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Release, Reset, Return: Rediscover Your Original Balance with Prairiewoods

  • Details

  • 2/03/21
  • 6 - 7 p.m.
  • $20.0
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Health/Fitness

Event Description

Work, habit, injury, trauma, stress, and gravity all challenge our ability to stand tall, stay focused on the things we need and want to do, and participate fully in life. Traditional Chinese martial and healing arts offer methods for training ourselves to accept and engage life's challenges with strength, balance and grace. This is a four-week course (Feb. 3–24) offered via Zoom through Prairiewoods. We will learn methods for developing body awareness with the goal of rediscovering what the facilitator, Gerry Hopkins, calls our original balance, a state of optimal alignment, relaxation and focus. We will also learn a short Tai Chi form to practice maintaining this state as we move through this world. Gerry has practiced and studied martial arts for thirty-five years and taught Tai Chi and Qigong for seventeen. Before the Coronavirus, he facilitated workshops in a local prison as part of the Alternatives to Violence Project. In addition to learning from several masters of Chinese Martial arts, he has also studied with Paul Linden, Aikido Master and creator of Being in Movement. The cost is $20 to Prairiewoods for the four-week series. For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at or 319-395-6700.