Bring ART+TECH to your mindfulness routine with a Wild Goose Moving Meditation workshop! Human instruction will pave the way for introducing Cyber Shimu--a bot that talks you through the flowing set of movements. After the workshop, continue your practice with Cyber Shimu offering unique insights in every session.
Wild Goose Moving Meditation is a rough translation of Dayan Qigong (大雁気功). This Qigong is focused on well being, balance, flexibility, and mind-body connection. The form is easy to learn and adaptable for students of all ages and fitness levels. There's no need for mats or special clothes, making it a perfect break around the office or anywhere you can fit it in.
Cyber Shimu is a talking bot programed by Dayan Qigong instructor Jordan Gray. Each talk through by the bot is unique and pulls from multiple insights for each movement. Jordan has baked in over 10 years of practice, including teaching certification from Grandmaster Hui Lui of Wen Wu School. The voice assistant is a Shimu rather than Sifu to celebrate Hui Lui and Yang Meijun who was Grandmaster before her.
For the deeply curious: Dayan Qigong has passed down over 29 generations. It shares roots with Tai Chi and Yoga, tracing back to Bodhidharma's travels in the 5th or 6th century. It's a playful Taoist practice inspired by the long lives, tremendous strength, aerobic capacity, and graceful movements of the Bar Headed Goose. Dayan translates as "Big Bird" or "Wild Goose", paying homage to these super animals.
Update! Online Dayan Qigong classes are being offered Wednesday @ 6pm, Thursday @ 8am, and Saturday at 10am (all times PT). The form is a gentle way to get in some daily exercise and it's recognised by WHO as an immunity booster (part of TCM). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!