Lake Tapps, WA
Lake Tapps, WA
Qigong (pronounced chi gung) is one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been practiced for over 5000 years. It is a series of movements with three important components: mindfulness, breath and posture. You don't need props, mats, special clothes or to be in shape, start where you are!
Introduction to Qigong Foundation Workshop
Five Elements-What is my type?
Ongoing Weekly Qigong Practice Series
“Nature Does Not Hurry, Yet Everything Is Accomplished.” Lao Tzu .
A Forest Therapy Guide facilitates safe & gentle walks, providing invitations for sensory opening activities along the way. Each walk begins with establishing contact with the present moment and place. Next comes a series of connective invitations, often improvised in the moment and adapted to the needs of participants. These may be followed by wander time and/or sit spot. The walks end with a ceremony of sharing tea made from foraged local plants.
Forest therapy walks are not hikes in the traditional sense. An entire walk is typically 1 to 2 hours in duration and often covers no more than a quarter mile distance. In that short distance most people experience contact with nature in a much deeper way than they ever have prior to the walk. On Forest Therapy walks, people have a wide range of experiences, some of which they feel are significant, even profound. Guides are trained in the skills and perspectives needed to be supportive witnesses of these experiences.
During a guided forest therapy walk, people experience the therapeutic power of the forest.
I help people slow down, help them notice where they are and what is around them, and help them to make a deeper contact with the forest and with themselves through somatic awareness and a series of invitations. The forest is the therapist, I am the guide.
This is how guides open the doorways through which the forest can accomplish its healing work. Each walk is unique to each person and no two walks are alike!
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