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Richmond, VA:  Workshops

 

Relax your Neck and Shoulders

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There are few tasks left in life which do not require the use of our hands, arms, shoulders and neck. Perhaps this is why over 1/2 of the adult population complains of neck or shoulder pain. This three hour workshop offers anatomical knowledge and imagery combined with functional movement and embodiment exercises and  is based on functional movement and intergrates several somatic practices including Franklin Method®, Yoga and Feldenkrais.The exercises offered will allow you to release stress and break patterns of chronic tension so that you can perform life’s tasks with smooth efficiency and ease. Students will leave with several tools that they can use to relax the neck and liberate the shoulders from tension and pain.

Students must be able to get down on to floor and be able to get up off the floor. Please bring a light snack and water, an exercise/yoga mat, and two bath or beach sized towels. Please wear comfortable clothing for exercise which is not loose fitting, covers the skin and allows for mobility. Please include a long sleeve shirt and socks.

 

Posture for Performance

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If you are you a performer, or a public speaker then you know about the importance of your posture. But you may not realize that its importance extends beyond sitting and standing and into your movement. This is why, in the Franklin Method®, we prefer to refer to posture as Dynamic AlignmentIt is from here that you either develop the poor movement patterns that lead to injury, or the functional movement patterns that prolong your health. This two hour workshop is filled with fun partnering activities, eye opening imagery, and simple exercises that will encourage your Dynamic Alignment and instill an interest to perfect your Posture for Performance.

 

 

Delete Low Back Pain

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This Three hour workshop focuses on pelvic floor conditioning which is necessary for basic functional mobility, sexual vitality and continence. A lack of awareness and conditioning of this part of the body has led to epidemic numbers of men and women suffering from a wide variety of conditions including; chronic low-back pain, incontinence, sexual dysfunction, and organ prolapse. Spend three hours learning the design of the pelvic girdle and simple exercises you can integrate into your exercise program to foster your continued health and vitality. This workshop is based on functional movement and intergrates several somatic practices including Franklin Method®, Yoga and Feldenkrais.


Students must be able to get down on to floor and be able to get up off the floor. Please bring a light snack and water, an exercise/yoga mat, and two bath or beach sized towels. Please wear comfortable clothing for exercise which is not loose fitting, covers the skin and allows for mobility. Please include a long sleeve shirt and socks.



All mind/body workshops offer Continuing Education credits for
Yoga Instructors through the Yoga Alliance

 
 

 




Richmond , VA  

 

 

 

Tai Chi 5 Elements Form Workshops
(seated and standing forms)



Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

 

Saturdays, 10am-2:30pm (Lunch Included)


Dates:
April 29, 2017
May 20, 2017 (L2)
June, 24, 2017

 

Tai Chi 5 Elements Form:
The 5 Elements form is filled with simple and gentle movements which can be mastered with in a short period of time. Tai Chi  can be a very effective form of health training; utilizing the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions of our being. With in a Tai Chi class the student studies the physical movements as well as breath work and meditation. Benefits include improved circulation, balance and posture, an increase in strength, flexibility and reduced stress. Tai Chi is appropriate for any person regardless of their physical condition. Due to the minimal amount of steps and their repetition the Five Elements form can be learned quickly and incorporated into a daily practice.



 

Tai Chi 5 Elements Form Level 2:

Join Master Teacher, Rie for another wonderful Tai Chi workshop at Lewis Ginter. This workshop will include review and practice of the 5 Elements Form as well as investigations into one of the five elements. The element highlighted will correspond to the current season. While previous attendance in in a 5 Elements Form workshop is required, this Level 2 workshop will always offer something new and current to peak your interest. Repeating this workshop is recommended; and please be assured, a new experience is waiting for you. Within the Level 2 workshop you will learn how to further develop your practice and increase the healthy benefits of this movement form.

To register and for more information go to:

www.LewisGinter.org



LEARN           LAUGH           LIVE

Self-Health, Yoga, Tai Chi 5 Elements Form or Franklin Method Workshops can be held in any location and they are  appropriate for all pysicalities, all ages, and all bodies!

  
For information about hosting a workshop please, write to Rie: rie@designsforbodyandmind.com