What is Qigong

According to the National Qigong Association, Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one's mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. There are likely thousands of qigong styles, schools, traditions, forms, and lineages, each with practical applications and different theories about Qi (“subtle breath” or “vital energy”) and Gong (“skill cultivated through steady practice”). The mission of the National Qigong Association is to help each individual find a path that best supports their personal goals, and to evolve this amazing energetic science.

Benefits of Qigong

1. Improved Function of the Internal Organs
2. Muscular and Joint Health
3. Prevents and Heals Injuries
4. Improved Vascular Function
5. Suitable for the Seriously Ill, Elderly, and the Physically Hindered
6. Stress Relief
7. Improved Sleep
8. Makes You Fit
9. Creates Alertness & Anchor in Meditation

Qigong at CMHC

Qigong at CMHC - Fall

- Master Stress and Boost Your Immune System

Release tension, soothe your mind and empower yourself with the centuries-old practice of Qigong 

(pronounced chee gung).

Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit movement practice that improves one's mental and physical health by integrating posture, breathing technique, self-massage, sound and focused intent. The class is 1 hour and is an active moving meditation.



Mary L. Pinkard,

M. Ed., NQA Level II

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About The Instructor

Mary Pinkard has expertise in multiple wellness domains. She has studied under Qigong experts Dr. Kevin Chen from the University of Maryland, Daisy Lee, and Lee Holden. She Is certified as a Level II Professional with the National Qigong Association. She also holds certifications in Feng Shui, and obtained training certificates
in Yoga and Tai Chi. Mary teaches Qigong and group fitness classes locally and has worked on wellness projects with GBMC, McDaniel College, University of MD Medical
School, St. Joe’s Hospital, the Institute for Integrative Health, and Walter Reed Hospital. She continues to work at Brick Bodies while maintaining her affiliations with the American Aerobics and Fitness Association, National Qigong Association, and the
American Dowsers Association. She has a degree in Music Education from Skidmore College and a graduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Towson University.
The integration of music and wellness education influence her practice and teaching.