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Jade Integrated Health Offers Two New Saturday Classes: Yin Yoga and Qigong

LogoPORTLAND, Maine, October 8th, 2010 - Jade Integrated Health on Munjoy Hill in Portland believes in providing its clients with services to promote comprehensive health and wellbeing. To this end, they are currently offering a two new classes.; Yin Yoga and Qigong.

What is Qigong?  Qi, pronounced "chee", means life energy.  "Gong" means work. So "Qi Gong" means working with the energy of life!  Qigong is the father of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is over 7,500 years old.
  • The benefits of Qi Gong include:
  • Energy, stamina & well-being
  • Health, vitality & wisdom
  • Serenity, peace and quality life
This series will be instructed by Kelcey Hart, of Integrated Performance.   Kelcey is a nationally certified and licensed trainer, coach and instructor.  In addition to directing a number of fitness initiatives and organizations, he has coached student and professional athletes as well as individuals seeking to dramatically improve their fitness and wellness.  The series starts October 16th at 11 am will last 6 weeks.  Cost is $85.

Yin Yoga is performed to stretch the connective tissues of the body. Primary connective tissues include the hips, thighs and lower spinal area. This type of practice is beneficial for a wide variety of people from those with chronic pain or injury, to athletes or avid yoga practitioners who want to improve flexibility and deeply open muscles and joints. There will be  room for questions and you will receive a handout with practices you can do at home.  The class is taught by Jessie Challmers, an experienced yoga instructor who currently teaches classes at Maine Medical Center for cancer patients as well as community classes and workshops throughout Portland.  This series starts October 16th, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., and last 6 weeks.  Cost is $85.