Qigong for Gardeners (Sold Out)

July 30, 2022, 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Serious gardeners know to take care of their tools. But what about the most important gardening tool of all, your body? Please join us at Innisfree Gardens on Saturday, July 30, 10 AM, for an hour of pleasant and surprisingly effective “joint oiling” exercises from Qigong. Qigong may sound exotic, but it’s actually supremely practical! Evolved over centuries and based on observations of how water, plants, and animals move, its flowing and unforced exercises bring circulation and flexibility back to the spine, shoulders, hips, knees, and hands. Together we’ll soak up inspiration from the beautiful trees and gardens around us, and learn how to move with the same effortless flow as nature. This is a fun, easy, and proven way to “de-creak” and strengthen hard-working gardening muscles and joints. Beginner-friendly, all ages welcome!

Register through a link given by the Millbrook Library by emailing library@millbrooklibrary.org

This event is sold out and fully booked

Join Cris Caivano, M.A. Exercise/movement therapist, certified Qigong instructor and author of the twice published book Strength Training, Staying Fit and Fabulous (Dover, 2018). Cris specializes in working with men and women over the age of 50. A former modern dancer, she has taught at Purchase College, The New School, 92nd St Y in NYC, and the Davis Art Center, Davis, CA. Cris currently offers Qigong classes at the Millbrook Library, the Fountains, and online through her website, criscaivano.com.