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Join Qigong expert Priya Lucas for a new healing arts workshop this Saturday at VAC

Volcano Art Center Nurtures Wellness with Healing Arts

Priya Lucas leads new VAC workshop in Spinal Rejuvenation with Qigong

Volcano, HI – Are you suffering from chronic back pain? Has traditional Western medicine left you wanting more? Even for those simply looking for a little preventative treatment, a lesson in Spinal Rejuvenation with Qigong might be just what the doctor ordered.

Under the highly-certified and tender guidance of Qigong instructor Priya Lucas, students are invited to learn the art of spinal self-healing this Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Volcano Art Center starting at 11:00am. This half-day workshop will slowly and safely guide you through ancient techniques to stretch and massage your own spine to help decompress the vertebrae and allow more flexibility.

We all hold patterns of stress and emotional imbalances in our bodies, which are often manifested as pain or tension in the neck, shoulders and back. By targeting the central nervous system, emotional and physical blockages are activated, balanced and allowed to release causing a renewing flow of energy and greater sense of inner peace.

This special workshop is intended as both a stand-alone offering and an enhancement for students currently practicing Chi-Lel Qigong, a form of Medical Qigong introduced to the Western world by Chinese practitioner Grandmaster Pang Ming, M.D. and perfected by Masters Luke and Frank Chan. With nearly 20 years of experience and study under the Masters themselves, instructor Priya invites everyone to share her passion for this ancient healing art with this unique workshop.

Spinal Rejuvenation with Qigong will be held Saturday, October 20 from 11:00am to 5:00pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village. Cost is $65 or $59 for VAC members. No previous experience is needed but since space is limited, early registration is recommended.

For more information, visit or contact VAC’s Program Coordinator Julie Callahan at (808) 967-8222 or

Volcano Art Center (VAC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1974 to develop, promote and perpetuate the artistic, cultural and environmental heritage of Hawaii’s people through the arts and education.