Seamless Movement – Tai Chi for Wellness
Movement is vital to wellness. Practice of basic movement can and will improve balance, range of motion and overall wellbeing. Tai Chi and QiGong are two Asian movement practices that improve wellness. Usually choreographed into a form (series of movements), the result benefits the entire body and mind. The pace of each movement requires discipline of very slow movement coordinated with the breath. There are many studies illustrating the benefits of Tai Chi/Qigong for overall wellness.
Seamless Movement (Tai Chi For Wellness), taught by Beth Blair, is a blending of Tai Chi, QiGong, somatic practices and patterning to improve activities of daily living. By practicing in a friendly community without the pressure of “doing it right”, participants will benefit simply by being in the room. Each person practices from where they are on that given day. Chairs are used, not only for those that cannot stand for long periods of time, but to bring practical use of movement. Do not discount movements practiced from a seated positon, this bring different challenges, strength and balance. Laughter, encouragement and community are the center of each class. Participants are encouraged to challenge themselves once they get familiar with these basic moves. Usually the challenge is in slowing down. The slower you go the harder it is. This is a process that will improve over time. The use of different movements on the left and right sides of the body help with brain function and quieting the busy mind. Generally, moves are taken for the Shibashi 18 QiGong form, 5 Animal Frolic, 8 Piece Brocade and Meridian Qigong. In this format, all fitness/wellness levels can participate and benefit.
Cost of the class is “suggested” $5/person. No one will be turned away for non-payment.
Where are these Classes?
NO Thanksgiving Day Class
Tuesdays 11am, Unity Moravian, 8300 Concord Church Road, Lewisville, NC
(Enter the middle, single door to the Fellowship Hall)
Tuesdays at 3pm, Fairview Moravian Church, 6550 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC (Large Lower parking lot, under covered entry for the Fellowship Hall)
Thursdays at 10am, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1416 Bolton Street, Winston Salem, NC (Fellowship Hall is on the Left)
Class cancellations for inclement weather follow WS/Forsyth County School Closings
“Body in Motion stays in motion.” Newton’s Law of Inertia
“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.” -Moshe Feldenkrais
Would you like Beth to bring this class to your workplace, wellness center or community center? Contact Beth for more information.
Seamless Reiki 2018
Seamless Reiki is designed to support those interested and committed to learning Reiki over the course of ONE year. Each level is spread out over the year and Reiki Circles, discussions and practice sessions are offered in between the trainings. Seamless Reiki creates a supportive community of other Reiki students and practitioners to share, foster and grow the Reiki experience. This class is not just for those looking to offer Reiki in a healing environment. You will see the benefit of Reiki in every aspect of Life.
- Small class sizes, 3-8 people
- Tradition of Usui Reiki with the evolution of Holy Fire (Usui Holy Fire designation)
- Self-care practices: self-treatment, Qigong exercises, meditations
- Community: Reiki Circles, practice sessions, discussion groups
- Monthly payment option available
- 2 Reiki/Mentor Sessions with Master/Teacher, Beth Blair
Come experience, learn and share this “gentle art of inviting happiness.” Steeped in the rich tradition of Master Usui, Seamless Reiki is taught with the evolution of Holy Fire. Reiki is never stagnant and supports our changing times. Bring the Holy Fire of Reiki to your home, work or community environments with Love and healing. Reiki is not just for the “healers” at heart, it is for Every Heart.
Calendar of Classes and Circles:
Month 1 – Reiki One (First Class January 20, 2018)
Month 2 – Reiki Two
Month 6 – Advanced Reiki Techniques
Month 11 – Reiki Master
Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month – Reiki Circle
3 scheduled TBD – Discussion meetings
2 private Mentor/Reiki Sessions with Beth (scheduled individually)
(Contact Beth for 2018 Class Dates)
Class sizes are between 3-8 students to allow for individual attention and practice time. The Reiki Circles bring the students into the Reiki community to share varied styles, training levels and energy. Those curious about Reiki are also invited to the Reiki Circles, so bring a friend to a Circle.
