Medical Qigong is an ancient form of Chinese energetic medicine that causes healing to occur through the balancing of qi energy. Disruptions in this energy of the body occur throughout our lifetime and the goal of qigong is to correct these imbalances and blockages. This enables the body to strengthen and regulate the internal organs and the various systems in the body, and release deep-seated emotions and stress. Strong mind intention is necessary for qigong to be effective no matter what form is practiced. Energy is visualized as flowing freely throughout the body, during the practice. ‘Dragon Plays with Pearls’, a form typically done in the springtime is what will be the form taught in this workshop. Participants will be taught the form in stages: first the arms only, then adding spinal movements, then holding a ball in the palm of each hand, and lastly, focusing inside the body.