FLC Seniors Qigong

Qigong for SeniorsQigong (Chee Gong) is available for all FLC Seniors members.

Qigong is an ancient Chinese Health Care System that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques, meditations and focused intention. The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, and increase vitality. It has been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.

People practice Qigong to maintain health, heal their bodies, calm their minds, and reconnect with their spirit. It also creates a balanced lifestyle, which brings greater harmony, stability.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

As of March 1, 2022, the Alberta Government launched Step 2 of its re-opening plan. Proof of vaccination is no longer required and indoor masking is now on a voluntary basis.

 

We offer in-person classes at the trico centre for family wellness
as well as online zoom classes 

All participants must be FLC Seniors Club members and must join by registering online ($15 annually). 
FLC membership begins on September 1, of each year.
Please click on MEMBERSHIP INFO at the top of this page to find out how to become an FLC member. 

For the Spring Session, our plan is to continue to offer both in-person and zoom classes.

General registration begins on March 21. Each time slot will be limited to 18 participants.

In-person classes at Trico Spring 2022: 

We will once again attempt to have three Qigong in-person classes but may have to move back to 2 classes if we don’t have enough registrants. The three options are as follows, and as always, participants choose one time slot to attend and provide a second choice if your first choice is full.

Classes will run from Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – Thursday, June 30, 2022.

  • Tuesday     Spring Forest      9:30 am – 10:30 am  (starting April 5)          Diane Smith (Instructor)
  • Tuesday     Spring Forest      10:45 am - 11:45 am (starting April 5)          Diane Smith (Instructor)
  • Thursday    Spring Forest      10:45 am – 12:00 am (starting April 7)        Diane Smith (Instructor)                    
  • Fees: Cost: $65 for 12 classes Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – Thursday, June 30, 2022  
    This will enable participants to register for one of the classes above.   
  • In-person class protocols:
  • The number of participants in each class has been limited to 18 and will usually be below this level.
  • Masks are optional when practicing Qigong
  • Attendance will be taken at each class.

Zoom classes for Spring 2022: 

Classes will run from Tuesday, April 4, 2022 – Thursday, June 30, 2022

10:00 am – 11:00 am on:

  • Tuesdays                    Level 1                                                Mario Argento (Instructor)
  • Wednesdays               Spring Forrest                                     Diane Smith (Instructor)
  • Thursdays                   Level 2                                                Mario Argento (Instructor)
  • Fridays                        Alternative practice for all levels         Mario Argento (Instructor)

Fees:   $70 for all 51 classes Tuesday, April 4, 2022 – Thursday, June 30, 2022
               Attend as many as you desire.

Registration and Payment for Both Zoom and In-person Qigong Classes:

Members interested in joining Qigong should contact Brenda Zugman, Qigong Coordinator at 403-288-5520 by filling out this e-mail form. ([email protected]

Payment Options

  • By e-transfer to [email protected] (security question not needed)
  • Cheque made out to FLC Seniors Club-Qigong and mailed to the Qigong Treasurer, Marilyn Smith at:

Marilyn Smith
17 Scimitar Heath NW
Calgary, AB   T3L 2E1

Using Zoom

Registered/paid participants will receive:

  • an email with details of how to download the free Zoom application onto your computer, laptop, or tablet.
  • details about the Qigong Zoom sessions including a Zoom link, meeting ID number, and access code.
  • Save this email for weekly reference, or copy down the zoom link and meeting access codes.

In addition, you can see a simple tutorial about how to get started in Zoom for the first time.  (Ignore the listing of American phone numbers.) Once you are registered for our Online Qigong Classes via Zoom, you will be sent a Zoom invitation with the correct Zoom link you can simply click on, as well as a Meeting ID and Password that can also be used to join the class.

How to Get Started in Zoom

ZOOM Meeting Etiquette:

  • Please "Mute" yourselves to reduce background noise...it will show as a diagonal line through the microphone icon.
  • During the social time, click on Gallery View to see everyone who has their video camera turned on, and unmute yourself if you would like to chat/socialize.
  • The Zoom host will mute everyone when the Qigong session begins.
  • Click on Speaker View to see the instructor close-up during the class.
  • If you want to talk/ be noticed - HAND UP or WAVE!
  • Use the CHAT tool to type messages to everyone in the session, or to individuals (select names from the drop-down menu).

Qigong Executive Committee:

A group of dedicated individuals serve as the Executive Committee for the Qigong Club. 

Club Coordinator                                 Brenda Zugman

Treasurer                                             Marilyn Smith 

Website Coordinator                           Pam Lester

Class/Membership Representatives   Ray Ference
                                                            Rosalie Bain
                                                            Ann-Louise Van Buuren

For further information contact the Qigong Club Coordinator:  

Brenda Zugman 403-288-5520 or by filling out this e-mail form. ([email protected])                                

Thanks to OpenSky Qigong and Modern Qigong for images.