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Fall Reset | Life Balance Qigong Retreat
Connect. Balance. Renew
Join Nevin Turk for a nurturing retreat exploring the energy within and around us, through gentle flowing movement, breathwork and meditation. Harnessing all this awareness will deepen our connection to the body and mind and help renew and restore our health.
No previous experience is required. Wear comfortable clothes. Feel free to bring any journaling props with you. You are invited to practice mindful listening and speech during the retreat and turn off your cell phone. Chairs will be available for the movement practices if needed.
Benefits of this retreat:
- An opportunity to unplug, slow down the pace of our life, get back in touch with ourselves and nature around us.
- Give ourselves the gift of relaxation to feel refreshed and revitalized.
- Cultivate inner strength and balance.
- Achieve personal wellness goals.
This event is cosponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation.
About Nevin Turk
Nevin has been practicing and studying yoga, qigong and different styles of meditation under a rich and eclectic variety of teachers for more than 20 years. She is a 500-hr certified yoga teacher by Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Qigong instructor by Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. She is a nationally Board certified and licensed acupuncturist. Her mindfulness meditation teacher certification is by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, led by Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield. She is also trained in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy model, Level 1, and IFS Inspired Coaching by IFS Institute.
This program is appropriate for ages 18 and above. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below). Register each person attending this event.
- Saturday, October 21, 2023
- 10:30am - 3:00pm
- Burke Centre Meeting Room 116, Burke Centre Meeting Room 117
- Library Branch:
- Burke Centre Library
- Health & Wellness
Qi Gong is a traditional Chinese healing and meditation practice. The benefits of qigong include improved health, balance, greater mental focus, lower levels of stress and anxiety.
10:30 Sign in
10:45 Setting the tone and expectations for the retreat
10:55 10 Breaths to Presence and s-l-o-w-i-n-g d-o-w-n
11:05 Joint Warm-Ups followed by Qigong practice
12:30 Eating mindfully. (Lunch provided.)
1:15 Walking meditation: Reflections on Autumn
1:40 Qigong massage and tapping
1:50 Seated Mindfulness Meditation: Abiding in presence
2:10 Quiet session - disengage completely
2:20 How would you have lived your life? Journaling