Living Juicy even as we age.
Finding Delight in Life
and Sharing it with Others.
Refusing to hide your Light under a bushel.
Qi = Life Force
In the ancient Chinese movement practice of Qigong we "play" with movement to enhance the vitality within by connecting to the Life Force in Nature itself.
Ease with Focus
Achievable through Engagement with
Art, Movement, Prayer,
I am a lifelong student, a nature lover, art lover, and a teacher invigorated by the ancient healing arts of India and China. To complement a career teaching art history and art therapy in college and community, I explored body-based practices to create better mind/body balance. Since 2007 I have been teaching yoga and mindful movement encouraging students to develop self-awareness, and watching them blossom as they cultivate playfulness and self-acceptance in their movements.
The loss of loved ones and a diagnosis of breast cancer during the Covid pandemic prompted me to reinvigorate my commitment to preventative health practices. I discovered the healing possibilities of qigong ("chi kung") and saw how this meditative flowing movement practice could enrich the foundation I had built with yoga, supporting wellness in mind and body. Qigong deeply supports my passion for spending creative time in nature and helps me to connect more deeply to the web of Life to which we all belong..
I am a 200 Hr Holden Tier 1 Qigong Instructor and a certified Spring Forest Qigong Group Practice Leader. This training has enhanced the solid foundation in Yoga instruction I've gained over the past 25 years from the Temple of Kriya yoga, the Center for Integrative Yoga Studies. the School of Pranakriya Yoga, Healthy Arts Physical Therapy, and Yoga for Healthy Aging with Baxter Bell, MD. Additional study of Mindful Awareness with Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield. has enriched my sense of gratitude, open-heartedness,, and well-being.