Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Fun World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2013 Celebration!

Yesterday was "World Tai Chi and Qigong Day" (WTCQD), a day where people all over the world gather at 10:00am in there time zones to practice Tai Chi, share ideas and skills, and teach others about these amazing arts.  In Pine Grove, CA at the KSW Karate Dojo we celebrated WTCQD with our Amador County community and enjoyed the incredible talent and knowledge of Sensei Rodney Peoples, the head Sensei and KSW Karate, as he led us through a ten-step breathing and energy cultivation exercise;  the sweet spirited, relaxing and flowing Tai Chi movements taught by the wonderful Marilyn Nutter, Tai Chi instructor in Sutter Creek; awesome chair massages from the talented Andrea Newman, the massage therapist at KSW Karate; and the fun and informative Tai Chi and Qigong workshops led by Shifu Andrew Plitt.

There was also free ice cream available to those who attended workshops, and we had smoothies for lunch made from the Pure Trim Wellness Shakes to keep everyone energized and ready for more celebration.

Unfortunately we did not take very many pictures of this event, but we will post the pictures we did take; mostly between workshops.  The good news is, we took a lot of video of the workshops and we will be posting video segments in the very near future.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event happen and to everyone who attended!  You all made this "World Tai Chi and Qigong Day" an incredibly fun, enjoyable and memorable event!

This is nearly everyone who attended, gathered with our celebration poster made by Samantha Hoarau. :)

Some of the wonderful people who attended, sipping on Pure Trim Wellness Shakes, grabbing a bite to eat and enjoying each others company between workshops.

More of the lovely people who attended enjoying a chat between workshops.

In this picture Marilyn Nutter is beginning her wonderful Chi Movement workshop by explaining what we will be doing and the benefits that come from the exercises she will be showing us.  
(Awesome workshop, by the way!)

 And, of course, the fun-stance photo.  :)

We hope you all enjoyed this event as much as we did and, if you were not able to attend this year, we hope you will join our celebration next year on April 26, 2014.  Check back soon for video clips and check out our Workshops and Seminars page for upcoming events.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day is a Week Away

This is just a reminder that the Amador County celebration of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day is only a week away.  Our current activity schedule is listed below.  There will be free ice cream available (while supplies last) to those who participate in any of our scheduled activities.  This is a free event open to everyone and we hope you will all come join us for this wonderful celebration. 

10:00am to 10:30am = Basic Tai Chi Movements (foundational movements), by Shifu Andrew Plitt

11:00am to 11:30am = Deep Breathing and Mind Training, by Sensei Rodney Peoples (Karate instructor in Pine Grove)

11:30am to 12:30pm = Lunch Break

12:30pm to 1:00pm = Chi Movements, by Marilyn Nutter (Tai Chi instructor in Sutter Creek)

1:30pm to 2:00 = Overview of the 5 Animal Playing Qi Gong, by Shifu Andrew Plitt

2:30pm to 3:00pm = A Brief Overview of the History of Tai Chi and Qi Gong, by Shifu Andrew Plitt

Free chair massages will also be available to everyone who attends.

For those of you who are not familiar with World Tai Chi and Qigong Day the following is a video by the man who founded this holiday:

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Video on Detoxification

When it comes to health, most people know that exercise and proper nutrition are very important, but fewer people understand the importance of detoxifying the body.  If you click on the following link you will be able to view a video by Dr. Joel Robbins M.D., N.D., in which he discusses the importance of proper detoxification in a healthy lifestyle.  He also discusses the ancient Mediterranean herbal blend that we carry on Amador County's Online Health Food Store.  He offers very good information for anyone interested in living in a healthy manner.  Enjoy!

Click the Following Link to Watch the Video:

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Upcoming Workshops

Today was our "Ultimate Fast Food Smoothie Party" where we talked about highly nutritious smoothies that can be made on the go for people with busy schedules that want a healthful alternative to main stream fast food.  We want to say thank you to everyone who came and everyone who helped set it up!

Next weekend we will be having two more events.  The first is the "Upper and Lower Back Health Qigong Workshop" in which we will be going over ancient Chinese exercises that can help keep your back strong, healthy and flexible.  The second is a "Detox Party" in which we will be discussing an ancient Mediterranean herbal detoxification blend that can help with your internal spring cleaning this year.

Below are links to the facebook event pages where you can get more detailed information about these events.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

"Upper and Lower Back Health Qigong Workshop"

"Detox Party"

Monday, April 1, 2013

Chen Style Tai Chi Form Video.

Here is a video we came across on youtube and thoroughly enjoyed it.  We had to share it with you because it is incredible.  Enjoy!