TAKE 5: Five Questions for blog posts from activity organizers on Open Field this summer
Name: Jean Jentz
Occupation: Tai chi facilitator
Open Field Activity: Tai Chi Easy
Description: Experience “Tai Chi Easy”, a simplified version of the ancient martial arts form that is low-impact, slow, and energy-building from the get-go! Harvard researchers call tai chi “moving meditation”, because it provides many health benefits, like lowering blood pressure and stress hormones, as well as boosting immunity and honing your mind-focus.You’ll learn self-applied massage, breath practice, mindful visualization practice, and easy movement patterns that even the most un-coordinated of us can do. Feel and function better without sweat! Come as you are, as long as your heels aren’t high.
Dates: Weekly Wednesdays from 10-11 am (this week only, Tai Chi Easy is on Tuesday at the same time!)
Check out this activity and others on the Open Field calendar of events!
1) What’s your favorite public space, in the Twin Cities or beyond?
Other than the Sculpture Garden, my favorite public space is Lake Harriet – the walking/biking path, South Beach, the Bandshell, and especially the Peace and Rose Gardens.
2) How did you find out about Open Field and why did you decide to host your own activity on Open Field?
I found out about Open Field through the regular mailings that WAC sends via post. I decided to do my activity because I was searching for a good outdoor venue for tai chi, which I began teaching in autumn of 2010.
3) If you could learn any skill on Open Field, what would it be?
Juggling, improv comedy
4) What is the ideal audience for your Open Field activity?
A person who wants to experience mind/body/spirit component of outdoor exercise
5) If Open Field had a mascot, who/what would it be?
Claus Oldenburg – because he felt art should be something we can sit on, experience anywhere!