Ayurvedic Practitioners in LA area join 9 yr Panchakarma Technician, Hillary Branoff and learn the art and science of Basti (dough dam on the body). We will each receive 2 Basti treatments as well as give 2 full treatments from start to finish. Leave feeling confident to offer your clients/friends/family this powerful therapy for joint/muscle pain, tired/stressed eyes and nervous system agitation. Basti's are also very helpful for the emotional body (throat and heart chakra basti)! It's a day of learning, slowing down, receiving and communing with colleagues!
Internal Kung Fu for Self Autonomy (Bagua Circle Walking)
Saturday March 11th, 10am-5pm Health Benefits of Bagua: -The practice of Baguazhang is an art that promotes self-healing and longevity because it cultivates the body at its highest functioning level. -It stems from ancient Taoist and Buddhist body philosophy and works in a way that is drastically different than modern exercise. -It is holistic in that it works on everything internal and external at the same time and does not create a program for the isolated exercise of one body structure or organ. -The practice only requires you and no other elements and is done outdoors in almost any weather. -It encourages practice in the early morning when the organs are rested as opposed to the evenings, when the body is depleted by stress and work. -The focus is on fortifying tendons and bones not muscles. -It works from within the spine out and not from the extremities in. -It finds quickness in slow moves and thus prevents injury and promotes elevated breathing practices. Through consistent practice, Bagua restores the flow of Qi and cleans the body’s blood. It rejuvenates, removes blockages, and thus can keep mental and physical illness from starting or settling in. What is Baguazhang?: Baguazhang is a Taoist martial art based on the classic Chinese philosophy book IChing, where the Ying Yang symbol and Chinese traditional medicine originate. It is an internal practice that teaches the roots of Kung Fu - meaning how to cultivate and channel your energy for self-healing, center and balancing of creative energy, and autonomy of being. This introduction session provides standing Taoist postures that align the body and mind according to Chinese traditional medicine and movement components to start practicing basic bagua circle walking. PROGRAM: Theory (insde Four Pillars Healing Arts Center) ~Traditional Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts ~The origins and human legacy of Baguazhang ~The Ying Yang and the 5 elements in a practice ~Breathing ~Self alignment through acupoints Practice (outside in beautiful Santa Monica Mountains) ~5 standing stances Daoyin (Taoist Yoga) ~Bagua walking practice ~Bagua circle walking ~Ying yang change fundamentals ~Single Changing Palm ~Drill training ~Meditation ~Closing dialogue
About Yunuen Rhi M.A.: https://isuini.com/en/ Yunuen, a martial artist and healer has roots in Mexico, United States and Korea. She started training Baguazhang and healing arts in Beijing, China in 2008 and was initiated into the 6th generation of the lineage by her Master, Liu Xuyang in 2010. Since last year she has also been under intensive training with Li Baohua holder of the 4th generation Magui Bagua lineage in Japan and is in continous study of her practice. Her studies in anthropology and exploration in performance art inform the pedagogy of her practice. She shares her practice with artists, activist and the community at large since 2012 through workshops across Europe, Mexico and the United States. Exchange: $140 *vegetarian lunch included Payments: Venmo: Hillary Branoff @hillary-branoff Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Leonis Plaza, Suite 207 23564 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, CA , 91302 (Back, upper right hand corner of the building.)
Please bring a notebook, water bottle, thermos, small towel, comfortable clothes, layers (jacket/hoodie) as we will be outside and tennis shoes (thin sole is best).
Non-Violent Communication 1 Day Workshop w/ Rodger Sorrow
Sunday March 12th, 10am-5pm Participants will learn to: Connect with our own inner truth or values Listen compassionately to the heart of others Express ourselves without judging, blaming or criticizing others Strengthen connections with family, friends and colleagues Transform conflict into trust and cooperation About Rodger Sorrow: I’m a certified trainer for The Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2001. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) has changed my life. It gave me a process to understand what was going on inside me and express it without criticizing, blaming or making others wrong. NVC has given me the tools to differentiate between what was happening and the story I was making up about it. This opened the door to authenticity and accountability as I connected to my feelings and values and became empowered to express my truth openly and vulnerably. At the same time there was now space inside me for others. I can now hear others and what’s alive in their hearts. This process is powerful and can support individuals, couples, groups and organizations find more connection and the win-win in any situation. Exchange: $160 *vegetarian lunch included Payments: Credit Card: Click Here Venmo: Hillary Branoff @hillary-branoff Paypal: email@example.com Location: Leonis Plaza, Suite 207 23564 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, CA , 91302 (Back, upper right hand corner of the building.)