Family Y to hold Holistic Health Day
The Westport Weston Family Y will host its first Holistic Health Day offering a variety of free classes and activities from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in its Bedford and Bresslin Rooms, 59 Post Road E.
Holistic health is a life approach focused on complete body health and the relationship between one's environment and one's health while emphasizing the connection of the spirit, mind and body, according to a news release.
The following classes and activities will be held for free and open to the public:
Tai Chi: Peter DiGrazia, a Tai Chi practitioner, will teach the low-impact, slow-motion martial art known to help treat and prevent many health problems from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Bresslin Room. It has often been called "meditation in motion" because of its steady diaphragmatic breathing and slow, fluid movements, the release states.
Qigong: Y staff instructor Michelle Quigley will lead a class on Qigong from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Bresslin Room. The practice is an ancient Taoist self-healing technique that generates a healthy flow of "chi," which can be translated as "intrinsic life energy" between people and nature.
Chinese internal healing exercise: Randy Kirik, a practitioner in traditional Chinese herbal medicine for over 10 years, will lead a class on Chinese internal healing exercise from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Bresslin Room. They are designed to relax the nervous system and energize major organ systems, the releae states.
Meditation: Y yoga instructor Matan Cohen-Citron will teach the class on meditation, designed to lower stress and anxiety and improve focus and concentration, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Bresslin Room.
Acupuncture: Judith Woolfe, a state-licensed and nationally-certified acupuncture specialist, will give acupuncture, known to heal various medical issues, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Bedford Lobby. It will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, the release states.
Healthy meals: Robin Polin, a culinary health coach, will blend the art of cooking with the science of medicine to teach making better meal choices from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Bedford Lobby.