Qigong with Henderson Smith: Two-Day Workshop
Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 – Monday, Aug. 20, 2018
06:00 PM – 07:30 PM
In collaboration with Living Well Therapies
Looking for the perfect, relaxing exercise to end the summer and get ready for the fall? Asia Society's Qigong classes with Henderson Smith exercise both the mind and body using a practice that anyone can enjoy and benefit from.
Learn to float in that ocean of stress we call life. Find calm at the center of your storm. Learn sustainable skills to make a positive difference in your own life.
This two-day workshop on Qigong, direct from the Wudang Mountains of China, can be attended by seasoned practitioners or serve as an introduction for beginners interested in a longer course.
Each class will include Meditation, Stretching, and Qigong to establish an aware, centered state from which to engage your Three Treasures, the Three Forever Friends (mind, body, and breath) that will serve you for the duration of your life. Students are encouraged to develop organically at their own pace, embrace their unique considerations, and evolve in the capacity to better manage the thinking, feeling, and doing that influences their everyday lives. Classes will conclude with a brief meditation, reading, questions, and discussion of that day's experience.
Qigong is breath-focused mindful meditation in motion. Qigong is the foundation and predecessor to Tai Chi. All Tai Chi is done using the principles learned from Qigong, which applies the mindful use of breath in mediative motion through our body. Qigong places the attention of our creative mind on the powerful unseen energy of our breath, harnessing the power of mind and breath to improve health in our body, mind and spirit. Balance, harmony and wellbeing in our life are the end result.
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. Henderson continued his study of Qigong as a system of self-care and self-control earning a 350 hour Professional Certification with the (NQA) and a 200 hour Teacher Certification with the (IIQTC) under Dr. Roger Jahnke. Henderson has since earned advanced teacher certification as a Sr. Trainer with the (IIQTC) and has served as Lead Assistant on a 2013 and 2018 trip to China where he studied under 17th Generation Master Zhou Jin Bo. Henderson has studied with a number of exceptional teachers including a brief time with Master Shi Xing Hao of the Shaolin Kung Fu Academy in Houston, TX.
With a BS in Management and Marketing, 20 years of experience in the insurance and employee benefits business and a clear correlation between medical claims and the habits that drive them, Henderson formed Living Well Therapies in 2007. Founded on the understanding that each individual has the unique responsibility for managing him or her SELF, Henderson is committed to holistic wellness solutions that harness the power of our potential to exercise conscious control of our SELF; (our thinking, feeling & doing).
With a 7 year track record of improving pre to post program (SEA) Self Evaluation Assessments, Henderson’s unique approach to wellness is fast becoming a sought after asset for innovative companies seeking a competitive advantage through wellness programs that positively moves the needle on behavior and self-responsibility. Meeting the needs of our “grow on the go” society, as CEO, Henderson and a highly skilled team launched MeTime 24/7 (MT) earlier in 2018. Accessible via cell phone, tablet, computer or TV, (MT) is a visually vibrant conscious media platform delivering Qigong & Tai Chi lessons directly to subscribers, wherever they are, whenever they need it.
Henderson is a founding member of the board of directors for the former Houston Wellness Association. He is also a Sr. Fellow with the American Leadership Forum (ALF), graduating in 2013 from Medical Class 5 with a focus on “Disruptive Innovation” applied to improving the health care system. Henderson is also a graduate of the United Ways Project Blue Print and Leadership Houston. He has been privileged to sit on the Board of the Park People and was honored to design a nationally endorsed benefits package for the United Way of America and its agencies in 2004.
For more information about Living Well Therapies: http://livingwelltherapies.net/
For more information about MeTime 24/7: http://watch.metime24seven.com
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays
- $50 Members, $60 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.
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Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
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