On two consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25,, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dickson Mounds Museum Activity Room, Nancy Havera will be offering a Level 1 for Health Spring Forest Qigong (chee-gong) Class.

On two consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25,, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dickson Mounds Museum Activity Room, Nancy Havera will be offering a Level 1 for Health Spring Forest Qigong (chee-gong) Class.


Anyone and everyone, regardless of ability, age, or beliefs, can practice the techniques of Spring Forest Qigong to become healthier and happier. The gentle exercises have been developed and refined by a 7,000 year old Chinese tradition.


“If you can breathe, you are qualified to participate,” said Havera.


Practicing qigong brings balance through good health, inner peace and happiness. Participants learn how the energy systems of the body work together and how this energy functions in the world around them. Participants will learn about the powers of breathing, visualization, gentle exercises and sound. Spring Forest Qigong teaches that everyone is truly born a healer.


The class will be taught by Nancy Havera, Certified Instructor for Levels 1 & 2 and Master Healer Level 1 of Spring Forest Qigong. She can also offer 8 hours continuing education credit through National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).


The cost of the two classes is $50. If you want the course materials, it will be an additional $50 for the guide book, DVD, and CD. The course materials are optional.


Contact Nancy at nhavera@yahoo.com by Feb. 15 if you are interested in signing up. Tell Havera if you do or do not want the course packet. Also advise her if you have taken the class previously because you are eligible for a discount.


Master Chunyi Lin, founder of Spring Forest Qigong, always reminds us “You do not need ‘perfect’ technique to benefit from Qigong. If you are practicing Spring Forest Qigong (chee-gong) to help yourself, there is no right or wrong, only good, better, and best. Simply do the best you can at that time and you will benefit.”