Yoga, Meditation and Qi Gong
Yoga is an ancient tradition of psycho-physical and spiritual practices that has been systematized over thousands of years. There are thousands of research studies on the physical and mental health benefits of yoga and meditation. Qi gong is ancient tradition, which provides a method of directing qi (life-force, bio-energy) by using mind and attention to direct and increase circulation of qi throughout the body. Both systems are compatible and useful depending on a person’s capacity, needs, goals and preferences. Both practices help align the etheric (energetic) dimension with the physical body.
Yoga can expand awareness, increase psycho-physical integration and spiritual sensitivity, and enable deep relaxation and equanimity. Over time yoga sensitizes you to the all-pervading life-energy or life-force as well as the spiritual dimensions of existence. The practice of asana yoga can help correct your posture and structural imbalances and heal musculoskeletal conditions like chronic pain. Practice long-term will improve hormonal and mental health. Yoga can help anyone develop a profound sense of well-being and over-all health.
Based on over 40 years of experience practicing yoga and meditation, I teach the essence of yoga found in a variety of traditions (Hatha, Ashtanga, Viniyoga, Kundalini and Daoist Yoga). I cover the fundamentals of meditation along with the insights and practices from Western body methods, Alexander Technique and Structural Integration. Yoga is non-theological and is compatible with all the world’s religious traditions.
My teaching covers the essence and esoteric core of yoga and conductivity (energy) exercises as they exist in different traditions from India and China (Daoist) along with developments in Western body methods and how they relate. Instruction is experiential and practice-oriented, interwoven with didactic instruction. I teach the basic principles and tools necessary to understand and practice energetic exercises as well as how to address basic and specific functional and structural body problems and their relationship to the mind. In this process you’ll learn about the relationship between awareness, body structure and energy, the meridian system and myofascial tissue, and their significance for health, healing and prevention. The course is available online with personal guidance via video chat.
Appropriate for both beginners and non-beginners. The course is available online with personal guidance via video chat.
Micro-Yoga is a unique approach to yoga and self-bodywork that brings together hands-on techniques with asana yoga. You will learn to apply the principles of yoga and bodywork on your own body and teach others in their personal practice. The approach can be used by bodyworkers in professional practice. Micro-Yoga is available via video chat or in person.
Learn about the self-application of yoga and bodywork:
- How to use hand manipulation, holding, stretching, twisting, leveraging, pressure and pulling techniques
- Mechanics of conductivity
- Meta-physiology and dynamic anatomy
- Myofascial system, sinews and meridians
- How to use posture and alignment as guides
- Hand and pressure techniques and movements methods
(Intended for those with intermediate-to-advanced yoga experience. Experience in bodywork or message is recommended.)
Yoga Therapy is a systematic individualized application of yoga asanas (postures and breathing exercises) and awareness practices to satisfy unique health needs. Yoga therapy addresses a wide variety of physical and mental health problems. This is available online via video chat or in person.
- Reduce stress.
- Lower blood pressure.
- Deepen relaxation.
- Remove impurities and blocks in body functioning.
- Increase flexibility, endurance and strength.
- Better balance, improved mobility, and alignment.
- Increase vitality.
- Increase breathing capacity.
- Alleviation of asthma and high blood pressure.
- Intensify spiritual and mental clarity.
- Expand awareness and increase concentration.