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Forest Bathing (Shinrin-yoku)

Forest Bathing (Shinrin-yoku) – Stanley ParkExperience the health benefits of nature as you learn the basics of Forest Bathing from a certified guide. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku, these walks will introduce you to a variety of techniques designed to develop and/ or deepen your connection with nature. Participating in this mindfulness-based practice invites you to disconnect from the business of daily life, while encouraging both body and mind to slow down. Expect to have some fun, share stories along the way, and enjoy a cup of forest tea at the end of each session. We will meet at a different location each week, as indicated below.

Instructor: Ken Ouendag

Wed May 13, 20, 27, Jun 3 6:45-9:00pm
271733 $79/4 sess

Offsite Meeting Locations:

May 13 West End Community Centre Lobby
May 20 Stanley Park Bus Loop
May 27 Second Beach Concession Stand
June 3 Third Beach Concession Stand

5 Element Qi Gong

This class serves as an introduction to Qi Gong and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Suitable for those who have never experienced Qi Gong and for those who would like to refresh themselves on the foundational concepts and practices of Qi Gong. We will be learning gentle Qi Gong exercise form that supports physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. We quiet the mind and settle the emotions, allowing us to awaken to the subtle energetic flows within the body. Learn how to work with Qi (life force energy) through movement, breath and visualization. Suitable for all fitness levels. Drop-in friendly: Adults $12.00, Seniors $10.00, space permitting. No class Apr 10,2020.

Instructor: Jacob Larmour

Fri Apr 3-Jun 26 10:30-11:30am
269828 $126/12 sess
Bidwell Room

Monday Evening Qi Gong

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Instructor: Jacob Larmour
Mon Apr 6 7:30-8:30pm
271775 Free

In this class, we practice qi gong exercise that supports physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. We quiet the mind and settle the emotions, allowing us to awaken to the subtle energetic flows within the body. Learn how to work with Qi (life force energy) through movement, breath and visualization. The evening class generally includes a guided meditation. Suitable for beginners and advanced students of all fitness levels. Drop-in: Adult $12.00; Seniors $10.00, space permitting. No class May 18, 2020.

Instructor: Jacob Larmour

Mon Apr 20-Jun 29 7:30-8:30pm
271766 $105/10 sess
Barclay Room

Journey into Past Life Regression

Get ready for a journey through time and space, literally. In this intensive Past Life Regression session, you will be guided into deep trance and experience first hand past lives through regression. In this open, accepting, relaxed environment you can access several key lives you have lived, unveiling roles, relationships, places and talents that were important to you. More importantly, what you have gained from these lifetimes, including any effects you’ve carried forward to the present. Depending on group energy and desires, we can also choose a focus on money, relationship or life purpose. The session includes introduction, group regressions and post regression analysis. Please bring a notebook and a pen for journaling after each experience.

Instructor: Kemila Zsange

Sat Jun 13 12:00-4:00pm
271929 $56/1 sess
Stanley Court Room

Tai Chi – 24 Form (suitable for beginners)

Taijiquan (Tai Chi) is practiced for health, self-defense, and enjoyment. This popular short form is the perfect place to begin your studies. Kelly Maclean has trained since 1988 under some of the great masters and lineage holders of our time, including Shouyu Liang (her primary teacher), Chen Xiaowang, Chen Zhenglei, Yang Zhen Duo, He Weiqi, Madame Wang Jurong, Dr. Yang Jwing Ming, and Sam Masich. As a member of the Canadian National Wushu Team, she had an illustrious international competition career, garnering many medals and Grand Championship titles. She holds a 7th-degree black belt and is certified in internal styles including Taijiquan (Tai Chi), Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Water boxing, and Qigong. In her teaching, she emphasizes correct biomechanics and structure. She is well known for her attention to detail and her unique talent for explaining movement through analogies and evocative descriptions. Drop-in $15.00, space permitting.

Instructor: Kelly Maclean
Tue Apr 7-Jun 23 6:15-7:15pm
272089 $174/12 sess
Barclay Room

Tai Chi – Sun Style – Part 2

In this course, we will continue our study of the Sun Style competition routine. Part 1 is prerequisite. Sun Style is one of the 4 traditional styles of taiji (Tai Chi). Named after Sun Lu Tang, who was also a master of Bagua Zhang and Xing Yi Quan, this style of taiji is very much influenced by these other internal arts. Sun Style is sometimes called “active stepping” taiji because of this influence, or sometimes “open/close” taiji because of its emphasis on this principle. This second half offered, is an intermediate level course. Previous experience is recommended. Drop in $15.00, space permitting.

Instructor: Kelly Maclean
Tue Apr 7-Jun 23 7:15-8:15pm
272144 $174/12 sess
Barclay Room

Empathy, Compassion, and Love

Is there more to life? Many equate happiness with wealth, status and achievement. Research shows what we think will make us happy eventually doesn’t. There’s a far more effective approach. Our journey blends Western psychology and Eastern mysticism. You’ll find the rewards transformative as we go beyond immediate gratification – providing top advice from psychologists, mystics, philosophers and creative thinkers in understanding true happiness and spirituality. Join Bob, a cancer survivor and author of Pure Happiness-Awaken to Your Truth, in exploring your purpose.

Instructor: Bob Molavi

Wed Feb 5 7:00-8:00pm
256798 Free
Wed Feb 26-Mar 11 7:00-8:00pm
256797 $55.50/3 sess

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I am a Love Magnet

Can you program yourself to attract the right people? This group hypnosis workshop is all about the love. Rekindle the fire of love and gratitude with enjoyable spa music and a unique dual-induction guided meditation from two Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists – Kemila and her colleague Peter Kennedy, to simultaneously address your conscious mind and subconscious mind. Feel the love and lovability within, and send it out into the universe!

Instructor: Kemila Zsange
Thu May 14 7:30-9:30pm
271930 $42/1 sess
Stanley Court Room

I am a Money Magnet

Can you program yourself to attract prosperity?
This group hypnosis workshop is all about abundance. Following a brief introduction, we focus on the mindset of manifestation and your unique life vision. Using dual-induction hypnosis from two Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists – Kemila and her colleague Peter Kennedy, tap into the power of abundance in your subconscious mind. This workshop will clarify your vision and magnetize your passion.

Instructor: Kemila Zsange
Thu May 28 7:30-9:30pm
271931 $42/1 sess
Stanley Court Room

 

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