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Qi gong literally means “life energy cultivation” – an exercise for body, mind and spirit.

Qi gong teacher Dena Yates

Qi gong teacher Dena Yates

Teacher Dena Yates leads beginning classes starting at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at PEACE Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., near downtown. Cost is $4 per class. For more information, contact Yates at

Qi gong is pronounced “chee-gong” and is related to the ancient Chinese martial art of ta’i chi – but goes back even farther.

Lots of research shows the benefits of this “wellness art.” People who practice it are proven to fall less, have stronger heart-lung systems and healthier psychological states. Other benefits include overall better physical function, healthy mood and enhanced healing for many maladies.

Yates also leads the Silver Sneakers at South Yuba Club in Grass Valley and Nevada City, and exercise classes at Atria Senior Living and at Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition, in Grass Valley.

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