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Genetic Alchemy

Qigong Classes in Avila Beach
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Weekly Classes at Avila Bay Athletic Club & Spa 
  • Qigong Class for All Levels
  • Longevity Qigong on Tuesdays @ Noon
  • Cancer Well-fit Qigong (CWF registration required)
  • Club Membership Required
Upcoming Avila Beach Qigong Classes 

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  • Wear comfortable layers
  • Bring sun protection as needed
  • For location click on link below
  • For newcomers click on link below
Weekly Classes at Avila Beach Golf Resort 
  • Qigong Class for All Levels
  • Thursdays @ 4:00 pm in the Clubhouse
  • Followed by Live Music and Happy Hour @ 5:00 pm
  • Open to the public

Blessings from the Silk Circle Qigong Practice Group

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AVILA BEACH QIGONG WORKSHOPS
MULTI-LEVEL WORKSHOPS OFFERED QUARTERLY
Intro to Medical Qigong and 5 Rhythms Qigong
Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony and Qigong Workshops

Level 1 & 2 workshops will begin with a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony

Golden Memory Puerh and Green Dragon Oolong Teas have been selected for the ceremony.

These teas support both the rhythm and flow of qi in the body and grounding our awareness within the body.

Learn a prayer to invoke the medicinal qualities of tea into your qigong practice or any other creative endeavor and be introduced to the roots of tea culture in China and the alliance between tea and humanity. 

Level One: Intro to Medical QiGong

Qi (energy) Gong (work) emphasizes the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements. When these dimensions are added, the benefits of exercise increase exponentially. Practicing Medical QiGong cultivates and circulates the internal medicine within our bodies while eliminating stagnant energies.
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The Gentle, Rhythmic Movements of QiGong:

  • Invoke a state of calmness
  • Build stamina and confidence
  • Improve focus and vitality
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Enhance the immune system
  • Help prevent injury and illness while also accelerating recovery from injury and illness
  • Improve cardiovascular, respiratory, cognitive, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions

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One of the long-term benefits of practicing QiGong consistently is how it re-establishes the body/mind/soul connection. When these three aspects of our being are integrated, it encourages a positive outlook on life and helps eliminate harmful attitudes and behaviors. 

Medical Qigong Training Includes:

  • Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony
  • Introduction to Qigong Theory
  • Qigong Breathing Exercises
  • Meditative Movements
  • Self Massage Applications
  • Visualization Techniques
  • Interactive Practices
  • Detailed Handouts
  • Integral Qigong class

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Level Two: 5 Rhythms Qigong

Join us for a journey around the Sun in this experiential workshop. It is known that the center of our solar system is the Sun and that the rhythm and flow of nature is governed by Earths relationship to the Sun. In this 5 Rhythms Qigong workshop we will explore the nature of this relationship through the structure of the 5 elements and their rhythms in a 24 hour, annual and human life cycle.

We will learn how to cultivate and nurture a conscious relationship with these elements, the organ systems, meridians, senses, tastes, colors, characters and sounds they are associated with. 

Working with the 5 Rhythms can give insight into:

  • How to eat on a daily cycle to maintain qi
  • How to eat seasonally for harmonization with nature
  • How to move your body for each season annually
  • The appropriate exercise for each season of your life cycle
  • When to take action, when to rest
  • How to live in harmony with nature
  • Respiration, digestion & elimination

We've all heard the saying, "timing is everything", it's true. Understanding how the cycles of time affect your mind, body and emotions is the key to longevity. It is one of the most important and yet least understood aspects of owning and maintaining a body that one can poses.

5 Rhythms Qigong training Includes:

  • Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony
  • Introduction to 5 Elements
  • 24 Hour Rhythm Cycle
  • 365 Day Solar Cycle
  • 108 Year Life Cycle
  • Daily Qigong Tips
  • Seasonal Qigong Tips
  • Life Cycle Qigong Tips
  • Intro to 6 Healing Sounds Qigong
  • Inner Smile Meditation

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Info and Registration 

New Workshop Dates Coming

LEVEL ONE: FULL
Intro to Medical Qigong
DATE TBD

1:00 pm -5:00 pm
Private Residence
Avila Beach, CA
$50 per person limited to 8 attendees

 

LEVEL TWO: FULL
Qigong 5 Rhythms:
Solar Cycles and Seasons
DATE TBD

1:00 pm -5:00 pm
Private Residence
Avila Beach, CA
$50 per person limited to 8 attendees

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About the instructor:

Cyndi Silva is a certified Medical Qigong practice leader, certified Yoga and Pilates instructor, Somatic Healing, Movement and Meditation Guide who has led mind body classes since the mid 90's. Her appreciation for practicing and sharing the healing benefits of ceremonial teas and movement as medicine is rooted in the intelligence of our body's innate healing capacity and it's deepest desire to commune with natures qi.

