Qigong classes at the Reiche School begin this Thursday, September 22nd
The Portland Recreation Department will offer Qigong at Reiche this fall. The Thursday evening class still has openings. The class is from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Reiche Community Room, 166 Brackett Street. Classes run from this Thursday, September 22nd through November 10th.
Qigong is a non-martial form of exercise created by Justin Stone, a Tai Chi Chuan master. The slow gentle movements can be practiced by all age groups. Those who regularly practice Qigong claim it helps them to reduce stress, to enhance their balance, and to strengthen their immune system.
Instructor Raymond Reid is known by neighbors for his popular class at Congress Square Park during summer months. He also has a studio on Oak Street. Raymond completed his Tai Chi Chih Teachers Accreditation in 2009. He has appeared in AARP Magazine and on Good Day Maine.
To attend bring loose clothing and comfortable shoes. There is a fee. Pre-registration is $70 for residents and $78 for nonresidents. Save $1 per class by pre-registering at www.portlandrec.com. The drop-in fee is $10 for residents and $11 for non-residents.
Contact Raymond for more information at 207-518-9375. Visit www.taichichihstudio.com for more information.