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Mountain Yoga

Mountain Yoga

After 9 years in Beijing, I could finally check this on my list of things I want to do here. As a yoga fan, I thought experiencing yoga in the mountain is a must. Moreover, with my great, great, friend Ana Zikic.

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Straight Bamboo clinic reopens

 A Unique Blend of Eastern Medicine with a Western Perspective

Straight Bamboo TCM Clinic is open 5 days a week for acupuncture and related treatments.

& Individualised and personal treatment with a focus on holistic health, effective communication

& information for English speakers

& Treatment and assistance designed to help you understand your imbalance and what you can do about it using Chinese medicine dietary therapy, Qigong, positive psychology and daily rhythms

& Acupressure, Moxibustion, Cupping, Gua-sha & Massage

& Lifestyle Consultation - How to gain greater health & happiness using ancient Chinese health knowledge - for people who want to increase health awareness and discover balance through positive interventions.

Clinic locations & times:

The Hutong - www.thehutong.com

Sunday               9am-6pm

Monday               8am-7pm

Tuesday              8am-6pm

Wednesday         8am-6pm

Thursday             8am-6pm

Price: 250rmb for 60 minute treatment/consultation

Kocoon spa lounge and elixirs@ The Opposite House - www.kocoonspalounge.com

Monday            8am-11am

Tuesday            8am-10am

Wednesday        8am-10am

Thursday           8am-10am

Price: 350rmb for 80 minute treatment/consultation

Note: For any cancellation within 24-hours of an appointment, cancellation fee of 100rmb applies Call or email Alex Tan for appointments and more information: 

Email: straightbamboo@gmail.com

Visit: www.straightbamboo.com

Phone: 150 115 103 63

Upcoming Events:

August 11th - FREE talk on how to use Chinese medicine to stay healthy and align yourself with your true destiny

August 18th - Eat Sleep Breathe workshop - Alex's most comprehensive TCM preventative health workshop For 'Metaphysics Walks' that run every other day

Alex Tan has a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been studying and practicing TCM for more than 8 years. Alex has also been practicing Qi Gong for more than fifteen years. With a keen interest in TCM and preventative health practices, Alex traveled to China where he has been living and working for the past five years. He has learnt much about modern theory and clinical TCM in the hospital systems as well as immersing himself in ancient traditions embodied in the lifestyles and culture of the everyday Chinese people. Alex is well aware of the problems associated with modern TCM in the hospital system in China and aims at providing a more holistic and personal style of healthcare focusing on effective communication and information. Alex promotes modern health care approaches where the practitioner and client create a health and wellness partnership. Alex provides ongoing professional assistance using treatments, information and positive interventions giving each of his clients ample time and space, guiding them to choose the best way forward.

Alex believes the true treasures of Chinese medicine lie in its greater focus on holistic health combined with western natural health concepts, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, body work, counseling and lifestyle practices.  The key focus of this approach is not only to assist the healing process through TCM treatment, but also learning how we can live in accordance with nature to avoid illness and disease. The wisdom of the ancient Chinese can greatly assist this understanding of ourselves and our environment, so that we can use this knowledge in a practical way to adapt our lifestyles to be happier, more fulfilled and more productive.

The aim is to help you discover the transformative powers of Eastern Health practices for restoring and maintaining balance, health and happiness.

The point of health is that you get to enjoy the life that you desire and deserve — whether it’s enjoy­ing qual­ity time with your fam­ily, work­ing solidly towards your career ambi­tions, or engag­ing whole heart­edly with your community.

This is about cre­at­ing the best pos­si­ble envi­ron­ment for your life to start click­ing into place.  You’ll find your­self work­ing with life’s chal­lenges more pos­i­tively, ful­fill­ing your true des­tiny, and even­tu­ally leav­ing a mean­ing­ful legacy… this is the human condition.

Alex’s goal is just the same as yours — to get you to the place where you have the vibrancy and energy to be who you want to be, to do what you want to do… To pur­sue your dreams!

Straight Bamboo TCM Clinic @ The Hutong & Kocoon

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Anatomy in Motion

Learn basic anatomy while exploring stretch, mobility and massage

This September, Claire Norgate, an Australian fitness industry expert, will lead an intensive 4-day workshop in Beijing. This unique course will focus on anatomy, safe stretching through yoga, deep tissue massage, trigger points and fascia release. The training will give Yoga and Pilates instructors, personal trainers and fitness enthusiasts effective techniques to enhance their own training, teaching methods and body awareness.

