Wuji for Kids class at the Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield

Get your children up and moving with Wuji, a form of exercise form similar to Thai Chi that is great for kids. Children ages 5 and up are invited to a free Wuji class that will take place at 10 am on Friday, June 19, at the Lavenia McCoy in Bayfield. The class will be taught by yoga instructor Charlotte Lenssen.  The library is located at 395 Bayfield Center Dr. in Bayfield. For more information, contact the library at 970 884-2222.

Wuji is an exercise form taught within the discipline of Qigong.  It is the moving form of Qigong. This system is over 5000 years old and originated from the Chinese culture. It combines breath and movement to help amplify and harness life force energy or Qi. Some say Chi. It has similarities with Thai Chi. This moving form, Wuji, is especially great for kids because it helps hold their attention. This exercise is very helpful for very hyper children, grounds them, improved respiratory system and brings in a more balanced energy into the childs body through the breath and movement. A consistent practice in either of these forms has shown great improvements in one’s health and wellbeing.

About the instructor:

Charlotte Lenssen has been in this area since Nov 2008. She has a degree in Art and Art education and has taught in the public school system for 5 years.  She has been a healing facilitator and massage therapist for almost 12 years.

She has been practicing yoga since the age of 15. In recent years she became an instructor through the Deepak Chopra Center. She teaches the classic form called Hatha yoga from which all others were created. Yoga is the union of breath, movement and relaxation. Children really benefit from this form of exercise. It helps them get grounded, is calming to the mind, and helps them improve their balance, strength and flexibility. These are just some of the benefits.

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