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Tai Chi Short Forms for Mind-Body Wellness

A physically distanced outdoor workshop

Saturday, January 23, 2021

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. 

Need more information or have a question? 

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Natural Sleep Recovery 

An online workshop with Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT

Saturday, January 30, 2021

11:00 am to 12:15 pm Eastern Time

Attaining restorative sleep requires you to pay attention to your mind, body, and habits throughout your waking hours. This 75-minute workshop will explore practices that strengthen your connection to deeper states of restful sleep. Natural Sleep Recovery is an integrative approach that includes sleep science, understanding the conditions and behaviors that influence sleep, ways to establish a healthy relationship to deep rest, and nutritional habits that promote sleep. You will experience specific practices that induce relaxation and self-regulation, entraining the body and mind in support of deeper sleep.

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.

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Linda Cammarata is a Registered Nurse and Registered Yoga Teacher. She’s the founder of the educational organization Mindfulness Travels. Linda has extensive experience in healthcare management and in preventive medicine education, with a specialty in natural sleep recovery. Linda is an instructor of mindfulness meditation, yoga, and qigong. Her teaching experience spans over 30 years in healthcare, integrating traditional and complementary health practices.

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Relax, Release, Restore

Qigong for Health, Vitality, and Resilience

An online workshop with Larry Cammarata, Ph.D.

Saturday, February 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!

Qigong (pronounced "Chee Gung") is a powerful ancient Chinese system of self-healing exercise and energy medicine. Through gentle meditative movement and breathing techniques, 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 modern compilations of classical Qigong forms:

The 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. 

Tendon-Muscle Strengthening Qigong (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.

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. 

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Larry 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 2020