Joy Black / Qigong
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555 Southlake Blvd., Suite C-2, Richmond, VA 23236
(in Southport Office Park; 1st building on right next to entrance - see sign for Dr. Kranski)
New Classes --- Summer 2015:
Please Register in Advance: 804-971-7135 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can repeat a class (except Tao Yin) or class series for half price.
Ongoing Class: Gentle Tao-Yin Yoga
Mondays* / 6:30-7:45 pm / $15 drop-in anytime or $50 for 4 classes
Slow, gentle movement suitable for most anyone. Tao Yin emphasizes the breath, activates the different energy meridians of the body that govern the vital organs, and gives special emphasis to the Psoas Muscle and the various Vertebrae groups of the spine to give flexibility and strength to these areas. You will be cultivating gentleness while developing strength…perform the exercises with awareness and sensitivity; they are moving meditations…
The Taoist Five Elements & Your Life
3 Wednesdays, June 3, 10 & 17 / 7:00-8:00 pm / $65
The Five Elements (Phases) are found everywhere in life: our personalities, foods, colors, emotions, and vital organs… Feng Shui… Mother Nature… the Universe, and more. Understanding the interactions of the Elements (Phases) and ways to balance their energies within our bodies and our lives can help us live happier and healthier --- physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Primordial Qigong /Tai Chi for Enlightenment
6 Saturdays,* June 4-July 18 / 9:30-10:30 am / $95
Also called Wuji Gong, the Primordial Qigong form is a joyful, free-flowing form that gathers powerful energies from the Earth, Heavens and the Four Directions. It encompasses the Wuji, Bagua, Yin/Yang and Torus concepts. Learn this easy form to enjoy for the rest of your life --- on the beach, at the mountains, or in your own backyard.
*skip July 4
Meditation, Movement, Breathing
Wednesday, June 24 / 7:00-8:00 pm / $20
Guided meditation, followed by healing breath work to open the spine and breathe life into vital organs, and two or three easy-to-learn Qigong movement practices.
Inner Smile Meditation & Microcosmic Orbit
Wednesday, July 8 / 7:00-8:45 pm / $40
The Inner Smile is an ancient Chinese healthcare practice that transforms damaging, negative emotions into vitality and healing through directing energy to all vital organs and glands, the complete digestive system, and the brain and nervous system. The Microcosmic Orbit circulates Chi inside your body to balance and enhance your energy.
New! Walking-Talking Mastermind Group
Wednesdays, starting July 15th ... through August 28 / 6:30-7:30 pm / $5
What do you want more of in your life? Peace of mind, encouragement, positivity, nature, inspiration, fresh air, movement, better self-care... Each Wednesday evening we will meet for a brief, 5-minute grounding practice, go for a 50-minute walk/talk at a steady-but-measured pace (not race walk/not slow walk). We will finish with basic stretching and determine the location for the next week's walk/talk. Rain or shine (unless lightning or heavy downpour). Bring 2 bottles o water (one for the walk and one for immediately afterward).
Six Healing Sounds
Thursday, August 6 / 7:00-8:15 / $25
Vibrations from your own voice can help release excess heat from deep within your body and bring about relaxation of your vital, inner organs to promote healing. A great sleep aid!
Chi Self Massage
Saturday, August 8 / 1:30-2:30 pm / $20
Wake up your energy meridians… A lot of stress is held in the abdomen. Learn how to unwind the tensions deep within your abdominal muscles and vital organs with easy, feel-good techniques you can do for yourself to release tightness and stress. Feel happier and more relaxed. Fall asleep more easily.
New! Commune with Trees & Stars (at Serenity Farm in Maidens/Goochland)
Saturday, August 22 / 5:00-9:00 pm (time may be adjusted for actual sunset time) / $65
Take in the energies of the ancient trees, fields and open skies at Serenity Farm, in Maidens. Located not far from Richmond, it is well worth the drive away from city lights! Guided meditation will open our hearts to tree energies all around us and we will each spend time communicating and sharing life-force energy with one special tree. After a short break, we will attune to heavenly energies in the open skies above, and invite those light energies into our bodies, minds and spirits. A closing circle will wrap up this unique evening and ground us for the drive home.
A Special 8-Class Series: Experience Meditation
Starting Thursday, Sept. 10th* / 7 to 9 pm / *We will set a flexible class schedule at the first class.
Deepen your spiritual life. For two hours each week, gather with a very small group to experience some of the many ways to meditate. This will be an experiential exploration, shared with other like-minded, like-hearted people. There will be time for dialogue, personal instruction, sitting practice, and special readings. Off-site meditation experiences are included. Class size limited to 6.
New! Autumnal Equinox Celebration (at Serenity Farm in Maidens/Goochland)
Wednesday, Sept. 23 / 5:30-8:00 pm (time may be adjusted for actual sunset time) / $49
This evening of celebration will be based on the Chinese philosophy of the Five Phases or Five Elements that can be found in every part of our lives ~ from our emotions to the foods we eat. Wear all white clothing if you can, as white is the color of autumn in this philosophy. We will celebrate the natural cycles of the universe and the arrival of the Fall Equinox itself. Nature is within us and all around us. The energies of the Earth, the Heavens, and the Cosmos will inspire us. We will meditate on candlelight, chant and drum to the universe and dance upon the earth in the natural beauty of Serenity Farm. A closing circle will send us safely home. Bring bag supper, flashlight, white candle(s), blanket or yoga mat. Water provided. Wear white (or very light-color) clothing if able.
See Classes and Calendar for details.
Change is inevitable. Navigating change underlays everything we do in life. The ancients understood this. Through study of the human body and human nature, they developed simple, yet profound ways to transform internal energies to maintain a healthy relationship of body and mind, and achieve healing and a balanced approach to life. Join me on retreat, in classes, or one-on-one to explore these healing practices. They can change your life, as they have mine!
— Joy Black