Cuomo to remove the loopholes and set stronger objectives in the CCPA and remove nuclear energy from New York’s future energy portfolio.”
CranialSacral Therapist to Lead Mount Kisco Workshop

CranialSacral Therapist to Lead Mount Kisco Workshop

2 to 4 p.m. on April 27
Balance Studio Launches 30-Day Custom Wellness Program

Balance Studio Launches 30-Day Custom Wellness Program

Those interested in learning about it is invited to register for the studio’s free information session on April 1, when they can meet the team behind the program.
Spa Week at Sarah’s House of Health

Spa Week at Sarah’s House of Health

April 1 through 6
Great Saw Mill River Cleanup Set for April 13 and 14

Great Saw Mill River Cleanup Set for April 13 and 14

“Volunteering at this feel-good community event is great way to celebrate Earth Month.”
New Armonk Shop Carries CBD Products

New Armonk Shop Carries CBD Products

“Our goal is to help educate our customers on its benefits while bringing the best-quality CBD products to our community.”
Solar For All Program Assists Low-Income New Yorkers

Solar For All Program Assists Low-Income New Yorkers

Eligibility for Solar for All, which is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $1 billion NY-Sun program, is based on a resident’s location, household income and annual electric usage.
The S P A C E Sanctuary Opens in Chappaqua

The S P A C E Sanctuary Opens in Chappaqua

“It was created as a place to gather, rest, breathe and heal.”
Bernadette Bloom Discusses Esoteric Healing on The Transformation Show

Bernadette Bloom Discusses Esoteric Healing on The Transformation Show

5 to 6 p.m. on March 7
Ward Off Spring Allergens with Nettle Leaf Tea

Ward Off Spring Allergens with Nettle Leaf Tea

Something as simple as drinking nettle leaf tea prior to and during early spring can be a helpful preventive practice.
Petition Demands Environmental Impact Study of Cricket Valley Project

Petition Demands Environmental Impact Study of Cricket Valley Project

Davenport is urging people to sign the petition asking New York leaders for an updated environmental impact study of the Cricket Valley Energy project.
Fresh Organic Becoming ‘Go-To’ Salon for Hair and Scalp Issues

Fresh Organic Becoming ‘Go-To’ Salon for Hair and Scalp Issues

Feeding the Future in Yonkers

Feeding the Future in Yonkers

Feed Your Future is part of a larger mission to empower communities to reclaim and revitalize environmentally and economically under-served neighborhoods.
Riverkeeper Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Riverkeeper Film Screening and Panel Discussion

5:30 to 9 p.m., March 5, at the Newburgh Brewing Company
NewLife Expo Returns to New York City in March

NewLife Expo Returns to New York City in March

March 22 through 24
Hilltop Hanover Farm Holds Maple Fest Weekends

Hilltop Hanover Farm Holds Maple Fest Weekends

March 23 to 24 and March 30 to 31
Rhinebeck Pilates Plans April Conference at Jacob’s Pillow

Rhinebeck Pilates Plans April Conference at Jacob’s Pillow

April 26 to 28
CBD Info Talks in Bedford Hills

CBD Info Talks in Bedford Hills

Free informational session on CBD products every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Juice Detoxes Work Better and Faster

Juice Detoxes Work Better and Faster

“The body doesn’t have to break down the solids, and the results are faster and better.”