Qigong and Tai Chi with Henderson Smith (Winter Session)
Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 – Monday, Feb. 17, 2020
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
In collaboration with Living Well Therapies
Begin the New Year by focusing on your health and well-being. This beginner course in Wu Dang Mountain 18 Form Tai Chi covers the foundation of Tai Chi, the basics of Qigong, and the mechanics of the movements. Students will develop the foundation for a set of skills that will empower them to experience greater well-being at home, at work, and at play.
Experience the power of your qi (energy). Learn Three Conscious Corrections, Three-Part Breathing, and Five Basic Principles as you discover the foundation for a personal Qigong practice to improve your health, and build the foundation for practicing any style of Tai Chi. You will also learn the Wu Dang Mountain 18 Form Tai Chi as it was passed down to Henderson Smith from 17th-generation Daoist Master Zhou Jin Bo on Smith's 2013 trip to the Wu Dang Mountains of China.
Mondays, January 6 – February 17, 2020 (6 weeks, no class January 20)
Time: 6–7 p.m.
Individual classes may be prorated at $25/week for Asia Society members or $30/week for nonmembers.
"Henderson has taught me how to live in the present moment and be able to move more effortlessly by using breath energy. Through taking his tai chi classes, my energy levels have increased and my chronic pain has decreased." — Recent participant
"Henderson has done a wonderful job of fusing the mindset Western culture with the deep roots and traditions of Eastern Tai Chi. In doing so, he has made the art and discipline of Tai Chi reachable for those new to it." — Recent participant
"Henderson's tai chi and qigong classes at Asia Society have helped me greatly by teaching me new ways to better manage my stress levels. Through having a deeper understanding of how my body, breath, and mind work interdependently, I find myself having more energy to do the things that I love. On days where my energy is low, I can slow down to take care of myself in ways that I had not been able to do before." — Recent participant
About the Instructor
Henderson Smith is the Founder of Living Well Therapies and specializes in teaching Qigong and Tai Chi as the exploration of applied physical, mental and energetic self-mastery. He began the exploration of Qi (breath or energy) as a medium for healing and maximizing power with Sei Bu Do Martial Arts. Under Grand Master Dr. Donald Swansey where he earned a 2nd Degree Black Belt and studied Acupressure, Pressure Points and Medical Qigong for natural healing.
Continuing his study of Qigong as a system for self-awareness, self-care and self-control he earned a 350-hour Professional Certification with the (NQA) and a 200-hour Teacher Certification with the (IIQTC) under Master Teacher Dr. Roger Jahnke were Medical Qigong was encouraged as a way to access the natural healing capacity within every human body. Henderson is a certification Sr. Trainer with the (IIQTC) and has served as Lead Assistant on a 2013 and 2018 trip to China with Dr. Jahnke where he continues to study WuDang Mountain Tai Chi and Qigong under 17th Generation Master Zhou Jin Bo.
Meeting the need of millions seeking a Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability (LOHS) on the go, as CEO, Henderson along with a team of highly skilled partners launched MeTime24/7.com (MT) in 2018. Providing access via cell phone, tablet, computer or TV, (MT) is a visually vibrant conscious media platform delivering life enhancing skills and Qigong & Tai Chi lessons directly to subscribers, wherever they are, whenever they need it.
Henderson has a BS in Management and Marketing and is Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) Certified. He is a Sr. Fellow with the American Leadership Forum (ALF), graduating in 2013 from Medical Class 5 where the focus was on “Disruptive Innovation” applied to improving the health care system. Henderson owned Benefits Design and Financial Services for 14 out to 20 years in the insurance business before founding Living Well Therapies in 2007 as a way to help people improve themselves and discover conscious self-governance. Building a unique bridge between Western and Eastern Medicine, Henderson was a founding member of the board of directors for the former Houston Wellness Association and chairman of the Complementary and Integrative Wellness Committee for 4 years.
For more information about Living Well Therapies:
http://livingwelltherapies.net/ For more information about MeTime 24/7:
Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support is provided by Friends of Asia Society Texas Center, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best in exhibitions and public programming to Houston.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays
- $150 Members, $180 Nonmembers | Individual Classes: $25 Members, $30 Nonmembers
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Paid Parking
- Street Parking
- Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.
Special Offers / Dining
An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri's museum café is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Events at Asia Society Texas Center
Apr. 11 – Apr. 11, 2020
Health and Wellness Retreat: A Peek Inside Mind–Body Medicine [POSTPONED]
Apr. 16 – Apr. 16, 2020
Trailblazer and Tycoon: Conversation on Success and Leadership with Ethan Allen’s Chairman and CEO Farooq Kathwari [POSTPONED]
Apr. 29 – Apr. 29, 2020
The Avoidable War: Managing the Increasingly Adversarial U.S.–China Relationship [POSTPONED]
Apr. 30 – Apr. 30, 2020
The Politics of Japan’s Military Power and East Asian Security [POSTPONED]
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