Adult Programming

Qi Gong and The Art of Natural Breathing

Friday, June 15th, 6:30 - 9:00pm.  Space limited to 8 people.

Breathing is a simple, but profound tool for energy restoration and inner transformation. 

This workshop is an introduction to QiGong and The Art of Natural Breathing that both use breath as a tool for healing on all levels – body, mind & spirit.

In this workshop you will EXPLORE a few simple Qi-Gong movements to stimulate your body and brain and have more clarity and flexibility after a busy day. You will practice “dantien” breathing which is relaxed inhales and exhales into the major energy centres in the body. This breathing is connected with the movements and allows the body to let go the tension and recharge the energy resources.  

You will also learn and EXPERIENCE The Art of Natural Breathing (one of the 50+ breathwork modalities)  that clears out physical, mental and emotional blocks or stresses.

The technique bypasses the limits of age, intellect and language and is rooted in the ancient practice of circular, connected breathing that has been used in ancient traditions around the world, for thousands of years, for healing and attaining higher states of consciousness.

Instructor: Angela Sokolova, HHCP, QiGong instructor, Reiki and Breathwork practitioner.


Therapeutic Qi Gong

FREE INTRO:  Saturday, June 16th, 4 - 5:30pm

 

QiGong is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China.  It is the basic of Taichi, easier to learn and practice, but no less powerful.  It includes breathing techniques, gentle movements, stretching and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi -”chee”) in your body.

Benefits of QiGong:

  •     • an excellent stretch for every limb,  
  •     • improves posture and balance, 
  •     • builds stamina,
  •     • awakens and balances your brain, 
  •     • calms your mind & trains your focus,
  •     • stimulates the energy flow throughout the
  •     •  entire body, but in a gentle, caring way
  •     •slows down aging
  •     •and brings more joy and peace into your life

IInstructor: Angela Sokolova, HHCP, QiGong instructor, Reiki and Breathwork practitioner.


 

Befriending Your Body:  PTSD Skills and Support Group

6 week session, Saturdays 3:00 to 4:30, September 8th through October 13th  $33 per session/ $198 total

Trauma disrupts our sense of self and, often, a loving relationship with our body.  This group will teach how and why PTSD symptoms are experienced in our bodies, emotions and nervous system.  We will gently introduce and practice a variety of body-based coping skills using our five senses.  This will include meditation, breathing, simple yoga poses, progressive muscle relaxation, safe place visualizations, stretching, art making and qigong.  Our studio is built as safe and supportive atmosphere to maximize this exploration.

Facilitated by Erika Lally, LMHC, ATR-BC and Marianne Moskowski, LMHC, ATR-BC

This is a closed therapy support group and requires pre-registration and screening.  Contact erika@ centerwellness.org with any questions and to coordinate intake.