Mondays, Oct.31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 2016 – 6:00pm-7:15pm
Series: $72 Drop-in: $15 Registration below.
Relax Your Back and Stand Tall
Do you notice yourself slumping or tensing as you stand? Do you get up from a chair and still feel bent? Learn to relax chronic tensions in your back. Find supple strength in standing and walking. Learn to sit with more ease.
Aided by floor exercises based on the movement awareness lessons of Hanna Somatics, we will bring more balance and efficiency to the strong muscles of the back and front of the body.
With a relaxed stance, we will explore flowing Qigong standing and walking exercises to help integrate and expand your sense of relaxation into movement and gentle meditation.
You will leave knowing some simple home exercises to help you relax your back and stand tall!
If convenient, please bring a mat or blanket to class.
Molly Barker has trained in Qigong and body mechanics with Chris Fernie, founder of the Institute for Internal Transformation, since 2008. She has studied body alignment and healthy movement, independently and with many teachers, since 2003. Currently a student in the Hanna Somatics practitioner program, Molly is also training for her teacher certification in Peter Wayne’s Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi. From her many years as a practicing and teaching artist, she brings to Qigong a playful and searching mind.
Qigong (chi gung) is a set of movement and meditation practices originating in China. It integrates awareness of body, breath, and mind to restore health and wholeness.
Hanna Somatics is a common sense mind-body training that helps release chronic tension and awaken new movement patterns.