World Tai Chi & Qigong Day...? They have a day for that?

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day...?  They have a day for that?

We're really excited to be participating in this year's World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event in Athens!!  For those of you that dont know, WTC&QD is a worldwide phenomenon with groups sharing their practice with their local communities, in over 70 nations around the globe.  
The way it works:  Beginning at 10am on April 27th, in time-zone after time-zone, individual practitioners of Tai Chi and Qigong, as well as groups, schools, etc. will lead free classes and offer free demonstrations in these profound Internal Arts at events in cities and towns all over the world.

Upcoming workshop with Tom Camp

We are really excited to host Tom for an exciting workshop that will take place on Thursday evenings (7-9pm) in May (16, 23, 30).  For those of you not familiar with Tom and his work, visit the Samaritan website.

Tom will be exploring a diagram depicting a system of personality correspondences called The Enneagram.  Systems similar to this one, sometimes referred to as 'typing' systems, have been common and highly utilized diagnostic tools across centuries and cultures.  Though the Enneagram's 'typing' (in this case, specifically 'personality typing') element is a more modern refinement, it has been evolving with the help of some very dedicated and brilliantly observant minds to become one of the most potent and user-friendly psychological tools for anyone dedicated to self-growth.

One problem some people have with 'typing' systems in general is feeling as though they are being pigeon-holed and their unique-ness goes unrecognized.  This, too often, reflects a problem in the presentation of this kind of material.  In fact, finding ways to anticipate reaction patterns (be they physical, mental, or emotional reactions) to various forms of stimulus (both internal and external) offers us more freedom rather than less.  And though not everyone fits neatly into one category, studying these categories, especially the ones you most prominently identify with, can be a powerful gateway to the study of the Self.  And, ultimately, an authentic study of Self becomes absolutely crucial to the journey toward profound physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.   

Celebrate Wellness event!

This Saturday, April 13th, is the 2nd annual Celebrate Wellness event hosted by Samaritan Center for Counseling and Wellness.  For those of you not familiar with this awesome event, find out more here.  For those of you not familiar with Samaritan, which if you live in the Athens area, is a crime, click here.

This wellness event is going to be lots of fun!  There will be workshops taking place all day long, as well as free classes being offered.  Thrive Integrative Medicine will be offering a Tai Chi class on the main stage at 9am.  We also offer two workshops: Tai Chi at 10:30am, and Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at 11:00am.  There will be lots of great information at both the classes and workshops, which will be running from 9am-1pm.

It looks like it's gonna be a gorgeous Spring day.  The Farmer's Market will be in full swing after opening last week.  So come on out to Bishop Park and Celebrate Wellness!!!