Workshops


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Release, Relax, Restore

Qigong for Health, Vitality, and Resilience

An online workshop with Larry Cammarata, Ph.D.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

2:00 to 3:30 pm (Eastern)


This workshop is appropriate for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners of Qigong and Tai Chi. Our time together will be primarily devoted to the joy of mindful movement!


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Qigong (pronounced "Chee Gung") is a powerful ancient Chinese system of self-healing meditative movement. Through gentle mindful movement and breathing methods, the practice of qigong supports cardiovascular health and immune system functioning, reduces pain, strengthens joints, and promotes relaxation of the body, calmness of mind, and the balancing of emotions. The ease of qigong makes it appropriate and accessible for people of all ages and levels of fitness. 


We will enjoy the following classical Qigong forms:


Tendon-Muscle Transformation (Yi Jin Jing): This Qigong form is characterized by soft, gentle, graceful movements. Traditionally, these movements are used to invigorate the limbs and tonify the internal organs of the body. These movements are designed to improve health and fitness, support longevity, and improve cognitive functioning. They cultivate flexibilty, balance, muscular strength, and mind-body integration.

Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)Approximately 2000 years old, this form is regarded as the earliest system of medical qigong in Chinese history. This is a playful form consisting of dancelike movements embodying the Tiger, Deer, Bear, Monkey, and Crane. This form develops strength, flexibility, gracefulness, and balance. We will play with a modern compilation of this classic form.

Eight Pieces of Brocade (Ba Duan Jin): Practiced by millions of Chinese, this Qigong form is regarded as the most popular in the world. These movements are designed to improve cardiovascular functioning, enhance immune system functioning, support longevity, and cultivate emotional stability. According to the framework of Traditional Chinese Medicine, these movements  open up and balance the flow of energy through the body.


Instructor: Larry Cammarata, Ph.D.

Location: Zoom Online. After registering, the Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the workshop. 

Registration and Fee: To secure your registration, please remit the $25 workshop fee, payable in advance via the PayPal button below. 


New Sleep Workshop

Somewhere Else by Eric Zener

Change Your Life:
Learn to Sleep Deeply!


Natural Sleep Recovery 

An online workshop with Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT and Larry Cammarata, Ph.D.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

11:00 am to 12:30 pm (Eastern Time)


Natural Sleep Recovery is an integrative approach that includes sleep science, understanding the conditions and behaviors that influence sleep, and practices that induce relaxation and self-regulation to entrain the body and mind in support of deeper sleep.  


This workshop will cover the following points:

·      Overview of natural sleep recovery  

·      How to manage interrupted sleep

·      Nutritional habits and brain chemistry that promote healthy sleep 

·      Supplementation: Emerging scientific insights that might surprise you

·      Self-compassion meditation and its relationship to sleep recovery

·      Questions and Answers  

Location: Zoom Online. After registering, the Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the workshop.

Registration and Fee: To secure your registration, please remit the $35 workshop fee, payable in advance via the PayPal button below. You don’t need a PayPay account to use it.



IMG 2452Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT is a Registered Nurse and Registered Yoga Teacher who specializes in applying mind-body practices of self-regulation to stress, mood, and sleep health. She is the Founder and Director of Mindfulness Travels and Natural Sleep Recovery. Linda has designed and presented wellness programs at world renowned spas in the US and internationally. She integrates mindfulness, gentle yoga, qigong, and contemporary science into her teachings. Her professional experience spans over 30 years in tradtional and complementary healthcare and wellness settings.




Larry headshot 9-2020Larry Cammarata, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who specializes in mindfulness-based therapy and education, including the science and practice of mindful movement. He is the Director of Education of Mindfulness Travels. Larry is also an instructor of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong who has received advanced training in China and in the US. He was designated as an "Author-Expert" by IDEA for his writing, teaching, and service in the field of mid-body health, fitness, and wellness. His mindful movement work was presented at the 11th Annual International Scientific Conference of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.





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Tai Chi Short Forms for Mind-Body Wellness

A physically distanced outdoor workshop

Date to be announced

2:00 to 3:30 pm


This workshop is open to all levels of Tai Chi practitioners, and will focus on two Tai Chi short forms: The Tai Chi 10 Form (currently being taught online) and the Tai Chi 24 Form, which are both excellent forms for beginners as well as more experienced Tai Chi players. The Tai Chi 24 Form is regarded as the most popular and widely practiced form throughout the world today. This workshop is most appropriate for individuals who have prior experience with one or both of these Tai Chi forms or familiarity with Yang Style Tai Chi.


Instructor: Larry Cammarata, Ph.D.

Location: The East Asheville location will be sent to you upon registration.

Please note: In the case of inclement weather, this workshop will be held online. 

Registration and Fee: To secure your registration, please remit the $25 workshop fee, payable in advance via the PayPal button below. 

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Larry headshot 9-2020Larry Cammarata, Ph.D. is an instructor of Tai Chi and Qigong and a Licensed Psychologist specializing in mindfulness-based therapy and education. He has practiced Qigong and Tai Chi for over 30 years, taught these arts for over 25 years, and has received training from many Chinese masters. Larry also teaches mindfulness and mindful movement internationally through his educational organization Mindfulness Travels. During December 2011, he was invited to participate in the First Health Qigong Seminar for International Instructors, an event that was hosted by the Chinese Health Qigong Association in Beijing, China. Larry is a member of the Certification Committee of Tai Chi Healthways, an organization founded and directed by world renowned Tai Chi Master and Qigong expert Dr. Jesse Tsao, with whom he has studied Traditional Yang and Chen Style Tai Chi as well as several Classical Qigong forms.


©  L. Cammarata 2021