November 24, 2016

Seasonal Announcements

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Classes:

Next session begins in January or February, depending upon venue. For information, check the website class page.

For those taking classes through Community Education 196 (Rosemount Middle School), Jeannine will be leading a Yang practice session on Monday nights for those studying Yang 24 and Yang 40.

Depth of Tai Chi Fan workshop:

Dec 3, 1:00 – 3:00, Normandale Community College  For those who already know the full Moving Stillness Fan Form

Moving Energy Under the Northern Lights:

Chena Hot Springs, Alaska, 2/16 – 19, 2017 Tai Chi and Qigong Retreat with Master Trainer Linda Ebeling. Enjoy 5 nights and 4 days experiencing Qigong and Tai Chi by day, and the natural hot springs and the aurora by night. February is the best time of year for the aurora; the workshop schedule accommodates late night aurora viewing, and there will be time to take that once-in-a-lifetime dog sled ride! More details on the website. Register by January 10, 2017. Contact Angela Valdez to register: arv_dietitian@yahoo.com, 907-687-2383, or direct questions to Linda.

Winter is a time for rest and renewal:

Winter is yin in nature. It is a cooler, darker season than other times of the year, urging us to slow down, rest, and reflect. Winter is ruled by the water element. The kidneys are the dominant organ, housing original qi. Fear is the emotion associated with winter.

Rest and inner reflection help to regenerate the Kidney energy. Meditation and quiet reflection are replenishing and nurturing in the winter months. Be sure to get enough sleep. And while many of us are less active in the winter, it is important to keep moving. Enjoy the outdoors and get some sun while taking a walk, cross country skiing, or snowshoeing. Practicing tai chi and qigong is especially valuable in winter, and will help to build your qi.

I hope you enjoy this festive time of the year with family friends.

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