About the course instructor:

Claire Norgate is passionate about anatomy and fitness, which she has studied for the past 30 years and has been sharing her knowledge in fitness/Yoga/Pilates by training instructors for over 25 years.

She is known for her depth of knowledge and the simplicity and fun way in which she delivers it. She currently lectures in all areas of Fitness for the Australia Institute of Fitness and is a Yoga Alliance teacher trainer. Claire presents regularly at both national and international conventions.

This is Claire’s fourth time to Beijing, training with DeVelopments.

Date: September 5-8, 2012 (Wed – Sat, 4 days)

Time: 9am – 4:30pm (daily)

Price: RMB3,300 (Early bird: RMB2,800 by Aug 11)

This course will be bi-lingual (English & Chinese).

Venue: D Space, gym near Lido

You will receive a certificate at the end of the course with 28 accredited hours with Yoga Alliance International (Australia).

For more info and registration please contact DeVelopments:

Dee Rawlins (deerawlinsyoga@gmail.com, +86 136-9925-9672) or
Victor Chau (yoga.exposure@me.com, +86 186-0002-6627)

 

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Aura-Soma Colour Care Training

Aura-Soma Colour Care Training Course 

Level 1 Foundation

Aug.14th -18th   (36 hours)

By Senior Aura-Soma Instructor: Shanto Dorcey  

Do you know that……

Colour is a universal language understood by all people in all cultures.

Your colour preferences, such as your favourite colour, the colours you like next to each other, the passing phases you have for certain colours, are all expressions of the inner self.

Through your choice of the Equilibrium colour combinations the soul finds a way to express itself and touch the underlying themes of your life in a way that goes beyond language.

The Aura-Soma Colour System was born in 1983, created as the result of an inspiration received by its remarkable founder Vicky Wall. Though blind and in retirement, she was inspired by a nightly recurring vision of jewel-like colours flowing towards her.

This vision led to the creation of the colour combination bottles that have come to lie at the heart of the Aura-Soma colour system.

These bottles are known as Equilibrium. Since those early days the range of Equilibrium has grown to over a hundred colour combinations, each combination offering its own gifts and potential.

A Journey Towards Inner Self:

The primary aims of the Level 1 Foundation course are to introduce Aura-Soma and to provide information about the tools offered within the Aura-Soma colour system, and to practice interpreting Equilibrium selections. In this respect the course concentrates on viewing the four-bottle selection as a whole picture and explores the relationships between the selected Equilibrium bottles.

You are going to learn……

  • The principles of the Aura-Soma colour system as a non-intrusive self-selective system.
  • Aura-Soma Colour theory. Primary, secondary and tertiary colours. Complementary colours. Visible and invisible spectrums.
  • Sympathetic resonance as a key to restoring balance.
  • The language of colour. The messages of colour at various levels.
  • Consultation procedure and interpretation of colour selections. The significance of the position of each Equilibrium bottle in the selection. The colour relationships between the Equilibrium bottles selected.
  • Guidelines for making recommendations based on the clients' selection
  • Introduction to the products and guidelines for their usage.
  • Introduction to the products and guidelines for their usage.
  • An exploration of the specific messages and interrelationships of many of the colour combinations within the Equilibrium range.
  • Demonstration and practical work will be offered.

Instructor:

Ms. Shanto Dorcey 

Shanto Dorcey has trained with the Art and Science International Academy of Colour Technology, U.K in 1991. She is one of the Senior Teachers, and teaches the Bridge Course throughout the world.

Shanto is also a Tai Chi instructor, Reiki Master with the International Reiki Alliance, massage therapist, and is trained in Subtle Body Healing.

 

Date Time Activity
1 Aug.13th 7p.m.-9:30p.m. Aura-Soma Introduction Talking Evening
2 Aug.14th-18th 9:30a.m.-6p.m. Aura-Soma Colour Care Training L1
3 Aug.19th 9:30a.m.-6p.m.

The Pathway of Beamer Light Pen One-day Mini Workshop

 

Abundance Exchange:

before Aug.1st RMB 7,200  or Invite a friend: RMB6,800/per person.    

before Aug.10th RMB 7,400.

Dates: Aug. 15th-19th        

Time:  9:30a.m.-6p.m.

Tuition Fee: RMB 7,800  Certification fee is included .

