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New Series – Relax and Release with Longevity Yoga

20111011_031Would you like to open and breath more fully, increase circulation, reduce tension and connect with deep relaxation?

Join us in learning this accessible and deeply effective practice to reach you goals for better health and well-being!

This series is an in-depth exploration of the Longevity Yoga practice. In these sessions we will learn all of the postures of the basic practice set in detail. Beginners will be introduced to the core principles of LY, including proper positioning, working without strain, how to open breathing, how to release physical tension, and more.

More experienced students will have an opportunity to get individual feedback and dive more deeply into core principles including positional and transitional circularity, deeper physical alignments, and hallmarks of connective tissue/nervous system release.

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When:      Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30, November 8 – December 20, 2016

Where:    Cambridge Health Associates, 335 Broadway, Cambridge (parking lot avail)

Cost:        $105 for 7 week series, register here

Smooth Sailing for the Summer

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We’re continuing our series of classes exploring Longevity Yoga and Qigong fundamentals to promote healthy breathing patterns, and to stretch and open the body for your own personal optimal circulation and flexibility. We will learn exercises and postures that are accessible and efficient for feeling internally, developing energy in the body, and for clearing blockages that impede its flow. Learn skills that leave you feeling progressively more relaxed, renewed and calm, and empower you internally to achieve better health!

Classes held at Cambridge Health Associates, 335 Broadway, Cambridge

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*Spring Class Series*

Breathe, Expand and Energize

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Increase health and vitality with Longevity Yoga & Qigong fundamentals. In this class we learn simple and accessible postures and exercises that open and stretch the body, and result in better breathing, circulation, stress relief and energy. Beginners will be introduced to foundation principles of body positioning, Longevity Breathing and movement. More advanced practitioners will have an opportunity delve more deeply into core principles including alignments, internal coordination and nervous system release.

Classes held at Cambridge Health Associates, 335 Broadway, Cambridge

Mondays:  7:45 – 9:00 PM , April 11 – May 23, 2016

Cost:  $110.00 for seven week series, register below:

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New Class! Refresh and Restore Your Chi

Craig-DT-3-199x300We are excited to host senior Energy Arts instructor Craig Barnes to kick off our new series of classes!

Click here for details In this 7 week series, the first class, taught by Craig, will cover essential principles using standing qigong and circling hands;  subsequent classes, taught by Katie, will continue to explore these principles through standing qigong, circling hands, and Longevity Yoga postures.

This session is open to students at all levels, and is especially relevant to human service workers – bodyworkers, acupuncturists, nurses, psychotherapists, physical therapists, spa and salon workers, teachers etc –  looking for self-care tools to stay grounded and refreshed throughout the workday.

Tuesdays, April 28 – June 9, 2015 at Cambridge Health Associates, 335 Broadway, Cambridge

Pre-registration is required, click here for more information and to register

Energetic and Spiritual Fitness

Over the last six months, we’ve seen a lot of press about mindfulness and meditation (most recently TIME Magazine’s cover story, The Mindful Revolution). From school children to athletes to military personnel, mindful meditation has become a popular practice in society today. Meditation, in its many forms, is a vast territory to explore in terms of level of skill, technique and result. We benefit from the ancient traditions that developed a profound understanding of the mind and spirit, and how to transform the individual. The Taoists in particular recognized the importance of developing a strong foundation to seriously enter the path of meditation. The Taoist practice of yoga was essential to building this foundation.

20111011_151 - Version 2“If you want to develop the spiritual side of yourself, the Taoists consider that energetic fitness is paramount in providing the necessary foundation. They point out that you don’t construct a building from the top down; you start at the ground and work your way up.First you must become healthy and have a stable, coherent mind and emotions. Then you are ready to advance to deeper aspects, or spiritual fitness through Taoist meditation. Before you can get to the core of your soul, you need to have cleared away enough blockages in your physical, emotional and mental bodies. This is the key to having strong and balanced chi running through your system, which is the purpose of Longevity Breathing yoga. If you embark on a spiritual path before this, you can get stuck in some mental or emotional processes that can unravel and confuse your energy system for a long time. You could end up metaphorically spending thousands of hours trying to mentally process an energetic jumble running amok inside you. In most cases instead you could do Longevity Breathing yoga exercises for 100 hours and save yourself a lot of wasted time and unnecessary grief.”  -Bruce Frantzis, Longevity Breathing Yoga, Mediation from the Inside Out