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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2015 brings a new phase to Breath and Balance Tai Chi.  In September 2014, I returned part time to physical therapy practice at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City.  In my position I provide physical therapy to veterans in MOVE- the VA’s national weight management program.  I am fortunate to have the opportunity to offer Tai Chi to our Veterans in my new position.

Due to this new position, I am adjusting my Tai Chi teaching schedule.  This winter I am offering an Introductory class through at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City.  I also continue to teach to Oaknoll residents.

You may register for the class through the link below.  Online registration is available.

http://www.uusic.org/about-us/groups-activities/welcome-home-wednesdays/

Dates: Feb 4- Mar  11, 2015

Time: 7-8:30 PM

Location: 10 S Gilbert St

Cost:  $20

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Tai Chi or Taiji is often described as “meditation in motion,” but according to Harvard Medical School it might well be called “medication in motion.”  There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating and preventing many health problems.”  Be still as a mountain.  Move like a great river. Seek stillness, move with the flow.  The bones and joints are connected like a string of pearls: light, nimble and loosely strung together.  These are images that come to mind as we begin our journey with Taiji.

The traditional system of Taijiquan  (or Tai Chi Ch’uan)  involves qigong (energy cultivation),  a taiji form, and sensing hands. Sitting and standing meditation (wuji) are the starting point for efficient taiji practice. It is important to learn how to relax your mind and body in stillness before you can relax in form movement. Learning how to relax in form movement  is important before you can relax while perturbed during sensing hands.

Through training in relaxation, breathing, posture and slow integrated movement, taiji  provides us an opportunity to be centered, move efficiently,  and  grounded in the “busy-ness” of our lives.  We will play with qigong, taiji and sensing hands as we learn the functional movements and mind-body principles of Tai Chi.   Please wear flat soled shoes, and avoid colognes/strong scents, to support a tranquil and healing space.” Please commit to attending most or all classes as they are sequential in nature.

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Click on above link for more information.

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Tai Chi Classes   

Location:  The Studio  700 S Dubuque St  Iowa City, Iowa

Monday Evenings     Sept 29- Dec 15 (12 weeks) 

Tai Chi Fundamentals® Form correction          5:30-6:45 PM     $170

Tai Chi Fundamentals® Level 2                        6:45-8:00 PM    $170

Tai Chi Fall 2014 registration-

$20 discount for  registration by Sept 20

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Tai Chi Fundamentals® Form Correction

For tai chi players who have completed or are very close to completing the Tai Chi Fundamentals® form  and who would like to dig deeper into their practice- this class will include qigong, form correction and sensing hands.

Tai Chi Fundamentals® Level 2   

For tai chi players who have attended at least one of my beginning classes.  This class will include qigong, a review of the first third movement patterns and continuing with the Tai Chi Fundamentals® curriculum.

BREATH AND BALANCE TAI CHI 

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY  CELEBRATION

 

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SEPT 22         6:00- 7:30 PM

The Studio, 700 S Dubuque St, Iowa City

Bring a snack to share

 

RSVP requested

lori@breathbalance.com

 

 

 

 

MONDAY

Level 2  Tai Chi  Fundamentals

Dates: May 5,12, 19       Time:  2:00- 3:00 PM

Location:  Virtue Medicine Studio  221 East College St Iowa City, IA

Tuition:  $ 40

 

MONDAY

Level 1  Tai Chi Fundamentals® 

Dates: May 12- June 23       Time: 6:15- 7:30  PM

Location:  The Studio  700 South Dubuque  St Iowa City, IA

Tuition:  $ 90

 

TUESDAY/ THURSDAY

Level 1  Tai Chi Fundamentals® 

Dates:   May 20- June 26  2014     (6 weeks- 12 classes)

Time:  1:00-2:00 PM

Location:  The Studio  700 South Dubuque  St Iowa City, IA

Tuition:  $ 130

Please click on link below for registration form.  

May 2014 flyer and registration

Dr Janeta Tansey MD PhD and I will be presenting at the NAMI Johnson County Membership meeting and Integrative Medicine Educational Program at 1105 S. Gilbert St from 6:30- 8:00 PM Call 337-5400 for more information or e-mail me for the flyer.

Dr. Tansey is an Iowa City psychiatrist with specialities in mind-body medicine, bioethics, and existential psychotherapies. Dr. Tansey will be discussing several of the ongoing issues in Integratice Medicine as applicable to mental health

Lori Enloe is a compassionate T’ai Chi instructor whose intuitive, nurturing teaching style combines her physical therapy training with the mind-body principles of T’ai Chi. Lori will be discussing the role of T’ai Chi as a therapy in integrative mental health.

 

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Happy Year of the Horse.  Chinese New Year is Jan 31.

My winter 2014 class offerings are listed above under Winter 2014 classes.

This year in addition to community class offerings, I am excited to offer  Tai Chi Fundamental Professional Training for Health Care Providers.  The first training will be at the Iowa Physical Therapy Association State Meeting in Ames on April 26.  Kristi Hallisy  PT, DSc, OCS, CMPT, CTI from UW- Madison and I will co-teach this course.  Contact me if you would like additional information about this training program.

As we wander through the winter let us:

“Walk like a cat”

from The Essence of Tai Chi Ch’uan

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