Summer Class Schedule

As movement classes begin in July, be sure to sign-up on-line, as class sizes are limited to 10.  Here's a run down of the schedule for Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation and Dynamic Integration. Monday - Tai Chi / Qigong -- 12:15pm - Qigong Meditation -- 5:00pm - Dynamic Integration -- 5:30pm Tuesday - Dynamic Integration... Continue Reading →

Video — Start Your Tai Chi Practice Today

As you prepare for you first Tai Chi class, here's a short tutorial on the opening movement.  Seemingly simplistic, understanding this movement will solidify your fundamentals and strengthen all other movements in your Tai Chi practice.  Try practicing five minutes a day, either first thing as you wake or at the end of your work... Continue Reading →

Video — Qigong for Hand and Elbow Symptoms

If you're experiencing numb/tingling hands or burning on the inside of the elbow, try this Qigong exercise to find relief.  'Nerve pain' is often caused by an entrapment of tight muscle and bound fascia.  A daily practice is important to keep these tissues healthy; try to find time (5 - 10 minutes) while at work,... Continue Reading →

What is Dynamic Integration

Dynamic Integration, a unique movement concept, developed by Darold Starliper, Jr., bridges the gap between the structural integration table and the moving body.  While guided through three phases (awaken, support, and extend), students learn to identify resistance in their range of motion and determine the appropriate movement to eliminate the blockage. During a typical class,... Continue Reading →

Body Awareness Through Tai Chi

Structural Integration does a great job of making immediate and profound changes in muscle tone, suppleness and posture over the course of just one session.  Although the changes are long-term, when clients neglect to make habitual changes in their work and play routines, the restrictions will return over the course of weeks and months. One... Continue Reading →

Is Structural Integration the same as Rolfing?

This is a question I’m asked all the time, and it has a long but simple answer.  Structural Integration is a type of bodywork; ‘Rolfing’ is one of several ‘brands’ of Structural Integration.  ‘Rolfing’ is the original brand of structural integration developed by Ida Rolf.  The term ‘Rolfer’ is given only to practitioners who complete... Continue Reading →

Beyond Pain Management

As our bodies age, joints start to creak and muscles start to ache, at some point we resign ourselves to the ‘fact ??’ that we just have to live with this pain.  Options like medications and even surgery seem to be viable options to help us endure the pain. I don’t believe we need to... Continue Reading →

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