Led at the 2011 IIQTC family reunion, Jessica Kolbe brings the brightness and vitality of animals to the assembled group of graduates. She adds some animals of her own choosing, then proceeds to the "traditional animals." This creative practice is encourage through the tradition of the IIQTC,
The "frolics of five animals" (五禽戲, Wu Qin Xi) are a set of qigong exercises developed by the Chinese physician Hua Tuo in the 2nd century. There are two exercises per animal, corresponding to the five yin and five yang internal organs in Chinese medicine.
The five animals in the exercises as currently taught are the bear, tiger, monkey, deer, and crane. They are said to improve functioning of the lung (tiger), kidney (bear), liver (deer), heart (crane), and stomach (monkey), respectively.