how to use movement as a meditation and to repair brain injury. Link to Brain Workshop Seminars; Link to pdf poster
Learn essential nutrition for the brain.
Call Susan Matthews to Register 970-903-5723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $45 half-day, Register before May 1 ($50 after May 1); $85 bring a friend discount registering before May 1; sliding scale; ask about scholarships.
Location: Center for Spiritual Living
658 Howard Street
Professional Development: Participants may receive Certification for
Brain Workshop™ Clinic for Neural Rehabilitation and are eligible for
Spiral Anatomy™- Advanced Biomechanics and Mind-Movement Integration Training for Internal Martial Arts.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
1:30 am - 4:30pm
$45 Register before May 1 ($50 after May 1).
Couples/friend discount ($85 before May 1);
ask about scholarships. Please use registration button above.
Dr. Susan Matthews combines her western academic and research accomplishments with key principles of Chinese internal martial arts to obtain a unique application of biokinesiology and biomechanics with spiral training, one of the fundamental concepts of tai chi, particularly Chen style taijiquan. In her work, she describes spiral training, or “chan shi jing,” as the actual physical, biomechanical movement of the spine’s individual vertebrae integrated synchronously in relationship with all the body’s other joints. This ‘universal movement', she explains, replicates spiral mechanics and energetic movement found in all living, growing things.
Her signature Spiral AnatomyT, developed over several years, provides a model and language for understanding universal mechanical and energetic movement found in nature--in the wave-like motion of fish swimming, snakes slithering and birds flying, for example. Within this framework of universal movement, the fundamental principles of yin-yang, including left/right, front/back, up/down, and in/out, can be described very precisely in both physical and energetic terrms. At an energetic level, she promotes spiritual development by helping learners to understand the flow of qi through the body.
In her presentations, Dr. Matthews gives guided visualizations of movement of internal energy, and mental or spiritual intent to help course participants integrate spiral anatomy components in practice. The result is effective, relaxed, whole-body movement, another key feature of internal martial arts complemented bu biomechanical theory. As a result, power and stamina become obtainable, and bones and joints are strengthened, rather than worn out by incorrect use. Dr. Matthews’ Spiral Anatomy approach has great potential to heal a body suffering with chronic pain.
Hello Susan,I was one of the fortunate people to have participated in your
Spiral Energy class in Mission Viejo, CA.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me. I regard this as a turning point in my life.
I feel that my eyes have been opened to a new way of living and getting more out of life.
Thank you again. Kind Regards, Kathleen Black 11/20/10
in Durango and Cortez, Colorado
Cortez- New Location at the Millennium Center for the Perfoming Arts
Grand Opening at our beautiful new location at 20 W Main Street, Downtown, Cortez, with two events:
April 27, 2013, 11-12:30 Free Chronic Pain Relief Clinic. Read about tai chi and chronic pain relief with tai chi.
May 4, 2013, Free Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong.
Regular Classes Advanced and Beginner New Session Begins May 18, 2013
Regular classes for Advanced and Beginner
students, plus Rehabilitation for Movement Disorders
(Parkinsons, MS, Stroke, Brain Injury, Seniors, see description
United Methodist Church of Durango
2917 Aspen Drive, Durango
Please Call Susan to Register 970-903-5723
Cost: $95 for 8 weeks or
$15/drop in. Always call or email before attending a new class. Call for a private session. In Cortez and Durango: Private/semi-private lessons and Private Consultation for Chronic Pain, as well as Neurorehabilitation is available in Durango, Cortez, and the Four Corners Region by appointment. Also, new online sessions are available!
Adult Classes in Tai Chi and Qigong - Bagua, Tibetan Qigong, Chen style form, Tong Bei, Lan Shou, Push Hands and much more. Continuing and
advanced students attend this class. It's all about energy. Come learn how to build energy for use in health, strength, power, and consciousness. Learn to feel energy (qi) in the physical body, build it, move it, guide it with the mind and make a direct connection to the spiritual. Rehabilitation
Classes with Brain Workshop Training. Learn
simple yet powerful exercises for
POSTURE, FALL PREVENTION, BLOOD CIRCULATION, MEMORY, DIGESTIVE HEALTH,
HEART HEALTH, SLEEP, RELAXATION, STRESS REDUCTION, INCONTINENCE.
Read articles below for benefits. Home practice supported with DVDs available through MastersFromChina.com.
A sample class:
Sitting or standing Warm Ups and Abdominal Exercises to increase blood circulation to the internal organs, aid digestion, improve incontinence, exercise the brain, increase mental focus, increase vital energy called qi.
Head and Neck Massage, Meridian Massage, Tuina Techniques
Relaxation and Brain Blood Circulation Meditation/Visualization for internal energy flow.
Power Stretching for internal bone, tendon, ligament restructuring and meridian activation.
Posture Training through structural integration reverses collapsing structure, reduces chronic pain, opens blood circulation.
Balance Training, Fall Prevention
Walking, Biomechanics and Movement Retraining.
Moving with music, rhythm, and simple dance is enormous fun!
Forms (Dragon Palm Bagua, Chen, Lan Shou, Tongbei), drills, qigong, fighting applications.
Workshops and classes are presented in collaboration
First United Methodist Church of Durango
National MS Society Cortez Chapter.
Four Corners Parkinson's Support Group
Southwest Center for Independence Brain Injury Support Group
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Read the following pages about specific conditions that can be addressed
by practicing Tai Chi and Qigong and join a class:
Tai Chi and Parkinson's Disease
Tai Chi and Multiple Sclerosis
Workshop™ & Tai Chi for the Brain
Tai Chi and Skiing-Spiral
Tai Chi and Women's Health
Tai Chi for Seniors
Chi for Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis
for Practicing Tai Chi after Stroke
How to Use Tai Chi to Rehabilitate the Aging Brain
How to Use Tai Chi to combat Alzheimer's and Memory Loss
Guidelines for Practicing Tai Chi with Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis
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Come to Colorado for a Rehabilitation Vacation! Tour the
wonders of the Southwest while receiving expert, cutting-edge rehabilitation
therapy. Email Susan for
Come to Colorado for a Tai Chi Vacation. Practice Qigong
and Tai Chi in the mystical Canyons of the Ancients, in the spectacular
San Juan Mountains, along pristine rivers. Custom tours. Combine
your visit to the Southwest with a Brain Workshop™ Seminar
or a China Masters Seminar. Email
Susan for details. (Susan was also a practicing archeologist in Southwest.)
5) Receive PRIVATE CONSULTATION.
Get your questions answered.
Let me help design a custom program based on your specific needs,
physical condition and goals.
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Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong and the Benefits of Daily Practice
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in an easy to use search base, so that you, your loved ones, your
students if you teach, can look up any health issue and find emerging
medical research that can show how Tai Chi or Qigong may help them. World
Tai Chi Day Medical Research Database