Qigong, as an art of healing and health preservation is thought to have originated in China as early as four thousand years ago. Although practised by millions in the East, it is largely unknown in many parts of Western civilization.
Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, Qigong is being promoted by the Chinese Health Qigong Association (who will visit Ireland next October. More info here) as a gift to the world and valuable tool to regaining and maintaining optimum fitness for any individuals that practise it.
As part of this worldwide promotion, the Ireland Tai Chi and Qigong Association have been asked to put forward a team to compete in the upcoming international tournament in Vancouver this September. The Irish team are all qualified instructors of Qigong and Tai chi and hope that their participation in the tournament will help improve their Qigong expertise and in turn that of their present and future students in Ireland.
Any help we can get in enabling the Irish team to travel and take part in Vancouver will be gratefully received.
As part of the Irish team, Alda Gomez and the House of movement will organise fundraising events related to tai chi & qi gong. The first of these events will be a 4-hour tai chi and qigong workshop on Sunday, 24 July.
- Date: Sunday, 24 July
- Venue: Ground floor, 28 South William Street, Dublin 2
- Time: 12-4pm
- Cost: €35
Direct sponsorship will also be accepted. You can use my email address firstname.lastname@example.org with Paypal and write Qigong in the reference. I’ve been trying to put one of those fancy Paypal buttons in this page, but I haven’t been lucky so far. If you want to be updated on how much we are fundraising, go to our Facebook page: Ireland Health Qigong Team Canada.