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Taichi & Bonsai
July 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm$20
Pacific Bonsai Museum invites you to our open-air, restorative space for this new class offering of Taichi & Bonsai on Thursday, July 18th from 5:30 – 7:00pm.
Upon arrival, you’ll walk a ⅓ mile wooded trail that will transport you from the everyday and deliver you to the threshold of the magical. You’ll breathe woodsy air, and look up to find towering conifers all around as you stroll through our exquisite bonsai collection and prepare your mind for the taichi class led by local taichi guru and Integrative Health Coach, Hansie Wong, MD. The approximately 60-minute class will cover fundamental taichi principles and basic taichi movements. Post-class, you’ll refresh yourself with tea, kombucha and water while the evening light streams through the trees around you.
This event will involve active participation so please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Price: $20 PBM Members / $25 non-members
Online registration is now closed. To register day-of for this event, please contact Shayla Miles at Shayla@PacificBonsaiMuseum.org or call her at 860-593-8464 (mobile, text friendly).
Taichi is an ancient Chinese martial art that exercises the mind and body through slow movements. Practicing taichi regularly can improve balance and coordination, increase energy and stamina, reduce stress, and calm the mind.
It is well documented that time in nature improves physical and psychological health, particularly for those with elevated stress levels. By all measure—heart rate variability, blood pressure, brain activity, cortisol level, and pulse rate—contact with art and nature demonstrates their calming effects on the mind and body.