CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Seamless Movement CLASSES ARE SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19. HOPE TO RESUME IN APRIL.
Seamless Movement classes are designed to bring balance and overall wellness to the participants. Using moves from a variety of Tai Chi and QiGong forms, Beth incorporates the practicality of basic everyday ADLs (Activities of Daily Living). Simple principles, like getting out of a chair without rocking or using hands, are the foundation of this class. There is no need to make it complicated. Many of the class participants are over the age of 65. While this is marketed as a class for “seniors”, everyone can benefit from these simple and practical movements. Moving slowly is a powerful tool for improving balance, building strength and bringing peace to the mind.
Beth developed this class format after teaching in the fitness environment for many years. When she shifted the venue to church fellowship halls, many of her class participants weren’t ready for the fitness model. Seamless Movement is a WELLNESS model. Meaning any amount of movement is beneficial. These moves can be adapted to sitting in a chair. Students have come to this class with walkers, canes and even wheel chairs. The class and movements can be adapted for anyone.
There are only a few “RULES” of the class. The first rule, “You have the right to refuse.” Stop when your body wants to stop. You don’t have to do deep squats for them to be effective. Remember, “a body in motion stays in motion.” The second rule is to have fun. Laughter is part of the class. Laughter improves breathing and oxygen intake. It also improves mood and outlook. Your movement doesn’t have to look like Beth’s or anyone else in the class.
The class format is 50-55 minutes of movement, meditation and instruction. Chairs are used, and stationary standing is also encouraged. Quieting the mind with short meditation, breathing techniques and reflections bring balance to the mind and the body. Beth also includes some basic anatomy and educational information of the “whys” of the movements.
Benefits of this Class:
- Body in motion stays in motion
- Quieting the mind heals the heart
- Improvement of basic ADLs (Activities of Daily Living)
- Breathing is essential
- Improves balance as a practice of awareness, knowing it is always changing.
- Builds on traditional practices of Tai Chi and QiGong, making movement modifications of health and mobility issues.
- Brings awareness to posture and breathing habits
- Easy and effective movements
Beth has practiced Tai Chi and QiGong for more than 12 years. She has studied Medical QiGong, Tai Chi for Arthritis, various Tai Chi forms and philosophy to bring practical knowledge and wellness to her Seamless Movement Class.
This is a weekly class with a drop-in format. You can join anytime.
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QiGong for Women
QiGong for Women was designed to empower women with an ancient practice for healing and longevity. This is an 8-week class with each class building on community, practices, theory and movement.
Small class size and home studio environment supports the development of community, sharing and collective healing. Each participant is met with compassion, encouragement, and love to create ripples of change, wherever they are.
Cost of this class is on a donation basis. Pay what your heart says. Typical studio class rate $10-20/person. 8-week commitment is required because of the nature of the community building and relationship fostering for healing. Contact Beth for next class start date.