Sunday, April 26, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

New classes for Sutter qigong include ‘Chinese yoga’

By
From page A9 | September 11, 2013 |

Two new classes are featured in the fall qigong schedule sponsored by Sutter Health. The 10-week session begins Monday, Sept. 23, and classes are held at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1404 Fifth St.

“Chinese Yoga” runs from 5 to 6 p.m. It is said that yoga traveled from India to China, and both are famous for movement systems that improve the health of the “whole person” — body, mind and spirit. What we now call “qigong” was earlier called “Chinese yoga” or “dao-yin.”

The form featured in this class, developed by a Chinese grandmaster, emphasizes movements that ancient Chinese exercise and Indian yoga share. This graceful form flows from posture to posture like tai chi and focuses on alignment and movements that stretch the entire body and open the joints. It enhances balance, flexibility and strength. Attention to the breath and the qi during the movements can help reduce stress and increase vitality.

This is a standing practice; no mat is necessary.

A second new class, “Qigong for Harmony and Balance,” runs from 6 to 7 p.m. If we feel rooted and centered, the Chinese say, we can improve both physical and mental balance, and from balance comes harmony of body, mind and spirit.

The class features practices — breathwork, movement, meditation and self-acupressure — used not only to reduce stress but also to find the quiet within that comes from feeling grounded and centered. The class also will explore ancient Chinese techniques for harmonizing emotions like anger, grief, worry and fear.

Beginning and experienced students are welcome in all classes. The session fee for the 10 weeks is $140 per class, and the daily drop-in fee is $17.

For more information, or to register, contact instructor Rebecca Pope at [email protected] or 530-792-7127. Pope is a certified master of medical qigong who has trained in both the United States and China. She is also a practitioner with Sutter Integrative Holistic Health.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

.

News

 
 
Davis team wins world robotics championship

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Nepal quake death toll exceeds 1,800

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

Spring storm delivers late rain, snow to Northern California

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
At the Pond: Plenty of pleasures in our bioregion

By Jean Jackman | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Pioneering organic chef presents her memoir Monday

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Suspect in UCD assault arrested

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A4

Dog park marks anniversary with cleanup

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Rail-safety bill passes Senate committee

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Free Family Bike Clinic set Sunday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Watch them in action

By Julia Ann Easley | From Page: A5

Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq adds to record

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8

 
Dodd speaks as part of public policy series

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

We did it (together)!

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10

 
$2.72 million judgment ordered against Dollar Tree Stores

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

UCD hosts bike auction Saturday, May 2

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
Fly Fishers to hear about advanced streamer tactics on Tuesday

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11 | Gallery

Bicycle activist will speak Monday at Hall of Fame

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
.

Forum

 
Study questions accuracy of tumor gene mapping

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

New ways of giving locally and beyond

By Marion Franck | From Page: B6

 
Mayor’s Corner: A spirit of renewal permeates Davis

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

More work to do for a safe Picnic Day

By Our View | From Page: A12

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A12

Poker proceeds help youths

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A12

 
Invest in water of the future

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A12

Water, water everywhere?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A12

 
Anaheim, where The Force is with you

By Sebastian Onate | From Page: A13 | Gallery

 
.

Sports

Energy, fan-friendly happenings highlight UCD spring football game

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Blue Devil golfers capture CAL Invitational title

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Davis gets two baseball wins in two days

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1

 
Grizzlies dominate young Blue Devils on Senior Night

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

UCD roundup: Aggies reach water polo semifinals

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

 
Blue Devil swimmers are up to the challenge

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

DHS softball struggles continue against Sheldon

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12 | Gallery

 
Babich brings the heat as DHS girls stick it to Oak Ridge

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12 | Gallery

.

Features

.

Arts

History comes alive in ‘The Sacramento Picture’

By Derrick Bang | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
.

Business

Big Italian food, sports bar to fill Little Prague

By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
Yolo County real estate sales

By Zoe Juanitas | From Page: A7

Davis Roots hires new general manager

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

 
Comcast announces speed upgrade

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

 
.

Obituaries

Valente Forrest Dolcini

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

 
Whitney Joy Engler

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

 
.

Comics

Comics: Sunday, April 26, 2015

By Creator | From Page: B8