Oakhurst residents may have noticed an unusual flock of geese proliferating in Oakhurst lately. They have been gathering at the Oakhurst Mobile Home Estates Community Room since May of 2014, and recently migrated to the Sierra Senior Center.
They can usually be spotted between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. once or twice a week, just past the playing field (beyond the Community Center) off of Road 425B.
Locals were treated to a really good sighting last weekend during an extended, three-day Wild Goose Oigong workshop coordinated by Marcia Kamiya-Cross and local artist, Kathy Marks, featuring instructor Cynthia Eaton from the San Francisco Bay Area. Wild Goose Qigong (a.k.a., Dayan Qigong) is a 1,700-year-old Chinese healthcare practice the improves strength, flexibility, memory, concentration, and balance.
“Qigong is good for people of all ages and ability levels,” said Eaton, who has been teaching qigong in the Behavioral Health Education Department of Kaiser Permanente Oakland since 1999. “People are often surprised to find out what a wonderful relaxing path toward health and wellness this is.”
The first extended three-day workshop in Oakhurst was organized by Connie Hartquist-Jacobs in 2014. The workshops continue to occur intermittently two or three times a year.
The next workshop will be held Jan. 16 - 19, at the Sierra Senior Center.
“Mountain Area residents are encouraged to stop by to observe or join group practices whenever they like,” Kamiya-Cross said.