Information: maika.endo@kocoonspalounge.com

~~~Finding Your Soul Code~~~

Aura-Soma Colour Care Training Course Level 1 Foundation

Aug.14th -18th   (36 hours)

By Senior Aura-Soma Instructor: Shanto Dorcey  

Do you know that……

Colour is a universal language understood by all people in all cultures.

Your colour preferences, such as your favourite colour, the colours you like next to each other, the passing phases you have for certain colours, are all expressions of the inner self.

Through your choice of the Equilibrium colour combinations the soul finds a way to express itself and touch the underlying themes of your life in a way that goes beyond language.

The Aura-Soma Colour System was born in 1983, created as the result of an inspiration received by its remarkable founder Vicky Wall. Though blind and in retirement, she was inspired by a nightly recurring vision of jewel-like colours flowing towards her.

This vision led to the creation of the colour combination bottles that have come to lie at the heart of the Aura-Soma colour system.

These bottles are known as Equilibrium. Since those early days the range of Equilibrium has grown to over a hundred colour combinations, each combination offering its own gifts and potential.

A Journey Towards Inner Self:

The primary aims of the Level 1 Foundation course are to introduce Aura-Soma and to provide information about the tools offered within the Aura-Soma colour system, and to practice interpreting Equilibrium selections. In this respect the course concentrates on viewing the four-bottle selection as a whole picture and explores the relationships between the selected Equilibrium bottles.

You are going to learn……

  • The principles of the Aura-Soma colour system as a non-intrusive self-selective system.
  • Aura-Soma Colour theory. Primary, secondary and tertiary colours. Complementary colours. Visible and invisible spectrums.
  • Sympathetic resonance as a key to restoring balance.
  • The language of colour. The messages of colour at various levels.
  • Consultation procedure and interpretation of colour selections. The significance of the position of each Equilibrium bottle in the selection. The colour relationships between the Equilibrium bottles selected.
  • Guidelines for making recommendations based on the clients' selection
  • Introduction to the products and guidelines for their usage.
  • Introduction to the products and guidelines for their usage.
  • An exploration of the specific messages and interrelationships of many of the colour combinations within the Equilibrium range.
  • Demonstration and practical work will be offered.

Instructor:

Ms. Shanto Dorcey 

Shanto Dorcey has trained with the Art and Science International Academy of Colour Technology, U.K in 1991. She is one of the Senior Teachers, and teaches the Bridge Course throughout the world.

Shanto is also a Tai Chi instructor, Reiki Master with the International Reiki Alliance, massage therapist, and is trained in Subtle Body Healing.

Abundance Exchange:

before Aug.1st RMB 7,200 

or Invite a friend

RMB6,800/per person.    

before Aug.10th RMB 7,400.

Dates: Aug. 15th-19th        Time:  9:30a.m.-6p.m.

Tuition Fee: RMB 7,800  Certification fee is included .

 

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Recommended readings for your health and wellness

 Title Author Comment Comment
Nourishing Traditions Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig, Phd The cookbook that challenges politically correct nutrition and the diet dictocrats. This is my bible for a more healthy, conscious, mindful cooking and eating. Inspiring and delightful! It's a must for your own sake, for your present and future children!  To all future generations…
Eating Animals Jonathan Saffron Foer Documentary written by a contemporary writer, young father and activist, about the factory farming industry. It made me become vegetarian for a year and a half, until I understood, this will not be a sustainable solution. It definitely opened my eyes on something usually we don't want to know or see. I became a more " conscious" meat eater.
The Sun Magazine Ad-free periodical newspaper, rich in interviews of inspiring activists, essays, short stories and poems. Personal. Provocative. Political. I love it! I keep every issue and it makes me want to research and learn more about each topic, it deepens my understanding of human being with all its complexities.
Listen Your Body The Wisdom of the Dao Bisong Gou An illustrated guidebook to the wisdom of Chinese traditional medicine. The principles of Chinese medicine and its philosophy are made very easy to understand and to follow. A great guide to a more proactively healthy  lifestyle!
The Vortex Esther and Jerry Hicks Self-development The law of attractions governing the universe…discover how to attract more of what you want, and let go what you do not want. This book will provide you with spiritual guidance and an original and new perspective! Definitely empowering. Check out the videos of their seminars on youtube.
Wise Traditions in Food, Farming, and the Healing Arts The Weston A. Price Foundation's quarterly journal "Dedicated to exploring the scientific validation of dietary, agricultural and medical traditions throughout the world. It features illuminating and thought-provoking articles on current scientific research; human diets; non-toxic agriculture; and holistic therapies."
Dr Douglas Report "Real Health News from Medicine's Most Notorious Myth-Buster". You can suscribe to their free newsletter from their website.

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