3:30pm – 4:30pm
Come spend an hour learning the basics of Taoist Qigong based on the Taoist Water Method. Qigong has many health benefits: provides mental clarity; loosens the muscles and builds power; strengthens the organs; improves cardio-pulmonary function; strengthens the nerves; improves vascular function; helps to prevent injury to joints, ligaments and bones; eases stress and balances emotions; and builds athletic and martial arts power.
Qigong exercises are safe for all ages and teaches the art of moderation using a 70 percent rule. This rules states you only do a qigong movement to 70 percent of your capacity. This introduction will go over the basic alignments to increase chi through the body.
Please pre-register at 897-8831. Space is limited.
DONATION based–see instructor.
11:00am – 12:30pm
New in 2016, the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center is hosting a National River Cleanup project to help protect and restore the habitat found on the 55 acre site, which includes a wetland and wildlife habitat.
Contact Kent Swanson at email@example.com for details.
FREE. Please pre-register at 897-8831. Space is limited.
11:00am – 12:00pm
This month the Visitor Center focuses on plants and their special abilities to feed pollinators and to clean our air and soil. Chia and several other super plants called phytoremediators are especially good at extracting heavy metals and PAH’s from the earth and absorbing other toxins from the air.
As part of our family-friendly third Sunday series, this workshop will guide you through the process of making a chia pet—those iconic planters from the 70’s—for you to take home once it’s fired. Traditional Chia Pets come in animal shapes from Mexico—rams, bulls, and Chihuahua dogs. We will use Bosque animals as muse, choosing between beavers, porcupines, turtles and other creatures.
FREE. Please pre-register at 897-8831. Space is limited to 20 people aged 6 and up.
11:00am – 12:30pm
Artist Cristine Posner leads lucky individuals through the small-scale weaving process. Posner’s own work currently graces the Visitor Center reception Area. Instead of clearing her studio leftovers into the landfill, she shredded her belongings and wove them into a visual and tactile work of art.
Under Posner’s guidance and with her hand-made looms, you will create similar pieces with your discards. Participants are encouraged to bring a variety of paper, plastic, and textile scraps with which to work.
FREE. Please pre-register at 897-8831. Space is limited to 15 people.