Date & Time
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
The Ba Duan Jin (“Eight pieces of brocade”) is a Taoist medical qigong set of eight therapeutic practices that dates back over 1,000 years and offers great health benefits. Over the centuries, many have experienced its numerous benefits, and it is one of the most famous of all qigong forms. Ba Duan Jin increases strength and flexibility, improves posture, and can benefit the respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive, and lymphatic systems. There are several variations of each exercise that combine gentle movements with breath coordination. The practices are simple to learn and modifiable for people of varying fitness levels. One begins to feel profound benefits after only a few weeks of practice. You will feel energized, calm, and balanced after each session.
Note: Wear flat-soled shoes and comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.
A Weekly Class
(5 Sessions) Thursdays
March 21 – April 18, 2019, 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Members $115/ Nonmembers $145
New York Open Center
William J. Kaplanidis is an internationally renowned healer and teacher with over 30 years of experience helping thousands heal from physical/emotional traumas. With advanced training in the fields of psychology, eastern medicine, qigong and martial arts, William created the Acudragon Wellness System, which fuses Eastern and Western healing methods to provide very personalized care for his clients and students in New York City and around the globe. In addition to authoring the first of the Enlightened Living 101 Series book, How to be a Great Parent to Your Inner Child, William is a NYS Licensed Acupuncturist, is Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs and faculty of various colleges and institutions, including the Open Center since 2005.