We offer an exclusive, integrated system of classes, Infinite Body™. This system includes 3 parts: Yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong (pronounced Chee-gong.) Any part of this system can be studied separately or combined together with one or both of the other parts.
Our Infinite Body™ practice was developed out of decades of research and creative analysis of mind-body disciplines. It involves a combination of challenging, therapeutic movements along with deep, meditative focus and cultivation of energy. Each part of the system, whether Yoga, Tai Chi or Qi Gong will offer profound benefits when studied consistently over a period of time. The benefits are more complete when all parts of the system are incorporated.
Infinite Body™ Yoga
Our Yoga classes are unique in their elliptical layout around a central mandala. The mandala is re-created prior to each class out of found, natural materials such as stones and shells.
Whilst we challenge the student’s body to progressively become stronger and more flexible, our classes also encourage a community spirit via the circular/elliptical layout, and introduce ancient wisdom in ways that make sense to modern people. This brings yoga into the scientific age, linking it to our contemporary understanding of cosmology, physics and planetary ecology.
We emphasize the importance both of the physical and the non-physical breath (or energetic awareness) in practice. Such focus allows the mind to grow more deeply integrated into the body as the body itself grows more supple and receptive.
The goal of these classes is to promote health at all levels of our being, but also to bring out latent capacities within individuals that may lie buried or suppressed. Besides enhanced fitness and physical grace, students who practice regularly and consistently with us are able to demonstrate higher levels of integration and sense of purpose.
Infinite Body™ Qi Gong
Qi Gong (pronounced Chee Gong) is an ancient and very powerful exercise system that can be used by people of all ages and conditions. Whereas Yoga helps to keep the joints and muscles flexible, Qi Gong can work at much deeper levels of health, nourishing the vital organs, brain, glands and nervous system. It has long been used to prevent or even heal all sorts of diseases. Infinite Body Qi Gong includes sitting, standing and walking forms. This style of Qi Gong was created out of a variety of types of Qi Gong from different traditional and modern Qi Gong masters.
Infinite Body™ practice uses a series of specifically attuned movements that enhance coordination and upgrade circulation. These movements have been carefully designed and developed based on our research into chaos theory and fluid dynamics: systems ranging from the macrocosmic (cosmic) to the microcosmic (subatomic) require these primary movements to function. The basic movements are vortices, whorls, spirals, and inverted figure 8s.
In order to positively influence our cellular systems and maintain health, these primary movements need to be absorbed regularly. Movements of this sort are essential nutrition for our wellbeing, and are curative and life-enhancing. With regular practice, they induce remarkable improvements in balance and higher levels of energy.
Infinite Body™ practice offers tremendous health benefits to all: it will enhance flexibility, lower stress, improve digestion, enhance mood, restore immune function, build inner and outer balance, and boost your overall vitality.
Yang Style Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a centuries old, unique form of moving meditation suitable for people of all ages and conditions, and now practiced by millions of people all over the world. Well-known for its multiple health benefits, Tai Chi promotes flexibility, inner calm and enhanced energy. There are many forms and styles of Tai Chi, and the introductory class will focus on a simplified sequence composed of 24 traditional forms or postures. This is the short form of Yang style Tai Chi. More advanced students will be able to learn some of the martial art applications of the short form of Yang style Tai Chi as well as the complete longer form of Yang style Tai Chi.
While Tai Chi is usually taught nowadays exclusively for its health benefits, at a deeper level it is actually a refined internal martial art that cultivates inner power. When the forms are learned in this way, the health benefits are actually greater and deeper. This class will gradually help you learn the flowing sequences whilst emphasizing the Qi Gong component within the Tai Chi forms.
Qi Gong is the internal energy that flows within the outer forms of Tai Chi and gives them their grace and power. When students also study Qi Gong along with Tai Chi, their inner understanding is more complete and health benefits are far greater.
We will be soon be offering upcoming workshops in Yang style Tai Chi. Please refer to this page for updates or email us for more information.
The following Yoga classes are held at XYZ Movement Arts Center.
Location: 689 Airport Center Rd, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.
Tuesdays: 5:30 – 6:45 pm Infinite Body™ Yoga 1
Thursdays: 5:30 – 6:45 pm Infinite Body™ Yoga 2
Saturdays: 9:30 – 10:45 am Infinite Body™ Yoga All Levels
Sundays: 9:00 -10:15 am Infinite Body™ Yoga All Levels
The following Qi Gong classes are offered at The Brickworks.
Location: 150 Nichols St., Friday Harbor, WA 98250.
Tuesdays: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Infinite Body™ Self-care Practice
Thursdays: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Infinite Body™ Self-care Practice
Private Yoga and Qi Gong Classes
Private classes for individuals or small groups can be scheduled with us by anyone who wishes to advance their individual practice. These classes are available for beginners or more experienced practitioners.
Private Yoga or Qi Gong Therapy
is now available for special needs persons, convalescents or persons in recovery or rehab. Please contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org. We can advise you on the best therapeutic movement protocol for your needs, as well as provide other treatment support when necessary.
Our protocols have been developed also for emotional issues such as anxiety and depression, as well as for a wide range of medical issues ranging from digestive disorders, joint and bone problems, memory problems, weakened immunity and many other problems. We use Yoga therapy along with Qi Gong therapy and Tai Chi, and combine this with nutritional and herbal recommendations for healing and recovery.
For preventive care, these protocols are of great benefit, especially with regard to Alzheimer’s prevention, heart health, genito-urinary health, bone health, reproductive health, and maintenance of immunity.
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