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YOGA / Qi Gong / Tai Chi

CLASSES & FEES

We're happy to announce a new session of ZOOM classes beginning in September  2021! To register, please see class descriptions, times and registration links below.

 

FREE QiGong and Yoga practices are posted at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC505DBObpuvhpbzwvThGcug/videos.

 

John and Mary are also available for private sessions in Yoga Therapy, Yoga Nidra, QiGong and Energy healing via Zoom. Please call or email for more information, fees or to make an appointment.

FEES (ZOOM CLASSES) 

Sliding scale: $7-$10 per class, or $100 unlimited, September 7 through October 28, 2021by PayPal to peacefulpostures@gmail.com (friends & family option), Venmo to Mary Rachel Platt, or contact us for address to send check.

WEEKLY ZOOM CLASSES

 

MONDAY

Tai Chi Solo Forms, ZOOM

10-11:00 AM EDT (John)

To Register on Zoom, click here:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcOyqrTIiGdOox8cHLwGoUhMrQLRW58Bp

 

 

 Historians tell us that Tai Chi was developed about 1000 years ago during the Song Dynasty, centuries after Qigong exercises were in existence. According to the Tai Chi Classics, there were 13 original moves that were taught one by one, much like yoga asanas. They were eventually linked together into the long forms that are taught today. Learning Tai Chi in single movements allows us to focus more intently on the very foundation of Tai Chi – the Chi or energy itself - without which tai chi simply becomes nothing more than soft calisthenics. Learning the solo forms also becomes excellent preparation for learning the longer, dance-like forms, if the practitioner chooses. Suitable for all  levels.

TUESDAY

YOGA - Gentle Yoga (ZOOM) (Mary)

10:00-11:00 AM EDT

To Register on ZOOM, click here: 

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsfu2rqzktHN0RCg--xNK7hxW6wAUJSX2D

 

This class combines somatics (slow, conscious isolated movements of major muscles and joints which reprogram the body to move fluidly), and stretch postures, along with breath, mudras, and internal focus. We will also practice classical gentle Yoga poses, mudras to specifically direct & open energy in the body, as well as flowing poses and stretches from Tao Yoga that allow energy to flow through the meridians. This gentle to moderate class promotes flexibility, lightness, and graceful movement. Appropriate for all levels.

 

THURSDAY

QiGong for Health and Vitality- ZOOM

10:00-11:00 AM EDT

To Register for ZOOM, click here:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcuipqzwsEtcpvcs7Zsz_LFqLey37TX1h

 

Learn to activate, cultivate and store your life force energy through single QiGong movements, flowing dances and QiGong sequences, with an emphasis on balancing energy for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Learn pressure points and other energetic self-healing techniques. Suitable for all levels.

WEEKLY IN-PERSON CLASSES

 

FRIDAY

Tai Chi Solo Forms

11:00-Noon 

at InnerLight Movement Studio, 6565 Spring Brook Ave (Route 9), Rhinebeck NY

$18 drop-in, or $60 for 5-class pass
(payable to InnerLight)

According to the Tai Chi Classics, there were 13 original moves that were taught one by one, much like yoga asanas. They were eventually linked together into the long forms that are taught today. Learning Tai Chi in single movements allows us to focus more intently on the very foundation of Tai Chi – the Chi or energy itself - without which tai chi simply becomes nothing more than soft calisthenics. Learning the solo forms also becomes excellent preparation for learning the longer, dance-like forms, if the practitioner chooses. Suitable for all  levels.

 Suitable for all levels.

 

* limited additional in-person classes coming in the fall!

MONTHLY CLASSES

 

YOGA NIDRA

 

Zoom Series and Recordings Available soon! Please check back here!

***NEW*** PRIVATE YOGA NIDRA/HEALING SESSIONS AVAILABLE

contact Mary for more information peacefulpostures@gmail.com

  

Yoga Nidra means “yogic sleep.” It is a state of profound stillness and peace in which the body is in the deepest state of relaxation, yet the mind is awake. Practitioners are led through a series of techniques using body, breath, and awareness, resulting in deep physical relaxation, subtler mental states, and eventual stilling of the mind. Old reactive patterns and stresses are effortlessly dissolved, freeing the practitioner to function in life with greater clarity and inner joy.