Jun
29
10:30 am10:30

Gentle Yoga for Healthy Aging: An 8 Week Series to Promote Healthy Aging

healthy aging

Thursdays, June 29 – August 17

Rachel Finch is a Registered Yoga Teacher and also holds a certification in Chair Yoga. She believes in making yoga accessible to everyone, regardless of age, fitness level, or experience. Her teaching style is welcoming, supportive, and caring, with a complete focus on her students. 

Our series will include gentle stretching and low impact movements done lying down, standing up, and seated on a chair. You will learn how to release tension and stiffness from your hips, back, shoulders, and neck, build strength and stability, improve balance and coordination. You will leave class feeling calm and relaxed, feeling connected to a part of like minded people and delighted by your increased range of motion and flexibility will be a delight! 

This is a perfect class for beginners or those new to yoga. You will be given modifications and props, so everyone can practice at their own level of comfort. We do ask that you be able to get down to the floor and up from the floor (will use chairs to help with this).

Cost: $128 (pre-paid in full)

To sign up for the series, please register beforehand by contacting:

Rachel Finch
(808) 469-0224

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Jul
9
Aug 6

Tibetan Tsa Lung: A Healing Yoga of Breath & Movement

Meditation

Tsa Lung is a Tibetan healing yoga that works with the subtle body of the channels and winds using breathing techniques and physical movements. Learn the fundamentals of the practice, how the channels and winds affect the mind, and experience how the practice calms the mind and induces a natural meditative equipoise. No prior meditation experience necessary, advanced students welcome.

Sunday, July 9 & Sunday August 6
10am - 12pm
$10 donation requested

Instruction is facilitated by Greg Patenaude. Greg is a certified meditation instructor, pharmacist, writer and Tibetan translator.  He has been leading meditation groups and retreats in the Seattle area since 2006 under the guidance of his spiritual teacher, Younge Khachab Rinpoche. You can read his blog Siddhearta for more details, or contact him at siddhearta@gmail.com.

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Jul
29
9:30 am09:30

Essence Qigong

Buddha and Squirrel

Essence Qigong is one of the many modern forms of Qigong. It was developed about 40 years ago by Professor Chen, Fu-yin as a method for practicing and experiencing the ‘essential’ characteristics of all categories of Qigong: Medical, Martial, Buddhist, Taoist and Confusion.  It is delightfully simple and restorative and is very good for those wishing a deeply meditative and intuitive approach to their practice. Practicing Essence Qigong is like taking an internal bath. It calms your mind, purifies your meridians, nourishes your internal organs, tonifies qi and opens spiritual centers. Though people of all ages and fitness levels practice this form, it is one of the forms that is highly recommended for people with special health concerns and limited mobility. 

After practicing and teaching Essence for almost 20 years, our instructor Kimberly Ivy was among a small group certified as Lineage Holders for Essence Qigong by Professor Chen Hui Xian. Kim can now certify others to instruct this form. This workshop is part one of that process. All are welcome to take this workshop and for those who wish to teach, it is a required part of the process. 

Saturday, July 29
9:30am - 4:30pm
$150 for General Public
$125 for Teacher Trainees

More information? Contact Kim

Essence Qigong
Nov
11
10:00 am10:00

Anatomy of Taijiquan and Qigong

As an essential and required part of our Teacher Training program at Embrace The Moon, students receive training in Anatomy, Chinese Medicine and Chinese Philosophy among other adjunct topics pertinant to becoming a high level Taijiquan and Qigong professional. At times we feel the information within training program would be of interested to the general population. We therefore invite you to join us for a very informative training on Anatomy & basic Kinesology from the Chinese medicial perspective. All levels are most welcome. 

Our instructor Greg Lewentz is an East Asian Medical Practitioner, Licensed Massage Pracitioner and Registered Yoga Teacher. His professional Chinese Medicine practice is in Seattle, Washington. Greg has a Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (SIOM) and is Board Certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine. Greg is training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine Acupunture and pursuing his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine at SIOM as well as a continued study of Postural Restoration from East Asian medical, massage and physcial movement perspectives. Greg teaches at SIOM. You can read more about Greg here.

Saturday, November 11th
10 am - 4 pm
$125

Registration will open later this Summer. 

More information? Contact Kim Ivy

Anatomy