Upcoming Events

Tai Chi & Qigong as a Way to Peace
Renee Ryan
Tai Chi & Qigong Teacher

Lombard Mennonite Church
528 E. Madison St.
Lombard, IL 60148
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Free and open to the public

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The Program:

Tai chi and qigong, often referred to as moving meditation, can benefit the body, spirit and emotions. During this presentation, Renee Ryan will tell us about World Tai Chi Day founder Bill Douglas’ participation in a tai chi program at Folsom Prison, and the “powerful and moving” results there.  She will also take us through some simple movements buttressed by breathing actions that can be done while standing or sitting to promote a more centered and peaceful feeling. This serenity can be communicated to our family, friends and community.

The Speaker:
Renee Ryan finds the words “Let peace begin with me” from the well-known song “Let There Be Peace on Earth” so inspiring that she was led to study the meditative practices of qigong, tai chi, acupressure, and shiatsu.  Her studies took her to China in 1993 and again in 2008.  She is an Asian bodywork therapist (ABT) and a licensed massage therapist (LMT).  Currently, she teaches tai chi and qigong at the Light Heart Center in Winfield (www.thelightheartcenter.org) and at three area retirement communities. A dedicated peace advocate, Ryan also is active in a Peace Toastmasters group.

 If you need a ride, or can provide a ride for someone needing transportation,
please call the Peace Desk at (630) 510-8500, ext. 104.