New workshops will be scheduled soon! Please click here to send us an email for the announcements!
Examples of workshops offered include:
(These workshops are all taught by Cate Morrill, Certified T'ai Chi and Qi Gong Instructor, and Certified Health Coach)
GOOD MORNING ENERGY, T’AI CHI AND QI GONG TO BEGIN THE DAY WITH JOY!
T'ai Chi and Qi Gong sets to help adjust to the upcoming time change and shake off the winter blues are offered for your revitalization! Easy, yet powerful, moves based on the steady, sure, and clear energy of animals emerging from their winter habitats, with stretching, deep breathing, focus and attention, these sets are designed to open and “awaken” the energy. This set includes movements suitable for seated or standing work. This is a new chance to move forward with a goal to reinvigorate!
T’AI CHI TO LET IT FLOW AND LET IT GO!
With intention and effective action, we employ tools and techniques to strengthen your spirit by learning to let go of negative thoughts, old concerns, or recurring regrets, and look forward to the new possibilities that can arise. Using deep breathing practices, proper stretches, and awareness, you can help yourself handle any stresses of the upcoming seasons, or at any time! Remembering that even happy events can create stress, we must take a little time to let it go and bring in resilient qi! We’ll use movements and philosophy to help build resilience and settle your energy, enabling you to enjoy your days fully!
TAKE TEN! 10 BREATHS QI GONG FOR CALM AND FOCUS, QI SELF MASSAGE AND PATTING FOR RELAXATION AND INVIGORATION
In this set, we learn simple, easy-to-follow movements to accompany the flow of energy through the body as we breathe deeply and consciously through the Grand Universe Cycle of Breath. This is a traditional, ancient practice used by those who wish to deepen their body-mind-spirit connection and develop meditative focus with movement. Working the paths of the 8 extraordinary meridian channels, we create a flow of qi that is thought to help cleanse, heal, and strengthen the immune system and relax and reinvigorate the spirit. Qi Self Massage and Qi Patting are techniques used along the meridians, aligned with the 10 Breaths energy flow.
T’AI CHI ORIGINAL 13 POSTURES FOR ENERGY FLOW
This is a focused set of the “13 Forms” original movement set which encourages long, slow, even breathing, while giving muscles, bones, and the spirit a gentle experience. The connection of these basic movements of T’ai Chi creates an easy to learn, flowing set that can be performed in a small space by beginners or advanced students. These are the basic postures and associated concepts from which all standard T’ai Chi movements were created. Engaging the mind, body, and spirit to help build energy and health, this set is a favorite for purposeful and effective practice.
NOURISHING LIFE QI GONG, YANG SHENG QI GONG
With T’ai Chi movement selections and Yang Sheng Qi Gong, we will focus on replenishing your most fundamental Qi, your internal essence, seeking to restore energy that may have been depleted by illness or injury, stress or worldly tensions. Work that embodies the long referenced description of T’ai Chi and Qi Gong, “moving meditation”, this set is considered one of the most essential building blocks to help create your fund of internal strength and energy, mental focus, and relaxation for your spirit. This set provides a useful tool for mind, body, and spirit to balance, create calm, and ease through the days.
T’AI CHI AND QI GONG TO WELCOME SPRINGTIME
T'ai Chi and Qi Gong for opening up your body, mind, and spirit to the brighter days ahead! Gentle, yet powerful stretches and moves to help you breathe deeply and get ready for more activity. We will focus inward to prepare to express outward, with movements from small to large and back again, but always at your own level. The Jade Phoenix and the Golden Dragon await you! Standing or seated, this class is designed to reinvigorate!
T’AI CHI AND QI GONG TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR ENERGY!
February is a month of “being in” for many folks, in the heart of winter, with chilly days and often unpredictable weather patterns. We will work with movements and philosophy to lift spirits, gain energy, and prepare for brighter days! Deep breathing and releasing of winter’s tension will be part of the result. This is a focused set, and is suitable for anyone who wishes to lighten and brighten the body, mind, and spirit. We will set our intention to focus on building physical strength, making mindful choices and actions, sparking the spirit, and creating revitalization throughout!
T’AI CHI AND QI GONG TO MOVE EASILY INTO THE NEW YEAR!
It’s time to set our intentions and energies to open up for a fresh breath, an expanded vision, and renewed strength for the New Year! With determination and effective action, we employ tools and techniques to strengthen the spirit,mind, and body. Using deep breathing practices, proper stretches, and honing in awareness, we can help ourselves be ready for what comes, and find ways to focus on handling challenges as well as joys! We’ll use movements and philosophy to help build resilience and release tension and stress, enabling us to enjoy our days fully!
IN THE BALANCE OF AUTUMN, T’AI CHI AND QI GONG MOVES HELP FLOW THE LINE
Whether starting fresh or building on your work from last month, we will take our time to attend to the balance work that T'ai Chi and Qi Gong normally and naturally incorporate. As we navigate the leaves and the hidden surprises underneath, step cautiously past fallen acorns, enjoy walks in the woods, and more, we will use techniques from the T'ai Chi set to step, balance, step again, balance again, until this becomes the nature of our own locomotion. Last month we worked on developing the strength needed, now we pull in more delicate focus and intricate combinations, leading to balanced success and joy!
TAI CHI AND QI GONG TO HARVEST ENERGY FOR THE MONTHS AHEAD
October is harvest month and we will gather the gifts of the spring and summer energies, and seek to cultivate the qi needed for autumn’s cooler days and evenings. We will prepare our Spirits for the less light days ahead, prepare our Minds for the joys that autumn shares, and prepare our Bodies for days of less outward and more inward engagement. Using sets that will benefit and balance the liver, heart, and lungs, and meditative moments for focused energy, we reap the rewards of our work!
Wu Dang Primordial Qi Gong Set One
Shoulders Down, Inc. and Rising Phoenix T'ai Chi invite you to special Qi Gong and T'ai Chi workshops!
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T’AI CHI AND QI GONG TO UNITE WITH ORIGINAL QI, WU DANG PRIMORDIAL QI GONG, SET ONE, IN FOUR PARTS
These classes will help advanced students, beginners, and brand new attendees to boost and restore original qi, the elixir of vitality! Primordial means united with the cosmos as one, and this set will bring your attention to your inner-qi, your own powerful energy base, and help you open and connect with the universal energy around you. Though the entire set consists of 12 movements, we'll break it down and share the deep work and details with just a few moves in each class, for ease of understanding and to help with memory. It is best to attend each class in order to deeply cover the full program of work. These are easily performed, non-strenuous, meditative movements adaptable for seated work. Discussion of the meridian fields and breath work will also be shared. This set provides focus and clarity for the mind while engaging the body with gentle, flowing movements, and allows the spirit to settle and relax, while filling with joy!