2018 Convention: 3rd Class – QIGONG
Friday, March 16th
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Presented By: VIRGINIA DAVIS, RN, LMT
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health method that combines slow graceful movements with mental concentration and breathing to increase and balance a person’s vital energy. It has been popularly referred to as Chinese yoga. Qigong is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, along with acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal medicine. Qigong is especially effective in reducing stress, thereby enhancing the immune system and preventing illness. The main focus of Qigong is eliminating deficiency and stagnation of your qi (energy) through a combination of movement, breathing, and awareness.
About Virginia Davis, RN, LMT
Virginia Davis is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Retired Nurse, Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Yoga Instructor and a Certified Qigong Instructor.
Virginia graduated from Tulane University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Virginia studied massage at Esalen in California in 1980. In 1983 she graduated from William Carey University with a Bachelor of Nursing Degree. She worked as a nurse at Ochsner Hospital from 1985-1995. Virginia worked in labor and delivery at Baptist Hospital from 1990-1995. She has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1980. Virginia taught Anatomy & Physiology for the Therapeutic Massage Program at Delta College in Covington, LA.
In 1990 Virginia studied Yoga in India. She is Certified in Yoga through Kripalu Institute. She is also certified in Pilates, Franklin Method, and in Yamuna Ball Rolling. Virginia is certified in Qigong through International Qigong Institute in California. She studied Herbal Medicine with Rosemary Gladstar. Virginia trained through Duke University in Health Coaching. She currently teaches fitness classes including yoga, pilates, ball rolling and qigong at Our Place Gym and Stone Creek Fitness Club in Covington, Louisiana and practices massage from her home office.30 Minute Break 4:45 p.m. – Fourth Class Begins