Sunday October 29th 1:00-4:00 Location: The Barn Studio 20 Dickinson Street Amherst, MA Sliding scale: $45-65 Early Bird Registration: $40 Register by 10/22 (E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register)
Sunday November 26th 1:00-4:00 Location: The Barn Studio 20 Dickinson Street Amherst, MA Sliding scale: $45-65 Early Bird Registration: $40 Register by 11/10 (E-mail email@example.com to register)
Explore Qigong and T'ai Chi Easy within this retreat designed to be relaxing and to offer space for you to practice and learn tools that will help you to relieve anxiety, build energy, and reclaim sanctuary within and with others while taking in the beauty and chi of the season. Retreats include *Qigong *T'ai Chi Easy Introduction *Tapping *Healing Music *Breathing Exercises *Walking Meditation *Smoothies and delicious snacks during breaks
What is T'ai Chi Easy?
Tai Chi Easy™ is a carefully developed method and approach to Tai Chi and Qi (Chi) Cultivation that makes it easy, beneficial and fun from the very beginning.The student does not have to devote years to learning the traditional 108 movement form or even the shortened (24, 36, 42 movement) form to enjoy the calming emotional and health benefits of Tai Chi (Taiji).
Tai Chi Easy™ is not "just" an exercise program that uses gentle activities to increase joint flexibility, circulation, range of motion and to maintain muscle strength. As a practice that Harvard calls "meditation in motion," the slow movements and mindset of Tai Chi can be used to manage stress levels by creating a a heightened sense of self awareness, mindfulness, empowerment and choice. The mind-body practices of Tai Chi Easy™ soothe and rewire the nervous system and increase cognitive and brain plasticity.
Research is confirming that Tai Chi and Qigong, Chinese wellness practices for Mind-Body health, prevent and heal disease and relieve pain.
Tai Chi Easy™ is designed to improve the quality of life for people of all ages– whether well or unwell. This includes those who may be dealing with disease, chronic pain and health conditions, limited mobility, deficient immune systems, anxiety or depression. Using simplified Tai Chi based on the four major recognized styles of Tai Chi, this program is straightforward and highly adaptable resulting in empowerment in self-care and self management skills.
This style includes T'ai Chi movements that improve mobility, breathing and relaxation. The movements don't require deep bending or squatting, which makes it easier and more comfortable to learn. In addition, the instruction includes seated and standing stationary versions of all the movements. This encourages people of all levels and abilities to learn and participate.