Through fluid movement sequences, Cyndi creates inspired and rejuvenating environments that invoke our intimate connection to nature and activates our body's healing potential to its' fullest expression. She is intuitively tuned to the rhythm and flow of natural cycles and generously shares knowledge on how to experience the healing qualities of nature's grace. Cyndi is a California Central Coast native and resident of Avila Beach.

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The Gentle, Rhythmic Movements of QiGong:
- Reduces stress
- Builds stamina
- Increases vitality
- Improves balance & coordination
- Enhances the immune system 
- Helps speed recovery from injury and illness
- Improves cardiovascular, respiratory, cognitive, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions

Welcome Newcomers: I appreciate your interest in longevity and look forward to co-creating mutual wellness and inspired living.

Avila Beach QiGong sessions are initiated by tracking the tide, the weather and instructor availability to determine the optimal time and day for the prime location. Thus, there's not a consistent day and time that we meet according to the calendar. When the next session is determined an email invitation, with as much advance notice as possible, is delivered to those on the list.  
 
We meet at the South end of Avila Beach (aka Fossil Point) during low tide. Parking can be an issue, arrive in time to find a parking spot and walk to the South end of the beach. It's acceptable to join in late or leave early if necessary, although arriving on time and staying the duration offers the benefit of a full practice. The outdoor QiGong classes are 50 minutes, open to all levels on a drop in basis, the fee is $10.

Directions to Avila Beach Golf Resort Clubhouse:
There's plenty of parking at the ABGR 
Follow the main road into Avila Beach to San Luis Bay Inn...
Turn Right into San Luis Bay Inn...
Pass the parking lot for the hotel and proceed all the way down the winding hill...
You will see tennis courts on the right hand side and the golf course on your left, parking is in between...
Follow the walking path from the parking lot toward the buildings...
Pass Mulligans and the Pro Shop and you will see the clubhouse on the right...
Go up the stairs to the second level deck and I'll meet you there. 

New to QiGong?
Qi (energy) Gong (work) emphasizes the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements. When these dimensions are added, the benefits of exercise increase exponentially. Practicing Medical QiGong cultivates and circulates the internal medicine within our bodies while eliminating stagnant energies. 

The Gentle, Rhythmic Movements of QiGong:
- Reduces stress
- Builds stamina
- Increases vitality
- Improves balance & coordination
- Enhances the immune system 
- Helps speed recovery from injury and illness
- Improves cardiovascular, respiratory, cognitive, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions

One of the long-term benefits of practicing QiGong consistently is how it re-establishes the body/mind/soul connection. When these three aspects of our being are integrated, it encourages a positive outlook on life and helps eliminate harmful attitudes and behaviors. 

No experience required. The gentle, life enhancing movements and breathing exercises of QiGong are surprisingly effective and universally supportive for all levels of strength, endurance and flexibility. Dress accordingly for weather and participate at your comfort level. Shoes are optional, if you're comfortable in bare feet, that's ideal.  

About the instructor:
Cyndi Silva is a certified Medical QiGong practice leader, certified Yoga and Pilates instructor, Somatic Healing, Movement and Meditation Guide who has led mind body classes since the mid 90's. Her appreciation for practicing and sharing QiGong is rooted in the intelligence of our body's innate healing capacity. Through fluid movement sequences, Cyndi creates inspired and rejuvenating environments that invoke our intimate connection to nature and activates our body's healing potential to its' fullest expression. She is intuitively tuned to the rhythm and flow of natural cycles and generously shares knowledge on how to experience the healing qualities of nature's grace. Cyndi is a California Central Coast native and resident of Avila Beach.

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