with Thara Srinivasan
Saturday, May 11th | 2-4pm
Yoga and qi gong are two ancient practices that seek to cultivate our vitality and longevity. The Ba Duan Jin form of qi gong is translated as the Eight Silken Brocades, referring to the silken feeling these slow, flowing movements with the breath give the body’s energy. This form is over a thousand years old and each movement targets a particular area of the body and energy channel, or meridian. Join Thara for a refreshing afternoon in which we learn the qi gong Eight Brocades. We will also practice yoga movement with the breath and yoga breath work, and explore how qi gong and yoga complement and deepen each other. All levels are welcome.
Thara Srinivasan, PhD, teaches at The Yoga Room and is a graduate of The Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program. Yoga has been a strong tradition in her family for generations. She learned pranayama (yoga breathwork) and meditation from her grandfather, a lifelong yogi, and viniyoga (a style of yoga movement with the breath) from her father, a student of T.K.V. Desikachar. Her classes also incorporate qi gong, and she studied the Eight Brocades with Master Shi Yong Yao (former Grand Master of qi gong and kung fu at the Shaolin Temple in China). With deep experience using yoga therapeutically, Thara is dedicated to creating a safe environment for a joyful practice.
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