Qi Gong is meditation in motion, which works with the sensitive and subtle energies that flow in, around and through the body. It helps to build your internal power and sexual energy by mastering the mind, breathing and channeling of earth and cosmic forces.
Are you exhausted a majority of the time and interested in increasing your energy and vitality? Learn the basics of Taoist philosophy and Chinese Medicine. Learn Restorative Qi Gong practices to bring balance to the internal organs and to restore the nervous system from short and long-term stress. Learn the control and seasonal cycle of the Five Elements which are the basis of Chinese Medicine. Learn the Six Healing Sounds to release negative emotions in your body and cultivate more positive emotions. Learn how to circulate your Qi in your entire body by moving it in the Microcosmic Orbit. Learn simple exercises to balance the 5 major organs. Learn the structure of a daily Qi Gong practice that includes purging, tonifying and circulating the Qi. Learn the Inner Smile Meditation. Learn skills to develop your own personal Qi Gong practice. Restorative Qi Gong is a medicine for the mind and body, helping us to release energetically what is not needed and let go. All Qi Gong is rest
In this 6-hour workshop you will learn the basics of Qi Gong, ancient Taoist longevity and tantric feminine practices. Qi Gong practice offers you ways to connect with your natural happiness, to restore your energy and enhance your health.
Designed to give existing teachers a safe and functional repertoire to work with aging, pregnant and rehabilitating clients, this course offers adaptations to existing fundamentals and exercises, as well as new exercises specifically created with the modified body in mind.
In Dancing Pilates there is a departure from the linear, start and stop quality of Pilates in the past to a more circular, spiraling and 3-dimensional approach. This work of structured free form movement with foundational principles is designed to promote nervous system regeneration. Dancing Pilates challenges balance, strength and endurance by activating the body with a greater quality of movement. As proprioception and kinesthetic awareness declines with age, it is important to keep practising actions in a variety of dynamic planes with balance movements as is done in Dancing Pilates. This work conditions the body by offering motions that increase fluidity of the spine, opening of the joints and stretching of the musculature of the body in a supportive and strengthening manner. There is a focus in Dancing Pilates on advanced breath and how it cycles in and out naturally. This in turn enhances circularity of movement by creating the opportunity for the gestures to loop back into thems
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Kelly Colleen, Yoga Teacher, Director or Programming & Teacher Development at YYoga
Thank you Marta for sharing your knowledge with us. Not just within your Pilates background but with your knowledge of movement as well. I learned so much more than I had anticipated, loved your energy and your feedback. I will miss the stories and laughter and positive energy from our class. I leave inspired, energized and ready to teach some Pilates!!
Kayla Dykstra (Mat Certification Summer 2016)
I feel that the dancing Pilates is a healing methodology that is holistic and based in grounded movement principles. It is regenerative and enlightening and connects rhythms in the body to natural movement patterns. It creates a sense of trust in the wisdom of the body to discover itself in movement and develops an inner state of flow and entrainment to the pulse of one's being. Such a gift.
I just wanted to say what a fabulous experience it was to go to your Initiation 101 Pilates teacher training. I knew you were an amazing teacher but to go through this course with you was such a unique experience. I feel so many things but grateful comes to mind first and foremost. I cannot wait for the rest of the courses.
Melissa Harris (Mat Certification Winter 2015)
Marta is an exceptional instructor who is extremely skilled at performing Pilates, and enthusiastic to share her knowledge and help others acheive a higher level of functioning. The courses were very well organized, with small class sizes to afford appropriate feedback on technique. Each fundamental and exercise was presented with demonstrations and discussion about purpose, and where appropriate modifications and progressions were suggested.
I'm sure my hiring was facilitated by the coordinator recognizing Physicalmind and it also validated my decision to have chosen this school for training.
I just wanted to remind you that on top of training teachers, you are also building a community of likeminded people. I can't be grateful enough for that!
Joanna Helou, Ballet Teacher (Mat Certification Fall 2015)
As a Registered Massage Therapist I wanted to take your course to remind me of the intricacies of the human body and how we move and hold ourselves. These are things I try to pass on to my clients, to truly connect with our bodies, be kind to our bodies and move well, with intention. You showed me that and so much more. I'm truly grateful for your ability to help me feel and connect with my body so I can pass that understanding on to my clients. It's a wonderFULL thing!!