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Qigong and Tai Chi : Mindfulness in Motion

from Actors Company

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Through a combination of gentle movement, mental concentration and breathing,  Qigong helps to balance energy and improve participants' focus, circulation, mobility, and sense of well-being. This is a 5,000 year old system from China used throughout the world to support mindfulness, wellness, healing and health. Qigong is the foundation for similarly healthful Tai Chi forms, as well as many martial arts. Since the movements are slow and non-impact based, they can be done at any age or fitness level, and can be adapted for people with health and mobility issues. This simple introductory class will teach the basics of breathing and simple movements that can help energize and focus you throughout the day. Can be used for student, elder, and employee wellness or as a warm up for theater and sports. Please join us for this introductory session taught by Qigong and Tai chi practitioner J.T. Turner, who is a member of the national Qigong Association, and certified as an instructor by both the Tai Chi for Health Institute (with specialization in Tai Chi for Arthritis) and Tai Chi Health Ways. You may request either Qigong or Tai Chi for this session; please specify in program request notes.

(Please also see "Stories from Around the World" to request J.T.'s "Journey of Chen: Animal Tai Chi, or "Theater, Circus and Movement Arts" to request J.T.'s "Tai Chi for Actors")


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About This Program


Point to Point: $220.00
Point to Point Premium: $200.00
By Request: $220.00
By Request Premium: $200.00

Title I schools eligible for $20 discount from the Regular Program Cost of $220 Please note in program request.


45 min - 1 hour (please specify in request)

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

International, Social and Emotional Learning( SEL), Community Interests, Health/Physical Education, Performing Arts, Character Education, Problem Solving, Special Needs wellness

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
WebExJoin by internet connection

See Facebook page for Invisible Ocean Movement and Mediation for sample videos.

Booking Information

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Unless cancelled due to official emergency (e.g., school/venue closed due to weather emergency), cancellation must be received in writing by The Actors Company at least 2 weeks in advance of scheduled program, to avoid fees for late cancellations. Those who cancel within 2 weeks, and do NOT re-book program (subject to 20% re-booking fee) will still be responsible for full program fee.. Please contact us with any questions.

About This Provider

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Actors Company

Waltham, MA
United States

The Actors Company's professional teaching artists offer original, engaging, historical and literary character-based shows, as well as customized workshops in theater topics and mindful & creative movement. 

Our highly interactive programs support educational objectives in ELA, HSS, STE, SEL, performing arts & physical literacy, in schools, as well as life-long learning goals in community settings. Our carefully researched historical & literary shows are presented in period costume, and all our programs are adaptable to specific curricular, developmental, and scheduling needs. 

TAC was founded by J.T. Turner (SAG-AFTRA, AEA), an award-winning professional writer, actor, director, and educator, and is managed by Marci Diamond (MPA, SAG-AFTRA, AEA), also a professional teaching artist/performer. Additional programming is provided by Marisa Diamond (BFA, SAG-AFTRA, AEA). 

All our teaching artists have extensive performance and teaching experience, both virtually and in-person, working with film and theater companies, universities, schools, senior communities, museums, universities, corporate and government clients, and non-profits. For more information:

The Actors Company

Program Details


1. Brief interactive introduction to the history and benefits of Qigong by the presenter
2. Participants are guided in practicing a Qigong breathing style to try during the workshop
3. Participants engage in a series of 8 simple exercises demonstrated by the presenter, who will adapt them specifically to the needs of the participants (e.g., standing or sitting, limited mobility, etc.); additional exercises may be offered depending on audience (developmental, fitness level, goals)
4. TIme is allowed for reflection, questions and answers.


1. Participants will gain understanding of the relationship of Qigong to Traditional Chinese Medicine.
2. Participants will practice mindful movements that have the potential to improve their well-being.
3. Participants will be empowered with a set of simple, replicable exercises they can continue to practice if they wish.