With Lydia Medina
Gentle Tai Chi and Qi Gong is offered in a one hour guided practice with instruction. Particular attention will be paid to deep breathing and connecting our mind, body and spirit.
Tai Chi relaxes the mind and the body, promotes inner strength, improves balance and coordination, tones, strengthens, and increases muscle and joint flexibility, all while being very low impact. Tai Chi and Qi Gong are simple yet powerful methods for maximizing one's personal and professional potential and can be important components of our own self-care. Tai Chi students have reported a reduction in stress, increased creativity and productivity, ability to remain centered, focused, and calm in personal and professional settings, and a greater understanding of how our presence influences others.
Lydia completed her Master's degree in Social Work at Denver University, and holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Metropolitan State University, also in Denver, Colorado.
She was a Social Work Administrator for over 22 years, operating programs in homes and communities that serve at-risk children and families, through a non-profit organization dedicated to Prevention and Early Intervention services.
Lydia has worked in the Social Work fields of Child Welfare, Residential Treatment, Violence Prevention, School Social Work, and Comprehensive programs for Adolescent Parents. Lydia currently provides instruction in the Online Graduate Social Work degree program at Arizona State University.
She has been a Tai Chi practitioner for over twelve years and has been a certified Tai Chi/Qi Gong instructor for nearly four years, teaching a gentle, meditative form, to seniors and adults of all ages. Lydia is an avid hiker and has a passion for travel to developing communities and learning about world cultures.