Off to Japan with Yin and Yangeke

Join Yin and Yangeke in their adventures. Stroll through the Garden, listen to their story and discover why emperor Tengoku calls forth storms and lightning. Practice tai chi with Yangeke: movements that will help you find rest. Afterwards, you can take home one of Yin's beautiful stones.

Sometimes you might see people making slow, soft movements in the park. It is almost like these movements seamlessly flow into each other. The people seem at rest. That is what tai chi is.

Would you like to join us and experience this rest with your children? Would you like to join in with your family? Then you should certainly come to the Japanese Garden on the last Sunday of the month and join us for 'tai chi for kids'. You do not need to be a regular practitioner of tai chi, anyone can do it. You do not have to be a spectacular athlete either, the movements are very simple.

You will start at the first sign with a QR-code on it. When you scan it, you can hear the story of Yin and Yangeke, and their adventures in Japan (only available in Dutch). It is a wonderful story to listen to. The story and the map you should follow are also available in the form of a folder at the entrance.

Practice the soft, calming movements in accordance to the explanations on the signs. The movements are easy to preform for all ages, and you can practice them later at home. Afterwards, you can follow the map to the next sign, where you will hear more of Yin and Yangeke's story, and start the next exercise. This way, in a playful manner, you can discover both the Japanese Garden and tai chi, on your own pace with your children.

You can find the walking route and exercises on the signs spread througout the Garden every last Sunday of the month. In the afternoon, volunteers from Tai Chi Wuwei Hasselt will be present from 14:00 until 17:00 to help guide your way, should you require any assitance.

Would you rather join one of the groups under supervision of a tai chi instructor? That is also possible. At 14:30 and 15:30 we will organise a group walk. A volunteer from Tai Chi Wuwei Hasselt will tell the story and help you with instructions for your movements. Participation is free and there are 15 spots available for each of the groups, so sign up quickly with

'Tai chi for kids' will take place on the following dates:

Sunday May 31
Sunday June 28
Sunday July 26
Sunday August 30
Sunday September 27
Sunday Oktober 25

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Story Yin and Yangeke

Off to Japan with Yin and Yangeke

Here you can listen to the story of Yin and Yangeke in Japan (only available in Dutch). The story which guides 'tai chi for kids'.

Story: Sabrina Santillo
Voice: Lucette Verboven
Recording: Studio Bat Productions
Photo: Roland Hermans