Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | May 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong. We will practice standing meditation, walking meditation, the Microcosmic Orbit, Tai Chi Ruler, the Eight Treasures, cleansing the internal organs, embodying the elements, tai chi dance, push hands, the Yang style slow form, and more. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of prior experience. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring layers for warmth.

The class will be held indoors if it is raining.

About the Instructor:

Elizabeth McAnally, PhD has been training in Chinese internal arts (beginning with taiji / tai chi and qigong, and over time studying bagua, xingyi, and yiquan) since 2006. She taught free weekly Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the California Institute of Integral Studies for 7 years. She currently offers free Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the Peralta Community Garden in Berkeley, as well as private lessons (individual and group) by donation or trade. You can watch videos that she has made to help others in their home practice here

Elizabeth is the newsletter editor and website manager for the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale. She has taught classes on philosophy, religion, and environmental ethics at Pacifica Graduate Institute, the University of North Texas, Diablo Valley College, and the University of San Francisco. She is also an avid musician who loves singing and playing the flute. Elizabeth is the author of Loving Water across Religions: Contributions to an Integral Water Ethic (Orbis Press, 2019).

 Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

 gardenprograms@berkeley.edu