The cost of Seamless Reiki is $1,380. Payments may be budgeted over 12 easy automatic payments of $115/month. Non-Refundable Deposit of $50 is due with Registration and payment plan agreement.
Contact Beth to discuss your Reiki Training or to have a Reiki Class in your area, wellness center, community center or workplace.
“Me-Time Energy Therapy”
I have created a NEW Workshop call “Me-Time Energy Therapy”. This is a basic class in subtle energy. I have been studying many energy modalities for more than 15 years. As the saying goes, “the best defense is a good offense”. To combat all the stimulus around us, we must find ourselves and the frequencies that are home to us. Learning to align with basic energy practices for the Self can help each of us connect and heal the “ME” that we, individually, are! These classes are the equivalent to a level one Reiki or Healing Touch Class. The purpose is for you to treat yourself with “Me-Time” through your connection to subtle energy. We will use meditation, movement and ceremonial alignments to foster your awakening to Energy that has always been around you.
Who should attend these classes?
- Individuals seeking to take better care of themselves
- Those curious about learning Energy Therapies but aren’t ready to commit to one modality of study.
- The empathic healer needing the reminder to care for your “ME” first before helping others.
Class Dates and times: Next Classes coming soon
SHAPE…Somatic Healing Awakening Purpose and Expression
Have you ever felt there is something inside that needs to wake up? Are you looking for a way to express yourself in a different way? Take SHAPE…Somatic Healing Awakening Purpose and Expression to assist you in this discovery. SHAPE uses movement, meditation, dialogue and inquiry to bring forward or wake up your purpose and find the tools to express it. You will create a visual expression to take away with you and continue the SHAPE experience.
What is taking SHAPE in your life right now? Are you ready to explore it? Contact Beth to have this workshop at your wellness center, community center or workplace.
Movement, Meditation and Momentum
Supporting your SELF with the 3Ms
Half-Day, Day, or Multi-Day Workshop Designed Especially for your Group
Movement is used to free the physical body from holding patterns. It can bring awareness to areas in the body that may be limited from a variety of things, not limited to beliefs, fears, trauma, injury, or lack of connection. Movement frees the body, mind and spirit from stress and tension. Movement will be done individually or with partners. Somatic practices, breath work, Tai Chi and Qi Gong exercises will be used. Movements are generally easy for all health and fitness levels, adaptions can always be made.
Meditation is a practice from many traditions. This workshop will use a variety of meditations techniques. The most difficult aspect of meditation is getting to the pillow. Meditation exercises in this workshop will vary from moving meditation, sitting or standing. There may be some incorporation of breath work, sound/toning, posture changes and directional ques.
Momentum is the aspect of this workshop that will be determined and defined by the participant. Through the structure of the movements, meditations, self-reflection time and discussions; the participant’s energy will be gathered, passions stirred and focus directed for continuing the work started here in this workshop setting.
Are you at a place in your life of great change or transition? Are you wanting something different, but feel stuck? What are the questions that are stirring deep within? Come Repurpose your questions, ideas and thoughts through the use of movement and creative art to connect or redefine your inner purpose.
Are you ready to Repurpose? Contact Beth to have this workshop at your wellness center, community center or workplace.
Tools For Seamless Living
Registration Required, Cost $55/series
New Dates coming Soon
Tools for SEAMLESS Living is a 5-part Series, This is an organic workshop/class idea based on the foundation of SEAMLESS: Somatic, Energy Awareness, Meaningful Living, Engaging Senses and Spirit.
Contact Beth with questions or to register:
Other Team Building & Personal Development Workshops
Beth can work with small groups on specific problem solving, team building or personal development. Contact Beth to create a specialize workshop for your group!
SEAMLESS- Somatic Energy Awareness Meaningful Living Engaging Senses and Spirit